Tony’s Aquariums & Pets


Pictured above at the ribbon cutting ceremony are (from left) Jason Fuller, Travis Palmer, Wes McKay, owner Tony Caracci, son Anthony Caracci, Barbara Andersen, and T. Ray Mauldin. In addition to a great selection of fish and aquarium supplies, Tony’s Aquariums & Pets also has rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, snakes, turtles, lizards, and other pets. They are open Tuesday […]

Direct Rate Mortgage


Direct Rate Mortgage is a new option for home financing, located at 315 2nd Avenue East, across from Oneonta Tire Center. It’s now officially open for business, as of this ribbon cutting last week (at left). From left: T. Ray Mauldin (Cadence Bank branch manager and president of the Chamber board of directors), Kevin Whatley, (Direct Rate Mortgage national director […]

Be thankful for Blount County

Roger’s Ramblings

Thanksgiving is a fitting holiday to take a moment to discuss what we in Blount County should be grateful for. Blount is a beautiful county, and has been my home for 30 years, more than half my life. My wife and I choose to live here even though neither of us is a native. My wife is from Montgomery, and […]

Thanksgiving traditions, meaningful moments, and fun facts

The Blount Countian polled some school personnel from across the county to find out different thoughts about Thanksgiving traditions, meaningful moments, and a couple of other fun facts. What is your favorite or most meaningful tradition? Blountsville Elementary counselor Stacy Hammond – My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is preparing the meal with my daughters and husband. The kids love to inject […]

2018-11-21 E-Edition