Redskins travel to Ardmore for quarterfinals

The Oneonta Redskins busted out the bats and rolled Cleburne County 14-4 and 9-3 Friday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the high school baseball playoffs. Blount County’s other team to make it to the third round didn’t catch a break. J.B. Pennington managed just four hits in two games and was eliminated by Plainview, 10-0 and 3-1. The […]


THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS will takeon the Southeastern All-Stars on Saturday,May 10, at 7 p.m. All proceeds from thegame will benefit athletic and academicprograms at the school. Tickets are $10 forgeneral admission and $20 for VIP seating.Tickets can be purchased at the school andat HomeTown Bank locations in Oneontaand Pinson. For more information, phone681-3964, ext. 0. FORE FRIENDS OF THE ARC […]

Area tournaments this week

The high school softball regular season has ended and area tournaments are scheduled for this week. Some of the tournaments were actually scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of this week but severe weather forecasts called for the games to be rescheduled for later in the week. Several tournaments are being held in the county as Appalachian, Hayden, and Oneonta all […]

Needed: suffering servants

Devotional Reading: John 1:10-18. Background Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Luke 24:25-27, 44- 47. In Hebrew the word we translate as “prophet” or “seer” is nebi’im (NEB-by-EEM), “one who speaks for another.” The “one,” of course, is the prophet and the “another” is God. The Old Testament begins with the division we call “The Law” (Genesis, Exodus, etc.) and the third division […]


PRAYER AND PRAISE WALK is a 3-mile walk from OneontaCity Hall to the school and back coordinated by Keep BlountCounty Special . The walk will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday,May 1, and will involve stops to sing and pray. The walk willend at the Blount County Courthouse in time for the start ofthe National Day of Prayer. Those who […]


Blountsville, died April 17, 2014, at the residence. Parents Tommy and Gladys King Howard predeceased her. Surviving are sons Matthew (Linda) Best, Gadsden, Chris (Sherry) Best, Susan Moore; grandchildren Dakota Best, Shane Best, Ashley Best, Santana Best, Kirsten Best, Breanna Best, Devan Best; great-grandchildren Savannah Best, Mason Best, Aallyah Mardis, Tyshawn Best; father of her children Matthew Best, Hayden; brothers […]


Snead, died April 13, 2014, at the residence. She was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Tillman and Florence Yates, husband John D. Garren, daughters Patricia Ann Garren and Judy Dianne Garren, and five siblings. Surviving are daughters Kay (Scott) Porier, Becky Garren, Snead; grandson Stephen Porier; siblings Herb Yates, Birmingham, Edith Pritchett, Montgomery, Jan […]


Gadsden, died April 23, 2014. Retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, he was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Parents Tom and Nancy Green predeceased him, as did brothers Herman Green, James Green, Junior and Marie Green, brothers-in-law Aubrey Reeves, Howard Reeves, Ronnie Franklin, father- and mother-in-law H.D. and Jewel Weathington. Surviving are wife of 54 years Gracie Green; […]


Holly Springs, died April 25, 2014, at the residence. He retired from Drummond Coal Company United Mine Workers and was a member of Taits Gap Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Joseph and Cassie Leslie Killough, wife Marie Payne Killough, daughter Dianne Killough, sister Rhonda Mae Chase, brothers Emory Killough, Pierce Killough, Leonard Killough and Hobert Killough. Surviving are son […]


Blountsville, died April 24, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. A member of Blountsville United Methodist Church, she enjoyed reading, fishing, and flowers. Parents Clarence Williams and Velma Marie Riddle, brother Ricky Williams, and sisters Opal Williams and Velma Ruth Williams predeceased her. Surviving are husband Clyde McCay, daughter Jamie Marie (Michael) Graves; grandchildren Colton, Sam, and Alyson Graves; brothers […]