Mustangs claim title

It was a tough fight for both teams, but Southeastern ended the night with the 12-0 win in the Blount County Kickoff. Offensively, Southeastern had 177 rushing yards on 45 carries. Top rushers were Jacob Robinson with 49 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown and Jordan Graham with 49 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. The real standouts […]

Approves 2019 budget, five-year capital plan, routine items

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget for Oneonta City Schools at its Aug. 27 regular meeting. The budget outlines total expenditures for all uses for the fiscal year of $14.51 million, based on total revenues from all sources of $14.52 million. The board also approved a projected five-year capital projects spending plan consisting of […]

Dorsett pleads guilty

Patrick Dorsett pleaded guilty last Wednesday to the murder of Bethany Brooke Evans, a 23-year-old nurse who lived in the Mt. Olive area of Jefferson County. Evans was found shot to death at Dorsett’s home in Cleveland on Feb. 25, 2017. Dorsett was arrested the same day in Dekalb County in Evans’ vehicle. Evans’ uncle, Bill Evans, addressed the court […]


Several years ago Wynnville’s Freddie Kent was in Marvin’s and noticed a watermelon seed pack that alleged the melons could grow up to 240 pounds. He decided to buy the eight-seed pack of Carolina Cross watermelons and give it a try. Kent has had some pretty amazing watermelons since purchasing that seed packet. In past summers, he has grown melons […]

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

A traveling museum is making its way around the state, stopping in every county to tell an important story. It’s the story of us – the people of Alabama – from a time when the area was populated only by Native Americans, to the period when Alabama was a new U. S. territory in 1817, to its birth as the […]

Blount County man killed in motorcycle accident

According to Alabama State Trooper Gary Daniel, David Wayne Doran Jr., 22, died on Aug. 21 when the 2011 Suzuki MC he was operating left the roadway on Interstate 65 north and struck a tree. The accident occurred two miles north of Warrior. Doran was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is under investigation and no further information is […]


RETIREMENT PARTY for Deputy Chief Judy Underwood will be Friday, Aug. 31, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at the Oneonta Depot, 28817 Ala 75, Oneonta. The party is to honor her 33 years of service with the Oneonta Police Department. CLEVELAND PARK will have the annual Labor Day barbecue fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. The […]

Henry released again

Bruce Henry, the 61-year-old inmate from the Blount County jail who was released from jail three weeks ago when it was thought he had tuberculosis, then jailed again when it was determined he did not, was released again last Friday after a motion to do so was filed by one of his attorneys, Bradley Boyd. Part of the motion reads, […]

The fall vegetable garden

County Agent’s Corner

Summer vegetables continue to be harvested and will until the first killing frost. When will that be? Your guess is as good as mine. Oct. 15 is the day I usually target for a frost event, but it seems that summers have been extending themselves the last few years. Some years we have had a light frost or two in […]

You got me all shook up

Little did Daniel Parkins know when he sent Tara Gail Phillips a text after their first kiss that said, “You got me all shook up,” that he had her hook, line and sinker. Tara, a huge Elvis fan, was immediately love-struck by Daniel’s text. According to Tara, Daniel did not know at the time he sent her that text just […]