Survivor beats cardiac arrests, cancer, and a gunshot wound

At 39, Adam Henderson has cheated death enough times for several lifetimes: nine cardiac arrests in one series plus several at odd intervals, cancer of the neck and stomach as a teenager, and a gunshot that passed from hip to neck without hitting a vital organ. How did all these life-threatening episodes occur? When he was 12, he said, he […]

Vaughn earns medical investigator certification

John Mark Vaughn, Blount County coroner, has earned the certified medical investigator (CMI III) designation, the concluding certification, from the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and the American Board of Forensic Medicine. Forensic science is the application of science to matters of law. Medical investigators use forensic techniques to conduct medical investigations. The CMI program covers subjects such as […]

Locust Fork Fire and Rescue asks for help

An open letter to those served by Locust Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue: It’s that time of year again when the Locust Fork Fire and Rescue Squad asks for your help. We’d like to update everyone on what we have accomplished in the last year, with the help of those of you who made a donation. Our biggest accomplishment was […]


a private with the Army National Guard, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During his nine weeks of training, Epps received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values, and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield […]


NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will meet Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. at Catfish Cabin in Albertville. The RSVP Chorus will present the program. FIX YOUR MAMA will fix your female dog or cat and give her a rabies vaccination at no cost to the owner. Owners must live in Blount County and provide proof of residency. […]

Palisades park playground prepped

From the Archives

Survey justifies new school A survey conducted in recent weeks by some 50 Allgood, Remlap, Clear Springs, and Pine Mountain residents indicates strong support for the southeastern elementary school proposed for Blount County. State authorities have informed Blount County Board of Education and school patrons believe that approval of the new school depends upon insurance of a minimum of 25 […]


this Christmas season as its thousands of lights are glowing throughout the month. The public is invited to drive through for the 10th annual Christmas lights extravangaza between 5 and 9 any night in December except the 24th and the 25th, when the park will be closed. This beauty of twinkling lights has been created by businesses, churches, clubs, and […]

Giving is Golden

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