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Council handles routine matters

Blountsville Town Council

The Blountsville Town Council met Monday night with all members present and handled an agenda of routine business. It approved the minutes of the April 1 regular meeting and approved payment of current bills. In other actions, the council approved: • retail wine sales at the Blountsville Texaco location at 69574 Main Street, having been no complaints or objections expressed. […]

Daffodils, barefoot boys, and baseball… It must be spring!

This was the caption for the picture Sue Tidwell made of her grandson, Derek Hayes, which appeared in The Blount Countian 25 years ago.

Owen snags world record striped bass


Using skipjack as cut bait, Oneonta’s Johnny Owen (right) landed himself another world record on March 22 by reeling in a 28-pound, 3-ounce striped bass at Inland Lake. The certified catch set the record in the Division One rod/ reel 14-pound line-class in the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Owen said on that particular day, which also happens to […]

No go on County Line tire landfill


A crowd numbering nearly 100 showed up for a public hearing before the County Line Town Council to discuss the proposed R&T Recycling tire landfill Monday night. Eight people spoke to the group, but only one was in favor of having the landfill in the town. That person was Greg Reid, the attorney representing the landowner and the company. He […]

Redeemed Ministries


“I was depending on my best, and my best took me to seven different rehabs.” Those powerful words send out a message that Redeemed Ministries’ pastor, Chris Gortney, wants people to understand. He simply said, “My best failed.” It was during a time in one of those rehab stays that he heard a statement that changed his life. In a […]

Blount educators nominated for award


Two Hayden High School educators, English teacher Amanda Faulkner-Barrett and art teacher Amy Seiber, were nominated for the 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year award. This is a national recognition program that honors K-12 public school educators and employees who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership. A press release said that […]

Hinojosa speaks at ‘Count All Kids’ rally


In early April, hundreds of children, parents, and child advocates, including Oneonta High School senior Fred Hinojosa, rallied on the South Lawn of the Alabama State Capitol to encourage state leaders to prioritize the well-being of Alabama’s children by counting them in the state’s 2020 census. As in previous censuses, rallygoers warned that, without accurately recording the number of individuals […]


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