A publisher ponders

Gonna vote?

When voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2, they will receive ballots on proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution of 1901. Though some measures, passed by the Legislature for the public’s approval, would have farreaching effects, relatively few electors bother to vote on them. The measures are adopted and become law if approved not by a majority of registered […]

Dr. Bentley’s AEA problem

Alabama Scene

Political reporter George Talbot’s reporting in The Mobile Press-Register this past Sunday has created a significant buzz in a governor’s race that has seemed as deathly quiet as a funeral march. Talbot reports about the days leading up to the primary runoff election between Bradley Byrne and Rep. Robert Bentley and the infusion of financial support by the Alabama Education […]

Update from the chamber

State candidates to appear at October breakfast

The monthly Blount County- Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Twin Oaks. The program, sponsored by Superior Bank, will feature several candidates running for statewide offices. Those candidates confirming to speak for five minutes include Kay Ivey (R) – lieutenant governor; Young Boozer (R) and Charlie Grimsley (D) – state treasurer; […]

Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection

The bookworm sez

You’ve got your week all planned out. There’s a detective show on Mondays. Two on Tuesdays, both at the same time (you’ll record one). Wednesdays, there are two of them back-to-back. There’s just one you want to watch on Thursday and Friday each, which leaves the weekend to catch up on repeats and the occasional odd cop show. What can […]

Snead puts vehicles up for bids, aids employees

The Snead Town Council voted to place a 2001 Nissan Frontier and its old 1976 fire engine for sale on the govdeals website. Police obtained the Frontier along with cash in a drug seizure. Members set a $5000 reserve for bids on the fire truck. Councilors accepted fire chief Lee Netherton’s recommendation to authorize Sunbelt Fire Apparatus to test the […]

God or country?

Background Scripture Psalms 47. Devotional Reading: Jeremiah 10:6-10. Psalm 47 is regarded as one of six “Psalms of Yahweh’s Enthronement” (See Ps. 93, 96-99). In the years following Israel’s exile and return, they served as dramatic elements of the Hebrew New Year’s Day when Yahweh (the Hebrew name of God) took his seat on the throne as king of the […]


SINGINGS NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST at Snead will have singing Sunday, Oct. 24, at 1:30 p.m., following the morning worship service. Guests will be the Campbell Family. Pastor is Tommy Riggs, and song chairman is Verbon Lancaster. For more information, call 466-7303. PARK AVENUE BAPTIST will have fifth- Sunday singing Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Guests will be Joyful […]

Don’t forget the back of the ballot

“The job’s not finished until the paper work’s done.” Remember that old adage when you get your ballot for this year’s general election on Nov. 2. All the blood ‘n guts part of the election – where political careers are launched and lost – is on the first page. But the job’s not finished until BOTH SIDES of the ballot […]

Miss Covered Bridge 2010 crowned

Historical marker to be unveiled Saturday

A historical marker awarded the Oneonta L&N depot will be unveiled and dedicated this Saturday, Oct. 23, at the 3 p.m. monthly meeting of the Blount County Historical Society. The meeting will be held at the county Memorial Museum, 204 Second St., Oneonta. It takes place during the Covered Bridge Festival and is a feature of the 2010 Alabama Year […]