Blount County…A county of churches

Pleasant Mount Baptist Church, located on Pine Mountain Circle on the Blount-St. Clair County Line in the Pine Mountain community – Organized 1899 – Glenn Bynum, pastor

Oneonta First Baptist will present pianist Robert Cowan in concert

New grand piano to get second workout

Robert Cowan, recording artist and member emeritus of the music faculty at University of Montevallo, will present a piano concert Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at Oneonta First Baptist Church. Cowan has had an outstanding career as a soloist and as a member with his wife, Joan Yarbrough, of a duo-piano team. His career has spanned 32 years with […]


SINGINGS CLEVELAND CHURCH OF GOD singing Sunday, Nov. 23, at 1:30 p.m. featuring the Singing Commodores of Blountsville. Don Edwards, pastor. Questions? Phone 274-0630. LORD’S HOUSE OF PRAYER TABERNACLE will have a benefit singing for Philip Gilliland Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Special singers include Faith, Hope, and Charity. Church is located at 46 Daileys Drive, Oneonta. ROYAL COMMUNITY CENTER […]


THOMAS MILTON ANDERSON, 74, Talladega, died Nov. 8, 2008, at Talladega Health Care. A native of Jefferson County, he was the son of Gladys Moore Fields and the late Ollie William Anderson. An army veteran, he was of the Baptist faith and worked as a truck driver with Mercury Freight. Besides his father, he was predeceased by son Ollie Anderson […]

Remembering those who served

A cool clear day greeted spectators last Saturday for the second annual Blount County Veterans Day Parade. Organizers had worked diligently and tirelessly (but hopefully not thanklessly) to organize an event that serves to honor those who have served our country. Veterans of all wars were honored but especially those of World War II, who collectively served as grand marshals.Walt […]

County officials react to tag-fee defeat

On Nov. 4, Blount County voters defeated the tag-fee increase presented by the county commission for their consideration by a vote of more than 5 to 1. In light of the commission’s positioning the measure as the county’s only hope for improving roads in the foreseeable future and its resounding repudiation by voters, The Blount Countian asked officials to comment […]

Chamber speaker Norris has advice for Obama:

Raising taxes now a very bad idea

Birmingham economist John B. Norris V has some definite ideas about the current economic downturn and some specific advice to President-elect Barack Obama about what he should not do to turn it around. “In a time like this, it’s not a good idea to raise taxes when you are trying to encourage people to spend more money to stimulate the […]

2008-11-12 E-Edition