Three found guilty

Paul Johnson, 41, of Blountsville, was sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty to violating the Community Notification Act. The Act specifies, “If an adult criminal sex offender intends to transfer his or her residence to a different location, he or she shall submit a notice of intent to move to the sheriff of the county and the chief of […]

Farmers market voucher session set at Hope House

A sign-up session for farmers market vouchers is set for tomorrow, June 7, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hope House in Oneonta. To qualify, an applicant must be 60 years old or older with limited income. Seniors who are members of a Senior Citizens Center program need not provide documentation. Others who have not signed up previously should […]

‘It she doesn’t win, it’s rigged’

If Alyssa Boyd isn’t named Miss Alabama, Blount County – Oneonta Chamber of Commerce director, Donny Ray thinks something must be wrong. “It she doesn’t win, it’s rigged,” he said during the closing remarks at a luncheon held at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church last Friday in Boyd’s honor. Boyd was crowned Miss Covered Bridge 2012, and says she is […]

Oneonta Library’s summer programs begin this week

Children, teenagers, and adults will be able to participate in different programs for their age groups at the Oneonta Public Library this summer. The children’s programming will take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The teenager’s will be Tuesday evenings at 6:30, and the adult’s will be Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. This will be the third year for the […]

From the Archives

Representative Harvey opposes governor’s school, road programs Representative Bob Harvey is against Governor Fob James’s proposed war on illiteracy and his proposed 4- cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase because he says Blount County stands to gain nothing by either. “Blount County will get no money; we will get the short end of the deal. The money will go where tests run […]

Undefeated county champs


The Appalachian Edge 8-and-under team finished the softball season undefeated and was the Blount County champion. Coached by Zac Payne, Randy Cole, Danny Davis, and Freddie Mena, team members (pictured in no particular order) are Grace Benson, Cadance Cole, Kylee Davis, Natalie Ferrell, Gracey Gulledge, Ashley Mena, Zoe Payne, Hanna Phillips, Amanda Richelderfer, Madelyn Tucker, and Hannah Whittington.

Busenlehner signs with Wallace State

Locust Fork’s Brandee Busenlehner (pictured with parents Alina and Jeff and Wallace State coach Ron Burdette) signed a scholarship with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. A 5’6 guard, Busenlehner finished her Locust Fork career as the school’s fourth-leading scorer with 1533 points. She averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds per game as a senior. She was an al-county selection […]

Dickie to play for Snead State

Warren signs with Shelton State


SIDEWINDERS 8-AND-UNDER GIRLS TRAVEL SOFTBALL TEAM is looking for two more players for the 2012 season. Games are scheduled for this weekend and tournaments scheduled for this summer include the World Series in Gulf Shores. For more information, contact Chad Dickerson at 256-557- 3839.