DAR recognizes good citizens

special to The Blount Countian Seven students from the high schools in Blount County have been presented DAR Good Citizen awards for 2011 by the Warrior Rivers Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Recipients, listed with their high schools, are Vanessa Denny, J.B. Pennington; Kayle Dickie, Appalachian; Samuel Colunga, Susan Moore; Travis Sims, Oneonta; Nathan Adams, […]

EMS team deserves recognition

We want to thank and recognize the Blount EMS Ambulance Service for the wonderful job they did when responding to our 911 call on Jan. 15. The 911 call from the home of Phil Crider was made Jan. 15, 2011. The response from the EMS team came within very few minutes. The assessment and decision to airlift Phil to UAB […]

Everyday Heroes

A call comes in then you go out, Someone in need there is no doubt. Using sirens and lights, you race to the scene. Knowing not what you face, you must stay keen. You attend to the patient, with skill, speed, and care. Assessing the trauma the first moments you’re there. Making the call to use vehicle or air, A […]

From the Archives

Bus collision injures five Five children suffered slight injuries last week when their school bus, with about 40 students aboard, was in a collision involving two trucks. Highway Patrolman George Brown said the bus was on U.S. 231 crossing the intersection with U.S. 278 when it was struck by a tractor-trailer rig. He said the rear of the trailer then […]


Words to Live by: 2011 1. Drink plenty of water.2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, anddinner like a beggar.3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants andeat less food that is manufactured in plants.4. Learn to live by the three E’s – Energy,Enthusiasm, Empathy.5. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does!6. Play […]

Redskins (almost) sweep county tournaments

The Oneonta Redskins entered last Saturday’s Blount County Tournament championship games with a chance to win three of the four titles. Mission accomplished. Oneonta won the B-team boys, varsity girls and varsity boys titles while Hayden won the B-team girls championship – a division in which Oneonta didn’t field a team. Combined with the junior high sweep from the week […]

Defensive Player of the Year and first team named

Last week, we unveiled the Player of the Year (Chas Cornelius), Offensive Player of the Year (Alvin Scott), and Coach of the Year (Mark O’Bryant) for the 2010 football season. Today, we release the Defensive Player of the Year and The Blount Countian’s All County First Team. Appalachian’s Cameron Cox is the Defensive Player of the Year. The junior led […]

Tournament Brackets


GIRLS SOFTBALL UMPIRES are needed in Blount County for the upcoming season. Those interested should contact Mikey Yarbrough at 205-238-4814. BLOUNT COUNTY SOFTBALL registration has begun at parks throughout Blount County. Parks participating this year include Royal, Snead, Oneonta, Cleveland, Appalachian, Blountsville, Southeastern, and Locust Fork. For more information, contact a park representative. The league is open to players ages […]

Congratulations to the 2011 Blount County Basketball Tournament Champions

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