Moore to Auburn, Devaney to Wallace State


Two Oneonta high school seniors signed baseball scholarships last week. Brody More signed with Auburn University while Jackson Devaney signed with Wallace State. Moore a two-time all state selection, hit .344 as a junior with six doubles, a triple and 22 RBIs with 24 runs scored and was six-of-seven on stolen base attempts. Although he signed as an infielder, he […]

Wolfpack bests Sharks


The Wolfpack beat the Sharks 6-2 in the championship game of the U9 Blount County Rec League Tournament. The Wolfpack (on the left) are coached by Clay Murphree and Michael Nash while the Sharks (on the right) were coached by Mark Phelps and Scott Evans.

Moving Blount County Forward projects wrap up for 2017


Paving is complete on 11 projects that constitute the first year of work on Moving Blount County Forward road-paving projects. Only minor steps, such as striping and installation of pavement markers, remain on several projects. The 2017 plan called for eight paving projects, two per district, with an additional four optional projects – one per district – if time, weather, […]

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Church Briefs

LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a community Thanksgiving luncheon served from noon until 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in the fellowship hall. The event is for anyone in the community who would enjoy the fellowship and company of others for the traditional meal and is sponsored by the church’s Open Doors Sunday school class. ONEONTA WORSHIP CENTER presents The […]

Ollie Mae Vaneford Bedsole

OLLIE MAE VANDEFORD BEDSOLE, 96, Thomasville, died Nov. 18, 2017, at her son’s home. She was born May 6, 1921, in Househton, Ga., to James Thomas and Lucy Vandeford. She was a retired loan clerk teller with Mutual Savings Credit Union and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are sons Michael R. (Tammy) Bedsole, James J. Bedsole; two […]

Arthur McCoy Holt

ARTHUR MCCOY HOLT, 88, Locust Fork, died Nov. 13, 2017. He had been employed with McWane Steel and Hallmark Coal Company and had managed the Blount County landfill. He was a member of the Locust Fork Masonic Lodge and the Shriners of Birmingham. He was predeceased by parents Fred and Pearl Moss Holt, sister Annie Mae Sudduth, and brothers Milford […]

Mary Jean Dodd Womack

MARY JEAN DODD WOMACK, 55, Altoona, died Nov. 12, 2017. She was known as a caring person who enjoyed family time. Parents James Billy and Josephine Nimon Dodd and sister Deborah Smith predeceased her. Surviving are husband Darrell Womack; sons Jeremy Wade Umphrey, Timothy Wayne Womack, James Matthew (Terra) Womack; grandchildren Flynn Alexander Womack, Ada Elise Womack, Elijah Luke Womack; […]

Farm-City Banquet honors poster winners


The annual Blount Farm-City Committee Banquet was held last Friday. Chairwoman Stephanie Miller said the organization’s mission is to “remind people who live in the cities and towns that even though you may be generations removed from the farm, you really aren’t.” The committee, along with the Farmer’s Federation, wants you to realize that if you eat food or wear […]

Mus eum lights up Christmas tree


As in past years, the Blount County Memorial Museum will once again serve as the host site for Christmas gifts for abused children in Blount County. Sponsored by the Oneonta Rose Garden Club, the Christmas tree was lit on Nov. 16, and is expected to overflow with gifts donated by organizations and individuals for children ages newborn to 18. Museum […]


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