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September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Alabama Supreme Court to hear

Alcohol appeal

The alcohol fight isn’t over yet. More...

Letters

The forgotten park

I read with interest have been Judge to Green’s the park comments However, several times about and Palisades there have Park. I “ is another park enjoyed forgotten” in Blount my part visits. of Rickwood our county. More...

Constitution Week

River’s Chapter local Warrior NSDAR The reminds of the observance of Constitution of America’s most Week, the commemoration annually document. It is celebrated impor tant during the week of Sept. 17- 23. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

EVENTS MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have aspaghetti supper fundraiser for church remodeling projects on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5 pm. Phone pastor JerryEpps at 274-7201 with questions. More...

Obituaries

GLADYS M. ADAMS, 89,

Cleveland, died Sept. 2, 2014, at St. Vincent's Blount Hospital. She was a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church and retired from the Blount County Aging Program in Nectar. More...

EMMA JEAN DIXON, 88,

Cleveland, died Sept. 4, 2014, at UAB Hospital. Better known as "Jodie,” she retired from Blue Bell after more than 20 years of service and worked for many years at Prince Place Assisted Living. More...

CATHERINE J. HARTLEY, 73,

Susan Moore, died Sept. 6, 2014. She was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church, enjoyed karoake, and was an avid Elvis Presley fan. Predeceasing her were husband Gerald D. Hartley and parents John Thomas and Dissie Sledge Rouse. More...

Commission adopts 2015 budget in contentious session

The September Blount County Commission meeting, with 2015 fiscal year budget approval as its main agenda item, began in dissension and concluded in discord. More...

2015 Budget

boosts road spending 11 percent

The 2015 Blount County fiscal year budget was adopted Monday on a split vote of the commission. More...

Focuses in

The man is driven: quietly, unobtrusively, and amiably, like a velvet hammer. Why begin an article on a new school superintendent, of all people, with such an unrestrained pronouncement? More...

 

News

Four family reunion set for later this month

Descendants of four of the most well-known Blount County families will be reuniting later this month during an annual reunion. More...

1986 and the return of the Republican Party

The 1986 Governor’s race will be remembered as one of Alabama’s most amazing political stories. In 1978 Fob James sent the Three Bs – Brewer, Beasley and Baxley – packing. More...

Palisades Park gets Wi-Fi; CAWACO helps

Wi-Fi is now available to patrons using the lodges, pavilions, and much of the main area of Palisades Park, excluding only the trails and a couple of the most outlying areas. More...

Sports

Hornets RUN WILD

The Locust Fork Hornets simply lined up and whipped visiting North Jackson last Friday night, running for more than 300 yards and blasting the visiting Chiefs, 34-12. More...

Victory runs past Appalachian

Trailing just 7-6 at the half, Appalachian looked to be in pretty good shape last Friday night. However, Victory Christian returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown and never looked back in a 34-18 victory over the visiting Eagles. More...

Pirates beat Bulldogs

Sound defense has been a trademark of the Winfield Pirates over the years and it was on display again last Friday night. More...

News Briefs

NEWSBRIEFS

REUNIONS OSBORN FAMILY REUNION The descendants of James D. Osborn and Elizabeth Folsom Osborn will have a reunion Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Dalton Moss Lodge at Palisades Park. Bring a dish and photos to share. More...