2021-12-15 E-Edition

Parade of Lights

It was a beautiful night for the Blount County Christmas Parade sponsored by MainStreet Family Care of Oneonta. We appreciate the City of Oneonta, the chamber board of directors, the Oneonta Police Department, the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, Oneonta Fire and Rescue, and the many other fire departments and law enforcement agencies that worked together to make this a safe, […]

Hayden Christmas parade tragedy averted

While excited children and children-at-heart lined the streets of Ala 160 in anticipation of the Hayden Christmas parade, little did they know what was about to happen that could have severely injured or killed parade participants and onlookers. About 15 minutes after the parade had begun and made its way about one-quarter of a mile down the parade route near […]

Arrest made in FedEx dumping case

On Monday, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in the FedEx dumping case that made national news over the Thanksgiving holiday. Deandre Charleston, 22, of Adamsville, turned himself in and was booked into the Blount County Detention Facility at 10:25 a.m. Charleston was charged with five counts of cargo theft. His bond was set at $12,500. Last Friday, […]


NARFE GUNTERSVILLE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, Dec. 16, at 11:30 a.m., at Jefferson’s in Albertville, for the Christmas celebration and installation of officers. FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION COOKOUT hosted by Sen. Shay Shelnutt and The Alabama Forestry Association will be tomorrow, Dec. 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at The Little Brick Church, 112 Second Avenue East, Oneonta. ONEONTA […]

Church Briefs

LIBERTY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will present the Christmas cantata “Hope Has Hands” Sunday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. The church is located in the Royal community. REDEEMER COMMUNITY CHURCH will have Chrismas Under the Stars Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. BELLEW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH will have a food pantry giveaway Saturdays, Dec. 18 and Jan. 8, […]


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