OHS Singers perform at Disney

Known as the OHS Singers, 38 Oneonta High School choir members performed at Disney World on Thursday, Dec 6. During this trip, the students sang “Mary Did You Know,” “Silent Night,” and “Disney Dazzle.” To be considered for such an exciting opportunity, a video application was sent to Disney Performing Arts in May. After reviewing all of the entries, OHS […]

Susan Moore Band honored on home ground

Play it again Sam

The Susan Moore High School Marching Band has been well and deservedly honored in many venues, including as of last week, in its own gym at Susan Moore High School. District 2 Commissioner Mike Painter above presents band director Skylar McHan, on behalf of the band, with a framed certificate of resolution adopted by the Blount County Commission recognizing the […]

All-county football

The 2018 high school football season was a successful one for a lot of teams in Blount County. Oneonta, Cleveland, Susan Moore and J.B. Pennington all qualified for the playoffs. J.B. Pennington advanced to the second round of the state playoffs this season. Oneonta made a deep push all the way to the semifinals. Larry “Pod” Patterson Player of the […]

Guger indicted

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Birmingham field office Johnnie Sharp Jr. announced the federal indictment of Daniel David Guger last week. The 35-year-old Guntersville man is charged with four counts related to the intent to distribute or the distribution of methamphetamine in March 2017, all allegedly committed […]

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

This fashionably clad bunch of newspaper folks wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. We invite you to enjoy the artwork of Blount County second graders in our annual Christmas greetings special (section B). We could only choose a few to print, but all the submitted artwork is available to enjoy on our Facebook page. Roger’s Ramblings (page A2) […]


HAYDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL third- and fourth-graders will perform ‘A Christmas Carol’ tomorrow, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; school-age children are free. TOWN OF LOCUST FORK will be closed the week of Christmas. LIGHTS AND SANTA AT PALISADES PARK The public is invited to drive through for the 18th Annual Christmas Lights in the Park between […]

Come back to the manger

We spent three years collecting a beautiful manger scene to put in our yard for Christmas. April 27, 2011, destroyed it all. We decided to start over again. We spent our morning the day after Christmas of 2011 first in line at a sale so that we could replace our manger. We were told that a gentleman (who had come […]

Roger’s Ramblings

I’ve worked with many eclectic and talented people in my various careers. I’ve loved and I’ve learned from them all. That said, The Blount Countian staff is exceptional. The group pictured on the front page are special on any level if you ignore the fat guy in the middle with the stupid reindeer sweater. The others are all talented writers […]

City hires part-time concession workers

Oneonta City Council

Upon the request of councilman Nathaniel Butler, the Oneonta City Council hired 22 part-time seasonal concession workers. Butler read the list comprised of: Misty Campos and Caitlin Smith (assistant managers), Jamie Marie Walden (manager), Jamaika Adkins, Charles Sebastian Battles, Michael Shane Brooks, Dakarai O’Neal Butler, Asia Chantel Byers, Morgan Chambers, Trinity F. Doss, Aileen Gonzalez, Myranda Nikole Johnson, Makayla Keener, […]

Proposed additional town park

Cleveland Town Council

The Cleveland Town Council met last Thursday. Mayor Jerry Jones led off with the announcement that B&B Landfill, Inc. had withdrawn its application for the new tire landfill off Hazelrig Road. Jones cautioned that the company could reapply in the future. Jones informed the council the change in the town hall’s business hours seems to have gone over very well, […]