Something for everyone

64th Annual Blount County Fair

Thrilling rides, yummy food and treats, entertainment, and fun for all ages – its fair time! The Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center building and grounds are presently covered with over 20 amusement rides, fair booths, food trucks, and exhibits by youth clubs, service organizations, and individuals. Utilizing a new amusement company, this year’s fair is expected to be better than […]

Southeastern baseball field lighting bid approved

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education approved a bid of $170,500 from S&G Waldrop Electric Inc. of Bessemer for new baseball field lights for Southeastern High School. Work is expected to be done by the spring, according to Superintendent Rodney Green. “We hope to have it installed by Christmas and I’m sure poles and the lights themselves will be ordered […]

News Briefs

HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF The Oneonta Fire & Rescue Service and Oneonta Police Department are collecting the following supplies through Saturday, Sept. 16: bottled water, canned goods, pet food, socks, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, batteries, blankets, soap, feminine products, baby food, baby diapers, can openers, heavy work gloves, cleaning supplies (spray disinfectant, rubber gloves, mops, brooms, buckets, trash bags, etc.) […]

Snead votes $63,000 for Lee Ridge road work, hears from other providers

At its Aug. 14 meeting, the Snead Town Council appeared to end discussion over its lingering conflict involving Lee Ridge Drive. Members voted to cover the estimated $5,000 county foundational base work and the $58,000 paving costs. Councilman Greg Ogles had first made that proposal and eventual motion, noting confusion on the part of several of the drive residents as […]

Drug-related incidents and stolen goods keep Oneonta Police busy

Several drug-related arrests have taken place within Oneonta over the past couple of weeks, according to the Oneonta Police Department. Investigator Jimmy Baldwin said the department has had two drug paraphernalia arrests, four driving under the influence arrests, and two possessions of a controlled substance (oxycodone and methamphetamine.) Thefts have continued to be problematic around town as there have been […]


OSBORN REUNION The descendants of James D. and Elizabeth Osborn are invited to the reunion at the Dalton Moss Lodge at Palisades Park on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring a dish and memories to share. Phone 473-5020 for more information. PANNELL REUNION will be Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Cleveland […]

2017-09-13 E-Edition

Up ‘N Comin’

Everyone in West Blount knows this by now, but for the rest of you Blount Countians, this is the new B&K Foodmart store at the intersection of Ala 160 and Deans Ferry Road – practically in downtown Hayden. It’s a pretty big deal, and it will be open sometime in November, probably by or before Thanksgiving. If there’s a race […]

Lots of big games but none bigger than the Hornet-Tiger showdown in Locust Fork

It’s a big week for high school football and there are several games on the schedule that will grab your attention. Before we get started, note – due to printing constraints, there are no game stories this week. We had to move up our schedule quite a bit this week with concerns about the weather and that simply didn’t leave […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION will be Monday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 12, Monday through Thursday until 4 p.m. each day at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration is for kindergarten through sixth grade and players must not turn 13 before Sept. 1, 2017, to be eligible. Applications for coaches will also be accepted. For more information, phone 625-3534. ONEONTA […]