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Snead – Gas tax increase to be on ballot When residents of Snead vote in the June 3 primary election, they can also vote for or against a proposed one-cent increase in the municipal gas tax. George Vice, following the suggestion of Mayor Ernest McCall, moved at last week’s council meeting that the town hold the referendum. Vice, the mayor, […]

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The Blount County High School Basketball Tournament wrapped up Saturday night at J.B. Pennington High School and the four titles were split evenly among Locust Fork and Hayden. Locust Fork won the varsity boys and junior varsity girls while Hayden claimed the varsity girls and junior varsity boys titles. The night featured a pair of close games (Locust Fork defeated […]


CLEVELAND SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the town hall. Cost is $85 for the first child, $65 for the second child, and $55 for each child more than two. For more information, contact Cassie Nichols (softball) at 447-3140 or Cassie Painter (baseball) at 446-5520. LOCUST FORK YOUTH BASEBALL AND […]

Redskins keep rolling along

The Oneonta Lady Redskins dominated four opponents last week to run their record to 27-0. Oneonta handled Hueytown (61-23), Alexandria (53- 35), and Mortimer Jordan (55-28) last week and then started this week off Monday night with a 57-29 road thrashing of 4A Area 12 foe Springville The Redskins are ranked No. 2 in Class 4A. The Oneonta boys slipped […]

All County addition

The high school football all county teams were released by The Blount Countian last month and one named was inadvertently left off. Susan Moore senior quarterback Brett Glass was named as an honorable mention selection. The first and second team selections will be honored at a ceremony tonight at 6:30 in the auditorium of J.B. Pennington High School. The awards […]


Those ‘other apostles’

Background Scripture:Galatians 1:1-2:21.Devotional Reading:Luke 18:9-14. Galatia, an area that became a Roman province in what is today Turkey, was a place of perpetual conflict during the days of Paul’s missionary activity. That was true before he arrived there, while he was there, and also after he left it. It was after Paul left that he learned of the conflict taking […]


53, Blountsville, died Jan. 24, 2012, at the residence. Born in Blount County, she was daughter of D.L. ( Judy) Bryant, Cleveland, and Martha Mae Grigsby Hayes, Blountsville. She was predeceased by her son, William Hobbs. In addition to her parents, she is survived by daughter Princess Theriot, Texas; granddaughter Ciara Theriot, Texas; brothers Larry Bryant, Bill Byrant, David Bryant, […]


79, resident of TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta, died Jan. 21, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. Born in Jefferson County to William J. “Buster” and Vida Viola Nichols Kirkland, Mrs. Baxter was retired from Tyson Foods, Inc. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two husbands, George Baxter and Franklin Underwood. Surviving are sons Ricky Walker, Pelham, Robert Walker, […]


45, Cleveland, died Jan. 21, 2012. Born in Mexico, Mr. Chavez was son of Vincent Castillo Rodrigues and Bernardo Chavez. He was a bricklayer by trade. Surviving besides his parents are sons Abraham Castillo, Cleveland, and Juan Carlos Castillo, Kansas City, Kan.; brothers Oscar (Maria) Castillo, Cleveland, Ruben (Maria) Castillo, Cleveland, Salvador (Guadelope) Castillo, Mexico, and Manuel Castillo, Raleigh, N.C. […]


90, Blountsville, died Jan. 29, 2012, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Hamm was a retired steel drum maker with Sirco System in Birmingham and was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church. He was predeceased by parents Andrew Judson and Velma Jane Chamblee Hamm; first wife Ora Fay Butts Hamm; brother Vince Hamm; and sister […]

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