Statement from Oneonta City Board of Education

The Board would like to thank the Oneonta City Council for its letter of support, members of the County Commission who allowed us to exercise our democratic right to vote, and Probate Judge Chris Green for carrying out the election duties of his office. Despite the painfully close loss, the Board appreciates the administrators and staff of Oneonta City Schools […]

Saying goodbye to 2012


by Steve Flowers A cornucopia of significant political events occurred during the closing month of the year – and they may very well have slipped under the radar screen. That is not unusual given the fact that one of the most significant occurrences of 2012 was the demise of the daily newspapers in Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville. The state’s three […]

Missing Locust Fork man’s car found in water

Missing Locust Fork man, Raymond Charles Wournell, is confirmed to be the owner of a car found submerged in water near the Low Water Bridge on Jerry Marsh Road in Locust Fork, according to Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington. As of Tuesday, he had not been located. Wournell, who was re-ported missing on Friday, is in his late 50s. According […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian January 29, 1997

Seven inducted into Blount County Sports Hall of Fame “We’re fortunate that we got to live out our dreams,” Dr. Donald Sutton said Saturday night to a crowd of several hundred at the National Guard Armory in Oneonta. His sentiments were echoed by the six other current and former Blount Countians who were the first inductees into the county’s Sports […]

Redskins sweep player of the year awards


The Oneonta Redskins rolled through a perfect regular season and continued to dominate in the playoffs until falling 42-14 to UMS-Wright in the 4A title game. Oneonta’s success on the field is reflected in the all county team as selected by The Blount Countian. Larry ‘Pod’ Patterson Player of the Year Oneonta receiver Alvin Scott capped off one of the […]


ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION is now accepting applications for summer workers. Applications must be returned to city hall before Friday, Feb. 1. For more information, call 625-3534. CLEVELAND YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be held the following Saturdays – Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 – at the Cleveland Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Fees […]

Top seeds take junior high titles


The J.B. Pennington girls and the Hayden boys both won Blount County Junior High Tournament titles last week at Cleveland. The top-seeded Lady Tigers knocked off fourth-seeded Hayden 28-19 in the semifinals and then dispatched second-seeded Locust Fork 39-25 in the championship game. On the boys side, No. 1 seed Hayden rolled over fourth-seeded Susan Moore 45-24 in the semifinals […]



Background Scripture: Philippians 3:12-4:1. Devotional Reading: Matthew 25:14-29. Mother Teresa of Calcutta was one of the bestknown Christians in the world. She said of herself: “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart […]


CORINTH BAPTIST will have a soup and chili fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. The dine-in or carry-out meal is free, but donations are appreciated and benefit the church youth group. NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have a singing Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. with special guests the Singing Commodores. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have the 20th […]


Springville, died Jan. 13, 2013. He was a member of Pleasant Mount Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming and selling produce at the farmers market, hunting, fishing, and his peanut brittle was highly regarded. Wife of 58 years Jerrie Sue Heath Gulledge predeceased him, as did mother Gladys Gulledge. Surviving are daughters Julie (Chris) Doty, Jennie (Howard) Tate, Becky (Mike) Guffey; […]