Kevin Robbins and Sonya Robbins of Oneonta announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Charly Nicholle Robbins to Thomas Allen Hudgins, son of Tom and Audra Hudgins of Snead. The bride-elect is the sister of Orion Robbins of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Gary and Sherry Robbins of Taits Gap, Gladys Daily of Straight Mountain, and Wallace and […]

Golden Anniversary

The children of Newton and Lillie Daily invite family and friends to celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. The reception will take place Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Locust Fork Baptist Church Family Life Center.


was born June 28, 2012, in Wilmington, N.C. to Tim and Jennie Royal McNeilly. T.J. weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud sister is Maddy McNeilly. Grandparents are Ben and Donnell Royal of Cleveland, and Al and Lura McNeilly of Shelby, N.C.


was born July 27, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Zoey weighed 4 lbs. 15 oz., and was 18 inches long. She is the daughter of Joel IV and Kimberly Robbins of Cleveland. Grandparents are Randall and Jeani Palmore of Pinson and Joel III and Stella Robbins of Hayden. Great-grandparents are Pat Palmore of Trussville, Gene Palmore of Pinson, James […]

Blount County High School Class of 1947

The Blount County High School class of 1947 had its 65 year reunion on July 14 at the home of Ray and Jane Sims. Eighteen class members attended. Standing left to right: Opaline Corvin, Nancy Jernigan, June Kendrick, Sara Gilliland, Margaret Ruff, Geneva Horsley, Dena Hammett, Dena Freeman, Durlon Millwood, Fred Hughes, Mary Nell Holt, Ray Sims, and Ramon Lowry. […]

2012 Blount County Master Gardener Scholarship Winner

Daniel Douglas Robinson, son of Kevin and Caroline Robinson of Cullman, has been awarded the $1000 scholarship given annually by the Blount County Master Gardeners Association to a deserving high school senior or college student. Robinson graduated from Cullman High School in 2012 and will attend Auburn University in the fall, where he plans to major in finance with a […]

Blountsville Public Library top readers

The Blountsville Public Library summer reading program awarded top readers at the awards day held recently. Sabrina Jones (left) read 159 books and took top honors, Eduardo Mejia and Gracie Dorning (right), were second- and third-place winners, respectively. Mejia read 150 books and Dorning read 92. The library wishes to thank Papa Johns Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza, We-Tote-Em, […]

Shots fired in Oneonta

Thursday morning, the Oneonta Police Department arrested a teenage male near 2nd Avenue who fired four shots across Ala 75. Before the incident, an anonymous witness told police that a man was carrying a long gun at the apartments where a suspect in several burglaries lived. Considering the tip, the man was under police surveillance when the shots were fired. […]

The littlest exhibitor

Controlling fire ants

County agent’s corner

“The best way to control fire ants is to pour a bit of snuff on the mound. The workers will take it to the queen and when she comes up to spit, step on her!” I’ve heard that one before, and it is quite funny. Other home remedies I’ve heard include sprinkling the mound with grits and when they eat […]