NEWS Briefs

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE is selling address signs to residents at a discounted price of $10 for a 4-by-16 blue aluminum sign with reflective 3” address numbers. On sale through September, the signs help fire, rescue, and law enforcement easily find homes. Residents may opt to pay $5 for fire and rescue personnel to install the signs, but […]

Lightning hits sheriff ’s department

Residents who have tried to contact the Blount County Sheriff’s Department during the last few days have noticed a slower response. During the storms on Sunday, the computer and phone systems were knocked out of commission. All calls have been rerouted through 911 then transmitted via radio to the appropriate department within the sheriff’s offices. “I want to apologize for […]

Blount County and Oneonta arrest reports

From July 17 – July 22, the Blount County Sheriff’s Department and other county agencies made 26 arrests. A Blountsville woman was arrested on July 19 for five counts – two charges of possession or receipt of controlled substance, unlawful distribution of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana 1st. Other arrests included, three for drug […]


Police utilize Facebook to identify suspect

Oneonta Police Department Investigator Anthony Brewer says his department will continue using Facebook to aid in identifying suspects because it was such a valuable tool when they posted pictures of two female suspects last week. A section of the post states: “The Oneonta Police Department is seeking to identify these two individuals in connection with a theft at a local […]

New play, players rising

Gaither Pottery hosts Blount County Historical Society meeting

This Sunday at 2 p.m., Bobby and Sarah Gaither will host the Blount County Historical Society meeting at their home in Selfville. Bobby will demonstrate pottery making and talk about the craft during the meeting. Bobby began making pottery when he was 15 after he took a class at Warrior High School. Since then, he has continued dabbling in the […]

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