A different kind of hero



While some become a hero as firefighter, policeman, soldier, or public leader, there is a different kind of hero who changes the course of the future with her influence: a mother. Our own mom is an inspiration to our family. She nurtured us, rocked us, gave us guidance, taught us, and became a role model to her six children, her […]

Redskins win Sub-State golf tournament



NEWSBRIEFS



BLOUNT COUNTY WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE will hold its cooking, sewing, quilting, and tablescapes contest on May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Alfa Office in Oneonta. For more information call (256) 593-8786 or (256) 504-9869. SELF FAMILY REUNION Descendants of Major Moses Self are invited to attend the seond annual reunion on Saturday, May 19, at the Royal Community Center […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, May 11, 1988

Ricetown, Murphrees Valley fire departments certified Two departments received certification and two fire-equipment dealers displayed their wares at Blount County Fire Protection Association’s May 5 meeting. Seventeen of the county’s volunteer departments were represented. John Rice, county director, Alabama Forestry Commission, presented volunteer fire department certification to Gene Sawyer, Ricetown chief. Steve Bowden, also with AFC, presented an almost identical […]

Redskins move on to semifinals

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Oneonta Redskins were forced to a decisive third game last weekend but it paid off as the visitors held on for a 2-1 victory over Alexandria to advance to this week’s semifinals. Oneonta took the first game of the series 7-2 on Friday but the Valley Cubs came back with an 11-3 victory in game two to force a […]

Gilliland breaks two state records



Oneonta’s Alex Gilliland continued his assault on the state record books at last week’s Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Track Meet in Gulf Shores. Gilliland, just a junior, set two state records and won three events at last week’s meet. His time of 2:00.14 won the 800 meters, just ahead of Springville’s John White, who took second at […]

Sports Briefs



JUNE SUMMERFEST YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT will be held at Good Hope High School Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. Tournament is open to boys and girls’ teams 3rd grade through 11th grade. Entry fee is $150. For more information, contact Johnny Thornton at 256-347-1684. Proceeds to go to the Good Hope Raider basketball team. BLOUNT COUNTY COUNTY HOME BUILDER […]

THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Sheepish about the flock

Background Scripture: John 10:1-18. Devotional Reading: Psalms 28. Some people today say that the image of the Good Shepherd is no longer very communicative because few of us have ever seen a flock of sheep or a shepherd. While that is probably true for large numbers of people, I rather believe that when sheep and shepherds are mentioned, most of […]

JUNE ELIZABETH BURKHART,



71, Remlap, died May 1, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was a retired home health nursing assistant. Predeceasing her were parents Warner Leon and Bessie Mary McCay Roberts; husband John C. Burkhart; son Darryl Lynn Tackett; brothers Melvin Leon and Bill Eugene Roberts; and sister Ruby Mae Jacobs. Surviving are grandsons Robert Tackett, Tom (Christine) Crews, Robert […]

THELMA LOUISE EDWARDS,



83, Oneonta, died May 6, 2012, at TLC Nursing Center. Predeceasing her were parents James Alvie and Ora Lee Hogland Brown; husband Girley B. Edwards; sister Sallie Ann Holmes; and brother Charles Brown. Surviving are daughter Martha (Edward J.) Cornelius, Oneonta; brothers Jimmy Brown, Denton Brown, both of Oneonta, and N.C. (Mary) Brown, Hayden; sisters Lorine McGowan and Corine Frances, […]


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