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April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Locust Fork man arrested on 11 counts of breaking and entering

Taylor Scott Bentley, 20, of Locust Fork, was arrested Monday when stolen property was found in his vehicle, according to Capt. Pat Thomas of the Blount County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Big impact projects approved:

U.S. 231 bridge tourism, mass notification system, massive road equipment upgrade coming

The Blount County Commission approved significant projects to move the county forward in tourism, public safety, and infrastructure rehabilitation, and opened discussion on a major economic development strategic initiative in this month’s cycle More...

Columns

Is there more child abuse nowdays, or just more reporting of it? Both, says Children’s Center head

GUEST EDITORIAL

Is there more child abuse nowdays, or does it just seem that way? Lately people have been asking me this question. More...

Legislators busy in Montgomery

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

As the world turns in Alabama politics, a lot has happened in the first three months of 2015. More...

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, April 12, 2006

FLFR celebrates 15 years A group that began as a protest to the Birmingham Water Works Board’s (BWWB) attempt to dam the Locust Fork River celebrated its 15th year Saturday night at Palisades Park. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats roll to county title

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL & BASEBALL

The Hayden Lady Wildcats are the No. 1 team in Class 5A, according to the last couple of rankings put out by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). More...

SportsBriefs

MOUNTAIN POINTE MINISTRIES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday, April 18, at Heritage Golf Course in Oneonta. Format is a four-man scramble and entry fee is $300 per team. Registration begins at 12 noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m. More...

Bulldogs win third-grade title

The Susan Moore Bulldogs thirdgrade girls basketball team won their second straight tournament championship this year in the 2015 Blount County Youth Basketball League. More...

Obituaries

Harvel Ray Bates

HARVEL RAY BATES, 74, Oneonta, died April 10, 2015, at the residence. He worked for Imperial Irrigation District in California for 25 years before moving to Alabama where he was employed with Goldkist and Tyson Foods. More...

Harland Edward Blocker

HARLAND EDWARD BLOCKER, 81, Blountsville, died April 9, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He served with the U.S. Navy, was a retired senior master sergeant with the Air National Guard, and was a Korean War veteran. More...

Jesse A. Cedillo

JESSE A. CEDILLO, 20, Locust Fork, died April 8, 2015. A faithful member of Locust Fork Baptist Church where he worked with the security and Family Life Center teams, he was an avid Auburn fan and enjoyed fishing and Locust Fork football. More...

Oak Grove Methodist Church wins court case

Just in time for Easter Sunday, the members of Oak Grove Methodist Church received word the church was legally theirs. More...

Palmer announces opening of Oneonta field office

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, representing Alabama’s 6th District including all of Blount County, announced during a visit to Oneonta last week that he will open a field office in Oneonta City Hall. More...

 

News

Agri-Business Center, nuisance powers figure in work session discussion

The Blount County Commission discussed at length both the Agri-Business Center’s financial needs for the remainder of this fiscal year, and the commission’s inability to substantially control or regulate nuisance problems such as junkyard More...

A short history of Wassausey

Blountsville: town with an energetic past

Wassausey. If that’s the answer, what’s the question? More...

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. More...

People

Golden Anniversary

Joe Ray and Cherri Dailey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family at Lebanon United Methodist Church on March 28, 2015. Mr. Dailey is the son of Elmer and Hilda Dailey and is a retired Eastern Airlines pilot. Mrs. More...

Birth

Chad and Lauren Jones of Prairieville, La., announce the birth of Elizabeth Lynn Jones, who was born March 21, 2015, at Women’s Hospital of Baton Rouge, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz and measuring 21 in. long. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

LOCUST FORK BAPTIST will host Dustin Dubose from the Franklin Graham Crusade from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. WELCOME #2 BAPTIST in Palmerdale will have a singing on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

HAYDEN SENIOR CITIZEN DAY will be today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hayden Community Center. Bring a covered dish and enjoy games, live music, and fellowship. More...