OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Wesley Stephens, JBPHS 96 656 6.8 4 62 Taylor Hughes, LFHS 105 586 5.5 5 67 Dusty Cornelius, CHS 52 516 9.9 4 34 Dylan Schuman, AHS 51 470 8.6 4 37 Vernarr Hughes, OHS 62 434 7.0 5 59 Brandon Evatt, OHS 58 409 7.1 4 33 Justin Hawkins, SMHS 62 409 […]

Blues Brothers performers

Katie Winslett and Mackenna Mardis, otherwise known as “Juliet Jake” and “Edweena Elwood,” pose with their replicated “cop” car (right) and, in the above photograph, with the Alabama Blues Brothers. Thirteen-year-old students at Appalachian High School, they were invited to perform Saturday, Sept. 26, with the Alabama Blues Brothers at Center Stage in Gadsden. Their dancing and singing to “Soul […]

Smith – Mullins

Kendall and Glenda Smith of Arkadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Natasha Christine Smith, to Kenneth Lynn Mullins, son of Kenneth and Lynn Mullins of Blountsville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of L.G. and Christine Smith of Arkadelphia, Clara Pittman of Empire, and the late Jimmy Pittman. She is a 2005 graduate of Cold Springs High School and a […]


Michael and Vicki Herndon of Blountsville announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Adrian Christine Herndon of Arab, to Shane Norris, son of Rickey and Diane Norris of Blountsville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Edward and Shirley Isom of Arab and Ellis and JoAn Herndon of Blountsville. Employed with Carl Humphries DMD in Arab, she […]

Agigaue names Beloved Woman

Alice Presley Robinette has been chosen by Agigaue Women’s Club as its Beloved Woman of the Year. This honor is awarded yearly to a woman deemed by the club to be an asset to the community because of her many worthwhile endeavors. Mrs. Robinette is nurse for Oneonta City Schools, a position she has held since the inception of the […]


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 persons requesting them will pay for […]


In the article last week on the Blount County budget for fiscal year 2010, The Blount Countian incorrectly printed in the chart of expenditure items that the amount allocated to the Hope House was $6000. The correct amount is $4000. Also, the amount of $105,971 shown for the Agribusiness Center, although a correct component of the budget, is not an […]

Regional school districts visit Hayden to review literacy programs

On Friday, state educators from Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia visited Hayden Middle School to observe Alabama’s literacy practices, which are part of the Alabama Reading Initiative Project for Adolescent Literacy (ARI-PAL). In May 2006, Hayden Middle School was chosen as one of the “Fabulous 14” to participate in the ARI-PAL pilot program. “We are in our […]

Public health, school officials plan county vaccinations

State public health officials met with health and administrative personnel from the city and county school systems last week to plan vaccination clinics for schools and community locations during November. Saying the the H1N1 virus has proved to be a “very mild form of flu,” John Hooper, Alabama Department of Public Health state preparedness coordinator, said most illnesses involving flu-like […]

Way to remember a deceased loved one…

A memorial to your loved one may last only a day, or it can continue to help Blount County children in need. Blount County Children’s Center explains a memorial donation to it will go directly to the support of its mission to prevent child abuse, help victims, and strenghen families. The donor will receive acknowledgement of the memorial and the […]

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