Panthers on to second round


The high school baseball playoffs started last week and all four Blount County teams participating had hopes of advancing at least a couple of rounds. However, after the dust cleared from the weekend, only the Cleveland Panthers are still standing. Cleveland came back from a game two shellacking by Mars Hill to topple the visiting Panthers 7-4 in the deciding […]


DUKE UNIVERSITY HEAD FOOTBALL COACH DAVID CUTCLIFFE will be the guest of the Knights of Columbus and Corpus Christi Church at Breakfast with the Coach. The event will be Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m. at Twin Oaks in Oneonta. Tickets are $20 each and each ticket admits one adult and one guest 15 or younger. Sponsorships packages for businesses […]

Blountsville pre-season tournament winners

Oneonta Boosters to give away $10,000

The Oneonta Athletic Booster Club’s annual $10,000 give-away, scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed. The event will now be held on Saturday, June 13, at 6 p.m. The give-away, set to begin at 6 p.m. at O.R. Ratliff Gymnasium, is the group’s largest single-event fundraiser for the year. Tickets are $100 each and includes a catered dinner for two […]

Spring Sports Schedule

Thursday, April 23 Softball Springville at Hayden (JV, V) 4:30 p.m. J.B. Pennington at Locust Fork (JV – DH) 4 p.m. Addison at Cleveland 4:30 p.m. Appalachian at St. Bernard 4:30 p.m. Golf Oneonta, Glencoe, Sardis at Silver Lakes 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 24 Baseball Playoffs – 2A Second Round Falkville at Cleveland (DH) 4:30 p.m. Softball Oneonta at Paradise […]

Fellowship Baptist selling cookbooks

Readers of recipes re-printed in The Blount Countian by permission will recognize the name of Fellowship Baptist Church’s cookbook “Pleasures from the Good Earth.” First printed in 2003, the cookbooks have been so appreciated the church decided to have more printed. Unfortunately, the cookbooks arrived without the church’s name on the front cover and had to be returned for correction. […]

50th Anniversary

David and Katy Woolary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a casual barbecue and all the trimmings March 21 at Palisades Park’s Dalton Moss Lodge. Hostesses for the gathering were the couple’s three daughters Janet (Mrs. Ross Lamont) of Locust Fork, Jamie (Mrs. Jim Watkins) of Arab, and Jennifer (Mrs. John Money) of Joplin, Mo. The Woolarys were married March […]

Stevens – Hicks

Elizabeth Coley Stevens and Braxton Tyler Hicks, both of Hayden, will be married Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in Cullman. Glennis Best will perform the ceremony, and Robert Freeman will give his daughter in marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Karen and Robert Freeman of Hayden and the granddaughter of Bobby and Gail Hill of Warrior and Faye […]


Bill and Donna Parkins of Locust Fork announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to Tyler Blake Pruitt, son of Gordon and Loretta Pruitt of Huntsville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue McCay of Locust Fork, the late Daniel Ray McCay, and Lee and Myra Parkins of Gardendale. She graduated from Locust Fork High School in 2004 and […]


RILEY KATHRYN LAKEY was born March 31, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. Riley is the daughter of Chris and Shannon Lakey of Locust Fork and the granddaughter of William and Paula Smith of Locust Fork and Wanda Lakey Wilkerson of Lineville and the late Steve Lakey of Oxford. Greatgrandparents are […]