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Re-opening of bank in sight Practically all the stock has been subscribed for the re-organization and re-opening of the Blount County Bank which closed its doors about three weeks ago. Payment of more than half the subscriptions is now in hand and it is expected that all will be paid by the last of the week. The date of the […]

Sub-region games for Oneonta, Hayden, and Cleveland

The high school basketball season continues with the sub-region round this week and four teams from Blount County are still alive. Three of the four teams – the Oneonta boys and girls and the Hayden girls – won their respective area tournaments and will host sub-region games this week. The Cleveland boys finished as runner-up to Tanner in the 2A […]


ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FUNDRAISER Diamond Dash 5K Run will be Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 8 a.m. from the baseball field at Oneonta Rec Park. Registration is $15 – $18 the day of the run. T-shirts will be available to all who register early but cannot be guaranteed for those registering the day of the race. For more information, […]


80th birthday

Ida Mason celebrated her 80th birthday at O’So Good BBQ restaurant recently. Many friends and relatives joined the celebration, given by Mrs. Mason’s son, Michael Young. Born and raised in Snead by Emery and Ella Kerr, Mrs. Mason now resides in Huntsville. She has two other sons, Keith and Brian Mason. In the photo above, Mrs. Mason (third from left) […]

Winners announced

Apostles for grace

Background Scripture:Galatians 3:15-29; 4:1-5:1.Devotional Reading:Romans 4:1-8. Our passages from Paul’s letter to the Galatians are as difficult as those of last week. So, once again I must remind you that Paul was well-trained in the scholastic methods of the Rabbinic academies. These were expert, highly-structured ways of argument, ways that are largely alien to us in our society today. Because […]


93, Five Points, died Feb. 6, 2012, at the residence. Born in Blount County to Linzie and Mattie Bryan Blackwood, he was married to Gladys Horton Blackwood, who predeceased him. Beside his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by brother Russell Blackwood and sisters Lorene Faulkner, Pauline Faulkner, and Bonnie Bryson. A selfemployed farmer, he loved baseball, […]


69, Remlap, died Feb. 8, 2012. A devout Christian, she was known to many as one who always tried to help others, and lived her life to the fullest. Surviving are husband J. Joel Harris; daughters Pamela Harris (Ben) Williams and Tammy Harris (Bobby) Watts; grandchildren Nathan Williams, Kirsten Williams, Alyssa Watts, and Shiree Watts; brother Foy ( Jeanette) Bellew; […]


81, Blountsville, died Feb. 8, 2012, at McGuffey Healthcare Center, Gadsden. Daughter of Steve and Lorine Gertrude Lewis, she was widow of Byron O. Foster, who died in 1973. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by brothers H.C, Tunis, and Drennon Alldredge; sisters Bea Smith, Avio Dunn, Purnie Gray, and R.E. Handley; and great-granddaughter Riley Brook McDaniels. […]

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