Life sentence for drug trafficker

An Indiana man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday by Circuit Judge Steven King. Raymond Britt, 35, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., was found guilty by a Blount County jury on February 29 on charges of trafficking cocaine and marijuana. Britt was originally arrested in 2008 after a traffic stop on I-65. Blount County Sheriff’s deputies discovered 6 pounds of […]

Work proposed on storage tanks

Blountsville Utilities Board has been approved for $705,000 for proposed elimination of potential health hazard posed by hog-farm and Mountain Grove water storage tanks. The project will involve removing lead-based paint from tanks, recoating interior and exterior surfaces, replacing water service meters with remote radioread meters, extending overflow pipe, and installing 8-inch tank drain line and valve. The work is […]

Vouchers help seniors obtain fresh produce

Seniors now have more opportunity to buy fresh local produce directly from farmers through Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (FMNPs). Goal of the program is to increase the consumption of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs while aiding in the development of new and additional farmers markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs. To assist seniors in […]

From the Archives

County Republicans gain majority With the appointment of Sidney J. “Sid” Martin to Blount County Commission to fill the Dist. 2 seat vacant since the death of Bill C. Hudson, Blount County Republicans now hold a majority on the county’s governing body. Sid Martin took the oath of office Monday to succeed Democrat Hudson. Hudson was serving a sixth term […]


ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION is now accepting registration for adult softball leagues. There will be leagues for men and women along with co-ed. The fee is $325 per team and each team must have at least 11 players age 18 and above. Registration continues through June 30 and the season will begin on July 11. For more information, phone 625-3534. […]

Heptinstall wins gold

Sawyer Heptinstall of Blountsville won two gold medals and a silver at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic State Finals in Huntsville earlier this month. Sawyer won the 200-meter dash with a time of 33:60 and the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:19.22. He also came in second in the javelin with a distance of 12.85 meters. By […]

She’ll help lead the band


SOUTHEASTERN YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will be held every Saturday in June and July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school concession stand. Registration is for players ages 5-12. For more information, call Bonnie Ferguson at 205- 908-8104. CLEVELAND YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold registration during the month of July from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at […]


Wendy Lynn McCollum of Oneonta announces the engagement and coming marriage of her daughter, April Brooke Nunez of Huntsville, to Timothy Allen Scott, son of Jerry and JoAnn Scott of Oneonta. The couple will exchange vows this Saturday, June 18. Miss Nunez is the granddaughter of Jerry and Nancy McCollum of Natchez, Miss. She attended Oneonta High School and the […]


Todd and Tina Morton of Snead announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Megan Morton, to Johnathon Chad McAnnally, son of Johnny and Nancy McAnnally of Nectar. The bride is the granddaughter of Tommy and Katie Floyd of Snead, Denise Morton of Anniston, the late James “Melvin” Morton, and the late Gail Morton. She graduated from Susan Moore in […]