2021-09-22 E-Edition

Fall is in the air

At precisely 2:20 p.m. today, the sun will cross from north to south and pass directly over the celestial equator, an imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator. At this precise moment, the Earth’s rotational axis will not be tilted toward or away from the sun. Yes, the autumnal equinox, also known as September or fall equinox, will […]

Blountsville Harvest Festival

Looking for a local fun family adventure? Then head to Main Street in Blountsville Saturday, Sept. 25, between 9 a.m and 4 p.m., and make memories with your family, friends, and community that will last a lifetime.There is literally something for everyone to enjoy during Blountsville’s Harvest Festival. For the music lovers, there are a variety of bands sure to […]

Community garden

The Oneonta Community Garden has grown into so much more than Oneonta city councilman Lee Alexander ever imagined. It was started this spring after several requests from members of the community. Located behind the Oneonta Public Library, Alexander, who has assisted in the development and coordination of the garden, said, “We hope that it will be used as a multifaceted […]


APPALACHIAN HIGH SCHOOL will have a yard sale and car wash Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the school. All proceeds benefit PTSO and the football program. BLOUNTSVILLE HARVEST FESTIVAL will be Saturday, Sept. 25, on Main Street in Blountsville. There will be food trucks, vendors, inflatables, crafts, live music, a parade, and much more. J.B. […]

Church Briefs

SAW YOU AT THE POLE RALLY youth evangelism event will be tonight, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Oneonta High School auditorium. Logan Bennet will provide music. All county youth are welcome. SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF ONEONTA will have Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. Singing featuring One Accord begins at 1:30 […]

Enjoying God in nature

“Nature is the art of God.” -Dante Alighieri Do you see it, hear it, even notice it? Those moments and memories when you can go outside and see the beauty of wonderful masterpieces created by a Holy God. Views that cause us to pause and breathe in the fresh air as it calms our souls. Psalm 96:10 says, “Be still […]

Ccaryn Leigh Bains

CARYN LEIGH BAINS Surrounded by her loving family and dogs, Caryn Leigh Bains, 67, passed through the veil into eternal rest on Sept. 10, 2021, after a hard-fought five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Although trained as a lawyer, she chose a successful 25-year career with Glaxo Smith Kline as a pharmaceutical rep. Caryn was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend […]

Teresa Dyer Bancroft

TERESA DYER BANCROFT, 61, Calera, died Sept. 15, 2021, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center after a long battle with COVID. Predeceasing her were mother Mary Masters Dyer and sister Michele Dyer Adams. Surviving are children Ben Bancroft, Alli (Richard) Pustaver, Lucy Mounts; three grandchildren; father Birl Dyer; brother-in-law Tim Adams; two nephews. Dr. Heath Kahlbau and Robert Jackson officiated the […]

Nolan G. Bryant Sr.

NOLAN G. BRYANT SR., 89, Oneonta, died Sept. 15, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. He served during the Korean War and worked for Lockheed Martin in the aircraft test equipment department. He enjoyed fixing cars, making things, reading his Bible, and meeting buddies every morning for breakfast. Predeceasing him were wife Hazel Bryant, parents Jewell James and Roxie White Bryant, […]