Birth triggers five generations

The birth of Rylee Claire Tolbert makes her the youngest living of five generations. She was born Feb. 2, 2011, weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Rylee is the daughter of Kyle and Jada Tolbert of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Andy and Angie Whittington of Straight Mountain and Randy and Lisa Sherrer of Berry Mountain. […]

Investigation of former DA’s donation to commission: no official acknowledgment

Two state offices provided little information in response to The Blount Countian’s inquiries concerning the status of a request for investigation of the propriety of a $30,000 donation made to the Blount County Commission early this year. Representatives of the state attorney general’s office and the state office of examiners of public accounts either deflected questions or said they were […]

What’s that BOOM?

Concussive blasts rock western Blount County

In just the last few days, The Blount Countian has received reports from citizens in the western part of the county concerning explosions that sound like loud thunder and are accompanied by some degree of concussive effect such as vibration. A common report is that the explosions “shake the ground.” Indications are that the explosions are coming from a business […]

It’s real!

Computer Vision Syndrome

Some 100 million American workers are affected by computer eyestrain, a symptom of computer vision syndrome. As the nation has moved from a manufacturing society to an information society, computer vision syndrome has become a workplace concern. While prolonged computer use will not damage vision, it can make you uncomfortable and decrease productivity. Computer vision syndrome is caused by the […]

From the Archives

February 26, 1996

Hospital will fight to stop next-door competition Blount Memorial Hospital has engaged an attorney to block the state from granting a certificate of need to Blount Medical Partners for an ambulatory surgical unit. Blount Medical Partners, a group of physicians who practice at Baptist Health Center in a facility owned by the Blount Memorial Foundation, filed for the CON in […]

Living Well

Myths about Fitness Myth 1 No pain, no gain Exercise does not need to hurt to be good for you. In fact, if it does hurt you’re probably doing something wrong. Some soreness is common for a first time exerciser, but if that continues, you are pushing way too hard. Delayed onset muscle soreness in which pain occurs up to […]


Redskins advance to Northeast Regional

The Oneonta Redskins picked up a big win Friday night at home to reach the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State University. The Redskins’ 68-65 victory over DAR puts them into the Northeast Regional for the second consecutive year. Oneonta lost to Jacksonville 48-46 in last year’s regional semifinal. Oneonta (23-7) will face Munford (18-11) Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at Pete […]



Not a dominant team in 4A

The four teams that make up the field for the boys 4A Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State this week are good basketball teams. However, none of the four can be considered a clear-cut favorite to advance to Birmingham. Perennial contender Anniston is back at Jacksonville State once again under head coach Schuessler Ware. The Bulldogs have a ton of experience […]


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 […]

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