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July 25 chamber breakfast to highlight small business

The next Blount County-Oneonta chamber of commerce breakfast will feature as guest speaker Victor Brown, vice president of minority and small business development at the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). The breakfast will be Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 a.m. at Twin Oaks at Heritage Green. Brown previously served as BBA’s director of workforce development and before that as vice president […]

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The Blount Countian, July 21, 2004

Wet/Dry vote appears likely A referendum on whether to legalize liquor sales in Blount County appears increasingly likely this fall. As of Friday, the number of signatures collected stood at 3486. The number of valid signatures of registered voters required to put the question on the ballot is 3969. At least four locations collecting signatures were not included in the […]


Wise and otherwise

Background Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-28, 2 Chronicles 9:8. Devotional Reading: Isaiah 32:1-8. According to my calculations, this is my 2494th Bible Speaks column and by the end of July I will have completed 48 years of writing it. If 48 years ago the Division of Education of the National Council of Churches had asked me if I would be willing […]


82, Blountsville, died July 15, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Parents Alex and Maxie Freeman Stephenson predeceased her, as did son Roland Allison and sister Nina Stephenson Plotkin. Surviving is husband Eugene Coy Allison Jr.; son Jeffrey (Brigida) Allison; daughter Ann (Carthal) Self; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, July 18, at […]


80, Susan Moore, died June 27, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Born in Alabama, he was son of the late Hubert Eugene and Lillian Tuck Ellison. He was also predeceased by son David Lynn Ellison. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed during the Korean conflict in the Philippines. He owned Ellison Carpet, sold real estate, […]


82, Snead, died July 11, 2012. Mr. Franks served 63 years in the ministry and was a member of Oneonta Church of God and a former pastor of Baltimore Avenue Church of God in Albertville. Parents James Monroe and Ola Mae Beckner Franks predeceased him. Surviving are wife Mozelle Lumpkin Franks; sons Marlin (Barbara) Franks, Snead, Dennis (Wendy) Franks, Gadsden, […]


53, Remlap, died July 15, at the residence. He was an electrician with Reeve Electric for over 20 years and a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and the Cherokee Tribe. Father Martin Eugene Holloway predeceased him. Surviving are mother Dorothy Jean Wesley Holloway, Locust Fork; daughters Alycia Holloway, Locust Fork, Candice (Ben) Hostetter, Calera; grandchildren Kennedy Cooper, Colin […]


87, Hayden, died July 14, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter. She was a member of High Rock First Christian Methodist Church and a member of the Nectar Senior Citizens Center. Predeceasing her were husband Stanley Johnson; grandchildren Karla Best and J.C. Dunn; parents James William and Minnie Jane Holt Johnson; brothers Sam Johnson, Grover Johnson, and Will Johnson; sisters Lily Box […]


91, Remlap, died July 9, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Husband James Albert LeCroy predeceased her as did parents Charles Edward and Rullia King McClellan; daughter Elizabeth Ann Jones; and sisters Nellie Williams and Louise Goings. Surviving are sons James Edward (Kay) LeCroy, Charles Ray (Susanna) LeCroy, both of Pine Mountain; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Glenn Bynum officiated […]