News

Local farmers offer fresh produce

Let’s face it, we, as Blount Countians, are spoiled to...

Board hires new principal, elects officers, starts policy reviews

The Oneonta City Board of Education at its regular monthly...

Amended Safer at Home Order reopens restaurants, salons, gyms, and more

Last Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey amended the statewide Safer at...

Locust Fork Elementary awarded Be Healthy grant

In a continued effort to prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross...

Blountsville reopens town hall

In its regularly scheduled council meeting on May 4, Blountsville...

Front Page Stories

Chamber awards – part two

As recognition continues in part two of a four-part series...

Wallace State offers camps for young farmers

Wallace State Community College is offering two Young Farmer Entrepreneur...

DA urges city to address downtown parking issues

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey came before the May...

Perseverance and tenacity

The 2019-2020 academic school year is coming to a close....

Chamber awards

Each spring, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce celebrates Blount County’s...

Obituaries

Charles ‘Chuck’ Baker

CHARLES ‘CHUCK’ BAKER, 52, Remlap, died May 14, 2020. The family chose cremation and no services are planned at this...

Bambi Gilliland

BAMBI GILLILAND, 64, Oneonta, died May 9, 2020. She attended Faith Covenant Church and Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Crocheting blankets...

Rev. Carl Dean Hampton

REV. CARL DEAN HAMPTON, 82, Franklin, Tenn., went to be with the Lord May 8, 2020. He received his master’s...

Vandle Dean King Sr.

VANDLE DEAN KING SR., 87, Altoona, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Altoona Health and Rehab. He was born...

Stephen ‘Steve’ William Kornegay

STEPHEN ‘STEVE’ WILLIAM KORNEGAY, 66, a lifelong resident of Blount County, passed away on May 6, 2020, at his residence...

Jesse Eugene ‘Dino’ Lee

JESSE EUGENE ‘DINO’ LEE passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at the age of 57. Surviving are sister Phyllis Gray;...

Eddy Dean Stephens

EDDY DEAN STEPHENS, 65, Blountsville, went to be with his Heavenly Father May 9, 2020. He was born in Blountsville...

Michael Allen Tarrance

MICHAEL ALLEN TARRANCE, 72, Altoona, died May 11, 2020. The family has chosen cremation and no services are planned at...

Mary Nell Wirtjes

MARY NELL WIRTJES, 75, Double Springs, died May 13, 2020, at Hendrix Health and Rehab Center. Mickey Thomason officiated the...