MADELYN KATE BRYSON was a year old June 17. She is the daughter of Shane and Beth Bryson, Mountain Ridge Road, Oneonta, and the granddaughter of David and Deborah Galloway, also of Mountain Ridge Road, and Rickey and Diane Bryson, county road 27, Oneonta. Doris Wilson, Mountain View Church Road, Altoona, is her great-grandmother, and Britlyn Bryson is her sister.


AIDEN SLADE SHIRLEY was born June 7, 2010, to Adam and Holley Shirley of Rogers Road, Oneonta. He arrived at St. Vincent’s East weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 20 inches. He’s the grandson of Jeff and Lynn Shirley, Rogers Road, and Greg and Kay Gargus, Dow Drive, Oneonta. His great-grandparents are Benny Joe and Phyllis Grigsby of Cleveland […]

Three represent county at Boys State

Rising seniors from three high schools represented Blount County at Alabama Boys State in June. Jake Holmes, son of Joe and Katrina Holmes and student at Susan Moore High School, passed the Boys State Bar and participated in mock trials to learn the legal system. Travis Sims, son of Mark and Jill Sims, learned about emerging technologies and opportunities in […]

Great readers!

Blountsville Public Library has many young readers who participated in its summer reading program. Winners shown above with library director Yvonne Murphree are Alexis Hathcote, first, for reading 338 books; Jesse McKee, second, 213 books; and Alyssa Holt, third, 195 books. Deserving of thanks for their help with the program are Alene Bullard and Amy Woods Myrick, Papa John’s Pizza, […]


High-impact exercise isn’t for everyone

Low-impact exercise is often used in conjunction with the words easy or light and is often recommended for people who don’t want a high-intensity workout. But what if you want to work hard, but don’t want all the jumping around? Can lowimpact exercise help you lose weight as well as the high impact moves? Of course! For some people high-impact […]

Blount County Crush wins state title

The Blount County Crush 12-and-under softball team won the Orange Beach NSA State Tournament earlier this month. The Crush, which is coached by Michael Criswell with assistants Emily Penney and Ritchie Latta, defeated Monrovia 8-1 in the finals. This was the fourth state-level tournament championship of the year for the Crush or “the dreaded Orange team” as they were known. […]


ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Aug. 14. Players can register at the Oneonta Rec Center, Monday – Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534. CLEVELAND YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the town park. For more information, phone 205-353- 1113. CHALLENGER SPORTS YOUTH SOCCER […]

Communities invited to help schools with at-risk students

The Alabama Legislature intends that schools involve communities in providing effective programs for students at risk of school failure. Schools are instructed to spend at least 20 percent of their at-risk funds to partner with nonprofit community organizations in planning and bringing about at-risk programs that help students improve academic performance. Such programs may include, among others, Boys and Girls […]

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