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January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION

The retirement celebration for police chief James Chapman has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Little Brick Church.   More...

Tastes like bacon

Educators from all over the nation are looking for new and inventive ways to get their students to read more. Appalachian School is no exception. More...

Columns

Senate seat up for grabs

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Alabama is going to fare well under President Trump. There is an old adage that says, “Those that bake the pie get to eat it.” We truly baked the pie for Trump. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 15, 1925

Noted educator dead   Prof. W.Y. Adams, noted educator, minister, and legislator, died at the home of Tom Hudson, on Route 1, Cleveland, early Tuesday morning. More...

People

LFHS Class of 1959

Seventeen members of the Locust Fork High School Class of 1959 recently met at Charlie B’s Restaurant to celebrate the 57th reunion.  More...

Five generations

Abigail Hays, front, is pictured with relatives making five generations in the family. Back, great-great grandparents Doyle and Luenette Putman Praytor and great-grandmother Sandra Praytor Johnson. More...

Obituaries

Margaret 'Margie' Clingan Adams

MARGARET ‘MARGIE’ CLINGAN ADAMS, 81, Cullman, died Dec. 31, 2016, at the residence. She enjoyed collecting clocks, watching her favorite TV programs, and cooking. More...

Shirley Jean Bodiford

SHIRLEY JEAN BODIFORD, 74, Pell City, died Dec. 30, 2016.  Surviving are husband Ray O. More...

Ada Sue Cates

ADA SUE CATES, 63, died Dec. 31, 2016. She was a retired secretary. Predeceasing her were parents James Warner and Rosetta Smith Cates and brothers J.W. Cates Jr. and Daniel W. More...

Commission delays business meeting

Blount County Commission work session...

Due to a meeting conflict in Montgomery, the Blount County Commission delayed the commission business meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, until Thursday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. More...

Better late

Dewey Yarbrough received his high school diploma Monday – at the age of 87. You might say it was a little late – nearly 60 years – through no fault of his own. More...

Three stabbed, County Road 24

Two adults and a juvenile were stabbed late Tuesday, Jan. 3, at a residence on County Road 24 near the Blount/St. Clair County line, according to information provided by St. Clair County assistant sheriff Billy Murray. More...

News

System will file for snow day relief; basketball tourney dates announced

Blount County Board of Education...

Superintendent Rodney Green announced that the Blount County system will file for relief from having Friday Jan. 6 charged against the three-day allowance for school cancellations due to weather. More...

CORRECTION

In the Dec. 28 edition of The Blount Countian, there was an error concerning the town of Cleveland. More...

Snead continues push for crossroads traffic light

Alabama District 9 Senator Clay Scofield assured Snead town councilors of his support in their efforts to obtain a traffic signal at the town's U.S. 278 and Ala 75 intersection. Councilman Greg Ogles had begun that push months ago. More...

Sports

More of the same for Locust Fork

In a matchup of two of the better girls teams in the county, the Locust Fork Lady Hornets used a dominant second quarter to pull away from J.B. Pennington for a 62-31 victory over the Lady Tigers last Thursday in Blountsville. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is going on now through Jan. 26. Players can register each Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, call 625-3534.   More...

First Team All-County Banquet tomorrow night

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The First Team All-County Football Team, presented by The Blount Countian and WCRL Sports Network, will be honored at a banquet tomorrow night at Twin Oaks at Heritage, beginning at 6 p.m.   More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS LEBANON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will feature The Blackwood Quartet in concert on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. The church is located at 925 County Road 42. A love offering will be taken for the group. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Blount County group meets Mondays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m. Alanon meets Mondays at noon. Both groups meet in Allgood. For information and directions to the meetings, phone 274-7780 or 274-0596. More...