Blount County, AL coroner claims district attorney dictating how he does his job

al.com ONEONTA, Alabama – Blount County’s coroner Monday afternoon filed a lawsuit asking a court to decide whether the county’s district attorney can dictate how he performs his job. Blount County Coroner John Mark Vaughn also asks a judge for… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Susan Moore, AL- Crystal Clowdus pleads guilty, Warren Kelley still to face trial in high school scandal

AlabamaTruth.com UPDATE: 3/4/14- Crystal Gilliland Clowdus has pleaded guilty this afternoon at her hearing at the Blount County Courthouse. According to AL.com she has pleaded guilty to transmitting obscene material to a minor. Clowdus has received a 10 year sentence,… Continue Reading

Sessions will speak Aug. 14 at Chamber breakfast in Blount County

Ron Gholson The Blount Countian U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Mobile) will address county citizens Aug. 14 at 7:30 a.m. at Twin Oaks at Heritage in a renewal of the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast series. Sessions is expected to… Continue Reading

Ghost-Townification of America: Small town’s last factory looking to close doors, more jobless

Ron Gholson The Blount Countian About 200 American Apparel employees at the Oneonta plant were laid off two weeks ago, according to plant manager Tom Reeves, who confirmed the layoffs as a result of The Blount Countian’s inquiry yesterday. The… Continue Reading

Local municipalities having to fight in court to… vote?

Ron Gholson The Blount Countian Parties in the Neal vs. City of Oneonta “right to vote” case met in Blount County Circuit Court last Wednesday for a preliminary discussion of issues in the upcoming challenge to Oneonta’s scheduling of a… Continue Reading

Blount County sheriff’s deputy under investigation after sexual encounter with Guntersville woman

Carol Robinson al.com GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – A Blount County sheriff’s deputy is under investigation and on leave from his job for an incident involving a woman in Guntersville over the weekend. The deputy has not been named because he has… Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Department reaps stolen equipment bonanza

blountcountian.com Ron Gholson Sheriff Loyd Arrington notified the newspaper Monday that the Sheriff’s Department has recovered nearly a dozen pieces of heavy equipment worth an estimated $378,700 stolen in Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Three local residents are in custody charged… Continue Reading

BLOUNT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT proudly presents their new MILITARY-GRADE HUMVEES

Sheriff quoted as saying , “We haven’t really decided exactly how we are going to use them yet…” Rob Rice The Blount Countian 2/22/2012   Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington and chief deputy William Ferry proudly display one of the… Continue Reading