BLAIR ELISE LECROY, daughter of Charles and Jamie LeCroy of Armstead, was born May 6, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Charles R. LeCroy, Pine Mountain; Karrie Goodson, Snead; James Stephenson, Hayden; and Patty Stephenson, Oneonta. Great-grandparents are Mary LeCroy and the late James A. […]

Australia, according to Heather

Rappelling off this 20-story cliff in the Blue Mountains of Australia was no big deal, according to Heather Bullard, but swimming in that country’s Wangi Falls with her co-ambassadors was awesome, she said. However, she didn’t have a photo of the falls, whereas this shot of her perched on the rim of a sheer cliff can make the viewer figuratively […]


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BENEFIT LUNCH AT SNEAD A benefit lunch with proceeds going to the building funds for the Christian Church of Susan Moore will be June 27 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church at Snead. Plates of Spanish/Mexican cuisine will be on sale for $6 per plate. For more information or to order ahead, call Liz Villegas, 205-456-0880 […]

Living events planned


Living history events are planned this summer at Blountsville Historical Park, located on U.S. 231 two miles north of the town’s gazebo. These events, which are free to the public, begin July 11; they continue on second Saturdays during summer months with action sequences, when appropriate, typically beginning at 2 p.m. Local historical 19th Century events expected to be relived […]

Hayden grad awarded scholarship to UAB

Carlton Williams is the recipient of a four-year University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Golden Excellence Scholarship valued up to $30,000. He is the son of Jay and Susan Williams of Warrior. Williams is a senior at Hayden High School. He is a member of the National Beta Club, varsity football team captain, Scholar’s Bowl captain, and Relay for Life […]

Snead chooses to postpone most matters

With but four members present, the Snead Town Council opted to table the non-routine items on its bi-monthly agenda. In its only real action, the council voted to allow weekend overtime pay for its utilities department workers. That decision followed a request by utilities supervisor Jeff Whited at the month’s earlier meeting. Councilman Jack Freeman, who had missed that meeting, […]

Sleep tight

In the 1940s and early 1950s, common bedbugs had become almost extinct. They were easily controlled in households by spraying the popular pesticide DDT. Since the government banned the use of DDT, bedbug infestations have resurged. Bedbugs (cimex electuaries) are small wingless insects ranging in sizes from barely visible up to a quarter inch long. They vary in color from […]

‘Special Day’ at farmers market

Blount County Farmers and Blount County-Oneonta Agribusiness Center will hold the annual “Special Day” at the Blount County Farmers Market Saturday, July 11, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Information on food preservation, canning, freezing, and drying will be available, and farmers will donate fresh vegetables and produce for a drawing at 10 a.m. Free soft drinks will be available […]

Free workshops at museum

Exploring the distant past

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Since no time machines are available today, your best bet is to explore the ancient and fascinating worlds hidden in the fossil record. Become a detective of ancient lost worlds this summer on an expedition to an ancient coal swamp that existed long before the first dinosaur. The following week, explore […]

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