Double happy event

Great-grandsons of sisters Rosie Posten (left) and Letha Hazelrig were born the same day, March 17, 2008. John Tyler Parvin, son of Scotty and Rebbecca Parvin, Auburn, weighed 10 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 22 inches long when he appeared at 2:36 p.m. He has a big brother, George. He is the grandson of Larry and Rhonda Parvin, Oneonta, and […]

Decisions, decisions

Blount Countians will go to the polls next week and, like most Americans, foremost in mind will be the selection of a new president. However, the local referendum on whether to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the county has generated incredible attention and sometimes caustic debate and rhetoric on both sides. A poll on our website generated 127 […]

Citizens will get tag-fee facts and figures in mail

Moore home. The Blount County Commission has mailed a bulletin entitled “Questions and Answers Regarding County Roads” to some 18,000 households in the county. The purpose of the publication is to provide facts and figures on county roads for citizens to consider in casting their votes to approve or disapprove the $15 tagfee increase proposal. It will appear as Proposed […]

Ray ready for the job

City of Oneonta

“Danny (Hicks) has been one of the best mayors this city has ever had, in my opinion,” said soon-to-be mayor Darryl Ray. “He would not make a hasty decision and he only did what he thought was best for this city and its citizens.” Ray will be sworn in next Monday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. in the city’s council […]

Couldn’t have been better

Covered Bridge Festival

Gorgeous weather Saturday, greeted one of the largest crowds in the 25-year history of the Covered Bridge Festival. All vendor spaces in downtown Oneonta were sold and a wide variety of wares were offered for sale. The child-identification program reached nearly 200 children. A new event, a dog show, drew a crowd who watched many beautiful canines—several fashionably dressed—compete. The […]

Don’t forget to vote on four propositions on back of ballot

Election-day reminder...

The back of the election ballot contains four propositions of special interest to Blount Countians, three of them applying to Blount County only. Don’t forget to vote on them when you go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4. • Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 1. This amendment applies to citizens throughout the state. It proposes to establish two rainy day accounts […]



Background Scripture: 1 Corinthian 12:3-21; Ephesians 4:1-16. Devotional Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-20. If you are old enough, some of you may remember that “GWTW” was the acronym for the epic motion picture, “Gone With The Wind.” Even if you were not yet born when it premiered in 1939, you probably have seen the movie, read the book, or at least […]



Halloween is upon us this week. The holiday falls on Friday this year though some communities are encouraging a Thursday night observance. So, either Thursday or Friday, depending on where you live, get ready for an army of children and young people dressed in costumes ranging from the cute to the bizarre. It is interesting to notice the many different […]


SINGINGS AUSTIN CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST old fashioned hymnal singing at the church Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. GOSPEL SINGING AT VFW HALL in Blountsville will begin at 6 p.m., Nov. 8. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. There will be food and door prizes. ALLGOOD CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN, located on Ala 75 three miles south […]

Yard Sales

PLEASANT GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is sponsoring a yard sale Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Whitley Feed & Farm Supply, 86311 U.S. 278, Snead. ONEONTA WORSHIP CENTER Family Life Center, located on the hill behind McDonald’s, plans a yard sale and allyou can-eat pancake breakfast benefiting the Worship Center youth winter missions Saturday, Nov. 1. […]

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