Recipe Corner

Glazed Pecans 1 cup sugar¼ cup evaporated milk2 Tbsp. water½ tsp. vanilla1 Tbsp. butter2 cups pecans Mix sugar, milk, and water in a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches soft ball stage. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans and keep stirring until glaze forms. Pour out on wax paper, separating nuts. When they […]

Third Thursdays Sip + Stroll


In a continued effort to enhance the vitality and unique character of the community through beautification, promotion, and development of the beautiful, historic downtown, the Oneonta Downtown District will hold the second Third Thursday Sip + Stroll tomorrow, Oct. 17. The October Sip + Stroll is slated to provide a fun and festive environment that will be centered around the […]

Executive session sets off flurry of commission motions

Blount County Commission

The formal letter requesting executive session and declaring the general subjects to be discussed sounded innocuous enough – economic development and pending or eminent litigation. But when the commission returned an hour later, three significant actions resulted, which more or less highlighted an otherwise routine monthly business meeting. The three motions, expeditiously made and passed just before adjournment, included: (1) […]

Park progress, tax issue

Town of Cleveland

The Cleveland Town Council met Oct. 10 for their regular monthly meeting. In the FY2020 budget that was adopted last month, the water and sewer rates were raised by 3 percent. For that increase to go into effect, explained Mayor Jerry Jones, the council must pass a resolution. A motion was made and passed unanimously. Jones brought the council up […]

Martha D. McClendon Bickerstaff

MARTHA D. MCCLENDON BICKERSTAFF, 58, Snead, died Oct. 4, 2019, at the residence. Predeceasing her were parents Harvey and Dora Huffstutler McClendon and two brothers. Surviving are husband Allen Bickerstaff; son Steve (Amber) Bickerstaff, Snead; daughter Jennifer (Dale) Thomas, Snead; five grandchildren; six siblings; a host of nieces and nephews. Jerry Thomas and Wes Lowery officiated the 2 p.m. service […]

Keith Wade Brumbeloe

KEITH WADE BRUMBELOE, 52, Remlap, died Oct. 7, 2019. Funeral service was held Oct. 12, at noon, at Hopewell South Baptist Church. Burial followed at the adjoining cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Mary Frances Hollingsworth ‘Maw-Maw’ Clark

MARY FRANCES HOLLINGSWORTH ‘MAWMAW’ CLARK, 86, Straight Mountain, died Oct. 11, 2019. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and Lakeview Baptist Church and retired as a secretary from J.M. Tull Metals in 1995. Predeceasing her were husband John Van Clark, granddaughter Mary Allison Clark Tranthan, parents Oscar and Florence Hollingsworth, brothers Calvin Clark and Harold Clark, […]

Michael Dale Crawford

MICHAEL DALE CRAWFORD, 65, Oneonta, died Oct. 8, 2019. There are no arrangements to announce at this time. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Gregory Kenneth Gargus

GREGORY KENNETH GARGUS, 52, Straight Mountain, passed away Sept. 30, 2019. He was an owner and trustee of ONEeighty Church of Springville. Preceding him in death were grandmothers Nona Davis and Ida Gargus and grandfather Herbert Gargus. Survivors include wife Sheila Miller Gargus; daughters Kelli Renee (Derek) McConnell and Kristin Nichole (Michael) Clark; grandchildren Emily Claire Luna, Kyle Brennan Clark, […]

Bruce Edward Henry

BRUCE EDWARD HENRY, 62, Sand Valley Community, died Oct. 10, 2019, at the residence. Rodney Franklin will officiate a noon service tomorrow, Oct. 17, at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.


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