Sunset into sunrise

Background Scripture: Luke 24:1-12. Devotional Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-26. For some people, the Good News of Jesus Christ does not extend much beyond the manger of Bethlehem. For others, the Good News turns into the Bad News of Calvary. But neither the manger nor the cross would matter to us today if the tomb were the final resting place of […]


SINGINGS MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, county road 35, McClarty community, will have Archie Watkins singing all-time favorites, including "Two Shoes," "Touring That City," and "Amazing Grace," on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 6 p.m. Larry Roberts says everyone is invited. MOUNTAIN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH on county road 47, Blountsville, will have a singing Saturday, April 11, beginning at 7 p.m. Specials […]



This past Sunday Christians around the world celebrated Palm Sunday. This observance recalls Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem at the beginning of what would be the last week of his life. Jesus arrives in Jerusalem riding humbly on a colt. His disciples and others line the road with cloaks and branches from trees. Eventually a crowd of some magnitude gets involved, […]


NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP will show “The Passion of the Christ” on April 10 at 7 p.m. Its annual Easter egg hunt for children will be Saturday, April 11, from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. with lots of fun and prizes. The New Life choir will present “The Rose,” a multimedia presentation, as part of the church’s Easter morning worship service […]

A Christian perspective: Easter

Matthew records that on the first day of the week, early in the morning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb in which Jesus was buried. Their hearts were breaking as they made their way in the shadowy darkness to the place where the body of Jesus Christ lay. The darkness of that night had been […]


The Blount Countian generally does not publish obituaries unless the deceased have direct connections to this county. If your relative’s obit did not appear in the paper, that is probably the reason. RALPHINE VIRGINIA BLACKWOOD, 82, of Nectar, died April 2, 2009, at TLC Nursing Center. The Blount native was the daughter of the late Marvin and Minnie Green Adcock. […]


ONE BIG EASTER SERVICE AT OHS! World Outreach Center is planning One Big Easter Service Sunday, April 12, at Oneonta High School. Doors open at 9 a.m. and services are from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The church’s full children’s ministry team, from nursery to Kids Church, will attend, and there will be lots of fun, games, and prizes. For […]


COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT, sponsored by Trinity Baptist Church, will be held Saturday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Nectar Ball Park. Sunrise service begins at 7 a.m., with breakfast prepared by the Brotherhood following. Sunday school will be at 9:45, and the children’s mission classes will present the minimunical “Hallelujah He Did It” at 11 a.m. […]


The Friends of the Locust Fork River (FLFR) is offering a rare opportunity Saturday, April 18, to experience the thrill of whitewater from the relative comfort of a six-person raft. The cost is a minimum donation of $25 per person, with proceeds benefiting FLFR, thanks to Locust Fork Expeditions. Plan on a four-hour easy trip from 10 a.m. till 2 […]

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