Joe Mac Moore



JOE MAC MOORE, 80, Locust Fork, died Feb. 19, 2016. He retired from CSX Transportation with 30 years of service. Predeceasing him were son-in-law Marlin Sisson and parents Otto and Ruth Holt Moore. Surviving are wife of 60 years Jennette Stephenson Moore; daughter Sonya Breasseale, Cleveland; son Doug (Lisa) Moore, Locust Fork; grandson Cade (Alicia) Breasseale; granddaughter Allie (Aaron) Alcorn; […]

Dorothy Mae Pearman



DOROTHY MAE PEARMAN, 85, Cleveland, died Feb. 19, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She retired from Environmental Services with Blount Memorial Hospital and enjoyed fishing, traveling, game shows, and watching her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren’s activities. Parents Bill and Ada Copeland predeceased her, as did husband James Everett Pearman, daughter Sheila Adale Campbell, brothers Alton Copeland, Earley, Copeland, J.V. […]

Johnny Lee Redfern



JOHNNY LEE REDFERN, 72, Oneonta, died Feb. 22, 2016, at the residence. Formerly of Bowling Green, Ky., he was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, enjoyed NASCAR, westerns, and was very fond of animals. Parents Sidney and Mary Redfern predeceased him. Surviving are daughters Angela (Bill) Powers, Mary Redfern Castle; grandchildren Joshua Powers, Jonathan Powers, Emily Castle, Claire Castle; […]

Richard George Reid



RICHARD GEORGE REID, 60, Hayden, died Feb. 18, 2016. An avid NASCAR fan, he watched his first race when it was the Winston 500, following the racing circuit ever since. A retired auto mechanic by trade, he was of the Baptist faith. Predeceasing him were father Hugo Douglas Reid, brother Randall Douglas Reid, and grandparents Ralph and Clara Cote’and Byron […]

Ronald ‘Ron’ Shackleford



RONALD ‘RON’ SHACKLEFORD, 78, Pine Mountain, died Feb. 22, 2016. Brothers Raymond Shackleford and Richard Shackleford predeceased him, as did parents Carl and Lois Harold Shackleford. Surviving are wife Linda Horsley Shackleford; son James Carl (Julie) Shackleford, Hammond, La.; daughter Michell (David) Owensby, Fort Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren; sister Sandra (Butch) Brasher, Quinton; sister-in-law Sue Shackleford, Fultondale. Bob Swain officiated […]

Thelma Lucille Vandetta



THELMA LUCILLE VANDETTA, 92, Oneonta, died Feb. 21, 2016, at the Olive Home. Predeceasing her were husband James F. VanDetta, parents Doss and Mattie Edge Perrin, and sisters Opal Parker, Janie Fae Williams, and Glenda Putman. Surviving are sons Jeffrey Alan (Kathryn) VanDetta, J. Daniel (Lu Ann) VanDetta; grandchild Levi James VanDetta; brother Charles Perrin; caregivers Phillip and Trina Cleveland, […]

One Anothering:

A Biblical Guide for Social Behavior

Local author and former lobbyist Judi McGuire of Blount County will debut her Christian etiquette book of the above title on Saturday, March 12, at 12 noon with a book signing at the Picket Fence in Oneonta. McGuire, a resident of Blount County since 1999, credits her mother and grandmother for their efforts in training her in the graces of […]

County schools’ graduation rates rise significantly



Graduation rates for high schools in the Blount County School System have risen from 80 percent to 91 percent for the system in the last five years. The majority of the seven high schools are now above 90 percent, the state’s goal for 2020. Also, Blount County Career Tech Center’s auto cad program was number one in the state for […]

Election Results



2016-03-02 E-Edition


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