EASTER FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TRAFFORD will present the musical drama “By Faith” on Easter Sunday, April 12, at the 11 a.m. service. Church members want all to celebrate Jesus’s resurrection with them. Church located at third avenue west in Trafford. CLEVELAND CHURCH OF GOD will have its Easter program “Tell Me the True Story of Easter!” Saturday, April 11, at […]

Cleveland First Baptist to break Easter mold with ‘Once Upon a Tree’

Cleveland First Baptist Church will present a musical drama “Once Upon a Tree,” Palm Sunday, April 5, at 6 p.m. The score features solos by choir members Darren Wade as Jesus, Benny Green as Pilate, Judy Tatum the lead in “Guilty of Innocence,” and Kelly Moon as Mary, singing the lyrical “Now It’s Time to Rest.” Soloists and singers from […]


What comes after 'taps'?

Background Scripture: Luke 23:32-46. Devotional Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. In the last 45 days we have been to four memorial services. In looking back over these four services, I believe that each of them was a service of thanksgiving, hope, and triumph. To be sure, none of the departed were the victims of sudden death or tragic accidents and the […]



For several years now members of the Alabama House and Senate have dodged the opportunity to allow Alabamians to decide for ourselves whether or not to rewrite our governing document by holding a constitutional convention. But this year there seems to be real momentum. This year it may happen. The House and the Senate have resolutions before them calling for […]


A Christian perspective

Lent has been known as an observance of the Catholic Church and a few protestant churches for many years. Today, it is growing in popularity among Baptists and many other groups, though they avoid the use of the traditional terminology of liturgical churches. Lent is a season of 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays. Lent has been observed by […]


The Blount Countian generally does not publish obituaries unless the deceased have direct connections to this county. If your relative’s obit did not appear in the paper, that is probably the reason. CHARLIE EDWARD COOK, 88, of Locust Fork, died March 27, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East. A native of Alabama, he was the son of the late Arthur and […]

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