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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State Farm employee charged with stealing $38,000 from clients

A former employee of State Farm Insurance was arrested and charged with stealing approximately $38,000 from customers. More...

Columns

Shelby trumps them all

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

You know the results of Tuesday’s primaries for our U.S. Senate seat. I had to go to press before the vote. However, the assumption was that there would be a runoff in the Republican primary. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 14, 1985

School board borrowing funds to meet current payroll   Blount County Board of Education is borrowing $50,000 from The Bank of Blountsville in order to meet current payroll.  At the board’s Aug. 5 meeting, members approved Supt. More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blackwell

Rebecca Bouchard, daughter of Barbara Sanchez of Concord, Calif., and Robert Eric Blackwell, son of Robert and Donna Blackwell of Oneonta, were united in marriage on July 15, 2017, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lafayette, Calif.  More...

Murphree graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert P. Murphree graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Obituaries

Infant Xander Gage Beasley

INFANT XANDER GAGE BEASLEY, died Aug. 11, 2017. Predeceasing him were grandparents Lindy and Nellie Beasley, Coy Brown, uncles Larry Brown and Wade Harris, and cousins Wesley Wilson and Brad Leslie.  More...

James 'Jimmy' N. Blackwood

JAMES ‘JIMMY’ N. BLACKWOOD, 70, Cleveland, died July 16, 2017, at the residence. Predeceasing him were mother Peggie Blackwoood, father Edwin “Ed” Blackwood, and daughter Kim Sloan.  More...

Rickey Royce 'Rick' Brown

RICKEY ROYCE ‘RICK’ BROWN, 65, Mobile, died Aug. 1, 2017, at a Mobile hospital. A 1969 graduate of Susan Moore High School, he attended Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, earning a degree in education. More...

Sex offender arrested after school open house

A former teacher – who is now a registered sex offender – was arrested and charged with violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) after helping a teacher during open house at Oneonta Elementary School last week. More...

Midsummer Night’s Run in the books

Approximately 200 runners competed in the 5K Midsummer Night’s Run Saturday evening at the Oneonta City Park complex.  While the event was broken down into several age categories, the overall female winner was Angie Hogeland of Oneonta wit More...

2017 solar eclipse: facts and figures

The Great American solar eclipse of 2017 – so-named because it will travel a 2,800- mile path across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, thus creating the largest audience ever for an eclipse – will occur, beginning at 12 noo More...

News

Let’s get to know...

Jim Ed Clayton, Executive Director Blount County Children’s Center   More...

Correction

In its July 12 edition, in the article “2018 Election on the horizon,” The Blount Countian listed Revenue Commissioner (Gregg Armstrong) among the Blount County offices/ officeholders scheduled for inclusion in the 2018 election. More...

City selects new solid waste service provider

In their most recent session, Oneonta city councilors selected Waste Pro of Alabama Inc., as the city's new solid waste collection provider. More...

Sports

Former Boaz coach dies at 39

Alison Whaley regularly shared #teamwhaley updates on social media during her husband Eric’s battle against cancer over the past two years.  Sunday afternoon, she posted on Facebook, “today I got to hold my sweet Eric Whaley’s More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS EDGEWOOD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Johnny Allred, pastor is Kreg Reid. The church is located on County Road 13 in Locust Fork. More...

Calling all pastors

The Blount Countian, in an effort to enhance our “church page,” invites all local pastors to submit devotionals for publication consideration. Please limit your submission to 150 words or less. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

NARFE CHAPTER 942 The annual picnic will be tomorrow, Aug. 17, at Rotary Cabin in Guntersville, beginning at 10 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. The group will furnish barbecue and chicken. More...