Musso and Register assist North to victory

Locust Fork’s Chris Musso was the head coach for the North in the 59th AHSAA North-South All-Star football game held at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Blount County was well represented at the game. In addition to Musso, Hayden’s Konner Register was selected to play center for the North. The North put points on the board in the second quarter […]

Sports Briefs

UPWARD FLAG FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING at Cleveland First Baptist Church for boys and girls in first through sixth grades is open through Friday, Aug. 10. Fee is $90 per child. Discounts are available for families with multiple children participating. First practice will be Tuesday, Aug. 7. First game is Saturday, Sept. 8. Contact Rex Branham at 353-1425 or the church […]

New season, new coach

Appalachian High School will begin the school year with a new head football coach, Robert Beard. Beard has spent most of his coaching career at Cleveland High School as running back coach and defensive coordinator. He has also coached at Brookwood, Northridge, and McAdory. Beard says his goals this season are “to give student athletes the tools they need to […]

School board incumbents declared re-elected

Oneonta City Council

The Oneonta City Council declared city school board members Patrick Adams and Steve Anderton re-elected by virtue of their sole filings for the two positions they presently hold on that board. Town attorney Alex Smith advised the council that state law precludes write-in votes in these elections and urged the council to approve the resolutions, one of which he read, […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH John Smallwood will be guest speaker at a youth service on Sunday, Aug. 5, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Prayer walk at Susan Moore Elementary School will be from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Prayer walk at Susan Moore High School will be at 3 p.m. MT. VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming and singing on […]


John Bobby and Wadeene Green will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a reception given by family and friends. Mr. Green is former circuit clerk of Blount County and he and Mrs. Green are longtime members of Oak Grove Methodist Church in Blountsville. They have four children: Sharon (Claude) Bullard; Bobbie Holaway; the late Larry Green; Debbie (Michael) Bagwell; daughter-in-law Kay […]


Johnathon and Tabitha Boatwright West of Pinson announce the birth of their daughter Sophia Gray West, born June 21, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Sophia weighed 7 lbs. 9.6 oz., and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Rhonda Whited Boatwright of Remlap, Dennis Boatwright of Morris, and Johnny and Terri Kent West of Palmerdale. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Bailey of […]

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more to come sooner AND later

It’s the beginning of something noteworthy that began unfolding yesterday, will blossom further in the next couple of weeks, and continue for some time to come. Hint: it involves August 11, fine arts, a historic building downtown, what you’re looking at, and much more to come. Tune in and stay tuned. ‘Til further notice. -Ron Gholson

A tasty partnership

Hope House and Little Caesars:

Little Caesars’ front man Jeremy Rhodes hands off an armload of complimentary pizzas to Hope House director Bud Jones for delivery to first responders and others in the area. Who are the lucky recipients? Oneonta fire and police departments, and the Blount County 911 crew (who also “feed” first responders with vital dispatch information) to name a few. Also, Blount […]

Board actions prepare for fall term

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education approved the following items at the recommendation of Superintendent Daniel Smith. The July 30 meeting is the last meeting before school begins for students on Aug. 9. Approved were: • enrollment of four elementary school non-resident students for the 2018-2019 school year. • enrollment of nine middle school non-resident students for the 2018-2019 school […]

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