Pat Bryant

Age: 39 Born in/resides in: Born in Oneonta, resides in Oneonta Family details: Married to Lisa Elrod Bryant with four children: Kala, 26; Kara, 21; Levi, 20; and Jayse, 8 Education: Graduated Appalachian High School 1992. Attended Wallace State Community College. Graduated Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy, 1999. Graduated Calhoun Community College 2007 with barbering degree. Work background •worked in road […]

Dean Calvert

Age: 47 Born in/resides in: Born in Ashville; resides in eastern Blount County Family details: Married to Sheila Calvert with three children: Chris, 23; Kourtney, 19; and Gracey, 9 Education Graduated Appalachian High School, 1986. Attended Wallace State Community College. Graduated Alabama Local Government Training Institute (for county commissioners) at Auburn University, 2012. Work background•worked for Advanced Glass Co. after […]

Pat Hyde

Age: 43 Born in/resides in: Born in Jefferson County, resides on Straight Mountain Family details: Married to Jill Bellew Hyde with two children: Anna Grace, 16; and Landon, 9 Education Graduated Appalachian High school, 1988. Studied business administration at Wallace State Community College, 1989-1991. Work background•1992-1993 – worked at Miller Drug Co.•1993 – purchased medical supply business fromMiller Drug•1997 – […]

Vehicle set on fire in Sand Valley

A truck parked at a residence in Sand Valley was intentionally set on fire, according to Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman. The incident, which occurred Sunday at approximately 1 a.m., is currently under investigation and Chapman says leads are being followed in the case. The truck belonged to the owners of the residence. Chapman says those in the house were […]

Veterans receive free Korean War books

Playoffs for six teams

The regular season is over and six of Blount County’s high school baseball teams have qualified for the playoffs. Four teams – Cleveland, Oneonta, J.B. Pennington, and Southeastern – have won area titles and will host first round series starting Friday. Two others – Appalachian and Locust Fork – qualified for the playoffs as runners-up and will travel this week. […]

Lady Wildcats dominate Blount County Tournament

Hayden was the site for last week’s Blount County Softball Tournament and the Lady Wildcats proved to be very rude hosts. Well, that’s not entirely correct. The softball field at Hayden is a gorgeous place and the new concession and press box are almost complete. It was between the lines where the No. 2 team in Class 5A proved to […]


SOUTHEASTERN BOOSTER CLUBGOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday,April 26, at Cumberland Lake GolfCourse. Registration begins at noonwith a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Prizeswill be awarded. For more informationabout sponsorship or registration, contact Jack Helvin at 602-3592 or BrentLewis at 613-4573. FORE FRIENDS OF THE ARC A golftournament benefiting the ARC ofJefferson County will be held Friday,May 2, at Limestone Springs.Registration […]

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