2020-06-10 E-Edition

Black lives matter

Oneonta was the scene of a peaceful protest Monday afternoon when about 300 people gathered at The Little Brick Church demonstrating against cases of unnecessary killing of African-Americans by police.The protest, like many more across the country, was sparked after a black man, George Floyd, died during his arrest in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 25. One officer involved has been […]

Locust Fork Park installs wheelchair accessible swing

On June 3, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce was on hand at Locust Fork Community Park to help celebrate the latest addition to the recently upgraded children’s playground, a wheelchair accessible swing. Eleven-year-old Molly McNutt was the first to try out the new swing; and Molly’s mother, Janie McNutt, said that she is, “glad that everyone is thinking about people […]

Bloom-N-Pie Days

This Saturday, one of the state’s most delightful and colorful festivals kicks off right in our own backyard. Close to a thousand varieties of gorgeous, brilliantly colored daylilies will be on full display – and for sale! That’s the concept behind Bloom-N-Pie Days – more daylily varieties than you’ve ever seen presented for your enjoyment amongst an acre or so […]


BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails Restaurant.Come learn about your Second Amendment rights. ANNUAL PINE MOUNTAIN BBQ AND BLUEGRASS will be Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m.until 7 p.m., at Pine Mountain Community Center. Roast chicken and Boston butt BBQ plates ($10) and BBQ sandwiches with drink ($5) will be served beginning […]

About People

Berry College honors Anna Tucker and Noah Watson of Hayden were named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at Berry College. The Dean’s list honors students who earn a 3.5 GPA or better and carry a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester. Gadsden State honors Noah Grady, Melina Osborn, and Gabriel Perez, all of Altoona, were […]

Readers Write

Please allow me to clarify an announcement that was published in The Blount Countian on June 3, 2020, regarding the Blount County spay/ neuter assistance program. The Carl Coleman Spay/Neuter Trust Fund is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The funds are specifically designated for pet owners in Blount County. When the non-profit, Blount County Animal […]

Readers Write

The Oneonta Police Department thanks everyone who participated in Monday’s unity march for showing the rest of the country what can happen when a community comes together. There was no rioting, no vandalism, and no violence. We know the people who make up our community and truly expected nothing less. Thank you to the organizers and participants for your pride […]

Between the Lines

Class of 2020, Let me be one of the 763 people who will likely give you advice. Bear with me. What a wild ride. The light at the end of the tunnel, a.k.a. your senior year, has been a mess. You’ve all had to do it differently and you pulled it off beautifully. Without harsh complaining you rolled with the […]


County Agent’s Corner

Well, I think that summer is officially upon us, and nothing says summer like tomatoes. While yours may not be ripe quite yet, there are some things to be looking for now to ensure a delicious, homegrown tomato sandwich is in your future. When it comes to tomato problems, they fall into three categories – cultural, disease, and insect. Often, […]