Irrigation workshops May 7 and May 8

Feast or famine. Or maybe drown or drought would be a better way to say it. Either way you say it, our soils are very dry for this time of year, when we often have the opposite problem – hard to believe after coming out of a very wet winter and early spring. Irrigation is an important topic among produce […]


TOWN OF BLOUNTSVILLE residential garbage rates will increase from $13.02 per month to $13.37 per month, effective June 1. Contact the town hall at 429-2406 with questions. LOCUST FORK HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1962 will have its 50th-year reunion Saturday, May 19, at the Locust Fork High School home economics building from 4 p.m. until… Dress casually. Bring an appetizer […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, May 3, 2000

Blount protests air-quality restrictions County officials and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have until June 30 to convince the Environmental Protection Agency it should not put Blount and St. Clair counties under the same air-quality restrictions that apply in neighboring Jefferson and Shelby counties. Officials conjecture EPA is basing its proposal on political and not geographic boundaries. There are […]

Redskins roll on


The Oneonta Redskins got timely hitting and solid pitching and swept Haleyville 4-2 and 5-3 in the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) playoffs. With the win, the Redskins advance to the third round and will be on the road again this weekend with a trip to Alexandria. Friday, April 27 at Haleyville Oneonta 4, Haleyville […]

Susan Moore to host area tournament


The Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs have been the most consistent team in Blount County this year and that consistency led to an area title. Susan Moore, with a record of 30-8 and ranked No. 8 by that Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA), is hosting the 3A Area 10 Softball Tournament this week. The tournament started yesterday and, as the top […]

Oneonta travels to Alexandria

The Oneonta Redskins will travel to Alexandria for the third round of the high school baseball playoffs this weekend. Two games Friday will start at 5 p.m. and a third game, if necessary, will be played Saturday at noon. Oneonta advanced to the third round after sweeping Dora 4-3 and 15-2 in the first round and Haleyville 4-2 and 5-2 […]


The ‘real’ communion

Background Scripture: John 6:1-71. Devotional Reading: Psalms 107:1-9. There are so many concerns and teaching points in this sixth chapter of John and there is no possibility of covering them all in one session. So I am going to be guided by the question: What is the real essence of what John is telling us? Is he focusing on the […]


76, Straight Mountain, Oneonta, died April 22, 2012, at the Floyd E. Tut Fann Veterans Home, Huntsville. Born in Blount County, he was son of Steve and Lorine Lewis Alldredge, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a retired machinist from Culp Smelting & Refinery, a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, and a member of Victory Baptist […]


66, died April 27, 2012, at the Massey Line residence. She was born in Blount County to Oliver Odus and Helen Earlene Clay Palmer. She was predeceased by her parents and brothers Charles, Clay, and Buster Palmer. Surviving are husband Charles Elmer Clevenger; sons Charles Clevenger Jr., Massey Line, John Clevenger, Locust Fork, Tim Clevenger, Cleveland, Mike Clevenger, Massey Line; […]


81, Oneonta, died April 22, 2012, at the Oneonta Golden Living Nursing facility. She was retired from food services with Jefferson County Board of Education and was a member of Autumnwoods Methodist Church. Mrs. Ellis was known to love cooking, her family and friends, and helping anyone in need. Parents Etheridge and Eunice Ritchie Haynes predeceased her, as did husband […]