Blount County Writers Circle anniversary

The Blount County Writers Circle celebrated its one year anniversary Oct. 10 at the Oneonta Public Library. There were snacks and coffee as the group assembled to greet the public and new members before the morning meeting began. The group was started by Helen Robinson on Oct. 11, 2008, as a forum for writers to gather and discuss their craft […]

Owens – Holston

Ashley Shanette Holston and Marlon Brandon Owens were married Aug. 15, 2009, at 6 p.m. at Heritage Golf. Minister Ron Carter of Pelham officiated. The bride is the daughter of Daisy J. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Alton R. Holston of Oneonta. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Jennings and the late Mr. and Mrs. […]

Specialized tags bring Blount group money

Kathy Lacks, director of Blount County Sav-A-Life Inc., located at 311 1st Avenue East, Oneonta, accepts a check for $3,250.50 from Bob Foust of Birmingham, who is with the “Support Adoption/ Choose Life” license tag group. That check was among others distributed by the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition Education Fund in a ceremony Sept. 25. This group receives $41.25 from each […]

He’s a pro at 7

Will Aycock of Remlap excitedly hugs his registered Dorset sheep. And why not? Annabelle is obviously a champion. Will must be too. At age 7, he has entered five sheep in the 36th annual North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Will, who also raises pigs and rabbits, has been showing animals since he was 4. It all must […]

Halloween Night

Many memories come to my mind When I think of this night Candy bags and costumes Jack-o’-lantern lights Stops from house to house Chocolate bars and squeals Lots of fun for everyone Imagine how it feels Joe said he’d be a monster And that would be real cool Dawn said she’s a witch And Rachael is a ghoul Sam will […]


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FREE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SENIORS, 50 and older, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, Nov. 5, at Cleveland Career Technical School with instructors from Wallace State Community College. Since seating for the computer and job skills program is limited, you should pre-register with Lynette at the AWARE office, 625- 5159. Seniors who need help finding […]


In the October 21 issue, a printer error led to the omission of page A3. Here is the page that was to have run last week.

Cellular South to buy Corr Wireless

Cellular South, the nation’s largest privately held wireless provider, announced Oct. 16 the company’s plans to purchase Corr Wireless in Alabama. With this purchase, Cellular South will now be able to offer services to customers in the cities of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, and Gadsden, plus the counties of Blount, Cullman, Marshall, Dekalb and Jackson in Alabama, as well as Rome, […]

Commission tries new tack with Whistle Stop Estates

Road woes take a new turn...

After a relatively quiet monthly business meeting, the routine broke down at the end of Monday’s commission session as homebuilder Bob Hoglan spoke from the floor to describe a subdivision road problem and propose a solution. When the dust settled, the agenda had been amended to accommodate the unscheduled item of business, and the commission had committed itself to a […]