Blount County Junior High Tournament has begun


Hayden and Locust Fork were the only schools to receive No. 1 seeds for this year’s Blount County Tournament, which is being played at Susan Moore High School. Hayden is the No. 1 seed for junior high boys and girls, JV boys and varsity boys while Locust Fork is the top seed for JV girls and varsity girls. The junior […]

Cleveland boys improve to 11-5

Conny Lowery’s Cleveland Panthers seemed to have righted the ship a bit and now stand at 11-5 after three impressive wins over the past week. Last Tuesday in Blountsville, J.B. Pennington jumped on the visiting Panthers and took a 29-23 lead to the half. The second half was a different story as Cleveland outscored the Tigers 16-7 and 19- 13 […]


ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION has begun. Players (ages 3-12 for baseball; 4-12 for softball) may register Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration fee is $100 per player and a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be provided. For more information, contact the Oneonta Rec Center at 625-3534. […]


Absentee voting for the March 1, 2016, Primary Election began on Jan. 6, 2016. Any qualified elector may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the absentee election manager’s office, by making application in writing, not less than five days prior to the Election and the applicant must meet one of the following requirements: The person will […]

Basketball Tournament

Church Briefs

EVENTS MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Don Graham will be teaching a class for pastors and deacons Thursdays, Jan. 14, 21, and 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Robbie Burtram, pastor. EASLEY BAPTIST CHURCH holds yard sales on the first and third weekend of every month at 62866 U.S. 231. Proceeds benefit Redeemed Ministries, a group which helps people coming out of rehab […]

Grant Gene Awtrey

GRANT GENE AWTREY, 74, New London, N.C., died Jan. 3, 2016, at Stanly Regional Medical Center, Albemarle, N.C. Born in Blount County, he was the son of the late Henry Awtrey and Leta Robertson Awtrey. He was the former owner and operator of Badin Lake General Store for more than 20 years and an avid Alabama football fan. He enjoyed […]

Patricia Ann Burch

PATRICIA ANN BURCH, 69, Pinson, died Jan. 3, 2016. Predeceasing her were parents Ervin and Ethel Dorsett Hullett, brothers Elvin and Tommy Hullett, and sisters Carrie Bell Broom and Martha Sue Long. Surviving are daughters Melissa Martin, Mandy Brock, Pinson, Kim Norris, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Diane Long, Remlap; brothers Travis Hullett, Oneonta, Jerry Mac Hullett, Corner. […]

Billie Jack ‘Jacky’ Crim

BILLIE JACK ‘JACKY’ CRIM, 71, Oneonta, died Jan. 8, 2016. He had worked as a shop foreman in the steel industry. Predeceasing him were parents W. T. and Nellie Horsley Crim and sister Margaret Wathall. Surviving are wife of 53 years Martha Blackwood Crim; sons David (Amy) Crim, John (Angela) Crim; grandchildren Austin Crim, Alyssa Crim, Jessica Crim, Kevin Crim; […]

Jessica Duncan Fisher

JESSICA DUNCAN FISHER, 31, Oneonta, died Dec. 31, 2015, at a Birmingham hospital. She was a 2002 graduate of Oneonta High School and attended Wallace State Community College. She was a member of Taits Gap Missionary Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church of Oneonta. She was attending Snead State Community College pursuing a nursing degree, officiated local football and […]

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