56, Oneonta, an employee with Blount County Department of Human Resources for 24 years, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. Born in Florida, she was daughter of the late Cape Julius and Sue Elkins Wilson. She was predeceased also by grandparents Jay Fortenberry and Bluma Fortenberry and is survived by sister Julia Wilson, Oneonta. She […]


WHAT’S WRONG WITH AMERICA? In the last few weeks, we have witnessed for the first time in our history the downgrading of America’s credit rating. Because of partisan feuding, and an effort by Republicans to undermine President Obama’s credibility, there was very nearly a meltdown of the American economy, and in fact we have experienced a serious deterioration of our […]

Blount County Gospel Choir annual concert set Sunday

The sixth annual concert of the Blount County Gospel Choir will be held at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. The 90-minute concert is open to the public free of charge at the church where the event was born in 2005. The concert had its genesis as a followup to a funeral service. People […]

Church Briefs

SINGINGS LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST will host the sixth annual Blount County Gospel Choir singing Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary. All lovers of gospel music are invited. SECOND BAPTIST, 307 McVille Road, Boaz, will conduct a Red Book congregational singing from the church hymnal Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Featuring the Billy Gray Quartet, […]

Blount County to kick off its 2011 United Way campaign

United Way of Central Alabama serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, and St. Clair counties by providing solutions for the most important needs in the community.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the 7:30 a.m. Blount County-Oneonta Chamber breakfast held at Twin Oaks at Heritage, 1364 Heritage Road in Oneonta, Blount County’s United Way representatives will help kick off the 2011 United Way of Central Alabama campaign and will be on hand to announce the county’s campaign goal and explain how Blount County can “Be the Difference” […]

Library to stage Civil War commemoration

Throughout September, Oneonta Public Library will commemorate the American Civil War on its 150th anniversary with various hands-on activities and events for all ages. “It’s the 150th anniversary: we have to do something big!” said library director Gail Sheldon. All events and activities will be free of charge and open to the public. The first event, a showing of the […]

It’s called the ‘Atmos-FEAR’

2011-08-17 E-Edition