FARM SERVICE AGENCY COUNTY COMMITTEE NOMINATION The nomination period forlocal Farm service Agnecy county committes has begun, and nominations should bereceived in the USDA Service Center by Aug. 1. Elections will take place this fall. For information on the nomination process and elections, visit USDA URGES GOOD RECORD KEEPING The USDA’s Farm Service Agency urges livestockproducers affected by natural […]

Oneonta to host 9-and-under state tournament

Oneonta Rec Park will be wall-to-wall baseball as the 9-and-under Dizzy Dean State Tournament will be contested over five days, beginning Friday. The tournament will be played on two fields at the park with 12 teams making up the field. There are two teams in the tournament that will represent the county. The Blount County team will take on Madison […]


TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will holdits regular council meeting on Monday,July 7, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612Lakeshore Drive. HAUNTED HOUSE VOLUNTEERSNEEDED The first-ever haunted house,Phobia, will be held at the BlountCounty-Oneonta Agri-Business Centerin October. The group is seeking to fillsecurity, actor, and makeup artistpositions. Visit www.fearcomestolife.comor e-mail CITIZENS FIREARMS SAFETY CLASSThe Oneonta Police Department isaccepting applications for […]


REVIVALS NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH willhave revival services Sunday, July 6, at 6p.m., and Monday, July 7, through Friday,July 11, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Pastor is EricStone, helper is Chris Reaves. MOUNTAIN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCHwill have revival services July 13-16 at 7p.m. featuring evangelist Greg Stone.The church is located on county road 47in Blountsville. Pastor is Jerry Hackney. […]


died June 19, 2014, at the residence. She worked as an assembly associate at Honda Manufacturing for 10 years. She was an animal lover and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Surviving are husband Mitchell Hill; sons Mitchell Hill Jr., Marcus Hill, both of Oneonta, Michael Hill, Hayward, Calif.; grandchildren Michael Hill Jr., Milea Hill, Oneonta, Kalasia Hill, Las Vegas; brothers […]


Hayden, died June 23, 2014. He was employed with Tubular Products and enjoyed working on cars. Father Harry Owen Miller Sr. predeceased him. Surviving are wife Salena Miller; son Vincent Rizzo; daughter Kendall Rizzo; mother Sherry Skaggs Summerland; brother Matt (Christine) Miller. Ken Black officiated the 11 a.m. service held June 25 at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home with burial at […]


Bessemer, died June 27, 2014, at the residence. Formerly of Blountsville, Mr. Murphree worked as a mechanic. Mother Ada Yates Murphree predeceased him. Surviving are father Ellie L.“Wayne” Murphree, Blountsville; brother Frankie Murphree, Bessemer; sisters Randa Jo Carol, Cordova, Melissa Murphree, McCalla. Kevin Hunt officiated the 1 p.m. service held June 29 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial at […]


Lake, died June 26, 2014, at the residence. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, enjoyed Alabama Football and fishing. Predeceasing him were parents Harry D. Ort III and Thelma E. Jones Ort, sons Anthony Ort and Harry D. Ort IV. Surviving are wife Shani Ort; son David Allan Ort, Birmingham; grandson Aaron Michael Ort; granddaughter Tara Victoria Parfait […]


Trafford, died June 22, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Predeceasing him were grandparents “papa,”“grandmother Prince,” and “Granddaddy and Grandmother Burns”; brother-in-law Jeff Conn. Surviving are parents Horace and Elaine Prince, Trafford; wife Cindy Prince; sons David Jones, Springville, Timothy Dyer, Remlap; daughter Barbie Jones, Birmingham; grandson Daniel Jones, Remlap; brother James Prince, Trafford; sisters Monicca (Graylon) Hicks, Pinson, […]

Blasting off to Space Camp

Leah Turner from Susan Moore Eementary School was chosen as this year’s winner of a week-long Space and Rocket Center Summer Space Camp experience awarded by State Farm Jesus Granados Agency in Snead. The Space Camp program encourages trainees to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines through exciting handson educational activities. Activities include authentic space exploration, including simulated flight […]