Susan Moore and Pennington sweep jamboree


All six schools in the Blount County system got together for the annual Blount County Spring Jamboree, held on Susan Moore’s Larry “Pod” Patterson Field. After two nights of play, J.B. Pennington and Susan Moore emerged undefeated. Playing on Thursday evening, Pennington opened up the jamboree with a 14-8 victory over Appalachian. Appalachian then fell by the same 14-8 margin […]


SUSAN MOORE YOUTH FOOTBALL registration will continue through the end of May. Registration forms for players, cheerleaders, and majorettes can be picked up at the Susan Moore BP, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, call 256- 708-7222 or 205-353-2688. The league will have a yard sale […]

Autry – Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Autry of Huntsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Christen Autry, to Benjamin Michael Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rogers of Gadsden. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Farrin Jr. of Carlton, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Autry of Covington, Ga. A graduate of Excalibur Christian School, she […]


Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Woodard of Springville announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Jeanne Woodard, to Neal Brett Oltremari, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hellums of Oneonta and the late Martin Oltremari of Greenville, Miss. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jack Woodard of Lake City, Fla., Carol Murphree Shelton of Springville, B.W. O’Rear and […]


ALLISON GRACE BUTTS, daughter of Vicki and Daniel Butts of Blountsville, was born May 6, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches. Allie is the granddaughter of Brenda and Johnny Thomas of Blountsville and Kay and Perry Butts of Rosa and the great-granddaughter of Alma L. Burttram of Rosa and Wilma Gene […]


JASMINE BROOKE AND JERRY BLAKE PAYTON were born May 11, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East with Jasmine being 6 lbs. 19 inches and J.B. being 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 19 3/4 inches. The twins’ parents are Charles Payton and Amanda Moody of Oneonta, and their grandparents are Janet Payton of Snead, the late Betty Jean Williamson, and Darryl and […]


If there appears to be a disagreement among family members about information to appear in an obituary, The Blount Countian reserves the right to decline to publish any of it. The newspaper takes pride in not charging for publishing obituaries except for those of persons without direct connection to this county, in which case relatives may choose to pay for […]

Summer reading program set for June 3 – July 15

At Oneonta library...

Registration begins today, May 27, for Oneonta Public Library’s summer reading program. Designed for children aged pre-K through sixth grade, the theme this year is “Be Creative at your Library.” Each child who registers will receive a free book and a summer reading T-shirt, on which to draw pictures. Sessions will be held each Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10 […]

Thomas responds to road woes

State Rep. Elwyn Thomas responded to the need for state participation in solving county road woes as follows: “I agree that some of our rural counties including Blount are hurting especially and are in need of state assistance. We need a statewide road and bridge bond issue dedicated to farm-to-market roads – similar to the one we had back several […]

New books added to collection

Oneonta library update...

Below is a list of books added to the Oneonta Library’s collection since January 1 this year. Books are grouped by general categories provided by the library, along with age range and content type – fiction/nonfiction/biography. Local Best Sellers Outcasts United by Warren St. John adult nonfiction Easy Gardens for the South by Harvey Cotton adult non fiction The Help […]