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October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend shooting leaves one dead

John Wesley Hall, 37, is charged with murder and is being held in the Blount County Jail on a $1 million bond. More...

Oneonta reeling after deaths of two young ones

Two deaths over a four-day period have left many in the city of Oneonta in shock. Friday afternoon, 9-year-old A.J. Underwood was found by his mother with a rope around his neck, hanging from the top bunk in his bedroom. More...

Sports

Redskins dominate second half to take down Tigers

The Oneonta Redskins broke open a close game at the half and rolled to a 41-7 victory over J.B. Pennington in Blountsville last Friday night. More...

Rattlers roll over Mustangs

The Tanner Rattlers are the two-time, defending 2A champions and a good bet to make it back to play for a title this year. They showed why last Friday night in a 56-0 victory over Southeastern. More...

Tiger comeback knocks off Wildcats

The visiting Hayden Wildcats built a halftime lead but couldn’t hold on as Springville dominated the second half to pick up a 39- 21 victory last Friday night. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming services Sunday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and featuring The King’s Messengers. Lunch will be served after. There will be no Sunday school or evening service. More...

REVIVALS

FRIENDSHIP FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services Sunday, Oct. 19, and Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Special guest will be Dr. Richard Hendrix. The church is located at Hagood Circle and Ala 79 in Selfville. More...

Obituaries

CHRISTOPHER LOUIS DEW, 25,

West Blocton, died Oct. 5, 2014. A volunteer firefighter with Greenpond and Vance fire departments, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, mudding, and four-wheeling. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. More...

HENRY HOWARD FELLS, 83,

Altoona, died Oct. 4, 2014, at a Birmingham hospital. Nicknamed "Fuzz" in his younger days, he was a devout Christian, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and won many trophies in timed horsemanship events. More...

WILLIAM ALTON HALL, 77,

Albertville, died Oct. 11, 2014, at Marshall Medical South, Boaz. A veteran with service in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a teacher and coach for 28 years in Georgia. More...

Six plead guilty

District Attorney Pamela Casey announced six sentencings last week. More...

Hayden man arrested on 20 sex charges

John Christopher Bauer, 42, of Mt. More...

Resident wants answers to fire district questions

On Nov. 4, citizens residing within the West Blount Volunteer Fire Department’s coverage area will vote on whether to establish a formal fire district under state law. More...

 

News

Damage light compared to other counties, says EMA

Blount County escaped the brunt of Monday evening’s storms as only three damage incidents – all minor and all in the western part of the county – were reported to the Emergency Management Agency, according to EMA deputy manager Doug More...

Correction

Last week, the newspaper reported concerning the state House District 27 race that Jeff McLaughlin is “the only Democrat running for public office directly representing Blount County” in the general election Nov. 4. That is incorrect. More...

Oneonta First Baptist Church to host veterans luncheon

Upon learning the guest evangelist leading their revival was retired Army Maj. Gen. Douglas Carter, Oneonta First Baptist decided to host a luncheon for those who served our country, according to LaNeia Wilkinson, ministry assistant at the church. More...

People

First birthday

Jacob Wyatt Cochran celebrated his first birthday July 22. He is the son of Mike and Chrissy Cochran of Hayden. Grandparents are Randy and Melinda Killough of Oneonta and Debrah Campbell of Cullman. More...

Otts inducted

Jabe Cooper Otts, a 2013 graduate of Susan Moore High School, was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Wallace State Community College recently. He is a student in the paramedic program. More...

Murphree-Belcher

Russell and Denise Murphree of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Haley Elizabeth Murphree, to Devin Charles Belcher, son of Larry and Wanda Belcher of Seneca, S.C. More...