SOPHIA BELLE LOGAN celebrated her first birthday Jan. 3, 2009. Her parents are Derrick and Maxine Logan of Trussville. She and proud big brother Truman are grandchildren of Jimmy and Susie Nash of Oneonta and Delma Sandlin of Cullman and greatgrandchildren of Bonnie Logan of Oneonta.


BLOUNT STUDENTS HONORED include CODY KING of Cleveland, who was among students named to the fall 2008 president’s list for having 12 or more semester hours and a 4.0 grade-point-average at Calhoun Community College; DAVID A. COLE, who was on the dean’s list for academic achievement for Strayer University of Washington, DC/ Birmingham campus; JOSHUA K. HULLETT of Oneonta, who […]


'Hanging-out' with Haman

Background Scripture: Esther 4-5. Devotional Reading: Philippians 1:20-30. The Book of Esther is the story of a how a Jewish woman exile became the Queen of Persia and, through the influence of her cousin and foster father Mordecai, was instrumental in saving the exiled Jews from the holocaust plot devised by Haman, the Persian prime minister. It is the basis […]



This past Saturday nearly 1200 Baptists representing several diverse Baptist groups gathered in downtown Birmingham searching for a common, unifying purpose. The meeting is part of the New Baptist Covenant – an idea born in the imaginations of former President Jimmy Carter and former Southern Baptist president, Jimmy Allen. Unhappy with Southern Baptists, both men have been active in the […]


SINGINGS BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH on U.S. 278 at Snead will have a singing Friday night, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. with The Anchormen of Goldsboro, N.C., as featured group. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. All are urged to attend this worship service in song. For more information, call 466-7424. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA […]


SHERRELL DEWAYNE “SLEEPY” ALLDREDGE, 59, of Blountsville, died Jan. 30, 2009, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. A home builder and carpenter, he was predeceased by parents Newman and Ruby Millwood Alldredge; brother Chalmers Alldredge; and sister Martha Rigsby. Survivors, all of whom live at Blountsville, are son Darren (LaShawnda) Alldredge; daughter Lisa (Doug) Watts; brothers Arnold (Mary) Millwood and Milton […]


QUILTERS OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS The Blount County Quilters’ Guild is offering three $1000 scholarships to 2009 Blount County high school graduates. Only requirement for a student to be considered for a scholarship is to compose a two-page essay titled “What Quilts Mean to Me” and mail to The Blount County Quilters’ Guild, 1225 Palisades Parkway, Oneonta, AL 35121. Essays must be […]

Commission OKs rate increase for trash pickup

Commission also approves water and DHR appointments

The Blount County Commission in its monthly business meeting Monday approved a 3-percent rate increase for trash pickup for customers of Allied Waste. The effective date of the increase is June 1. The company serves customers in districts 2, 3, and 4 of the county. The current rate is $15.78 per month. The new rate is $16.25 per month. The […]

Candy counter boo leads to bliss

Ruben and Anne Woodley were just kids all those years ago when a chance encounter at work led to a lifetime romance. Ruben was out of the Navy after World War II and working at Sears. Anne also worked at Sears setting up displays…it’s best to let Ruben’s contest entry tell the rest of the story: “I peeped over the […]

Snead creates committee to advise on ballfield issues

Addressing some of the matters discussed at a pre-council work session, the Snead Town Council created a baseball committee to seek improvements to the town’s three ballfields. Councilman Jack Freeman moved to appoint Greg Ogles, Eddie Priest, David Criswell, Chris Mann, Kevin Shelton, and Curtis Simoneaux to the committee to work with him and fellow councilor Trudy Campbell. Freeman and […]