Blount County Baseball Tournament dodges weather

Cleveland, Oneonta, and Locust Fork were the winners during Monday’s first day of the Blount County Baseball Tournament. At Appalachian, Cleveland held off Hayden 3-2 to advance to meet Appalachian yesterday afternoon. The loser of that game was to meet Hayden in an elimination game last night. At Locust Fork, Oneonta cruised past Susan Moore 12-1. Locust Fork came from […]


BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is being held at parks throughout the county. Contact the following parks: Appalachian, Blountsville, Cleveland, Locust Fork, Oneonta, Royal, and Snead for more information or email blountcountysoftball@ gmail.com. Registration is for girls ages 4 – 12. UMPIRES ARE NEEDED FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON of Blount County Youth Softball. If you are interested in umpiring, contact […]

Fourth-grade all stars take second in tournament

The Blount County 4th-grade girls all star team took second place in the Cullman Invitational last month. The team defeated Hanceville 16-7 in the first round before knocking off Cold Springs 22-9 in the semifinals. In the championship game, Parkside held off Blount County 18-17 to win the tournament. Pictured are (bottom row, left to right) Hannah Armstrong, Jayleigh Tawbush, […]

Blount 12-and-under all stars win district

The Blount County Girls No. 1 All-Star basketball team won the District 4 Tournament in Piedmont and will play in the state tournament this weekend. The team defeated Jacksonville 35-22, Hokes Bluff 33-25, and Heflin 32-15 to win the title. The other Blount County all star team advanced to the semifinals before falling to Heflin. Pictured are: (front row, left […]

Avengers off to 2-0 start

The Alabama Avengers, a semi-pro football team with several local connections, are off to a quick start. The Georgia Vikings were the latest victim after the Avengers piled up 31 points over the final two quarters to cruise to a 45-8 victory last Saturday at J.B. Pennington’s William R. Sutton Memorial Stadium. The team had opened up the season the […]

Oneonta swimmers compete at Anniston

Four member of the Oneonta Swim Team participated in the Anniston Spring Fling Meet last Saturday. The meet featured seven teams from around the state. Ana Chappelle won the girls 10-and-under 25 freestyle, 50 freestyle, and 25 backstroke. Krystina Finch won the Girls 13-14 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly and placed second in the 100 freestyle and 50 backstroke. Andrew […]

Cleveland student wins DAR Good Citizen award

Warrior Rivers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates each new year with a reception to announce the Blount County winner of the Good Citizen contest. This year’s unanimous winner is Micah Smith of Cleveland High School. Son of Keith and Mary Smith, Micah is president of his senior class, as well as the Beta Club and SGA, […]

Bradford – Inge

Dr. and Mrs. Ricky Bradford of Vestavia Hills announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa Alena Bradford, to Edward Herndon Inge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herndon Inge III of Mobile. An April wedding is planned. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Major and Mrs. Robert William Tucker Jr. of Shelby County and Alene Johns Bradford and the […]


EMILEE ELIZABETH HORTON was born Dec. 16, 2009, at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham weighing 7 lbs. and measuring 19 in. Emilee is the daughter of Brandon and Jennifer Moody Horton of Oneonta. Her grandparents are Bruce and Joan Moody of Oneonta, Gary and Karen Freeman of Blountsville, Bobby and Janet Horton of Birmingham. Great-grandparents are Alma Horton of Hayden and […]


BLAINE KORDELL LANDS, shown with his mother Brittaney LaShae Lands of Blountsville, was born Feb. 25, 2010, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Affectionately called “Mr. Squeak,” he weighed 7 lbs. 6 ozs. and measured 21 in. long. Grandparents are April Lands of Blountsville and Steve and Charlotte Lands of Hayden, and great-grandparents are Carl and Sandy Loyd of Hayden and […]