85, Arley, died April 26, 2012. She was predeceased by husband Harry Kozell and son Robert Kozell. She was a member of Saint Cecilia Church of Jasper and Fairfield Emblem Club. Surviving are daughters April (Thomas) Williams, Cleveland, Barbara ( James) Tillery, Pleasant Grove, Sandra Gerlitzki; son Harry L. Kozell; special foster daughter Wanita (Dominick) Petrino, Bradford, Penn.; 22 grandchildren; […]


64, died April 27, 2012, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Parents Charlie and Virginia White, brother Carter White, sister Patricia White, and two infant siblings predeceased him. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force and member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. Mr. White worked as a field service technician with Cowin Equipment Company for 34 years […]

Church Briefs

HOOD CEMETERY will have Decoration Saturday, May 12. The cemetery is located in the Royal Community. NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH will sponsor the second annual Christian Trail Ride on Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. The ride will begin at the Alan Smith farm located on Ala 75 just south of Snead cross roads. The $10 per adult donation requested […]

Painter 50th Anniversary

The children of Jerry Wayne and Betty Sue Yancey Painter invite you to join them as they honor their parents with a 50th wedding anniversary celebration Sunday, May 6, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Snead Senior Citizen Center, located at 268 Richman Avenue. Your attendance is your gift.

Murphree 50th Anniversary

Reggie and Wanda Murphree were married May 12, 1962, at the home of Brother Wallace Higginbotham, who was then pastor of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Murphree was drafted into the United States Army five years after they married and served during the Vietnam War. After returning from service, he and Mrs. Murphree bought Robertson’s Produce from her parents […]

Earth Day exhibit Best in Show

Blount County Animal Shelter and Auntie Litter, along with Oneonta Walmart hosted an art exhibit and contest in recognition of Earth Day on Saturday, April 21. Individuals and groups were invited to submit original art composed of materials otherwise discarded as trash and to relate in some way to animals or the animal kingdom. Frances Sellers of Oneonta was the […]

Farmers Market to get off to early start Saturday

For those of you accustomed to having to wait until June to buy fresh, locallygrown vegetables, set your alarm early on Saturday, May 5. The Blount County Farmers Market is kicking off early this Saturday: early in the month and early (at 7) in the morning. The May 5 start is about a month earlier than in previous years when […]

Terry Sligh Chevrolet reopens with new look

Local council and chamber members, employees, customers, and Chevrolet representatives gathered for the ribbon-cutting on Friday to celebrate the grand re-opening of Terry Sligh Chevrolet. After months of renovation, the new look is not only eyecatching, but as Chevrolet Zone manager Scott Hauser said, the new facade “shows that Terry Sligh Chevrolet represents the high quality product and service that […]

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