Martial arts in Blount County

Battlegrounds Gym and Southern Martial Arts recently opened in Locust...

Deputy injured during warrant execution attempt

A Blount County deputy was injured Jan. 11 during a...

Tolbert is new assistant community developer

At last Tuesday’s Oneonta City Council meeting, the Unity Celebration...

Planting the seeds of success

School board members are ordinary people who demonstrate extraordinary dedication...

Oneonta man charged with 177 counts of child torture, sex abuse

According to court documents, an Oneonta man was charged with...


People of Blount County – Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson, today’s People of Blount County, has a big heart. He has a big heart for God, his family, helping others, and a big...

Unity Celebration

With snow flurries in the air as those gathered sang...

Washington bound

With a new year comes new possibilities. For J.B. Pennington...

First blooms of the year

Whether you call them daffodils or jonquils or buttercups, the...

Heroic UPS driver

When Mike Nicholson began his day as a UPS driver...

Horton Mill bridge to close to traffic April 1

Late last year, the county was forced to once again...

Vernell Hill Little

VERNELL HILL LITTLE, 95, of the Royal Community, passed away Jan. 8, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She loved...

Herbert Lamar Massey

HERBERT LAMAR MASSEY, 83, Oneonta, passed away Jan. 7, 2022. He received a BS degree from Jacksonville University. Preceding him...

Lavanda Ann Nelson

LAVADA ANN NELSON, 79, Blountsville, died Jan. 13, 2022, at the residence. Born June 24, 1942, she is predeceased by...

David Monroe Ratchford

DAVID MONROE RATCHFORD, 58, Oneonta, died Jan. 6, 2022. A memorial service will be announced at a later date with...

Martin ‘Marty’ Van Sargent

MARTIN ‘MARTY’ VAN SARGENT, 65, Hayden, died Jan. 14, 2022. He loved his family and music and enjoyed working with...

Andrew Jackson ‘Papa Jack’ Whittington

ANDREW JACKSON ‘PAPA JACK’ WHITTINGTON, 76, Straight Mountain, passed away Jan. 13, 2022, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Preceding him...