Blackwood Crossing Nursery is ‘wide’ open as of April 1

Blackwood Crossing’s grand opening was a happy event, as you can see in the faces of those pulled out of the crowd to celebrate it. From the left, Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce’s Lynette Glatzer and director Amy Wilson, Revenue Commissioner Gregg Armstrong, RealtySouth’s Barbara Andersen (behind Armstrong), Blackwood Crossing’s Donna Sherrer, and Blackwood Crossing manager Laura Hill. After the […]

County engineer inspects bridges

Undoubtedly, inspecting the county’s more than 100 bridges is an important part of the county engineer’s job each year. But Winston Sitton has gotten more exposure for it – without even asking – than ever before. Week before last, there was Sitton on the front page, as he checked out House Road Bridge early this year following the Christmas night […]

County hit by Thursday storms, but not too hard

An EF1 tornado carrying winds of 86-110 mph was confirmed on the ground in the Locust Fork area Thursday night Aug. 30 at 9:19 p.m. by the National Weather Service. According to information provided by the Blount County Emergency Management Agency, the tornado was on the ground for a distance of 400 to 500 yards near the intersection of Spunky […]

Hayden makes a run in Gulf Coast Classic


All things considered, the Hayden Lady Wildcats enjoyed a successful trip to the beach last week. We’re not talking about toes in the sand. No, we’re talking about the Gulf Coast Classic III Tournament hosted by Gulf Shores High School. The Lady Wildcats didn’t win the tournament – Southside-Gadsden beat Daphne in the championship game – but Hayden won all […]


UMPIRES ARE NEEDED for spring rec league baseball. For more information, phone 205-601-3803. ONEONTA YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION has begun. Registration – for girls kindergarten through sixth grade (2016- 2017 school year) – will be each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. through April 21. The fee is $25 and fundraisers will be held to offset package […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS 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 transition back to a normal, healthy life. SINGINGS BETHLEHEM UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing on Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., featuring The Perrys from […]

Alabama Pediatric Therapy Services

now open, serving children with developmental delays, special needs

Following its grand opening Monday, Alabama Pediatric Therapy Services is now prepared to serve children of all ages ranging from infants to young adults with special therapy needs in areas such as speech therapy and the occupational or motor skills therapy that may be needed to assist childhood development. Clinic personnel include owner and occupational therapist Katie Neal (preparing to […]

Darlene’s closing after 30 years

Who would have thought a short conversation at the Landmark restaurant over 31 years ago would ignite a spark for an idea for a business? Few people would imagine that conversation could have led to a successful business venture here in Oneonta, but it did. Darlene’s Boutique and Gift Shop opened in 1986 and is closing her door after more […]

Marvin Clemons book signing

Marvin Clemons will be holding a book signing and presentation in The Little Brick Church across the street from the Blount County Memorial Museum on April 14 at 6pm for his newest publication, Great Temple of Travel: A Pictorial History of Birmingham Terminal Station 1909- 1969. He and Lyle Key had co-written a book called Birmingham Rails in 2007 and […]


BILLY JOE ADAMS, 81,Nectar, died March 27, 2016, at the residence.He was a member of Masonic Lodge #836, the Shriners Zamora Temple, and was employed with Metro Trailer Inc. as a mechanic.He loved fishing, gardening, spending time with family and playing the bass fiddle. Predeceasing him are parents Grady and Vida Marsh Adams, daughter Sue Ellen Adams, brothers Eldridge Adams, Henry Adams, and Wilburn Adams, sister […]