Goode makes good



Blount County personnel director Jacki Goode was awarded her certificate in county administration Sept. 8 at the monthly meeting of the Blount County Commission. The award was presented by Commission Chairman David Standridge, left, and witnessed by county administrator Chris Green. This was actually the second presentation. The original one was at the awards ceremony of the Association of County […]

PEOPLEBRIEFS



ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. SHERRY M. HOSEY AND ARMY RESERVE PVT. MICHAEL P. CHAMBLEE have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers studied the Army mission, history, tradition, and core values, military courtesies, and the military justice system; performed drill and ceremony marches and field training exercises; and received […]

THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Are we Pentecostal?

Some years ago, in a newspaper interview, because I had twice used the term “Holy Spirit,” the interviewer asked, “So, are you a Pentecostal?” “Certainly,” I replied, “but not necessarily the way in which you understand that term.” From the earliest days, all who are followers of Christ have access to the Holy Spirit. The first Pentecost was for all […]

FAITH MATTERS

WHO WOULD JESUS TORTURE?

Would Jesus condone torture if it yielded information that might prevent a terrorist attack? Anyone who has studied the life and teachings of Jesus closely, really thought about the red-letter parts of the New Testament, would answer no. The only way to get from turn the other cheek, go the second mile, and love your enemy to torture is by […]

Blount County…A county of churches



Tips on coping with economic turmoil



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – America’s financial crisis is fueling chronic stress and limiting some people’s ability to think clearly, control emotions, and regulate bodily functions in a healthful manner. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Associate Professor Josh Klapow, Ph.D., says now is the time to take control of emotions and better regulate the mind-body stress response. Klapow is a clinical […]

CHURCHBRIEFS



VILLAGE SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 5. Worship at 10:30 will be followed by a luncheon and fellowship. WALNUT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 4320 Murphree Valley Road, will observe homecoming Oct. 5, services beginning at 10:30. Jerry Owens will speak, and there will be special music. Dinner on the grounds will follow. Questions? Phone 589-2150. ONEONTA SECOND […]

OBITUARIES



BOBBY LEE ALLDREDGE, 70, Oneonta, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at TLC Nursing Center. Born in Blount County, Mr. Alldredge was widower of Jewel Ellison Alldredge and son of the late Thomas Green and Gussie Era Thomas Alldredge. He was disabled. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by brothers Gladis, Clarence, and Wayne Alldredge; and sisters Mae Starnes, […]

NEWSBRIEFS



ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 will celebrate its 40th reunion Friday, Oct. 10 (by sitting together at the Oneonta football game) and Saturday, Oct. 11, with a 6 p.m. gathering at Charlie B’s. Contact persons are Jane Reid, 205- 274-2560, and Becky Lambert, 205-274-8388. CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. […]

2008-10-01 E-Edition


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