J.B. PENNINGTON CLASS OF 1958 will meet Aug. 21, between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., at Hamilton Inn in Guntersville. Dinner will be at Wentzel’s at 5 p.m. Questions? Call Peggy Abercrombie. BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is featuring Ruth Davis of Oneonta as quilter of the month. In addition, museum curator Amy Rhudy is searching for any information or photographs […]


82, a resident of Atlanta, formerly of Morrow, Ga., died April 19, 2010, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Millard and Mary Elizabeth Whited. A devoted mother of six children and four grandchildren, she was married to Remus Wilson (R.W.) Buckner, a native of Oneonta, for 44 years until his death in 1992. Her […]


88, of Susan Moore, died Aug. 12, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Blount. A native of Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late John and Leona Williams Walker. She raised her family while farming with her late husband, James Paul King. Predeceasing her besides her husband and parents were children, James Paul King Jr., Malvena King, and Patsy King, and […]

Resident helps others despite physical problems


She was at the farmers market in Oneonta recently when a young Spanish boy came up to her and asked if she had an artificial leg. As she has done numerous times when questioned, she replied “yes” and asked if he wanted to see it. She sent him to tell his mother they were going to sit at a nearby […]


Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sterling of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Brooke Sterling, to Jeremy John Baer, son of David and Susan Baer of Nanticoke, Penn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. L.B. McClendon and the late Mr. McClendon of Guntersville and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Sterling of Horton. Samantha is a cum laude […]

50th anniversary

Wesley Mardis and Barbara Martin were married Aug. 4, 1960. Their children and grandchildren invite friends and relatives to attend a celebration of their anniversary Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at The Depot on Ala 75 in Oneonta. Mrs. Mardis is the daughter of Cecil and Aileen Baldwin Martin. She grew up on Straight Mountain […]


MOM, I’M HUNGRY Do you hear this as soon as your child gets home from school? I know I do. If it seems like your child is starving to death, they probably are. Most children who are going to public schools haven’t had anything to eat in more than four hours since they eat a very early lunch. As a […]

Jamborees this week


The high school football season officially gets underway next week but all seven Blount County High schools will participate in fall jamboree games this week. A pair of long-time rivals that were not able to find a date during the regular season will meet on Thursday night in Blountsville. 2A Cleveland will visit 3A J.B. Pennington for a 7 p.m. […]

Blount County 9/10-year-old all stars make state tournament

Beason wins Junior Olympics bronze

Zachary Beason recently brought home a bronze medal for his third-place finish at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic games in Virginia Beach, Va., Aug. 2. He placed third out of about 65 competitors in his age and event classification, all of whom won state or regional competitions to qualify for the Junior Olympics. His event was tumbling in the intermediate […]