TLC welcomes new administrator



Glenn Cummings, new administrator of TLC Nursing Center, took over duties on Feb. 20, after moving from the Mobile area. Having previously served as administrator at three Mobile-area facilities and as coordinator at the University of South Alabama’s College of Medicine Center for the Study of Rural Vehicular Trauma, Cummings is ready to move forward with making TLC the best […]

DAV honors Hallman



Members of Chapter 28 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Blount County met Saturday morning at Charlie B’s to present their commander, James Lester Hallman, with a plaque in honor of his many years of service. Hallman is stepping down, having been commander of the local chapter since 2005. Hallman served in Vietnam as an Army Combat Engineer. He […]

Oneonta looking for coaches



Oneonta Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas has set an aggressive timeline for hiring new head coaches for football and basketball. The openings were created after the Oneonta City Board of Education asked for and received resignation letters from football coach Don Jacobs and basketball coach Dan Bell at last week’s meeting. “First of all, we want to get the best coach […]

More than just books



Oneonta Public Library director Ricky Statham encourages everyone to visit the library to not only check out books but also utilize the computers, Wi-Fi services, a solar charging station, weekly one-on-one computer classes, children and teen reading stations and participate in the special events scheduled. Though very shy, you can also meet Franklin, the 14- year-old turtle, who is a […]

State wrestling champ



“I just try to think about winning – it’s a good challenge to be the best you can be,” said Landon Castleberry, the 113-lb state champ wrestler from Hayden High School. Castleberry won the title in February at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. In the championship match, Castleberry beat Fultondale’s Macon Edwards, his friend and former teammate and training […]

2016-2017 Blount County Spelling Bee Winners



Listed below are the names of students who won their school’s spelling bee this year. They are not listed according to their place in the photo. Appalachian – Carter Johnson; Blountsville Elementary – Grant Austin; Cleveland Elementary – Noah Longshore; Cleveland High – Adam Garcia; Hayden Middle – Caroline Gohn; J. B. Pennington High – Jada Williams; Locust Fork Elementary […]

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