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October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The Haunted Jackpot

With the recent release of some horror movies, it might seem Hollywood is picking from the bottom of their barrel of ideas. Well, I sincerely hope a screenwriter is reading this because Blount County could have one of the best horror plots ever. More...

Sports

Addison runs past Southeastern

The visiting Addison Bulldogs unleashed a powerful running game and pulled away for a 27-7 victory over Southeastern Friday night. More...

Susan Moore comeback knocks off Hanceville

The Susan Moore Bulldogs scored 15 points in the final 1:24 of the game for a miraculous comeback and a 15-14 victory over visiting Hanceville Friday night. More...

Donoho downs Appalachian

The Donoho Falcons proved their No. 4 ranking in Class 1A was well deserved in a 48-0 thrashing of visiting Appalachian last Friday night. Donoho got a 75-yard touchdown on the return of the opening kick and never looked back. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST will have a fall festival tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a bonfire, hot dogs, candy, and games. The church is located on county road 15, just off Ala 75. More...

SERVICES/SUPPORT GROUPS

MOUNTAIN POINT MINISTRIES will host Body 4 Believers on Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and Dec. 4, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The church is located at 47350 US Highway 231, Oneonta. Phone 405-0481 with questions. More...

Obituaries

MONA FAYE GARGUS BALDWIN, 79,

died Oct. 24, 2014, at The Village at Cook Springs nursing home. She lived on Straight Mountain for many years, raising her family and operating a beauty salon from her home. She was a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. More...

REBA JEANETTE ‘REBE’ BRYANT, 89,

Pine Mountain, died Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Vincent's Blount Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Mount Baptist Church, retired from Leitman Pearlman Realty as an office manager, and enjoyed gardening, flowers and her church. More...

GAIL P. CARDWELL, 77,

Walnut Grove, died Oct. 22, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South, Boaz. Parents James and Estellee Cornell Burns predeceased her, as did one brother. More...

Circuit Clerk Mike Criswell to retire after 26 years

Mike Criswell, who has served as Blount County circuit clerk since 1988, will retire at the end of November, he announced recently. More...

Enterovirus D68 cases reported in Oneonta

On The Blount Countian Facebook page last Wednesday, we reported Oneonta School Supt. Dr. Michael Douglas had confirmed two cases of Enterovirus D68 at Oneonta Elementary School. More...

ELECTION DAY NEXT TUESDAY

State offices, local races, fire district, and five amendments in play

Blount Countians should have a significant interest in the outcomes of three local political races and a fire/medical services district referendum appearing on next week’s general election ballot. More...

 

News

Shedd, Standridge comment on Mike Hubbard indictment

On Monday, Oct. 20, Mike Hubbard, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives was arrested in Auburn, having been indicted on 23 counts by a Lee County grand jury. More...

Oops!

Last week the paper ran a photo of local musicians under the headline “Bear Meat pickup band.” The group didn’t have a name, so we suggested that – since they came together at the Bear Meat Music Festival – they name the More...

Countians recognized for outstanding contributions

Positive Maturity, an organization dedicated to civic engagement for older adults through social and other programs, has compiled a list of outstanding achievers and contributors over 50 years old in central Alabama. More...

People

Gourds galore

Phillip ‘Red’ Mulkey proudly displays his bountiful fall harvest – sweet potatoes, gourds, and pumpkins. The sweet potatoes, a result of 25 plants, produced a bumper crop with many weighing in at over 4 pounds each. More...

Rose Garden Club gets busy

Members of the Oneonta Rose Garden Club were spotted doing what they do best, keeping Oneonta beautiful, at the railroad historical marker near the Oneonta Public Library. More...

Bullard wins award

Jo Ann Bullard is pictured with the 2014 Female Songwriter award she received at the Agape Fest held in Granbury, Texas, recently. She won in the category of gospel and inspirational country music. More...

News Briefs

NEWSBRIEFS

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at The Smokin Grill, 85 Purple Heart Blvd., Springville, at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. Guest speakers address subjects of interest to veterans. More...