News

SIPing on the Farm

Recently I covered a city council meeting where the members...

Living in a strange new world

This coronavirus has brought all manner of upheaval to our...

Caregivers carry on

As we continue our efforts to highlight all that is...

NAPA being cleaned

At 3 p.m., on Friday, April 3, Snead Auto Parts...

Board approves emergency resolution

The Blount County Board of Education in a special meeting...

Front Page Stories

Love and hope

“Essential business? I suppose it depends on who you ask....

Shoplifting leads to high-speed chase, felony charges

Many received a Nixle alert during the 9 p.m. hour...

The new norm of worshipping

As Christians across the world are celebrating the holiest of...

Schools closed for rest of year

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric...

Keeping connected

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the world, many...

Obituaries

Judy Wilkerson Hendon

JUDY WILKERSON HENDON, 79, Birmingham, died March 28, 2020. Anthony Bellew officiated the 1 p.m. graveside service held April 2...

Paul Kilgo

PAUL KILGO, 69, Walnut Grove, died March 29, 2020. The family chose cremation and will have a private service at...

Sidney Jacob Martin

SIDNEY JACOB MARTIN, 88, Blountsville, died March 26, 2020, at The Olive Home. He was a member of Blountsville Methodist...

Bobby Gene Miller

BOBBY GENE MILLER, 83, Snead, died April 2, 2020. He attended Union Grove, Snead Baptist, and Pleasant Valley churches, served...

James Henry ‘Jimmy’ Nicholson Jr.

JAMES HENRY ‘JIMMY’ NICHOLSON JR., 60, Straight Mountain, died March 30, 2020. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist...

Tedda Phelps

TEDDA PHELPS, 63, Oneonta, died March 29, 2020. Jasson Thomas officiated the 11 a.m. graveside service held April 3 at...

Terrie Jean Hayes Reid

TERRIE JEAN HAYES REID, 62, Locust Fork, died April 1, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a member...

Lavenia Darlene Scroggins Wood

LAVENIA DARLENE SCROGGINS WOOD, 77, died March 29, 2020. She was raised in Michigan where she was involved in Brownies,...

George Washington Yaw Sr.

GEORGE WASHINGTON YAW SR., 76, Locust Fork, died April 1, 2020, at the residence. He attended Locust Fork Baptist Church...

Jack D. Faulkner

JACK D. FAULKNER, 82, Rosa, died March 21, 2020. He was of the Christian faith. Predeceasing him were parents Earl...

Emma Alice Ratchford Mitchell

EMMA ALICE RATCHFORD MITCHELL FOWLER, 94, Sand Valley Community, died March 24, 2020. Funeral service was held March 30, at...

James ‘Fats’ Green

JAMES ‘FATS’ GREEN, 75, Hayden, died March 23, 2020, at Diversicare of Oneonta. Mike Murphree officiated the 1:30 p.m. graveside...