JENNA ROSE CHAMBERS was born Nov. 25 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham weighing 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and measuring 19.75 in. Her two-and-a-half year old twin siblings, Katie and Grayson Chambers, have been so busy taking care of her that they have just found time to announce her birth. Jenna’s parents are Chris and Jennifer Chambers of Blountsville, and […]


LANE BROOME was 1 year old Feb. 10, 2010. He celebrated Feb. 13 with a construction zone themed party at his home in Pinson. Many friends attended Lane’s first birthday party, as did his parents Mary and Ryan Broome and grandparents Melissa Evans of Oneonta and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Broome of Trussville.

Lions founding members honored

Gerald Graves (left) and Neil Campbell were recognized as founding members of Hayden Lions Club by Robert Lovelace, governor of District 34A, at the club’s Feb. 15 meeting. The group meets every first and third Monday nights at 7:00 at the Top Hat Restaurant at Blount Springs. Anyone interested in becoming a member of Hayden Lions Club is invited to […]


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, and those requested to be published as submitted but […]

The race for district attorney…

Rountree emphasizes trial, administrative experience

The Blount Countian interviewed all candidates for Blount County district attorney during the first two weeks of last month. This is the last in the series of four interviews that have appeared in the paper in alphabetical order by candidates’ last names. All responded to a list of common questions: all were asked two or more questions unique to their […]


Last week, in the article on Scott McPherson’s candidacy for district attorney, it was reported that he was appointed to his first term as district attorney by Gov. Bob Riley. That is incorrect. McPherson was appointed by Gov. Don Siegelman. In the article on gubernatorial hopeful Bill Johnson’s appearance at the chamber breakfast, the list of Republican candidates for governor […]


AN AUTISM NETWORKING GROUP has been formed in Blount County. Amanda, 590-4237, or Jennifer, 590- 1044. ALABAMA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will have its spring seminar on DNA “Tracking Your Genetic Roots” Saturday, March 27, at Samford University’s Dwight Beeson Business Building, Brock Forum Auditorium in Birmingham. Dr. Joan Kirchman Mitchell, who has a PhD in biology, will speak on Up Close […]

Book signing set at Oneonta Public Library

Oneonta Public Library will hold a public book signing at 2 p.m March 21, featuring local authors S.P. Dorning of Blountsville and Randall Roberson of Oneonta. Each author will discuss his book briefly with special emphasis on the publication process involved in bringing it to market. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions about aspects of writing and […]

Sheriff gets a gun

Public-spirited citizens from left, Terry Stephens and Charlie Stephens, a father and son duo of Hayden, present Sheriff Loyd Arrington with a present last week: a new handheld radar device known as a speedgun, to be used in traffic control around the county. “We routinely get complaints of speeding around schools, churches and residential areas, and this radar will be […]

School board e-mail system breached by DA campaign

The e-mail system serving nearly 1000 employees of the Blount County Board of Education was used last week to send a campaign message to recipients. The message was a relatively mild appeal for readers to consider the qualifications of one of the four aspirants to the office of Blount County district attorney, referring recipients to the candidate’s web site and […]

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