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Correction

The article on last week’s Snead Town Council meeting, “Unpaid bills tabled,” reported that the company that provides the current software for the court system will end its support of the software at the end of July and that the court will transition to a new company, ETA Data Direct, Inc. According to town clerk, Rae Ware, no decision on […]

CFGB announces priorities for next 10 grant years


Following a year of listening to communities and strategic analysis of feedback and results, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) announced its five recalibrated priorities for the decade beginning in 2020. The final grantmaking cycle for 2019 under the current results-structured framework opens July 19, and will consider grants in two areas: • projects directed toward making communities more […]

Personnel matters dominate

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education held its regular meeting on June 24. The Blount Countian was not present, but spoke with superintendent Daniel Smith about the meeting. The meeting was dominated by personnel issues. Pay raises of 4 percent were approved for Smith and Kathy Loggins, chief school financial officer. The raises became effective July 1. In other personnel […]

Unpaid bills tabled

Town of Snead

The Snead Town Council met Monday, June 24, and there was a continuation of a discussion regarding bills submitted at the last council meeting, but not paid. The discussion ended when no one put forth a motion to pay the bills up for consideration. Councilor Tim Kent suggested they could discuss the bills the following night during a special called […]

Quilts of Valor


On the morning of June 25, the Oneonta Senior Center was abuzz with the sounds of friendship, the aroma of coffee, and the clatter of dominoes. The center’s director, Robbie Hulgan, greeted each person at the door with a smile and information about the ceremony that would soon take place. Along with members of the Senior Center, fire chief Kenny […]

Combatting the ‘silent killer’


Carbon monoxide (CO), often referred to as the “silent killer,” is a colorless and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without a sensing device. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, CO poisoning is a leading cause of accidental poisonings in the U.S. and is responsible for an average of 450 deaths each year. In a continued […]

Approves hiring two police officers, TUC Construction contract for paving, Beavers defends council membership

Blountsville Town Council

In a special meeting Monday evening, the Blountsville Town Council voted to hire two additional police officers and send them at town expense to the police academy for training. The council directed town attorney Brett King to prepare a three-year contract covering terms of their employment. Also passed was a resolution authorizing the town to enter into a contract with […]

Qualifying veterans can now receive urgent care from MainStreet Family Urgent Care


Veterans can now seek same-day care for minor illnesses and injuries at any of MainStreet Family Urgent Care’s 16 locations in Alabama, including the Oneonta clinic, with costs covered according to the veteran’s priority group status. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has authorized the change in connection with the VA Mission Act, implemented in early June. With urgent care […]


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