2021-03-10 E-Edition

Home again

Oneonta, J.B. Pennington, Cleveland, Southeastern, Springville, and Locust Fork met Monday afternoon for OHS’s first home track meet in more than 15 years. The new facility boasts a rubber track and expanded areas for field events.

Mary Gordon Duffee

Adventurous, mysterious, eccentric

With March celebrating Women’s History Month, the Blount County Memorial Museum is showcasing Mary Gordon Duffee, a resident of Blount Springs for more than 45 years. To people today her name might merit faint recognition, yet in bygone days she shined as an Alabama notable, known for being adventurous, mysterious, and eccentric. For many pioneer residents of the time period, […]

The silent pandemic

When COVID-19 emerged a year ago, precautionary measures were quickly mandated. Soon a society that once experienced social contact was transformed into one of isolation. People began working from home. Schools transitioned to remote learning. Churches and businesses were shut down. Doctor’s appointments and hospital stays were trimmed significantly. Shopping online skyrocketed. Extracurricular activities were no more.Almost all social contact […]


Whether you call them daffodils, jonquils, or buttercups, Jody Sharp of Hayden brought the first blooms of the season to the newspaper office last week.She earns a free one year subscription to the newspaper.


FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Fridays, March 12, 19, and 26: Come plant seedlings at the FLFR Nursery between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. To volunteer, email Jennah at jennah@flfral.com. Saturday, March 13: River clean ups at various sites from 9 a.m. until noon. Visit www.FLFR.org for locations and times. Winter is a great time to clean deep in […]

March madness: Tips for best buys this month – part 1

County Agent’s Corner

March is here! Everyone has been looking forward to “Springtime.” It’s time to do spring cleaning and start planting gardens. If you are looking for good sales on winter clothes, March is a great month to catch end-of-season sales. It is notable to mention that March is National Nutrition Month. This is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually […]

March is Amyloidosis Awareness Month

Amyloidosis is a rare disease that can affect multiple organs, causing organ failure and death if untreated. When a patient has amyloidosis disease their body produces an abnormal protein called an amyloid. This protein then travels in the bloodstream clogging up and damaging organs leading to organ failure. There are four main subtypes of amyloidosis, each affecting various parts of […]

Jim Conner to perform March 16

He’s been called the “finest old-time 5-string banjo player ever,” and on March 16, Jim Conner will bring his musical talents to Oneonta for the sixth annual E.L. and Pauline D. Kilgore Lyceum. There will be three performances, two for students of Oneonta High School and one at 5:30 p.m. for the general public. All performances will be in Oneonta […]

Hayden Annex to open Monday

Blount County Commission

Last year as state and local offices closed for COVID-19, the Blount County Commission began much-needed renovations on the Hayden Courthouse Annex. As the state reopened, the annex has remained closed now for almost a year. At this month’s meeting, commission chairman Chris Green excitedly announced that renovations were complete and the annex would open at 8 a.m. Monday, March […]