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August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Courthouse security changes to begin soon

Changes to courthouse security arrangements will begin within two weeks, as all incoming members of the public will be routed temporarily to one of two doors: the door at the back parking area with the handicap ramp and the side door facing 3rd Stree More...

Special Sections

News

What legislators expect

SPECIAL SESSION TWO...

The Blount Countian last week asked members of the Blount County delegation what they expect from the next special session of the Legislature, which will probably be called within the next two weeks. More...

Jadon’s Journey

Hayden student-athlete loses arm, but not courage

His Hayden classmates are settled back into their school routine, and his football teammates are back on the field. Meanwhile, Jadon Neely is preparing for his next round of chemotherapy. It all began with a harmless arm wrestling match. More...

Permanent Wallace State site, building start taking shape

Shown above is a preliminary diagram – a “footprint”– of the proposed Wallace State Oneonta Campus Center. It would sit on the property now occupied by the Oneonta Public Library. More...

People

74-Year Milestone

Sara and William Bowers of Hayden celebrated 74 years of marriage on Aug. 9. Mrs. Bowers is the daughter of the late Ras and Emma Williams of Hayden. She graduated from Samford University and taught school at Hayden for more than 40 years. More...

Birthday

Olivia Williams celebrated her first birthday Aug. 26 with an elephant party attended by family and friends. More...

Locust Fork High School 27 up club

The newest club at Locust Fork High School is an elite one. The members of the club have scored 27 or higher on the ACT. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

BENEFIT YARD SALE will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hydra Service Inc., 2104 Ala 160. More...

Roundabout proposed for Cleveland intersection

NEW TRAFFIC DESIGN CONCEPT...

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has proposed a project to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Ala 79 and Ala 160 in Cleveland, according to a public meeting held at the Cleveland Community Center on Aug. 11. More...

Are you ready for some FAIR FUN?

HERE IT COMES, READY OR NOT!

First things first. The Blount County Fair kicks off this year on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. It runs every day thereafter, same time, same place, through Saturday, Sept. 19, opening at 5 p.m. each day and closing at 10 p.m. More...

 

Columns

No need for legislating social issues

IN THE STATEHOUSE

Many would argue, and indeed numerous surveys indicate, that Alabama is one of, if not the most, conservative states in America. I would argue that if that is true then our Alabama Legislature is reflective of its constituents. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 24, 1939

Sheriff’s force kept on jump Sheriff Miller and his deputies were busy last week. On Wednesday they captured a car carrying ten gallons of liquor at Allgood and placed two men in jail charged with transporting liquor through Blount County. More...

Sports

Montevallo gets past Locust Fork in overtime

A missed extra point proved to be the difference as the Locust Fork Hornets fell to visiting Montevallo 28-27 in overtime last Friday night. More...

Indians too much for Mustangs

The Ohatchee Indians jumped out to a 41-0 halftime lead and rolled to a 48-0 victory over visiting Southeastern last Friday night. More...

Opening night – part two?

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREVIEW

Blount County didn’t get off to a very good start last week as Locust Fork dropped a tough, 28-27 overtime opener at home to Montevallo while Ohatchee jumped all over visiting Southeastern and rolled to a 48-0 win over the Mustangs. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have RSVP Dulcimer Jammers in concert on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 185 County Road 36. More...

Obituaries

Nelda Willodee Love Brakefield

NELDA WILLODEE LOVE BRAKEFIELD, 77, Hayden, died Aug. 15, 2015, at the residence. A member of Corinth Baptist Church, she enjoyed reading, crafts, and cooking. More...

Guy Edward Cleveland

GUY EDWARD CLEVELAND, 87, Horton, died Aug. 18, 2015, at the residence. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea as a medic and was a farmer and commercial builder by trade. He was a devoted member of the Mt. Zion Church of God in Susan Moore. More...

Jesus Avila 'Jesse' Colunga Jr.

JESUS AVILA ‘JESSE’ COLUNGA JR., 63, Altoona, died Aug. 19, 2015, at Mission Memorial Hospital, Ashville, N.C. He was a Church of God pastor for several years and was the current pastor of Cristo Viene Iglesia De Dios in Blountsville. More...