MEETINGS STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN SENIOR CITIZENS meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. at Mountain Pointe Ministries. A meal is provided. BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Jan. 24, at Charlie B’s Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Charlotte Frattini from NEA membership benefits will conduct the program on identity theft. EVENTS ROCK SPRINGS COMMUNITY […]

Friends of Dixie salute Robert E. Lee

Truck and $20,000 worth of items recovered, two suspects in custody

by Nicole Singleton As of Tuesday, James Mark Robertson and Thomas Matthew Robertson, both 33, of Oneonta, were in the Blount County Correctional Facility after being charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree theft, according to Oneonta Police Investigator Shane Osborn. A truck and some of the approximately $20,000 worth of tools and miscellaneous items have been recovered. Warrants have been […]

Four suspects arrested after Walmart theft

by Nicole Singleton Four suspects – two men and two women – were arrested and charged with second-degree theft on Tuesday afternoon following an incident at the Oneonta Walmart, according to Oneonta Police Investigator Shane Osborn. Three suspects were taken into custody soon after the event which began just after 1 p.m., and another suspect was eventually located and apprehended […]

Presentation and book signing this Sunday

This Sunday at 2 p.m., Ryan Cole, of Altoona, will discuss his book, “Tales of Altoona’s Cemetery: Volume I, 1863- 1943,” during a presentation at the Blount County Memorial Museum in Oneonta. The book focuses on people buried in cemeteries near the Altoona and Walnut Grove areas. Several biographies of Blount County natives will be discussed during the presentation including […]

Fire ravages two buildings on county road 42

On Monday, fire destroyed a farm storage building, damaged a mechanic’s shop, and burned 60 acres of pasture on county road 42 near Murphee’s Valley, according to Murphee’s Valley Fire Chief Michael Gunn. The source of the fire has not been announced, but was scheduled to be evaluated on Tuesday, according to Gunn. Many items in the shop were salvaged […]

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