Schoolhouse Rock comes to OES

The Community Arts Council of Blount County is bringing a live rendition of the classic children’s animated series “Schoolhouse Rock” to Oneonta High School’s Eris Horton Auditorium. Performances of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” will be held on May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. Admission for the event is $5.00. Lori McKoy is directing the show. Oneonta Elementary School (OES) […]

Districts 3 and 4 announce 2016 paving schedules

2016 paving schedules have been submitted to the commission office by District 3 Commissioner Dean Calvert and District 4 Commissioner Gary Stricklin. They are reprinted below. District 2 Commissioner Carthal Self has submitted a schedule to the commission office, but told The Blount Countian Monday that he will be unable to follow it due to extensive remaining Christmas flood damage […]

Douglas provides museum with genealogy information

Carolyn Douglas donated a large amount of genealogy documentation to the Blount County Memorial Museum for the Bynum, Murphree, and Cornelius families – and many more – in Blount County. The books and information Douglas provided include: Blount County, Alabama Cemeteries Vol. 1, 2, and 3; Multiple volumes of Murphree Genealogical Association (MGA) Quarterly, ranging from 1963 to 1998; Murphree […]

Active shooter conference this Saturday

It’s certainly no secret that gun violence is a huge problem in the United States. Columbine, Sandy Hook and the Virginia Tech shootings are just a few places where many American teenagers and children have lost their lives. Believe it or not, the first recorded school shooting in the United States was on July 26, 1764, when three American- Indians […]

Redskins come up short in third round


The Oneonta Redskin boys soccer team played well against top-ranked Guntersville in last Saturday’s quarterfinal round of the 4A/5A playoffs but ultimately lost 2-1 in a shootout. Oneonta took a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game when sophomore Darwin Arriaga slipped a ball past the Wildcat keeper. The Redskins appeared to increase the lead to 2-0 later in […]

Seven teams from county make regional tournament


This week’s North-Central Regional Softball Tournament in Tuscaloosa will have a decidedly Blount County flavor. Seven of Blount County’s eight high school softball teams qualified for the tournament, which is just one round away from the state high school softball tournament in Montgomery next week. During last week’s area tournaments, three teams – Appalachian, Hayden and Oneonta – won their […]

Oneonta boys finish fifth at state track meet


The Oneonta boys track team had several members turn in solid performances and finished fifth at last week’s Alabama High School 4A-7A State Track Meet in Gulf Shores. Oneonta collected 53 points to finish just ahead of sixth-place Brooks’s 47.5 points. UMS-Wright won the meet with 86 points, followed closely by Dadeville (82 points), Northside (81) and Catholic- Montgomery (75). […]

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 PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have the regular third Sunday singing at 6 p.m., on May 15, featuring […]

Anna Joe Gargus Allison

ANNA JOE GARGUS ALLISON, 79, Oneonta, died April 29, 2016, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and was predeceased by parents Joseph and Vera Gargus, husband Charles Edward Allison, and son Charles Lynn Allison. Surviving are sons Johhnny Michael Allison, Ricky Joe Allison; grandchildren Charles Allison, Samantha Lynn Smith; great-grandchildren Jacob Smith, MacKenzie Smith, Anna Smith; brothers Jerry […]

Mary Margene Blakely Blum

MARY MARGENE BLAKELY BLUM, 64, Straight Mountain, died March 3, 2016. She worked as an accountant and attended Mountain Pointe Ministries. Parents Gene and Mary Lou Thornton Simpson predeceased her, as did husband Edward Morris Blakely, son Michael Edward Blakely, and brother John Wayne Simpson. Surviving are husband Dennis Blum; daughter Michelle (Steven) Adamson, Holly Springs; grandchildren Leah Michele Blakely, […]

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