Humphrey named semifinalist

Delaney Humphrey, a senior at Oneonta High School, has been named a 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist. Of the 1.5 million entrants, 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (critical reading, mathematics, writing skills) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The approximately 16,000 semifinalists are notified in September of their status, and continue to the […]

Blount County Solar Home Tour

The 2013 Blount County Solar Home Tour will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. It is a 3-plus hour tour that includes four solar houses, an optional bonus house, a brown bag lunch, discussion, and a film. The four solar homes have unique designs: one is a straw bale house, another is a dodeca yurt, one has clerestory (windows higher […]


Learning about the Civil War

You’ve had a few differences with your neighbor. His car in your driveway almost drove you crazy. He says your dog barks too much. You don’t think he takes very good care of his yard, and he hates your Saturday morning mowing sessions. You think his parties are loud. He thinks you’re too fussy. You’ve had your differences, yes, but […]


NARCONON HELPS OVERCOME ADDICTION Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get help for loved ones at risk. Phone Narconon at 877-413-3073 for a free brochure, assessment, and/or referral, or visit ‘FIX YOUR MAMA’ is a Blount County program designed to help residents avoid unwanted litters from pets by spaying dogs and cats at no charge. A […]


SUSAN MOORE CLASS OF 1961 will have its reunion Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. until ? at the Susan Moore High School home economics building. Bring a dish to share. Phone 466-7866 for more information. SINGLETON-JONES REUNION Family and friends are invited to the annual reunion Sunday, Sept. 29, at the old homeplace of the late Henry and Dora […]

New swim team coach arrives

Alan Farrow traveled and lived all over the southeastern United States before he landed back where he began. Between his freshman and sophomore years in college, Farrow was first swim coach at Blountsville. Now, he’s back, and coaching at Oneonta. Farrow, of Birmingham, swam for the University of Tennessee where he graduated with a degree in computer and electronic engineering. […]

Ray outlines hospital improvements at luncheon

Evan Ray recently outlined a battery of improvements at St. Vincent’s Blount, indicating that they constitute important milestones for the county hospital. He gave the update at the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Sept. 11. Ray is president and chief operating officer of rural operations for St. Vincent’s Health System and executive in charge at St. Vincent’s Blount. […]

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Geno offers insight into farming life and a country living in new book

Years ago, when Suzy Lowry Geno would take her son to the library, she would tell him, “One day, I’m going to have a book with my name on it in here.” That day will be arriving soon. Geno has compiled a collection of her columns and stories for her book, “Simple Times at Old Field Farm,” and recently Oneonta […]

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