TAYLOR W. SISK, an Air National Guard Airman 1st Class, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]


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, and those requested to be published as submitted but […]


BLOUNT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER INC. will have a membership meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Carl Coleman Center, 4141 Hwy 13, Locust Fork. Members are encouraged to attend. FREE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 108 3rd Avenue East, Oneonta. The workshop is […]

‘What happened to… perfect county?’

What happened to this so-called perfect county? It seems like you can’t even walk outside your door or pick up a newspaper without hearing something so unnerving about Blount County, whether it is about the people of Cleveland, the Christmas lights in Cleveland, Swann Bridge, or Highway 160. Don’t get me wrong. I think Highway 160 needs to be fixed […]

‘The delight of a surprise’

A big red fire truck with lights flashing arrived at my 86-year-old mother’s home in the Gibbs Chapel community last Thursday night. Upon approaching the door, two volunteer firemen stepped in and delivered a freshly cooked turkey. I was told the turkeys were donated by Walmart in Guntersville and Piggly Wiggly in Snead. The volunteer firemen at Snead cooked the […]

2009-12-30 E-Edition

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