Williams named top state leader

Cindy Williams has won the 2009-2010 leadership award from the Alabama Association of Federal Education Program Administrators. Williams is the consulting teacher for federal programs in the Blount County School District, with which she has been employed for 20 years, having begun as a Title I teacher at Locust Fork Elementary. Announcement of Williams’s award was made at the state […]

50th Anniversary

Charles and Helen Cleveland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children Sunday, Dec. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in McClarty. The couple was married Dec. 24, 1959. Both are retired after 40 years of selfemployment. She owner and operated Helen’s Daycare in Snead, and he owned […]

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

November beautification board winners in Oneonta are World Outreach Center – institutional – and Patrick and Sandy Henderson of 216 Greystone Drive – residential (for both Halloween and fall). The beauty of World Outreach’s shrubbery, mums, and rustling corn stalks made it a sure winner, and the Hendersons’ “Asylum Cemetery” with its skulls and creatures for Halloween and scarecrow-centered hay […]


HEATHER N. HEADLEY has graduated cum laude (with honors) from The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work. She is the daughter of Wally and Mary Headley of Pinson. Her grandparents are Onette Phillips Watkins and the late George Watkins of Oneonta and Vernon and Ethel Headley of Clanton. MORGAN BROOKE MAYNOR was inducted Sept. 29 into the Alpha Chi […]

Countians recognized at federation meeting

Three Blount County residents received recognition during Alabama Farmers Federation’s contests and elections held Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 in Mobile. Jeff Maze was elected to a one-year, ex-officio term on the federation’s state board. He is the state Young Farmers chairman. Kirk Smith was first alternate in the federation’s Young Farmers Excellence in Agriculture contest. An agri-science teacher at […]


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Semi-pro football makes proposal

Town of Blountsville

The Alabama Avengers want to come to Blountsville. The Avengers, a semi-pro football team, presented the Blountsville mayor and council Monday night with hopes of using Blountsville’s rec league field for practice and games. The National Development Football League presently has 18 teams in Alabama and 968 nationwide. “It’s a semi-professional league that gives players a second chance,” said the […]

Appalachian school approved as DOT station

Blount County Board of Education

In a very brief called meeting last week, the Blount County Board of Education approved the use of Appalachian School as a continuously operating Reference Station (CORS) for the Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT). With the approval, DOT can install a GPS (global positioning system) receiver on the school building. The receiver will allow for more precise locating, which should […]

Radio Shack back with new owners, management

The new Radio Shack store held its grand opening last week in the strip shopping area beside Uncle Sam’s BBQ. Local leaders flocked to the event: (from left) police chief James Chapman, city manager Ed Lowe, Probate Judge David Standridge, new store owner Harold Guin, chamber president Charles Carr, Oneonta Mayor Darryl Ray, and Oneonta councilmen Tim McNair, Danny Robinson, […]

Dennis Beavers elected to Hiwassee College Board

Dennis H. Beavers of Blountsville has been elected by the Hiwassee College Alumni Association to serve on the college’s Board of Governors. The college is a liberal arts institution located in Madisonville, Tenn. Beavers will serve as the tri-state area representative for Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Hiwassee is one of the state’s oldest private colleges, established by Methodist educators in […]