Trick or treat one day early



Trick-or-treaters in Oneonta will enjoy Halloween one day early this year. Andy Alexander with the City of Oneonta says the city is recognizing Saturday night as Oneonta’s time for Halloween trick-or-treating instead of the traditional Oct. 31, since it falls this year on Sunday. Oneontans need to remember to have their baskets of goodies ready for gifting to costumed young […]

Randy Hullett gives new meaning to making the most of things



January 3, 1985. On that day, 22-yearold Randy Hullett’s life changed forever. He was involved in a head-on automobile collision that left him with multiple critical injuries. He narrowly escaped death, but thanks to untold hours of rehabilitation and physical therapy, he managed to return to a reasonable level of functioning. Still, he was left with serious physical impairments from […]

Agigaue auction next week



What went wrong?



Blount County and especially Oneonta has gone through many changes over the past few years. The sad thing is the changes have not been good. I remember when Oneonta was booming. Business was good. Then the Blount County Commission put on a 3-cent tax on gas. Remember the stone McPherson placed at the intersection? He was right; it buried the […]

Covered Bridge Festival



I’m glad to know how important our covered bridges are to Blount County. They named a festival after them! But for some reason our commissioners don’t realize what these bridges mean for the tourism in this county, as well as to the citizens who depend upon these bridges to get from one side to the other. The convenience and financial […]

County: Don’t dig at Dailey’s Chapel



Please be advised the Dailey’s Chapel Cemetery Board has decided to discontinue allowing the Blount County Commission to dig graves in this cemetery located at Rosa. We appreciate the assistance the county has provided families in digging graves for them; however, the lack of accessibility to new grave sites without infringing on existing graves due to the size of the […]

Having fun while competing



From the Archives



Blount to receive $9.9 million for roadwork Road improvements totaling over $9.9 million will be made in Blount County over the next five years if state projections are true to form. Local projects, including that will correct hazardous conditions at Blount County’s Klein Bridge, are listed on the state highway department’s five-year, longrange construction plan, according to information issued at […]

Warrior’ amendments rally set for Saturday at Logan’s Store



A community meeting to discuss constitutional amendments prohibiting the imposition of muncipal ordinances or other regulations upon Blount County by entities outside or partially outside the county will be held at Logan’s General Store on Ala 160 near I-65 this Saturday at 2 p.m. Lela Logan said citizens from around the county are invited to attend. “The purpose of the […]

More fun at Hayden




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