Irma evacuees experience Blount County hospitality


Some Florida evacuees took refuge at the Oneonta Days Inn for several nights as they anxiously awaited the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which left many Floridians without power, with flooding issues, and with some structural damage as it came ashore in South Florida on Sunday and traveled up through Central Florida throughout Monday. Stephen and Maureen Smith, along with their […]

Covered Bridge Players present ‘Dixie Swim Club’


Ed. note: I am human and completely capable of screwing up… which is exactly what I did on the front page last week. If I may channel Paul Harvey for a moment, here is the rest of the story. ms Described by the cast as “Golden Girls meet Designing Women, with a little bit of Steel Magnolias thrown in,” the […]

Robert ‘Bob’ Hand

ROBERT ‘BOB’ HAND, 75, Cullman, died Aug. 25, 2017, at the residence. Parents Albert Hand and Ozell Head, son Lindsey Robert Hand, and grandparents Fred and Katie Mardis predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Angela (Bill) Osborn; son Mark (Brandi) Hand; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Tommy Head, Bill Head, Shorty Head; aunt Mildred Freeman; special friend Linda Morris; and four-legged […]


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