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Annual poster contest for Children’s Center

“Say No to Child Abuse” is the theme of this year’s annual poster contest sponsored in April during Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Blount County Children’s Center. All children from grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to take part. All posters should be completed on a half-sheet of poster paper. They will be judged on creativity, originality, and overall […]

Meeting will focus on Blount Springs

Blount County Historical Society is partnering with Blount Springs Art and History Foundation to present an afternoon event focusing on the history of Blount Springs. The meeting will be held Saturday, April 30, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the chapel of the Church at the Village of Blount Springs. Dr. Robert Ham and Jonathan Odom will present the […]

Children raise money for ‘sick children’

Debbie Whatley’s 8-year-old daughter Kathleen prays at night for “the sick children in hospitals.” Deciding to raise money for them, she put her words into action Kathleen and her friend Mikayla Brakefield set up a beverage stand Saturday, April 2, along Blountsville’s main street (U.S. 231) to take advantage of the town’s “yard sale,” which takes place on the first […]

He knows about food of the Deep South

He loves good food – that’s Southern food. He loves to cook it; he loves to eat it. He is Chef Bob Vaningan, who earlier operated the Chocolate Cottage in Oneonta before moving to Trussville and opening his own family owned and -operated company in 1996. Local early-morning television viewers also know him as a regular guest chef on Fox […]


HOMETOWN BANK HEROES RUN will be May 7 at Oneonta City School and is held to honor all our heroes touched by cancer. All proceeds go to Blount County Relay for Life. Entry fee for the 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) runs is $25 each by May 6 or $30 on race day; the fun run (1 mile) […]

High school on the rise

Antique Tractor Show set for Saturday at Snead Equipment

If you’ve ever had a thing for tractors, this weekend’s for you. The annual Blount County Antique Tractor Show will be held at Snead Equipment on U.S. 278 this Saturday from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Joe Criswell, Snead Equipment owner and tractor impresario, says there should be well over 100 tractors in the biggest edition yet of this annual […]

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