Oneontan leads Alabama Power accounting

(Oneonta’s) Anita Allcorn-Walker has known since the 11th grade she wanted to be an accountant. … Realizing that long-held goal, Allcorn-Walker was named Alabama Power vice president and comptroller, effective Aug. 13, putting her on the decision-making team for one of the largest companies in the state. She manages the Accounting organization, while working with other leaders to develop the […]


MUSEUM STILL NEEDS MINERS’ STORIES Extended time is given for stories from Champion and Tait’s Gap miners or their families for the Archive History Book of Champion Mines by the Blount County Memorial Museum. These miners recently held a reunion at the museum and reminisced about their hardships, antics, and camaraderie at the mine. Van Gunter has helped organize the […]

Casey to hold worthless check workshop

Blount County District Attorneyelect Pamela Casey will host a worthless check recovery workshop on Dec. 30 in the Oneonta municipal courtroom. The workshop, which is open to all Blount County merchants, will focus on identifying bad checks before they are ever accepted and detail the steps a business must take in order to collect on a worthless instrument. “When someone […]

Oneonta sixth-graders visit Montgomery

Care First debuts new cars

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, December 17, 1997

Mail carrier, 17-yearold involved in wreck A 17-year-old was airlifted by LifeSaver helicopter Friday following a wreck involving a Blountsville mail carrier. According to Kenneth Wright, Blountsville postmaster, injured carrier Rebecca Sullins was treated and released from Blount Memorial Hospital. She will require further treatment for a broken hand and other injuries, Wright said. Hearing on contest of Dallas-Selfville election […]

United Way completes successful campaign

United Way of Central Alabama Inc., which includes Blount among the five counties it serves, faced a second consecutive year in 2010 of exceptional demand for basic-need services. However, this year the group has been successful in raising $37,271,302 for the more than 80 agencies in this area. Community volunteers were to meet last week to allocate the money raised […]

Palisades Park lighting winners

Art Iron Works won the Best of Show award among Christmas light displays at Palisades Park, judged Dec. 3. Honorable mention went to the Palisades Park staff. Winners were also named in the following four categories. Business – Alacare Home Health & Hospice, first; Art Iron Works, second; Hyde Medical Supply, third; Jack’s Family Restaurant, honorable mention. Clubs – Oneonta […]

Museum display at Frank Green Building features three local artists

Blount County Memorial Museum has created an exhibit of the works of three local artists at the Frank Green Building. The exhibit features color photography by Karen White, black and white photography by Sheree Jackson Mitchell, and art work by Sharon Leader. Examples of the work of each artist are shown above. The images are displayed in the lobby outside […]


74, died Dec. 9, 2010, at his Oneonta residence. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard, and had earned a U.S. Maritime Merchant Marine master’s license. An Alabama native, he was the son of the late William Harold and Lorraine McPherson Carter and the brother of the late Bitsy Neura Denton and the late Jane […]