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October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bear Meat pickup band

The band shown doesn’t have a name – they came together to play for the Bear Meat Music Festival last Saturday at the Blountsville Historical Park. So we’d like to suggest one. How ‘bout the ‘Bear Meat Band’? More...

Chairman polices dispute; highlights county governance issue

The Blount County Commission approved by split vote a budget amendment dividing costs for the recently-finished county road 42 bridge evenly between the two districts involved in its replacement, ending a lengthy and messy public dispute between the More...

Sports

Nor th Jackson hammers Oneonta

The Oneonta Redskins couldn’t get it done in front of a big homecoming crowd last Friday night as North Jackson exploded for 31 second-half points and rolled to a 52-27 victory. The teams traded scores early. More...

Redskin coach suspended for one game

Oneonta head football coach Don Jacobs was not on the sideline last Friday night for the Redskins’ homecoming game against North Jackson. More...

Hornets batter Bulldogs

The Locust Fork Hornets built a 28-0 lead through two quarters and coasted to an easy 50-35 victory over visiting Priceville in front of a huge homecoming crowd. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host a free trunk or treat and harvest festival on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. There will be treats, hayrides, a cakewalk, and food. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

LOCUST FORK MASONIC LODGE 481 will host a turkey shoot on Saturdays, Nov. 1, 8, and 15, from 9 a.m. until ? The shoot will take place at the end of Spunky Hollow Road and county road 15. Entry fee is $5 per round and prizes will be awarded. More...

Candies and Costumes

Downtown Oneonta celebrates Halloween with Treats on the Street

With an expected $2,000 worth of candy, downtown Oneonta has the cure for anybody’s sweet tooth during Treats on the Street. On Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST The annual pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. The $5 per person plate includes pancakes, sausage, and drink. More...

Oneonta awards $570,000 sewer grant bid

Topping the list of actions in its latest meeting, the Oneonta City Council awarded a $570,050 sewer project bid to Bama Utility Contractors Inc. of Birmingham. More...

 

News

Cones for a cause

This Friday, Chuck Morrison, owner of Miller’s Soda Shoppe, will donate all proceeds from ice cream sales to United Way. ‘Chuck is extremely philanthropic and giving,’ said United Way representative Monika ‘Moe’ Rausch. More...

Sav-a-Life garners $2,674 from tag sales

Sav-a-Life executive director Kathy Lacks says she’s thankful to those who decided to buy a ‘Choose Life’ vehicle tag this year. By doing so, $2,674.48 was donated to the Blount Countybased non-profit organization. More...

Second arrest made in zebra shooting

Bradley Buckelew, a 19-year-old Oneonta man, is the second person arrested in the February shooting of two zebras on a Rosa farm, and District Attorney Pamela Casey says authorities expect additional future arrests. More...

People

Gober-Arnold

Eric Gober of Guntersville and Leigh Gober of Snead announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Katye Alyssa Gober of Hueytown, to Kevin Daniel Arnold, son of Kerry and Sheila Arnold of Hueytown. More...

Obituaries

JOHNNY BEAUFORD, 47,

Birmingham, died Oct. 7, 2014. Surviving are half brother Scott Chamblee, Hoover, other family and friends. Eddie Tawbush officiated the 3 p.m. graveside service held Oct. 20 at Youngblood Cemetery in Locust Fork. More...

BETTY GENEVA TUCKER BOLSTER, 57,

Oneonta, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the residence. Surviving are husband Christopher S. Bolster; son Wesley P. More...

ETOIL FOWLER COPELAND, 89,

Altoona, died Oct. 13, 2014, at St. Vincent's Blount Hospital. She was a member of Hendrix Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband John Sisson, sons Tony Sisson and Marlin Sisson, daughterin law Judy Boughner, and sister Faynell Weaver. More...