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 […]


JAMES A. PRINCE, a private with the Army National Guard, has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Ky., which consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). In the first nine weeks of initial entry training, or basic combat training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, […]


ONEONTA REC LEAGUE CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will continue through April 24 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration (for girls in grades K-6) will be Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays (April, 3, 17, and 24) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $50 and covers insurance, clinic fees, and T-shirt. For more information, […]

Lady Bulldogs win Oneonta Round Robin Tournament

The Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs lost 6-5 to Etowah early in the Oneonta Round Robin Tournament but then ran through Cleveland (5-3), Oneonta (10-4), and Sardis (5-1) to make it to the championship game. In the finals, the Lady Bulldogs avenged the loss to the 5A Lady Blue Devils with an 8-7 victory to take the title. Pictured are: front […]

City, county ‘officially purple’

In support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Oneonta City Council and Blount County Commission have adopted proclamations declaring April “paint the city and county purple” month. Other towns are expected to follow suit. Businesses and residents are encouraged to display purple ribbons for the month. The Blount County Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 23, […]


Mr. and Mrs. Keith Carlisle Anderson of Oneonta announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth, to Wesley Edmond Gunter III of Atlanta, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Edmond Gunter Jr. of Bay Minette. A summer wedding is planned. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin Bains Sr. of Oneonta, the late […]


MARY CLAIRE TIDWELL, daughter of Randy and Cindy Tidwell of Oneonta, has named an Auburn University Tigerette for the 2010-2011 year. The Tigerettes are the athletic division of Students of Auburn Recruiting; they assist Tigers Unlimited and work closely with the athletic administration and the football coaching staff in departmental functions. Tigerettes also participate in numerous community service activities in […]


KAYLEE ANN PEOPLES celebrated her second birthday with a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse “splash” party attended by family and friends March 6 at her home in Oneonta. A delayed birthday trip to Disney World is planned in April. Kaylee is the daughter of Jamon and Lisa Davidson Peoples of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Buddy and Joyce Peoples of Oneonta and […]


HARRISON MARTIN JONES, son of Chad and Lauren Jones of Prairieville, La., was born Feb. 22, 2010. He weighed 7 lbs. 10.5 ozs. and was 20.75 in. long. Harrison has an excited big brother, Benjamin, who is almost three. Happy Pa and Grams are Don and Martha Jones of Blountsville, and great-grandparents are Ethelene Jones, the late Roy Jones, and […]


pose above, shown with the image of Louis “Spud” Evans, who was photoshopped into the picture as a special keepsake for the first great-great-granddaughter by granddaughter Patti Moss Williams after his sudden illness and death. Louis’s wife Lucille Evans holds their great-great-granddaughter Reagan Nicole Warren. The baby’s mother Alison Moss (Chuck) Warren, her grandfather Charles (Pam) Moss, and her great-grandmother […]

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