Election results*

Commission District 3 Dean Calvert 1416 62.24% Pat Hyde 859 37.76% Official results for the July 15 runoff will appear in the July 23 issue of The Blount Countian.

Clarification on Mt. Carmel Road

Last week The Blount Countian reported that District 2 Commissioner Carthal Self is “completing the asphalting of Mt. Carmel Road.” That is the current plan, Self said. However, he advised the paper that the Mt. Carmel paving project is not yet in progress. Paving will not begin until near the end of this month – again, according to current plans, […]

Is the drop to 2A reason to celebrate?

Gardner Gilliland’s first year back at Cleveland started with so much promise. His young Panthers won four of their first five games, even if the one loss was a 55-7 whitewashing at 3A big dog Piedmont in week 4. Cleveland came back to beat up on West End 49-8 the next week but the Panthers were a bit beat up […]


ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL PARENT MEETING will be Thursday, July 24, at 7 a.m. at the Depot at Oneonta Rec Park. All parents in information and/or participating should plan to attend. For more information, contact park and rec director Kevin Nicodemus at 274-2150.

Dizzy Dean state champs

The host Oneonta All Stars boys won the Dizzy Dean 9-year-old State Tournament earlier this month. The team will travel later this week to Southhaven, Miss., to play in the Dizzy Dean World Series. Pictured back row, from left: coaches A.J. Woods, Pat Hyde, Allen Jones, Matt Helms, Chad Weems, and Steve Patrick. Front row, from left: Ty Farmer, Luke […]

Local favorite restaurant and recipe featured

Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook by Anita Musgrove has recently been published and features Charlie B’s famous Kielbasa with Peppers and Onions recipe. Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook features favorite recipes from across the state of Alabama plus recipes from restaurant owners, chefs and the best cooks in the state. All recipes are easy to prepare using ingredients […]

Blue ribbon zucchini bread

2 2/3 c. sugar *2/3 c. shortening *3 c. shredded zucchini2/3 c. water4 eggs 3 1/3 c. all purpose flour2 t. baking soda1 1/2 t. salt1/2 t. baking powder1 t. cinnamon1 t. cloves2 t. vanilla2/3 c. raisins2/3 c. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar and shortening in 2 1/2 qt. bowl. Stir in zucchini, water, […]

Grand opening


SINGINGS WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH in Palmerdale will have the monthly singing during Homecoming Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m., featuring Bama Blu Grace. Pastor is Tommy Riggs. GREEN’S CHAPEL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will host the Southern Image Quartet in concert on Sunday, July 20, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. The church is located off Ala 79 between Cleveland […]


Hayden, died July 9, 2014, at the residence. Predeceasing her was her father John Earl Robertson. Surviving are mother Dorothy Snider; son Jason Earl Robertson; brothers Johnny and Michael Robertson; grandchildren Eric and Zoie. Memorial services were held at 12 noon on July 12 at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Abanks Mortuary.