Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hitt of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Hitt, of Germantown, Tenn., to Scott Donald Brunson, son of Donald Ellard and Anne Fisher Brunson, all of Germantown, Tenn. The bride-elect is a graduate of Appalachian High School and Mississippi State University, where she earned a degree in broadcast meteorology and […]

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat


All for one, and one for all. That could’ve been the motto for you and your two best friends. Growing up, you were the Three Musketeers, sharing gossip, secrets, crushes, families, and truths. Everybody knew that you three were close as paint on a wall and where there was one, the other two weren’t far away. You were lucky to […]

Suspect held in mini storage vandalism

A 22-year-old Albertville man has been identified as being involved in the vandalism of Whited Mini Storage in Oneonta, and he might be linked to several other mini storage burglaries and incidences of vandalism in Priceville, Decatur, Madison County, and Cullman County, according to Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman. The technique used to enter the storage units in Oneonta, ripping […]

Cleaning up after the storm

Excitement for reading at Locust Fork Elementary

Locust Fork Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day by inviting leaders from all over Blount County to read to students in kindergarten through third grade. The community leaders not only read books to the students, but they also had a chance to explain their position and what they do for the community. Third grade teacher Andrea Horn began the community […]

Awards, recognition mark Education Foundation meeting

The Blount County Education Foundation annual meeting on March 7 was all about awards and recognition for another successful year, with an award for the Foundation itself. CAWACO Resource Conservation and Development Council presented a $5,000 grant check to continue the Foundation’s Expanding Horizons program for the summer of 2013. Expanding Horizons provides summer learning opportunities to students of Blount […]

Planning for planting the spring garden – part 3


The size of the home garden is determined by various factors including number of family members, available space, and the amount of time one has to devote to the effort. However, there are tools you can use to increase the size of the garden with the same amount of effort. That includes mechanical equipment such as tillage implements on tractors […]

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