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November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Weather Awareness Week was last week; are you prepared?

“Below average temperatures are favored (their word) in parts of the south central and southeastern United States...” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) opined recently in its winter outlook summary. More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, November 25, 2009

Explosion rocks Blountsville An explosion rocked Blountsville shortly before 11 o’clock last Friday night. More...

Sports

Hornets derail Panthers

Cleveland opened the basketball season with back-to-back wins over J.B. Pennington (64-55) and Susan Moore (74-45). Locust Fork opened the season with close losses to Springville (62-58), Ashville (69-59), and Hayden (67-62). More...

SPORTS BRIEF

CLEVELAND YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold a fundraiser turkey shoot each Saturday. Look for the signs near the river bridge on county road 33. Hams, turkeys, and prizes are available and cost is $3 per shot. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have the Annual Soup and Chili Supper Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The $8 bowl is all you can eat and there will be a bake sale also. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold its regular council meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive. BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Charlie B’s Restaurant. More...

Oneonta schools receive $75,000 matching grant for technology

ONEONTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Oneonta City Schools Superintendent Mike Douglas reported to the school board Monday night that the Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources (OFFER) has received a grant of $75,000 to match the $75,000 it raised. More...

One dead, one injured

in separate shootings

One person is dead and another injured after separate shootings last week. Early Thursday morning, Clint Myrick, 28, was killed by a shotgun blast at a residence on Kelsoe Road, off Hwy 36, near Susan Moore, according to authorities. More...

 

News

Norman Rockwell collection on display at museum

Zeddie Keith, of Oneonta, has loaned his Norman Rockwell collection to the Blount County Memorial Museum. More...

911 board considers radio system options

At its regular 911 board meeting Thursday, 911 director Caleb Branch gave a presentation summarizing options to stimulate board consideration of what steps to take to improve the countywide radio communications system for fire and law enforcement res More...

Going Yard Sports opens in Hayden

Katie Pate and Haley Rawls took some hitting practice with coach/owner Stacy Rawls during the grand opening of Going Yard Sports on Saturday. More...

Obituaries

JAMES HAROLD BAILEY,

JAMES HAROLD BAILEY, 63, Snead, died Nov. 18, 2014, at the residence. Predeceasing him were parents Rexall and Vergie Snell Bailey, grandchild Tory Lee Bailey, and siblings Max Bailey, Walter Bailey, P.D. Bailey, and Janell Bailey. More...

MARJORIE ‘PEGGIE’ CHAFIN,

MARJORIE ‘PEGGIE’ CHAFIN, More...

SARAH DAVIS GARNER,

SARAH DAVIS GARNER, 74, Sandersville, Ga., went home to heaven Nov. 3, 2014, after a courageous battle with Sjogrens Syndrome. She was at home with her husband and daughter by her side. More...