2020-01-08 E-Edition

Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels

Celebrating an American tradition, the Lone Star Rodeo Company will once again bring its Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels tour to the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center for two nights of thrilling competition.Beginning at 7:30 p.m.each night, this exciting event will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and Saturday, Jan. 11. As in past years, the competition is fierce. Bareback bronc riding, […]

‘Elvis Has Left the Building’

Has anyone seen Elvis? This is the burning question that the Covered Bridge Players will attempt to figure out in the upcoming production of “Elvis Has Left the Building.” Written by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger, the show’s synopsis goes like this… “It’s Dec. 20, 1970 and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, The Colonel, […]

Taylor charged with assault, abuse of two children

An Oneonta man was booked into the Blount County jail early Thursday morning charged with assault and abuse of two of his children, one 15 months old and the other only 4 weeks of age. Calvin Taylor, 31, is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, two counts of chemical endangerment to a child, and one count each of […]


BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will have the monthly meeting tomorrow, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium. BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is offering a computer basics class sponsored by OTELCO and hosted by Oneonta Public Library.Classes will meet six Thursdays […]

Bewteen the Lines

Happy New Year! It’s 2020 already? Twenty years ago I was graduating from Oneonta High School. Fifteen years ago I was wearing my cap and gown in Auburn, and six years ago I was a new lawyer. Time sure does have a way of messing with your mind. Are you where you thought you would be 20 years ago? I […]

Access to mental health care/ substance abuse and treatment

This is the third in a series of reports from Shedd on issues he is focusing on in the upcoming 2020 legislative session. Alabama is facing federal court action that requires our prison system to correct its lack of mental health care for inmates. I support solving that problem. But we shouldn’t stop there! We have to address mental health […]

Chamber event roundup

As we enter the new year, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce has started off with a bang. Upcoming events for the first quarter are in place and will start as soon as tomorrow, Jan. 9. You will want to take note of the happenings and make it one of your resolutions to get involved. Computer basics course On Jan. 9, […]

Recipe Corner

Marinated Salad Small container of spring mix lettuce1 head of iceberg, green leaf, orromaine lettuce3 green onions, chopped1 bunch broccoli, chopped1 package ramen noodles, crushed1 cup chopped walnutsDo not add walnuts and ramen noodlesuntil ready to serve.Dressing:¾ cup sugar½ cup canola oil¼ cup low sodium soy sauce½ cup red wine vinegar Heat vinegar and dissolve sugar in it. Remove from […]

Bodine earns master’s

Kristi Nicole Bodine was awarded a master’s degree in historic preservation fom the University of Vermont in December. Bodine earned an associate degree from Wallace State in 2012 and a bachelor’s in anthropology and archaeology from the University of South Alabama in 2014. She is the daughter of Alvin Bodine of Oneonta and David and Sandra Rothe of Helena and […]