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. JOHN WILLIAM ALLEN BLACKMON, 82, of Altoona, died May 1, 2009, at Golden Living Center. A native of Blount County, he was a plumber and a member of […]

Oneonta Athletic Complex officially opened

Oneonta alumnus Steve Johnson (left) and city board of education member Bill Burdette were on hand at the official opening of the new Oneonta Athletic Complex Sunday. The 12,000-square-foot facility, officially named the Steve Johnson Athletic Complex, has been under construction for approximately two years at a cost of around $850,000, according to booster club organizers John Dobson and Dalton […]

Larry Esco is 2009 Caring Heart Award winner

This week, May 3-9, is National Be Kind to Animals Week . Each year during this week, the Blount County Animal Shelter Inc. (BCASI) recognizes a local resident to receive the annual Caring Heart Award. This year Larry Esco, above left, was recognized for his outstanding effort as kennel manager at the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County. The award […]

2009-05-06 E-Edition