Local News in Blount County, Alabama

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One of Blount County’s historic covered bridges vandalized
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:54:34 -0700

An Alabama landmark treasured by many has been defaced by vandals. The Easley Covered Bridge was built in 1927 and is located right outside Oneonta in Blount County. It's one of the few covered bridges left in the state of Alabama. This weekend vandals spray painted graffiti all over the historic bridge. Barry and Susan Johnson are members of the Friends of the Covered Bridges of Blount County ...

Digital classroom links Birmingham college to high school
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:09:43 -0700

A high school in Blount County now has a new, high-tech partnership with a Birmingham college.According to a news release, Birmingham-Southern College opened a new, digital classroom at Locust Fork High School Tuesday.The classroom is modeled after a high-tech digital classroom that BSC installed in 2013.The new digital classroom will link college and high school students in an effort to boost ...

Residents upset after vandals deface historic Blount County covered bridge
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:50:41 -0700

A few days before the famous Covered Bridges of Blount County Festival, someone defaced the historic Easley Bridge.

Cleveland PD respond to glider crash in Blount Co.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:07:34 -0700

A glider crash in Blount County sent one man to the hospital Sunday evening.

2 Alabama children diagnosed with Enterovirus
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:25 -0700

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) - North Alabama school officials say two elementary school students have been diagnosed with a respiratory illness that has affected hundreds of children across the country. Blount County Schools Superintendent Michael Douglas told WVTM-TV on Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1s8TelU ) that two Oneonta Elementary School students have ...

Top 5: Remains found in Virginia, Blount County bridge vandalized top your Monday morning headlines
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:39:33 -0700

Authorities believe remains found over the weekend are those of missing University of Virginia Sophomore Hannah Graham. Meanwhile, an Alabama landmark has been defaced by vandals. Check out these stories and others in your Monday morning headlines.

Stolen camera contains last images of Blount County man's brother
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:25:54 -0700

A Blount County family is desperately trying to find the thief that stole their camera containing memories they say cannot be replaced. The Alcoa Police Department is now reaching out to the community to help track down the suspect.

State high school football scores for Oct. 24
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:05:01 -0700

Here are the state high school football scores for Oct. 24

Hidden Lakes Elementary School Awarded 'Students to Stewards' Grant
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:39:24 -0700

Hidden Lakes Elementary School named one of 25 schools and nonprofit organizations across the state to receive conservation education grants through the Alabama Power Foundation’s “Students to Stewards” program.

District 27 candidates air differences in debate
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:07:22 -0700

Jeff McLaughlin and Will Ainsworth answered questions and asked their own during the candidate’s debate that was sponsored by The Arab Tribune Thursday night at Arab Senior Center.