Oneonta set to defend title



The Oneonta Lady Redskins are back in the Final Four and defending the 4A title will not be easy. In last year’s championship run, Oneonta rolled past Dadeville 50-34 in the semifinals and then took care of Clarke County 53-39 in the championship game. Oneonta has to deal with an athletic, hungry young team in Charles Henderson this afternoon and […]

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U.S. Army Band presents free concert



The U.S. Army Band woodwind quintet will perform in concert at Eris Horton Auditorium at Oneonta High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. It is free and open to the public. The program is audience friendly, ranging from Leonard Bernstein’s overture to Candide to A Frog Went a- Courtin’. Shown above, back row from the left: Master Sgt. […]

Reward offered in killing of two zebras



Authorities say they are following at least one lead after two zebras were shot and killed on the Sherrod Farm on county road 33. The owners of the zebras are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible, according to Capt. Pat Thomas with the Blount County Sheriff’s Department. Thomas said the owners […]

House Districts 11, 34 candidates unopposed; District 27 features two-party faceoff



With this issue, The Blount Countian completes its coverage of Alabama House of Representatives races involving Blount County in the 2014 election. Two candidates – District 11’s Randall Shedd and District 34’s David Standridge are unopposed, and as such, will not appear on the primary ballot (but will appear on the general election ballot). District 27 is a different matter. […]

Jeff McLaughlin

House District 27

Jeff McLaughlin is the only Democratic candidate running for political office affecting Blount County. He served previously as state Representative for House District 27 from 2001-2010. He will face Republican Will Ainsworth for the District 27 seat in the Nov. 3 general election. House District 27 includes two precincts along the northwestern boundary of Blount County: Summit and Rock Springs. […]

Will Ainsworth

House District 27

Will Ainsworth of Guntersville is the Republican candidate for House District 27, vacated when Wes Long chose not to run for re-election to the seat. He is unopposed in the June 3 primary, but will face Democrat Jeff McLaughlin in the Nov. 4 general election. House District 27 includes two precincts along the northwestern boundary of the county: Summit and […]

David Standridge

House District 34

(unopposed) David Standridge is the incumbent candidate running for reelection to House District 34. He was first elected in December of 2012, following the resignation of former District 34 Rep. Elwyn Thomas. House District 34 covers about half of Blount County, lying in a crescent along its eastern and southern boundaries and extending westward to include Hayden. The district also […]

Randall Shedd

House District 11

(unopposed) Randall Shedd is the incumbent candidate running for re-election to House District 11. He was first elected in a runoff election in March 2013, following the resignation of former Rep. Jeremy Oden. House District 11 covers six precincts in the central section of Blount County, along with a sizable portion of Cullman County and a small part of Morgan. […]

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