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May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Columns

Same-sex marriage – the law of the land

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

This has been an eventful year. Thousands of tourists have flocked to Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March for Civil and Voting Rights. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 27, 1987

Gov. Hunt, Lt. Gov. Folsom to be here Thursday Gov. Guy Hunt and Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. More...

Letters

Flower theft

Recently we decorated driving by family one day, graves my daughter at Harmony my parents, and Baptist grandparents, I realized Church. While at the church and and several that flowers other were family missing graves. More...

The ultimate low

Decoration season is here throughout the county which brings up the problem of people stealing flowers and other items off graves. One person was caught red-handed at Harmony Baptist Church. More...

People

Family Reunion

WOOD FAMILY REUNION Family and friends of Fred and Rebecca (Graves) Wood are invited to a reunion Saturday, June 6, at Rock Springs United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 10 a.m. until ? More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EASLEY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, June 7, with Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., followed by a covered dish luncheon. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet tomorrow, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Speaker will be Alabama State Treasurer, Young Boozer. More...

Oneonta to participate in Program

Earlier this month, the Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) announced the six cities chosen to participate in their program. Oneonta was among those picked along with Abbeville, Geneva, Jasper, Red Bay, and Spanish Fort. More...

 

News

Two dead after murder-suicide

A husband and wife are dead after a murdersuicide on Memorial Day. The Blount County Sheriff’s Department was called to the 700 block of Nolen Loop Road in the Susan Moore area Monday night around 7 o’clock. More...

Mustang milestone

Last Thursday, 49 Southeastern High School students did what no other student before them had ever done: they graduated... as Southeastern students. More...

CORRECTION

In the Graduation Edition of The Blount Countian published May 20, the photo of Hayley Buzbee of Appalachian High School was unintentially excluded from the class photos. More...

Sports

Two-time champs

The Royal Predators 12U softball team successfully defended their 2014 title and won the 2015 Blount County Tournament last weekend outscoring opponents 27-4 in tournament play. More...

Volunteering at Field of Miracles

The Cleveland High School baseball team went to Cullman recently to volunteer at the Field of Miracles baseball facility. The field was specially designed with a rubberized surface to accommodate people who are physically and mentally challenged. More...

Obituaries

James Bryson Boatwright

JAMES BRYSON BOATWRIGHT, 72, Oneonta, died May 22, 2015. He was retired from Revere Cookware and enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard. More...

Ida Raw Cole

IDA RAE COLE, 91, Oneonta, died May 18, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on May 20 at Gober Funeral Chapel, Arab. Burial was at Arab Memorial Cemetery. More...

Bernice Hallman

BERNICE HALLMAN, 84, Pine Mountain, died May 8, 2015, at the residence. She supported her husband in the church ministry for more than 30 years, was a member of Lee's Chapel United Methodist Church, and enjoyed painting. More...