Diamond in the rough

Take a trip down Remlap Drive near the Inland Lake pump station, and you’ll come across an office building suited more for a high-tech area in the city rather than a country road. AT Mechanical is a commercial HVAC and plumbing contractor that specializes in commercial and industrial construction projects. Owner Terry Sullivan has owned the business in Jefferson County […]

Of music and motorcycles

Ken Summerford, owner of Ken’s Kustom Cycles in Hayden, has three great loves; four, if you count the cat. More about the cat later. His passions are his wife, Diana, his music and motorcycles. Ken’s love of motorcycles goes back to when he was growing up in Oneonta in the late 1950s when he bought a Cushman scooter he used […]

Martha Jenet Fox Champion

MARTHA JENET FOX CHAMPION, 80, Altoona, died Sept. 22, 2017, at the residence. She worked for many years as a certified nursing assistant and enjoyed time with family and working on puzzle books. Predeceasing her were parents Albert and Elizabeth Moore Fox, husband Jessie Ray Champion, five brothers, and five sisters. Surviving are daughter Linda Schramm, Ft. Myers, Fla.; son […]

Infant Avery Kate Saye

INFANT AVERY KATE SAYE, died Sept. 20, 2017. Surviving are parents Joey and Hallie Saye; grandparents Jimmy ( Jessie) Nelson, Shane Posey, Joe Bob (Wendy) Saye, Genevea (Rodney) Wall; great-grandparnets Connie Nelson, Betty Privett, Patsy (Glenell) Laughlin, Renay Holcomb; aunts and uncles Hannah Nelson, Tré Nelson, Trevor Posey, Kyle Saye, Leanna Holmes, Levi Brown. Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home directed.

Lighthouse stays perfect

The score might be a little misleading but the Lighthouse Homeschool Warriors remained perfect on the year with a 52-38 victory at Meadowview Christian in Selma Friday. Lighthouse was in complete control for the majority of the game and led 38-0 after three quarters. However, Meadowview didn’t go down without a fight and outscored the Warriors 38-14 over the final […]

Nellie Lochamy

NELLIE LOCHAMY, 73, Oneonta, died Sept. 22, 2017. Formerly of Allgood, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, serving as a children’s Sunday school teacher for many years and worked at the Mt. Pleasant Christian School lunchroom. She enjoyed painting, working with children, mission work, and worked with Home Interior for many years. Parents Roy and Lois Vaughn […]

Big-time rivalries for half the county


We are roughly halfway through the high school football regular season so it’s time to take a break from the pressure of region play and dive headfirst into rivalry week. There are some outliers – Brilliant visiting Southeastern, Locust Fork traveling to Weaver and Hayden hosting Westminster (all meeting for just the second time) – the rest of the schedule […]