Another voice



Every individual has the right to vote according to their own beliefs. After reading the Readers Write column in the October 3, 2012 issue of The Blount Countian, I felt I needed to voice my opinion as well. 1)Many taxes have been implemented over the years and the road my parents and myself have lived on for over 40 years […]

A NO Vote



I would like to praise the work of the “Keep Blount County Special” members and their efforts to bring the proven facts and truth about alcohol to our county. In 1980, 2008, and now again in 2012, the excuse has been that voting our county wet is the answer to our problems. Once again, we are told how much our […]

An open letter to all veterans



Something to think about before the upcoming wet/dry vote in Blount County. I am a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army. I served in Vietnam. I, like all veterans, put my life on the line for the people of the U.S. and everything this country stands for. That everything includes our basic freedoms as outlined in the Bill of Rights […]

Blount County’s most valuable resource



As a lifelong resident of Blount County, I believe our most cherished resource is commonly overlooked. Picturesque mountains, lush farmlands, waterways and of course our historic Covered Bridges are first to mind. You may even think of destinations like Blount Springs with its rich history for bottling sulfur water or Palisades Park for its remarkable view and preservation of the […]

RadioShack on the move



RadioShack is packing up and moving…across the parking lot. RadioShack in Oneonta will open on Oct. 22 in the building next to Hibbett’s, a much bigger location. “It became evident pretty quickly that we had to expand to make the business model work for a town the size of Oneonta,” said Harold Gwin, owner of the RadioShack franchise in Oneonta. […]

From the Archives




Two county teens charged with capital murder Two Blount teens have been charged with capital murder in connection with the early Monday morning shooting death of the father of one of the boys. According to information provided by Lonnie Staton, Blount County Sheriff’s investigator, David Bryan of Warrior died of an apparent gunshot wound early Monday morning. He was declared […]

Eagles roll over Mustangs



The Appalachian Eagles pulled away with 35 points in the second quarter and rolled to a 48-6 victory over visiting Southeastern in front of a large homecoming crowd last Friday night at the newly-named James E. Carr Stadium. Appalachian improved to 1-5 overall, 1- 5 in 1A Region 6, while Southeastern dropped to 0-6 overall, 0-5 in the region. The […]

Tigers tame Lions



The J.B. Pennington Tigers broke open a scoreless game with 20 second-quarter points and rolled to a 27-0 victory at Brindlee Mountain last Friday night. Pennington improved to 3-5 overall, 3-2 in 3A Region 6, while Brindlee Mountain fell to 0-7, 0-5 in the region. Brandon Butts had touchdown runs of 5 and 25 yards in the second quarter and […]

Blue Devils hold off Wildcats



The Hayden Wildcats had plenty of offense but couldn’t get enough stops on defense as Mortimer Jordan posted a 42-32 win last Friday night in Morris. Mortimer Jordan improved to 5-2 overall, 4- 1 in 5A Region 6, while Hayden dropped to 0-7, 0-5 in the region. Mortimer Jordan led 21-12 at the half but the Wildcats took the opening […]

Douglas downs Locust Fork



The Locust Fork Hornets got a big night from senior quarterback Geoffrey Bramblett but it wasn’t nearly enough as Douglas piled up more than 450 rushing yards in a 58-34 win over the visiting Hornets last Friday night. Douglas improved to 3-4 overall, 1-4 in 4A Region 6, while Locust Fork dropped to 2-5 overall, 1-4 in the region. Douglas […]


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