If there appears to be a disagreement among family members about information to appear in an obituary, The Blount Countian reserves the right to decline to publish any of it. The newspaper takes pride in not charging for publishing obituaries except for those of persons without direct connection to this county, in which case the person requesting it will pay […]



I am grateful to Brian Kaylor, a contributing editor at, for making me aware of a recent development at the Thomas Nelson publishing house. Thomas Nelson is one of the largest Christian publishers in America, and one of the leading publishers of Bibles. It’s their most recent Bible product that is a source of concern. Billed as “The American […]


“BE CREATIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY” is theme of this summer’s reading programs at Oneonta’s and Blountsville’s public libraries. Oneonta’s program, which begins today, June 3, and ends July 15, is open to young people, preschool through sixth grade, with programs, prizes, story hours, and more. For more information, call the library at 274-7641. All programs are free of charge and […]

Cleveland students ace grad exam

Cleveland High School tenth-grade students pose with principal Denise Martin (center) to celebrate their $100 prizes for placing tops in the state in the Alabama High School Graduation Exam USA TestPrep SMACKDOWN contest. Marvin Milner (right) placed first in the state with 121,500 points and 228 practice tests passed. Katelyn Shostak earned 53,000 points in the contest and passed all […]


Army Pvt. Jenifer L. Vaughn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed […]

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