Local students earn scholarships

Susan Moore High School student MIRANDA L. CHAPPELL was awarded the Horatio Alger State Scholarship in the amount of $5000 to go towards college tuition fees and other education-related expenses. Chappell was among seven Alabama seniors to receive the scholarship. The Horatio Alger State Scholars are chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to education, their dedication to community service, and […]


Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Brown Henderson of Guntersville announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Virginia Grace Henderson, to Benjamin Neal NeSmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dalton NeSmith Jr. of Oneonta. The bride-elect is a graduate of Guntersville High School and is currently pursuing a master’s of Hispanic studies at Auburn University, where she will graduate […]


Mary Nell and Romera Henderson of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Geneva Whitney Henderson, to Jason Bernard West, son of Josephine Croon of Bay Minette and Ben West of Georgia. The bride-elect graduated from Oneonta High School and Wallace State Community College, where she received an associate degree in business administration, then attended Troy State […]


Blountsville turned 13 years old on April 13, 2012. Emmie’s mom is Rita Williams of Blountsville and grandparents are Betty Davis and the late Aubrey Davis of Blountsville. Wishing you a happy 13th birthday! Love, Mom

Church Briefs

MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will hold revival services through Friday, April 20. Prayer will begin at 6:45 p.m. and services will begin at 7 p.m. Jeff Fore is evangelist and and pastor is Terry Butts. NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH will hold a “tagless” yard sale Saturday, April 21, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit summer […]

D.A. welcomes speaker to conference

District Attorney Pamela Casey cosponsored Elizabeth Smart as a speaker at the 10th Annual Alabama Child Safety Conference in Decatur, AL, on March 27, 2012. Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home and held prisoner for nine months ini 2002. She is currently involved in the Elizabeth Smart Foundation and she has helped promote the National AMBER Alert, The Adam […]

Hope House singings to continue after hiatus

The series of fifth Sunday night singings inaugurated four years ago to raise money to help indigent and disadvantaged Blount Countians through the Hope House, will resume this Sunday night April 22 – the fourth Sunday night – at 6 p.m. at Cleveland First Baptist Church. The series had missed fifth Sunday nights since last summer due to scheduling conflicts. […]

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