Mallie ‘Mickey’ Hawkins



MALLIE ‘MICKEY’ HAWKINS, 94, Highland Lake, died July 26, 2016. She attended Antioch United Methodist Church, was director of Blount County Council on Alcohol, was a charter member of the Bessemer ALANON Group, and created the Camp Sumatanga ALANON Roundup in the early 1970s, which still continues today. She enjoyed painting, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, and playing […]

Ann B. McGinnis



ANN B. MCGINNIS, 71, Cleveland, died July 25, 2016. She had worked at Piggly Wiggly in Cleveland for 15 years and was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents George and Mildred Buckner Branham, grandson Michael McGinnis, and sisters Faye Thomas and Nancy Branham. Surviving are daughters Tammy Hughes, Veronica ( John) Longhauser, all of Cleveland; […]

John William ‘Bill’ Mitchell Jr.



JOHN WILLIAM ‘BILL’ MITCHELL JR., 86, Dunwoody, Ga., died July 26, 2016, at Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody. He served with the U.S. Army and graduated from Auburn University in 1952 with a mechanical engineering degree and a master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. He retired from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in 1992, then again in 1996 from […]

Myra Lynn Weaver



MYRA LYNN WEAVER, 53, Blountsville, died July 26, 2016. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and worked as a dental hygienist. She enjoyed shopping and going to the beauty shop. Father Herman Weaver predeceased her. Surviving are mother Betty Weaver, brother Sean Weaver, both of Riverside. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on July 30 at […]

Era Mae Worthington



ERA MAE WORTHINGTON, 82, Hendrix, died July 24, 2016, in South Carolina. She was a member of Locust Fork Church of God and enjoyed cooking, working in her flowers, and camping. Parents Jim and Eva Alldredge Latta predeceased her, as did husband Willard Worthington, brother Wayne Latta, and sisters Alma Baker and Louise Leigeber Green. Surviving are daughters Dorothy (George) […]

Happy, happy, happy!



Ever see a photo where every single person is so visibly happy? The occasion is the ribbon-cutting at Oneonta High School to celebrate the virtual reconstruction of the once-obsolete science lab. The new lab was rebuilt from stem to stearn for $250,000 – $74,000 of which was appropriated by the city of Oneonta to make the project possible. “It’s now […]

Man gets 30 years for reckless murder



A Blount County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for reckless murder in connection to a car wreck in June 2014. Circuit Judge Steven King sentenced Tyler Reynolds last week for the murder of Melissa Jeneane Gilbert, 20. He also received a concurrent 10-year sentence for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries without reporting. Reynolds […]

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