CLASSICAL GUITARIST Jeffrey Bianchi will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Rosa United Methodist Church on U.S. 231 North. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens. Bianchi will also hold a meetthe artist session Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Neely Arts Center, which is free to all. Bianchi also played lead […]

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The Blount Countian, August 16 2000

County adopts new road closing procedures The Blount County Commission will now require signatures from 100% of adjoining property owners before considering any through road for closing. The commission on Monday passed a resolution at the request of Probate Judge Donnie Thomas, commission chairman. District 1 Commissioner Paul Hudson made the motion, District 2’s Andy Graves seconded it, and Hudson, […]


Billy Clayton and Tracey Lee Booth of Northport announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke Booth of Northport, to Michael Chad Cannon of Guntersville, son of James Brewer Cannon Jr. of Samson and Anita Holloway Helms of Guntersville. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. Miss Booth […]


Jamboree games this week

The high school football season officially kicks off next week but all seven schools in the county will participate in jamboree games this week. Two games will be played Thursday night at 7 o’clock. In a match-up of county rivals, Cleveland – and new head coach Danny Adams – will host J.B. Pennington. The 2A Panthers are coming off a […]


APPALACHIAN YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold final registration for players and cheerleaders on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. until noon at the pavilion across from the school. Registration will also be taken by phone through that date. For more information, or to register, phone 625-6737.


BASEBALL TRYOUT AND HITTING CAMP will be held at Total Baseball in Homewood on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event is sponsored by Coast to Coast Baseball and is open to players age 10 to 18. The tryout begins at 10 a.m. and the hitting camp begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call 740-373-4455.


DANNY B. HICKS SCHOLARSHIP MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, Aug. 18, at Limestone Springs. The tournament is a four-man scramble with flights teeing off at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the $400 entry fee covers lunch and two mulligans for each team member. Prizes will be awarded: $500 for first place, $400 for second, and $300 for third. […]


Leigh White of Dallas, Texas, and Brice Marsh, formerly of Blount County and now living in Trussville, were wed Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Deerfoot Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Roger Willmore officiating. Attendants for the bride were Darla O’Roark of Austin and Terri Murphy of Trussville. Kevin Marsh, the groom’s son, served as best man. Music was provided […]


son of Adam and Holley Shirley of Oneonta, celebrated his first birthday June 7 with a Mickey Mouse party at home with family and friends. Aiden is the grandson of Greg and Kay Gargus and Jeff and Lynn Shirley, all of Oneonta. Great-grandparents are Benny Joe and Phyllis Grigsby of Cleveland, Madelyn Gargus and the late Edward Gargus, Igatherun Shirley […]

60th anniversary

Windell H. and Margaret Murphree were married in 1951. They are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They live on Straight Mountain. The couple has a daughter Linda, who is married to Percy Doty, and a son Mike, whose wife is Donna Murphree.