Eve B. Wilemon



EVE B. WILEMON, 28, Altoona, died June 22, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Predeceasing her were father Curtis Wade Wilemon. Surviving are her mother Jennie (Merle) Wilemon, Altoona; sisters Chrystal Williams, Walnut Grove, Tara (Eric) Maddox, Walnut Grove; grandparents Jackie and Carl Wilemon, Arab, Allie Perez, Ashville; fiancé Jonathon Gray, Altoona; niece Allie Maddox; nephews Ean Gauge Harper, Curtis […]

Samuel ‘Sam’ Grayson Williams



SAMUEL ‘SAM’ GRAYSON WILLIAMS, 4, Oneonta, died July 1, 2017. He loved all sports and anything to do with balls. He loved to color, had a big personality, and enjoyed making people laugh. Predeceasing him were great-grandparents Charles and Betty McLelland and Sam Williams II. Surviving are parents Josh and Courtney McLelland Williams; brothers Elijah Williams, Gabe Smith, Josiah Williams; […]

Bernice Annette Witt



BERNICE ANNETTE WITT, 71, Jemison, died June 22, 2017. Born in Blount County, she had worked as an administrative assistant and was a member of Light House Church in Thorsby. Parents James and Della Hazelrig Witt and brother Larry Witt predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Lori (Tim) Culver; grandchildren Amber (Nathan) Carlee, Shannon ( James) Henry, Austin ( Jordan) Culver, […]

Jones – Self



Mark and Lori Jones of Horton announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Michelle Jones, to Brett Cameron Self, son of Darrell and Barbara Self of Pintlala. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Marlene Frachiseur of Horton and Lonnie and Dorothy Jones of Mt. Hebron. A graduate of Susan Moore High School, she graduated from […]

Hudson family day



Descendants of Jim and Mary M. Hudson gathered recently with the Henry, Holston, Hutchings, and Mary Butler families in attendance. Some highlights: Virginia Henry was named oldest living family member; Betsy-Ann Bortiya was an inspiration to the younger generation – with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tuskegee Institute and a master’s degree in science and counseling from Columbia University, […]

Hayden Middle School names assistant principal



“I never thought I’d be a teacher. My goal was to be a broadcast meteorologist,” said Mary Grace Hicks, the newly appointed assistant principal at Hayden Middle School. While her parents, Chris and Pam Green, instilled in Hicks a huge love of learning; it was not just vocational learning. They also encouraged her to engage in hands-on learning experiences. After […]

City looks to possible emergency safe room



The Oneonta City Council approved a resolution authorizing application for a FEMA safe-room grant. Mayor Ross Norris explained the planned room would accommodate approximately 100, include restrooms, and be located in the downtown area. City manager/economic developer Ed Lowe announced the anticipated closing to the public of the “town dump.” Elaborating, Lowe noted that the city had allowed the deposit […]

Lee Ridge, other Snead streets up for repaving?



Moving toward ending a long-term saga, the Snead Town Council approved a contract with the county commission intended to rework and eventually repave Lee Ridge Drive. The town still awaits agreement from all property owners adjacent the drive to sign over the road and a 60-foot right-of-way. Town attorney Brett King has drawn that contract and continues to receive signatures […]

We’re going to Dollywood!



Congratulations to Cindy Keener of Oneonta, winner of four season passes to Dollywood in Sevierville, Tenn. Grandchildren Kynlee, 5, Corbyn, 1, and Brayden, 8, accompanied her to pick up passes. ‘I asked my husband if we could go for my birthday if I won. When I told him I won, he said, ‘You’re kidding!’’ No, Daniel, she’s not kidding. Have […]

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