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August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

OBA Awards Dinner

For the first time ever, the Oneonta Business Association (OBA) will be hosting an awards dinner with an eye toward making the event an annual occurrence. The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. More...

Sports

Opening night for some, Week 2 for others

The high school football season officially gets underway this week for fans of the Eagles, Panthers, Wildcats Redskins, Tigers, and Bulldogs. Of course, this is the second week of the season for Hornet and Mustang fans. More...

Locust Fork runs over Montevallo

The Locust Fork Hornets opened the 2014 season in style last Friday night with a 47-0 thrashing of home-standing Montevallo. Locust Fork led 13-0 after one quarter, 26-0 at the half, and 40-0 after three quarters. More...

Lighthouse drops debut to Ballard Christian

The Lighthouse Homeschool Warriors traveled to Auburn to open the season last Friday night. Unfortunately, the Warriors fell 49-14 to Ballard Christian in the debut of eightman football for a Blount County school. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

EVENTSUNION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will feature PoetVoices in concert on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

FRANCES MAE GREEN BENNEFIELD, 89,

Hanceville, died Aug. 18, 2014, at Hanceville Nursing and Rehab. She was a member of Hopewell Road Church of God. Parents Tom R. and Dollie Butts Husser predeceased her, as did daughter Martha Murphree, four sisters, and three brothers. More...

BETTY FRANCES EVANS BLACKMON, 82,

Armstead, died Aug. 17, 2014, at Altoona Health Care. She was known for her fried pies at We-Tote-Em in Blountsville and was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, traveling, fishing, and camping. More...

REV. ORBEN LEE BLYTHE, 66,

Holly Springs Community, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at the Birmingham VA Hospital. He is preceded in death by parents Grady and Irma Lee Forsythe Blythe, infant sister Emily Ethel Blythe, and brother Malan Andrew Blythe. More...

Legislative grants

Blount County Supt. Jim Carr (left) receives a $5,000 check from Standridge. More...

Council set to review alcohol applications

The Blountsville Town Council will hold a public hearing tomorrow ( Thursday, Aug. 28) at 5 p.m. to review applications from businesses wishing to sell alcohol. The public hearing was set at the council’s last meeting on Aug. 18. More...

 

News

Remember how elections used to be?

counting, but it’s a great way to see how elections have changed. We used to put paper ballots into a deposit box and then someone calculated them. More...

Correction

The public hearing on the alcohol referendum in Cleveland will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, not on Sept. 2 as The Blount Countian reported last week. Also, the bids opened on Aug. More...

Leadership Blount County

now taking applications

Leadership Blount County, entering its 10th year of operation is designed, according to its mission statement, “to identify, prepare, and build leadership resources by bringing individuals together to discuss the present and future direction of More...

People

Class of 1964 celebrates 50 years

The Susan Moore Class of 1964 held the 50th reunion recently at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Attendees had a good time catching up with each other. More...

Birth

Jeff and Meshea Hill of Highland Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Bentley Caroline Hill, on July 5, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Bently weighed 4 lbs. 10 oz. and was 17.25 inches long. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

REUNIONSJ.B. PENNINGTON CLASSOF 1979 will have a reunionSaturday, Sept. 20, from 6p.m. until 11 p.m. atGuntersville State ParkLodge. Phone Vicki Martin at256-636-4066 for more information. More...

NEWSBriefs

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS continues to have anurgent need for blood donors of all types to givebefore the Labor Day holiday. More...