2021-11-10 E-Edition

Veterans Day 2021

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Tomorrow, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. It is a federal holiday to pay tribute to those who have honorably served in the armed forces. Nonessential governmental agencies will be closed, as well as many schools.There will be displays of flags, speeches, parades, and other patriotic activities to show respect to those who have previously served this country. In 2020, there […]

Three finish in top 10 at state

High School Cross Country

Locust Fork’s Halle Curry crossed the finish line with a time of 20:37.20, placing her fifth at last Saturday’s 1-2A AHSAA Cross Country state championship meet. The Lady Hornets finished eighth overall. Oneonta’s Gaby Piceno and Lex Sorensen also placed in the top 10. Piceno’s time of 20:14.75 and Sorensen’s time of 17:06.07 placed each of them ninth in the […]


THE BLOUNT COUNTIAN will be closed tomorrow, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. OHS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM is today, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. Elementary, middle, and high school choirs and the concert band will perform. Capt. Bill Hendrickson will be guest speaker. ONEONTA SENIOR CENTER The M4A representative will be available today, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m., to […]

Holiday market roundup

For those wanting to shop local and support local businesses and community organizations, there are several Christmas extravaganzas taking place in the next few weeks that may be of interest to you. These organizations and businesses have worked hard to bring some fantastic opportunities to shop in a less crowded environment than some of the bigger options in adjoining counties. […]

World Kindness Day

Saturday is a special day. While not an official holiday, Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day, a day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. World Kindness Day was first introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, an organization formed at a Tokyo conference in 1997. Currently, more than 28 […]

Good news

Sean of the South

Remember when Walter Cronkite reported the nightly news and there was actually good stuff on TV? Remember when you watched news reports and didn’t need Tums afterwards? No, I’m not saying the national news back then was always sunshine and Hershey’s bars, but it wasn’t all nuclear explosions either. Each weeknight Walter Cronkite appeared on your screen, hair slicked with […]

Plans for MRI machine at St. Vincent’s Blount move forward

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission met Tuesday and quickly took care of business. Commission chairman Chris Green and commissioners Allen Armstrong and Chad Trammell were in attendance. Much discussion centered on the commission’s commitment of $800,000 to partner with both the St. Vincent’s Foundation and the Blount County Health Care Authority to purchase an MRI machine as well as construction of […]

Lake matters highlight meeting

Town of Highland Lake

Several lake matters highlighted the regular Town of Highland Lake council meeting this month. Bill Rush with the Lake Restoration Committee gave a report concerning silt collecting in Sand Creek. He said two companies have expressed interest in dredging. The committee considered one too costly; the other one could not complete the project until February of next year. The committee […]

Recipe Corner

This is so quick to throw together in the morning and have yummy pork sandwiches when you get home from work. -Jenna Wood Root Beer Pulled Pork 1 (2 lb.) pork shoulder or butt1 (12 oz.) bottle of root beer1 (18 oz.) bottle of BBQ sauce Place the pork in a slow cooker and pour the root beer over the […]