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People of Blount County

Whether you have or have not been following the Epidemic...

A Coke and a smile

It was muggy outside, hot and humid even at 8...

Between the Lines

One day last week I woke up very late. In...

Council approves FY2021 budgets

The Cleveland Town Council held a work session last Thursday...

Battling an epidemic (and beyond)

As the Battling an Epidemic series wraps up with today’s...

Front Page Stories

S&S destroyed by fire

The S&S Foods grocery store in Cleveland was completely destroyed...

The Bible and the mailman

Whether you call it divine intervention, luck, or being at...

Lowe selected as Appalachian Leadership Institute fellow

Earlier this month, the Appalachian Regional Commission announced the 2020-2021...

‘The people have the power’

When walking onto the courthouse grounds this past Saturday, one...

Calvert has ‘no intentions of resigning’

Embattled District 3 county commissioner Dean Calvert took to Facebook...

Obituaries

Ronald Blakey

RONALD BLAKEY, 66, Hendrix community, died Oct. 5, 2020. Predeceasing him was father Ed Blakey. Surviving are sons Richard Blakey,...

Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala Cart-Agena

MARIA GUADALUPE GARCIA ZAVALA CARTAGENA, 92, died Oct. 5, 2020. Father Jim Hedderman officiated noon mass on Oct. 9 at...

Jane Parker Cornelius

JANE PARKER CORNELIUS, of Oneonta, passed away Oct. 6, 2020, at the age of 83. She was surrounded by family...

Joy Dean Allison Foster

JOY DEAN ALLISON FOSTER, 87, Susan Moore, died Oct. 8, 2020, at the residence. Predeceasing her were husband Emmitt Lee...

Chris George

CHRIS GEORGE, 46, Oneonta, died Oct. 5, 2020. A family gathering was held Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., at the...

Clayton Hoomes

CLAYTON HOOMES, 84, Cleveland, passed away Oct. 7, 2020, after a brief illness. Survivors include wife Ione Earwood Hoomes; son...

Arlene Kelly

ARLENE KELLY of Oneonta passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. She was 78 years of age....

Gary DeWayne Taylor

GARY DEWAYNE TAYLOR, 49, Altoona, died Oct. 8, 2020, at Riverview Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of...