2021-09-08 E-Edition

Local theatre groups perform this weekend

Theatre goers are in for a busy weekend with not one, but two shows celebrating their opening nights. The Community Arts Council of Blount County and the Covered Bridge Players will each be bringing entertainment to the Blount County and Oneonta communities, but in completely different ways. While the Community Arts Council of Blount County will be performing Disney’s classic […]

Miss Covered Bridge

A new Miss Covered Bridge has been crowned, along with a new Miss Covered Bridge’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Blount County’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Covered Bridge Preliminary Competition was recently held at J.B. Pennington High School. Miss Covered Bridge and winner of a $500 scholarship is Hannah Adams. Adams is from Birmingham and is a student at The University […]

DAR promotes Constitution Week Sept. 17-23

Celebrate the foundation of America

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance of this foundational document of national governance. “There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the […]


HURRICANE IDA RELIEF Oneonta Fire & Rescue Service is collecting items for areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. Items can be dropped off today, Sept. 8, at 308 Second Street North. Needed items: bottled water, plastic and tarps, shovels, rakes, brooms, bleach and cleaning supplies, garbage bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, baby supplies, toiletries, flashlights, batteries. COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC Snead State Community […]


Vaccinate for the children of Alabama

A month ago, we thought things were getting better. We could take off our masks around vaccinated friends, we could go out to eat – we felt safer going to church and to the grocery store. Then the Delta variant hit and it’s a game changer, especially for children. Because of low vaccination rates the virus was circulating widely in […]

What Ricky’s Reading

The Council of Animals by Nick McDonell The animals have decided to meet to have a vote. In attendance is a bulldog, a horse, a grizzly bear, a crow, a baboon, and a cat. Animal Council is in session, and there is one resolution on the floor. The crow pronounces the resolution: “The question is set, with the blessing of […]


Sean of the South

A nice car stalls in traffic. Horns honk. People shout. Traffic backs up for miles. In the front seat is an old woman. Four Mexican men leap out of a nearby dilapidated minivan. They push the woman’s broken down vehicle from a busy intersection. In the front seat is Jocelyn. A 73-year-old lady with cotton hair. When she is out […]

West Blount Fire awarded $300k grant

West Blount Fire District firefighters and the Board of Trustees recently announced the award of a $300,000 grant issued through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The department will utilize the grant money to purchase a “tanker-pumper” that will allow them to provide services using top-of-the-line equipment on all calls. This new apparatus will replace a 1980s model transfer pumper truck. […]

Recipe Corner

Much less messy than making original s’mores, but also much less fun. These will do though until cooler weather gets here for original s’mores made over a fire pit. -Jenna Wood S’mores Brownies graham crackers 1 box brownie mix (plus ingredients called for on box) 1 cup chopped Hershey’s bars 1 (10 oz.) bag mini marshmallows Preheat oven to 350 […]