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Downtown Oneonta celebrates Halloween with Treats on the Street

With an expected $2,000 worth of candy, downtown Oneonta has the cure for anybody’s sweet tooth during Treats on the Street. On Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., businesses will open their doors, invite the community to show off their costumes, and, of course, grab some candy. The event, hosted by the Oneonta Business Association (OBA), exceeded […]


COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST The annual pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. The $5 per person plate includes pancakes, sausage, and drink. Entertainment will be provided by Neely Arts Center music students. Proceeds benefit the Blount County Children’s Center to help prevent child abuse. BLOUNT […]

Bear Meat pickup band

The band shown doesn’t have a name – they came together to play for the Bear Meat Music Festival last Saturday at the Blountsville Historical Park. So we’d like to suggest one. How ‘bout the ‘Bear Meat Band’? Or even the ‘Bear Meat String Players’? Imagine that grabbing you from a marquee! From the left above: Leon Nelson, George Dorning, […]

Oneonta awards $570,000 sewer grant bid

Topping the list of actions in its latest meeting, the Oneonta City Council awarded a $570,050 sewer project bid to Bama Utility Contractors Inc. of Birmingham. The sewer project grant will improve and expand service primarily to low-income customers. As usual, Mayor Ross Norris, an employee of the city utilities board, and Councilman Tim McNair, an Alabama Power employee, abstained […]

Cones for a cause

This Friday, Chuck Morrison, owner of Miller’s Soda Shoppe, will donate all proceeds from ice cream sales to United Way. ‘Chuck is extremely philanthropic and giving,’ said United Way representative Monika ‘Moe’ Rausch. ‘These donations will greatly benefit the agencies affiliated with United Way of Central Alabama.’ Some of those agencies include the Blount County Children’s Center, the ARC of […]

Sav-a-Life garners $2,674 from tag sales

Sav-a-Life executive director Kathy Lacks says she’s thankful to those who decided to buy a ‘Choose Life’ vehicle tag this year. By doing so, $2,674.48 was donated to the Blount Countybased non-profit organization. Proceeds from each $50 ‘Choose Life’ tag go to assist local prolife centers. Of that cost, $41.25 goes directly to Sav-a-Life, according to Lacks, who says Sav-a- […]

Second arrest made in zebra shooting

Bradley Buckelew, a 19-year-old Oneonta man, is the second person arrested in the February shooting of two zebras on a Rosa farm, and District Attorney Pamela Casey says authorities expect additional future arrests. Buckelew was arrested in Park County, Colo., on Sept. 4 and waived extradition back to Blount County. He arrived on Sept. 20. A Blount County Grand Jury […]

Glider pilot airlifted after crash

A 62-year-old Vestavia man was airlifted to UAB Hospital Sunday after he crashed while attempting to use a paraglider. The incident occurred in a pasture off Ala 79 in Cleveland, according to Cleveland police Chief Tim Jones. “Air evac was called as a safety precaution,” Jones said.“The man was just learning how to use a glider and during his initial […]


LOCUST FORK MASONIC LODGE 481 will host a turkey shoot on Saturdays, Nov. 1, 8, and 15, from 9 a.m. until ? The shoot will take place at the end of Spunky Hollow Road and county road 15. Entry fee is $5 per round and prizes will be awarded. The lodge will furnish shells. Phone Jimmy Callaway at 493-2270 for […]