An online subscription is required to view the most recent issue of the Blount Countian
on this website. To purchase an online subscription, please use our online order form.

April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Oneonta announces approval of new subdivision

City administrator Ed Lowe announced the prior approval of the Greystone Gardens subdivision at the Oneonta City Council's latest regular session. Lowe speculated that the new subdivision represents the first in more than four years. More...

Pat Bryant

Age: 39 Born in/resides in: Born in Oneonta, resides in Oneonta Family details: Married to Lisa Elrod Bryant with four children: Kala, 26; Kara, 21; Levi, 20; and Jayse, 8 Education: More...

Pat Hyde

Age: 43 Born in/resides in: Born in Jefferson County, resides on Straight Mountain Family details: Married to Jill Bellew Hyde with two children: Anna Grace, 16; and Landon, 9 Education Graduated Appalachian High school, 1988. More...

Sports

Playoffs for six teams

The regular season is over and six of Blount County’s high school baseball teams have qualified for the playoffs. More...

Lady Wildcats dominate Blount County Tournament

Hayden was the site for last week’s Blount County Softball Tournament and the Lady Wildcats proved to be very rude hosts. Well, that’s not entirely correct. More...

SPORTSBRIEFS

SOUTHEASTERN BOOSTER CLUBGOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday,April 26, at Cumberland Lake GolfCourse. Registration begins at noonwith a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Prizeswill be awarded. More...

Faith

Choosing Barabbas

Devotional Reading: Hebrews 7:11-19. Background Scripture: Jeremiah 23:5,6; Zechariah 6:9- 15; John 19:1-5; Hebrews 7:13. More...

Of the Spirit

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will sponsor a Community Easter Egg Hunt at Nectar Community Center and ballpark Saturday, April 19, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be crafts and snacks. More...

ChurchBriefs

BIBLE READING MARATHON Keep Blount County Special will conduct a Bible reading marathon on Good Friday, April 18, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Park Avenue Baptist Church. More...

News Briefs

NEWSBRIEFS

ONEONTA CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION will have a work session today at 5:30 p.m. in the professional development room. WEST BLOUNT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will meet tomorrow, April 17, at Hayden Community Center, 629 county highway 7, at 6 p.m. More...

Agri-Business Center to host Career Expo

Today, more than 700 10th-grade students from across Blount County will travel to the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center for the second-annual Career Expo. More...

Scenic overlook, pedestrian walkway in the works for old U.S. 231 river bridge

The Blount County Commission voted Monday to apply for an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Alternative Program Grant for $400,000 to convert the old U.S. 231 bridge over the Locust Fork River at Cleveland into a tourist destination. More...

Blount County Commission District 3 profiles

Three candidates are running for the position of District 3 county commissioner. Incumbent Dean Calvert, running for a second term, faces two challengers, both Oneonta businessmen: Pat Bryant and Pat Hyde. All are Republicans. More...

Dean Calvert

Age: 47 Born in/resides in: Born in Ashville; resides in eastern Blount County Family details: Married to Sheila Calvert with three children: Chris, 23; Kourtney, 19; and Gracey, 9 Education More...

 

News

Vehicle set on fire in Sand Valley

A truck parked at a residence in Sand Valley was intentionally set on fire, according to Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman. More...

Veterans receive free Korean War books

Blount County veterans visited the Blount County Memorial Museum last week to pick up their ‘Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth.’ The book, made by More...

Hill named Alabama Teacher of the Year finalist

Locust Fork Elementary teacher Deborah Hill has been selected as one of the “Sweet 16” for Alabama Teacher of the Year. She will find out on May 14 during a ceremony in Montgomery if she will receive the ultimate honor. More...

People

Lucchesi - Hollingsworth

Richard and Darlene Lucchesi of Pennsylvania announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Ann Lucchesi, to Jessie Hollingsworth, son of Jerry and Ann Hollingsworth of Blountsville. More...

Obituaries

BILLY RAY HATHCOCK, 79,

Shelby, died April 10, 2014, at Shelby Medical Center. He enjoyed fishing, his animals, and watching wrestling. Parents Maspon and Emily Phillips Hathcock predeceased him, as did wife Betty Jean Hathcock. More...

EMMA JEAN KING, 81,

Snead, died April 12, 2014, at the residence. Parents Earnest A. and Clevie Huffstutler King predeceased her, as did siblings Flavis King, Onnis King, and Ernestine King. More...

FLONELL IVALEE LAMBERT, 86,

Cullman, died March 31, 2014, at Woodland Village Nursing Home, Cullman. Formerly of Blountsville, she retired from We-Tote-Em Quick Stop in Blountsville as manager and was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church. Husbands J.T. More...