Jimmy Edward King

JIMMY EDWARD KING, 67, Blountsville, died Dec. 5, 2018. The family will not be announcing a memorial service at this time. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

Margaret Moss Logan

MARGARET MOSS LOGAN, 86, Cleveland, died Dec. 2, 2018. She worked for the USDA office in Blount County for 38 years and was a member of Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Predeceasing her were parents Comer and Ruby Sanders Moss, husband Jack Logan, and brother Brady Moss. Surviving are daughter Barbara Logan (Harry) Edwards; grandson Brad (Rebecca) Atkinson; great-grandchildren Greylin Atkinson, […]

Helen Joyce ‘Mamaw Joyce’ Ragan

HELEN JOYCE ‘MAMAW JOYCE’ RAGAN, 84, Oneonta, died Dec. 5, 2018, at the residence. She is predeceased by husband Buck Ragan, grandson Keith Harper, parents J.D. and Estelle (Elldge) Smith, brothers Billy Smith, James Smith, sister Ellen Miller. Mamaw Joyce was born during the depression and was the oldest of five girls and two boys. While she was in the […]

Jeffrey Scott ‘Jeff’ Tims

JEFFREY SCOTT ‘JEFF’ TIMS, 44, Pinson, died Dec. 2, 2018. Predeceasing him was father R.B. Tims. Surviving are children Dalton (Eden) Tims, Tristian (Alexis) Tims, Alexus Tims, Jay Tims; granddaughter Olivia; mother Betty Tims; sister Kathy (John) Birmingham; half-sister Charlotte Stanley. John Fallin and Hubert Underwood officiated the 1 p.m. service held Dec. 5 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral […]

Mary Allison Trantham

MARY ALLISON TRANTHAM, 33, Oneonta, died Dec. 5, 2018. Rodney Prickett officiated the 1 p.m. service held Dec. 7 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Why My Vote Matters

In November, 2017, two candidates for the House of Delegates seat of the ninety-fourth district of Virginia tied in their election; both had garnered exactly 11,608 votes. The result was one typical of tied public elections. The victor’s name was drawn randomly out of a bowl, negating the input of thousands of American voters. If only one of the nearly […]

Happy Homestead Jewelers crowd celebrates grand opening

The grand opening crowd at Homestead Jeweler’s last week was unusually jolly, presumably in keeping with the season, as father and son co-owners Ernest Johns (third from left) and Tim (with super scissors) spurred on the general jocularity. The store is located at 911 Second Avenue East, in the log emporium across the highway from former radio station WCRL and […]

Board hears end-of-term announcements, approves superintendent recommendations

Blount County Board of Education

Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green made end-of-term announcements to board members at its Monday special meeting. Those affecting district school activities include: • Winter Wonderland open house at the Blount County Learning Center, set for Thursday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • junior high basketball tournament (boys and girls) at Cleveland High School, first round to begin […]


(Dec. 4 - Dec. 8)

Tuesday, Dec. 4at ClevelandVarsity BoysCleveland 72, Susan Moore 40 Cleveland came out firing, outscoring Susan Moore 20-11 in the first quarter. The Panthers led at halftime 40-24 and the third quarter 58-27. Micah Fallin led Cleveland with 32 points and Logan Washburn scored 20 points. Isaiah Kemp led Susan Moore with 13 points and Tanner Sisson contributed 11 points. Varsity […]


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