Cleveland, died Jan. 30, 2014, at the residence. A member of Nectar Baptist Church, she was a 1950 graduate of Cleveland High School. Predeceasing her were parents R.T. and Mary Lee Arnold Boren, brothers Elbert and Roland Bowens, and sister Bernice Garrett. Surviving are husband Edward Posey; daughter Laura (Dennis) Brakefield; son Eddie Lynn Posey, all of Nectar; grandchildren April […]


Decatur, died Jan. 23, 2014, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was co-owner of North Alabama Chemical Company for 28 years and enjoyed gardening. Predeceasing her were husband Lee D. Smith, son Todd Smith, brothers J.C. Morton, James Morton, sister Verneatha Curl, and parents H.V. and Bonnie Morton. Surviving are daughter Lisa Darlene Smith; grandson Griffin Smith, both of Bowling Green, […]


Royal, died Jan. 26, 2014, at the residence. A farmer, he was a member of Snead Masonic Lodge #708 and Royal Advent Church. He attended J.B. Pennington High School. Parents Arthur and Ruby Emmer Bates Timmerman predeceased him, as did brother Johnny Timmerman, son-in-law Claude Mead Jr., and grandchild Rachel Timmerman. Surviving are wife Jerry Timmerman; sons Rusty (Kay) Timmerman, […]


ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have the fourth Sunday singing Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Bama Blu- Grace will perform. Phone Beverly Hunt 363-1605 with questions. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH presents Michael English in concert Sunday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the church or through the Facebook page. The church is located at 41771 Ala. 75 […]



The Oneonta student trip to Paris, Normandy, and Berlin is scheduled for June 2015. There will be a meeting Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. in the OHS Media Center to discuss plans for the trip. For more information, contact Jennifer Bowman at 625-3801 or e-mail jbowman@


GIRL SCOUT COOKIES are on sale and there will be booths at Walmart and Hometown Market on Feb. 8. Troops 123 and 1281 will be collecting books for the Bringing Literacy to Rural Community project. ‘BE A HERO – STOP CHILD ABUSE’ is the theme of this year’s poster contest sponsored by the Blount County Children’s Center. This contest promotes […]


The Blount Countian last week incorrectly reported that no candidate had qualified for the office of county coroner by Jan. 28. Incumbent Coroner John Mark Vaughn qualified to run for re-election on Jan. 17.

Meeks wins Chili Bowl Cook-Off

Shawn Meeks collected $200 when he was named the winner of the third-annual Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off on Saturday. Patrick Gargus came in second and Robbie McAlpine was awarded third place. The honor of best table decor and people’s choice went to Becky Hicks. The Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off is sponsored by the Oneonta Business Association. – Nicole Singleton

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