Oneonta to spend $264,000 for lease-purchase agreement

Oneonta city manager Ed Lowe reported the sale of two pieces of surplus city equipment and recommended the lease of a Caterpillar excavator. The council unanimously accepted his proposal. While Lowe had read the proposal as a 48-month lease agreement, in later discussion with The Blount Countian, he explained the excavator will become city property at the end of the […]


BLOUNT COUNTY SAV-A-LIFE will have the third annual Run 4 Life 5K on Saturday, April 26. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run at 9 a.m. There will be a Lollipop Dash for ages 2-8 at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students. Questions? Phone 625-5416, e-mail, or visit AMERICAN LEGION PFC […]

Chef’s Table celebrates opening with ribbon cutting

Indians derail Redskins

The Oneonta Redskins opened the 2014 season by winning their first 18 games and came in at No. 2 in Class 4A in the first poll of the year released by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. The Redskins had rolled through the schedule against a variety of quality big school opponents but Pinson Valley, the No. 10 team in Class […]


BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will continue through April 4 at the Blountsville Town Hall. Registration is for girls in kindergarten through sixth grade and the cost is $50 plus uniform. Fundraisers will be held to offset uniform costs. Registration will be taken Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 429-2406. ONEONTA YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION […]

Hornets win second-grade titles

The Locust Fork second grade team finished the year undefeated and won both the regular season and the end-ofseason tournament in the Blount County Rec League. Pictured are (bottom, left to right) Wesley Bullard, Trent Plyler, C.J. Stewart, Derrick Smith, and Caleb Patterson. Top row (left to right) coach Brannon Smith, Javier Hernandez, Isaiah King, Jalon Boatright, Charlie Armstrong, and […]

‘I can’t come to The Gym until I lose some weight’

As I’ve talked to people over the past several weeks, I have noticed how they view themselves. I have heard numerous times: “I want to lose weight.” “I am exercising but I am not getting skinny.” “I NEED to lose weight.” My favorite, and the reason for this article, is, “I can’t come to The Gym until I lose some […]

We’re back (to back)

The Oneonta Lady Redskins received their second straight 4A state championship trophy during a formal ceremony with officials from the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA). Oneonta went 33-6 this season and defeated Calera 50-39 in the 4A title game. In the championship game, Destiney Elliott had 20 points and 18 rebounds, Abby Blackwood had 14 points and seven rebounds, […]

Elliott and Terry named all-state

Oneonta’s Destiney Elliott and Cleveland’s Emanuel Terry were selected all-state by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Elliott, a 5’11 senior, was a first team selection in Class 4A. She averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game for Oneonta and helped lead the Lady Redskins to a 33-6 record and the school’s second straight 4A title. Terry, a 6’6 senior, […]

Eagles win league

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