Opening of Oneonta campus center still set for summer

City, college officials say...

Responding to a request for an update on the status of plans to open the Wallace State Community Community College campus center in Oneonta this summer, Oneonta city manager Ed Lowe told The Blount Countian recently that the city is moving forward on schedule. Work to remodel the Gargus building adjoining the Wonderful Worship Center in Oneonta is going forward […]

Oneonta work session offers public updates

Meeting in a declared work session on Thursday, Jan. 19, Oneonta City Council members welcomed some dozen residents along with additional employees to its chambers for an informational update session. The prepared agenda listed five items: first quarter financials, bookkeeper hiring, the Wallace State satellite project, ACE report, and calendar of upcoming events. Wallace State project Arguably, the Wallace State […]

Titles times 2 for Wildcats and Lady Hornets

Tournament basketball is always exciting. Lots of tension and anxiety and the underdog always springing an upset. Well, none of that happened in the 2016 Blount County High School Basketball Tournament. It was a great tournament, and hats off to the folks at Susan Moore for putting together and organizing a great event. On the court, however, the underdog really […]


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. […]


2016 Blount County Basketball Champions

Some solons AWOL for sticky political question; ask’em yourself today


District 11 Rep. Randall Shedd, District 27 Rep. Will Ainsworth, and District 34 Rep. David Standridge were not AWOL yesterday, and commented on the Blount County sales tax resolution awaiting action on their part. Remaining members of the six-member delegation could not be reached for comment before the paper’s mid-afternoon deadline. Undoubtedly they were busy in pre-session meetings. There were […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Don Graham will be teaching a class for pastors and deacons Thursday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Robbie Burtram, pastor. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will show the movie,‘War Room’ on Friday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., at the church fellowship hall with pizza and drinks provided. The community is invited. Phone Joslyn Blair at 256-620-5044 for […]

Lois Helen Anders

LOIS HELEN ANDERS, 54, Trafford, died Jan. 11, 2016. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she was predeceased by brother Dean Caldwell. Surviving are husband of 35 years John Anders; children Janet (Michael) Meacham, Charles (Jeri) Anders, all of Trafford; grandchildren Rebecca, John, Whitney, Kolby, Karrley, Shayla, Blake, Brody, Jett; brothers Raymond (Colleen) McCombs, Bill (Debbie) McCombs; sisters Mollie (Troy) Fredick, […]

Vernon ‘Vern’ P. Bradley

VERNON ‘VERN’ P. BRADLEY, 70, Gadsden, died Oct. 13, 2015. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1963, served with the Army National Guard unit for more than eight years, and retired after 25 years of service as a sheriff’s deputy. He was an avid Alabama football fan, enjoyed scuba diving and fishing, and was a member of First United […]

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