85, of Hayden, died Feb. 18, 2011. She was a member of Kimberly First Baptist Church. Surviving are her children Larry (Anita) Moore, Judy (Alfred) Hall, and Susan (Rick) Buchanan; grandchildren Lori, Lisa, Jason, and Chris; 11 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at Messmer Goodwin Funeral Home chapel with burial in Providence Cemetery. […]


65, Horton, wife of Kenneth Weaver, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Mrs. Weaver was predeceased by her father, Rev. Roy Dorsett, sister Sue James, and niece Leah Dorsett. Surviving are her husband; mother Ruth Pauline Huffstutler Dorsett; sons Chris (Debi) Weaver of Boaz, Mark ( Tricia) Weaver of Horton, and Tony ( Joyce) Weaver of […]


82, of Ashville, died Feb. 2, 2011, in St. Clair County. Of the Baptist faith, he had worked as a retail manager at Massey’s Corral in Birmingham. He loved his family, liked to watch granddaughter Tiffany playing sports, dancing, bailing hay, and watching TV. He was active as a recreational softball coach for several years with his granddaughter’s teams in […]


86, World War II veteran, of Remlap, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. During service in the Army, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Victory Medal, Purple Heart, American Theatre Ribbon, European- African-Middle-Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three bronze battle stars, and a good conduct medal. Born in Jefferson County, he was […]


THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT I have been preaching from the Sermon on the Mount for the last few Sundays. This is always a challenge for me because the ideals expressed in Matthew 5-7 are so lofty. These chapters are the heart of the Gospel, the very center of the teachings of Jesus. It’s in these chapters that we hear […]

Student dinner theatre aids in missions


SINGINGS MT. VIEW BAPTIST will have an oldfashioned singing Sunday, March 6, beginning at 2 p.m. with special guests Steel City Quartet. The singing will follow regular services: Sunday school at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m., and dinner around noon. Pastor Josh Hickey invites everyone to attend. Church located on Arkadelphia Road, one mile northwest of its intersection with […]


BLOUNT COUNTY GIRL SCOUTS will be out in neighborhoods selling cookies door-to-door on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please support local scouting. For more information about Girl Scouts in Blount County contact PJ Bicknell at BLOUNT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER INC. will hold its monthly members’ meeting March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Carl Coleman Center, 441 […]

Museum to host genealogy seminar

Blount County Memorial Museum will host a genealogy seminar from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. The seminar is offered in response to the increasing interest in family history and research shown locally by museum patrons. The seminar will cover indexing and archiving of genealogical information. It is intended for lay persons interested in genealogy who may […]

Cub Scout Pack 53 holds Pinewood Derby

Cars sped down the track, and in less than a few seconds the race was over. It wasn’t a typical dragster race at Ruffner Mountain. It was small wooden models powered by gravity speeding down the track in the Cub Scout Pack 53’s annual Pinewood Derby Saturday at Lester Memorial Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A scouting tradition since 1953, the […]

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