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April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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News

Bipolar disorder major factor in shooting incident

Daniel Blackmon, 38, of Guntersville, was killed near Brooksville on Tuesday morning April 19 in a shootout with law enforcement officers from several area departments. More...

Southeastern student rises above

Justin Bolden recently attended a special banquet. He and 103 other students from across the state were honored as Bryant-Jordan regional winners, receiving a $2,500 scholarship. More...

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 11. This unofficial holiday was initiated in 1972 by the NASN (National Association of School Nurses) as a day of recognition. National School Nurse Day is celebrated during National Nurse Week (May 6-12). More...

People

Bryant-Cahill

Mr. and Mrs. More...

What’s for dinner?

Brianna Stutts, an eighth grader at Appalachaian High School, recently won first place in the junior north division at the Alabama State Beef Cook-off sponsored by the Alabama Cattlewomen’s Association. More...

Obituaries

William Tracy Bishop

WILLIAM TRACY BISHOP, 69, Cleveland, died April 22, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a member of Drycreek Masonic Lodge #626 and a Shriner. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was known as a jack of all trades. More...

Shannon Elaine Crabtree Cain

SHANNON ELAINE CRABTREE CAIN, 38, Trafford, died April 18, 2016, at the residence. She enjoyed painting, needlework, and fishing. More...

Kathy Jane Howard Haines

KATHY JANE HOWARD HAINES, 54, Oneonta, died April 11, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She had a passion for painting, enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, and knitting, and being a mother and Nana. More...

Legislature slashes funding request for Wallace State/Oneonta campus

The Alabama Legislature last week slashed funding for the proposed Wallace State Oneonta Campus Center from the requested amount of $1 million per year for six years to $110,000 for only one year. More...

Blue Ribbon Banquet

One of the more endearing highlights at the Blue Ribbon Banquet at World Outreach Center April 19 came when Children’s Center executive director Jim Ed Clayton recognized poster contest grand prize winner Addison Self, a second-grader at Southe More...

 

Columns

It’s time for an Alabama lottery

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

As the budget hearings began for the 2016 Legislative Session in January, the largest Powerball lottery sweepstakes in American history was playing out. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, thus far. More...

Sports

Redskins roll into second round

Three teams from the county qualified for the high school baseball playoffs but only Oneonta is still alive. The 4A Redskins pounded Curry 10-0 and 16-4 last weekend to advance to this weekend’s second round matchup against Fayette County. More...

Playoffs start this week

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The high school soccer playoffs start this week and Blount County will have two boys teams and one girls team in the field. On the girls side, Oneonta qualified for the playoffs as the champion of Area 10. More...

SPORTS Brief

THE CITY OF ONEONTA is now taking applications for lifeguards for this summer. Applications are available at city hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Applications must be received by Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have the annual yard sale on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m until 2 p.m. The church is located at 5375 Ala 160. More...

Museum searching for owner of Bible

The Blount County Memorial Museum is searching for the owner of a pocket Bible that was purchased in a yard sale. Inside the cover, the Bible reads,‘Presented to James Leach by the First Evangelical Sunday School. Sept. More...

News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE monthly chamber luncheon will be today at noon, at the World Outreach Center. Guest speaker is Jim Searcy, executive director of the Economic Development Association of Alabama. More...