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Local theatre groups perform this weekend


Mystery and laughter abound in the theatre world this weekend. The Covered Bridge Players continue their run of “Unnecessary Farce” by Paul Slade Smith, and the Community Arts Council of Blount County opens for a one-weekend run of “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward. CBP presents “Unnecessary Farce” The Covered Bridge Players already have one weekend of shows under their belt […]

Two new businesses in Blount County


The Southern Smokes Cigar Lounge is now open for business in Blount County. Located at 105B Third Street North in downtown Oneonta, they are serving up a selection of wines, local craft beers, coffee, and soft drinks in addition to a wide variety of cigars such as AJ Fernandez, Perdomo, and Protocol just to name a few. Owners Matteo and […]

Sidewalk underway, new animal clinic opens

Town of Locust Fork

While the pandemic delayed the start of Locust Fork’s sidewalk project, construction signs have finally been put up. The sidewalk will follow Ala 79 between Locust Fork Baptist Church and Locust Fork Park. In 2018, the town received a $600,000 grant for the almost three-quarter mile long sidewalk project. The grant was allocated for the installation of sidewalks and pedestrian […]

Sales tax discussed

Town of Highland Lake

A small crowd gathered last week for a special called meeting at Highland Lake to hear Cameron Clark with the State of Alabama Department of Revenue discuss and answer questions regarding a proposed 1.5-percent sales tax within the police jurisdiction of the town. Council member Chase Moore kicked off the meeting by saying that the proposed tax does not apply […]

OHS principal resigns

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education accepted the resignation of OHS Principal Joe Whited during its Monday afternoon regular business meeting. Whited tendered his resignation earlier in the month. The board voted to hire Tim Nabors as the interim high school principal. Nabors is familiar with the school system. He has served in various interim capacities in the past. In […]

Elvin and the beanstalk


Bro. Bud Jones brought some extraordinary butter beans by the office recently. Extraordinary isn’t a big enough word for these beans; gargantuan might be better. He can’t recall the name of the variety, but someone gave Jones the seed years ago and he grew the beans every few years for about a decade. The beans he grew were the size […]


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