The Blount Countian News Roundup

A summary of the local news as reported in The Blount Countian

Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Equipment purchases, Sunshine Law highlight June commission meeting
The Blount County Commission authorized spending almost $93,000 on road equipment for Dist 1 and Dist 2 and recommended that the Alabama Sunshine Law cover all agencies whose boards are appointed by the commission.

Cleveland still hoping
Cleveland City Council is working on having AL 79 four-laned through Cleveland. They have met with Senator Jack Biddle and plan to meet with Senator Robert Aderholt when he speaks at the chamber breakfast on June 29. BFI quarterly billing will increase from $12 to $13 a month, or $39 a quarter. Qualification for mayor and clerk would begin Tuesday, July 6 and continue through July 20 for the August 24 municipal election.

Hayden office opens
Hayden annex of the revenue office opened last Friday at the old Hayden High School site.

Tidwell Hollow residents complain of drunkenness
Tidwell Hollow residents say the must pass homes where drunken revelers bring their excessive behavior to the edge of the road. Deputy Sheriff Terry McDowell states, at an Allgood Town Council meeting, that an arrest cannot be made on private property unless that person is infringing on someone else’s rights. The Deputy suggested that the town consider adopting a safe streets ordinance, which would give the sheriff’s office more leeway.

Predators win Tuscaloosa tournament
The 14 & under Royal Predators softball team went undefeated to bring back the championship trophy for the June 4-6 T Town Showdown.

Second annual Josh Niblett speed and football skills camp
Oneonta High School Football Coach Josh Niblett will host a speed camp July 5 & 6, and a football skills camp on July 7 & 8 at Gilbreath Stadium. Ages 6-15.

Underwood resigns at Penningtion
J.B. Pennington head football coach Neal Underwood resigned last week.

Lowry loves working at Wildlife Center
Cindy Lowry, 1991 graduate of Oneonta High School, enjoys her job as development assistant of The Wildlife Center in Shelby County.

Appalachian students work to cheer soldiers
High School senior Brandi Jones was prompted by the deployment of her father, S/Sgt. Walter Champion, on January 3 to put together a care-package drive. Brandi led the school in raising money to buy items the military suggests be sent to the troops. The care packages were sent May 20.

Susan Moore Band Carwash: June 19, 9 a.m. at Sonic in Oneonta

Pine Mountain July Fourth Meat Sale: Pine Mountain Community Center and Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire & EMS are taking orders for their July smoked meat sale.

Carwash for Danny Bray: Wynnville Community Church will have a donational carwash for Danny Bray at Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express on June 26 at 8 a.m. Bray has been fighting cystic fibrosis and money is needed to meet the expenses of his lung transplant. The church has opened an account on his behalf at People’s Bank.

Nine businesses volunteer to collect used motor oil
Local businesses volunteer to take in and recycle used motor oil.

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