Tawbush, Holmes, and Franks named first-team All-State


Appalachian’s Coty Tawbush had an amazing season to help lead the Eagles to the high school baseball playoffs. For his efforts, the senior was named first-team All- State designated hitter in Class 1A by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Also named to the first team from Blount County was a pair of Susan Moore softball players – Hannah Holmes […]

Bryant named All-American

Itawamba Community College had two players named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American team. Oneonta’s Justin Bryant joined Nettleton, Miss., native Ladarrius Cole as a second-team All American. Bryant, a 2007 graduate of Oneonta High School who has signed with Auburn University, finished the year with a .455 batting average, 11 home runs, and 75 RBIs (second […]


DRIVE OUT CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, June 18, at Limestone Springs Golf Club. The tournament format is a four-man scramble with a $125 entry fee per player and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Grand prizes include a two-night stay at Limestone Cottage for four along with two free rounds of golf. Prizes will also be awarded for longest […]


BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION has begun. Players (ages 6 through 13) may register at Blountsville Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday. Registration fee is $90. For more information, call Diane at 429-2406. ONEONTA YOUTH SOCCER will host individual skills camps through British Soccer and Alabama Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), July 27 – 31 at the Oneonta […]

Outstanding projects highlight history

Students who entered the county’s first annual history fair produced some outstanding projects, ranging from the evolution of this newspaper The Blount Countian to Civil War battle reenactments and clothing to the devastations brought by bombs in Hiroshima and the Twin Towers. Projects were based on four categories: Blount County history, American history, ancient and modern world history. Blount County […]

Dickey -Whitley

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Dickey of Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Breane Marshell Dickey, to Charles Adam Whitley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitley of Hoover. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carol Parrett Wilson, the late Donald Wilson, Harvey Dickey, and the late Nellie Ruth Rice Dickey, all of Pinson. A 2009 graduate of the Way […]

50th anniversary

Wade and Louise Sellers of Homewood were married June 21, 1959, in Birmingham. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary June 14 and will be honored with a reception at Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church in Homewood. Together they have reared two sons, Phillip Sellers and Stephen (Amy) Sellers, both of Homewood. They enjoy their grandchildren Daniel Sellers of Tuscaloosa, Andrew Sellers […]

County homebuilders build ties with Children’s Center

The Blount County Homebuilders Association last week presented a check for $1000 to the Blount County Children’s Center, saying that the association has made the center its special project for the foreseeable future. The association had previously made two donations to the center, which supports abused children and their families with a variety of therapeutic and preventive services. Jan Bess, […]


ANNA GRACE LONG arrived at 4:42 p.m. May 13, 2009, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 18 1/4 inches. Proudly welcoming her were parents Chris and Candy Long of Auburn; grandparents Don and Martha Jones of Blountsville and Wayne and Lyda Long of Collierville, Tenn.; and great-grandparents Marvin and Mavis Hale of […]

90th Birthday

VERNA HAYS will mark her 90th birthday with a celebration Sunday, June 14, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Rosa. The family says, “Your presence and cards will be presents to remember.”