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November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cindy Massey

appointed to circuit clerk position

Cindy Massey has been appointed circuit clerk by Circuit Judge Steven King. She will fill the unexpired term of current Circuit Clerk Mike Criswell, who resigned effective the end of November. More...

Columns

The candidate of the religious right

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

This was probably one of the dullest and least interesting gubernatorial election years in memory. It stemmed from the fact that Robert Bentley was a popular incumbent governor and nobody dared to run against him in the Republican Primary. More...

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, November 16, 1994

County voters join Revolution of 1994 Blount Countians had called for change. Blount County voters cast winning votes for Republican nominees in 18 of the 26 contested state and local races in the county’s Nov. 8 ballot. More...

Letters

Giving Thanks

As we gather let's next give week thanks with family and friends day. More...

People

Sawyer turns 1

Sawyer Keith Hoagland celebrated his first birthday with family and friends on Nov. 10 with a John Deere birthday party. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS FOWLER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH in Blountsville will More...

Obituaries

LORETTA BELL,

LORETTA BELL, 74, Altoona, died Nov. 12, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Parents Ted R. More...

JOSEPH LEE CUTRIGHT,

JOSEPH LEE CUTRIGHT, 51, Birmingham, died Nov. 8, 2014, at the residence. More...

JOHNNY FRANKLIN,

JOHNNY FRANKLIN, 63, Blountsville, died Nov. 13, 2014. Parents Carl Franklin and Buna Williams predeceased him, as did siblings Margen Miller, Glenda Lewis, and Gary Franklin. More...

Blount County teacher charged with sexual misconduct

Ashley Parkins Pruitt, 28, a teacher at Appalachian High School, was arrested last Thursday and charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors in relation to inappropriate contact with three students. More...

Swearing in, litigation, grants top November agenda

BLOUNT COUNTY COMMISSION

In what could be a significant step toward resolving a chronic problem with maintaining Blount County rural roads, county attorney Jeff Sherrer recommended filing a request with the Circuit Court for a declaratory judgement to establish the legal wid More...

Giving gifts globally

Marla Smith, pictured, member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta, along with Kossie Buckelew, are serving as relay center chairwomen for the effort to bring gifts to children all across the world. More...

 

News

OPD cracks eyeglass case

Oneonta police officers arrested Brian Scott Burrell, 53, of Birmingham, on charges including two counts of seconddegree theft of property and one count of first-degree receiving stolen property last week, according to Oneonta Police Chief James Chap More...

Church versus conference case continues

Blount County Judge Steven King has yet to rule on the Oct. 1 case involving the United Methodist Conference and Oak Grove Methodist Church, but the multipleyear case is still weighing heavily on church members’ minds. More...

New police vehicles approved

TOWN OF BLOUNTSVILLE

Acting police Chief Dan Freda gave the Blountsville Town Council estimates for two new vehicles for his department during Monday night’s meeting. More...

Sports

Haleyville knocks off Oneonta

The Haleyville Lions used a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away from Oneonta for a 41-14 victory at Gilbreath Stadium Friday night in the second round of the playoffs. More...

Bobcats bounce Panthers

The Cleveland Panthers led 10-9 early in the fourth quarter but couldn’t finish as Woodland scored 14 points over the final eight minutes of the game to take a 23-10 win over the visitors last Friday night. More...

Roundball has begun

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The transition from football to basketball is always a bit awkward, maybe more so for the boys coming out of football. Most teams have already started the season with everyone scheduled to be in action later this week. Girls More...