79, of Hayden, died Aug. 30, 2010, at St. Vincent’s East. The Blount native was manager of a woodyard and was an active member of Mt. High Baptist Church. He was predeceased by parents Albert Homer and Della Bailey Campbell and wife Loetha Coats Campbell. Surviving are sons James Edward (Myra) Campbell Jr., Franklin Campbell, Thomas Wayne (Sandra) Campbell, and […]


76, died Aug. 29, 2010, at the Blountsville residence. He served in the U.S. Army and was retired as a salesman for Cook’s Pest Control. Predeceasing him were parents Fred and Ona Haynes Cain, brother James Cain, and sister Naomi Denney. Surviving are wife Betty Hall Cain; daughters Amy (David) Blaxton of Blountsville and Jane (Brian) Perkins of Cullman; son […]


92, of Collinwood, Tenn., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at her residence. A member of Nectar Baptist Church, she was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Nectar, daughter of the late Felton and Mary Rhoda Adcock Wynn. She and her husband Carter Bullard were married Nov. 5, 1938; he died on Feb. 14, 1980. Others predeceasing her were son Jerry Bullard; […]


MEETINGS BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will meet Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta. Mark Bodenhausen, chair of the Alabama Libertarian Party, will speak on his party’s 2008 platform. Democrats welcome those interested in learning more of Libertarian ideas and how they compare and contrast with those of the Democratic party. CHRONIC OBSTRUCTED PULMONARY DISEASE […]


BLOUNT COUNTY 4-H TECHNOLOGY CLUB will hold its first meeting Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Frank J. Green Building auditorium. The club is open to youth 9 to 18 who have an interest in computers, photography, and videography. The first meeting will be held to enroll members and set a schedule for the year’s meetings. Young people […]

Old tradition renewed: singing school coming

Cleveland First Baptist will host a singing school for children and adults from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at the church. Children from first grade through high school will be divided into three age-graded classes, with a separate class for adults. The school is free, although an offering will be taken to cover its expenses. The school is open to […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 7, 1967

City to update downtown lights Oneonta City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to update the town’s street lighting. Alabama Power Company will replace the existing 81 incandescent units with 68 mercury vapor units along first and second avenues and on one block each of second, third, fourth, and fifth streets. The new units, installed at power company expense, will increase the […]

What about soccer?

I have been a “soccer mom” for going on eight years now. My son started playing soccer at age 4, back when the BCYS (Blount County Youth Soccer) was in its infancy. My daughter is now in her fourth year. Hats off to Kevin and Leslie Marazzi, Jason and Sarah Thomas, the other board members, and the many volunteer coaches, […]

Town response to Quinn letter

On two previous occasions, Robin Quinn has written opinion letters for publication in The Blount Countian, and due to the inaccuracies in those letters, we felt the need to respond with corrections. It has become evident, especially with this latest letter, that Ms. Quinn is more interested in trying to spread misinformation and rumors than to truly inform the people […]

A publisher ponders

“How are you since it’s done?” a friend asks. Another queries, “How do you feel now that you’ve sold the paper?” “Are you OK about it?” says yet another questioner. Others, probably reluctant to ask, just watch me closely to determine my condition. Let me say I feel confident and secure for the business, the newspaper, and their continuing service […]

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