LIFE LESSONS FROM FATHER TO SON After 34 years as a parent you would think I would have some sense of competence about the task. Well, I don’t. If anything, as time goes along, I feel more perplexed than ever. Not that I am totally in the dark. There are a few things I am sure about. Chief among these […]

Cuddling the abused

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Calvary Episcopal Church in Oneonta recently adopted a project to comfort children being assisted by the Blount County Children’s Center. The group fashioned 15 youth-size quilts to be distributed among needy children who may sometimes be without adequate heat during chilly nights. Some children in our county are found to be living in squalor […]

Many events on tap for memorial museum

Blount County Memorial Museum has many new displays and events scheduled in June. Visitors are urged to visit the museum any Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or call 625-6905 for additional information. Displays now open for viewing are Champion Mine, Horton Mill, and L&N Railroad memorabilia, Alabama and Blount County pottery, and brass bells. Genealogy books […]


SINGINGS MTN. GROVE BAPTIST on county road 47, Blountville, will have an all-day singing Sunday, June 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Specials will be The Fishermen from Boaz. Earl Young and Milo Hamm are singing chairmen, and Jerry Hackney is pastor. MT. CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST will have homecoming and singing Sunday, June 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The King’s Messengers […]

Welcoming a new business

Patriot in your family tree?

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Oneonta’s Warrior Rivers Chapter was formed June 9, 1972. Members are taught to honor and preserve the legacy of their Revolutionary Patriot ancestors. They ask, “Do you have […]

Pleasing to the eye

2011-06-08 E-Edition