Southeastern football begins

Keith Moore knows he has his work cut out for him. However, the head football coach of Blount County’s newest high school football program also knows it’s going to be a lot of fun. Southeastern will tackle a varsity football schedule this year with what could not really be called a varsity team. While the school is transitioning from a […]

Hornets go undefeated to win state title

The Locust Fork Hornets 12-and-under softball team went undefeated to win the state championship at the Alabama USSA Travel Tournament. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Skylar Massey, Hannah Armstrong, Jayleigh Tawbush, Savannah Gilham, Olivia Hollingsworth and Madelynn Robinette. Back row (l to r) coaches John Cater and Jordan Hood, Kelsi Goodwin, Clancy Irey, Alecia Self, Madison Cater, and […]


FOOTBALL TRYOUTS The Blount County Pain, a new semipro team, will hold tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Oneonta Rec Park. Players 18 and older can register at The team also has a Facebook page – blountcopain. ONEONTA BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, Sept. 4. Players can register at the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Thursday from […]


A new branch

Background Scripture:Jeremiah 23:1-6; 33:14-18.Devotional Reading:Psalms 33:1-5. John C. Danforth served 18 years as a Republican United States Senator from Missouri. In 1964, Danforth also became an Episcopalian priest. Several years ago he wrote op-ed columns in the New York Times lamenting the national polarization caused by religious rhetoric within his own party. In as much as our lesson this week […]


69, Decatur, died Aug. 14, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Formerly of Blount County, Mr. Amason was a member of Susan Moore High School Class of 1960 and served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Infantry. Parents John Deward Sr. and Alma Irene Bradberry Amason and brother David Amason predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Lee (Bob) Montgomery; […]


88, died Aug. 14, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center, Guntersville. She was a member of Lee’s Chapel church and was said to be devoted to her family and a caregiver to all. Husband Charles Browning, sons Wesley and Wilson Browning, and parents Jasper and Maudie Farmer predeceased her. Surviving are son Jerry (Karen) Browning, Arab; daughter Thelma Hopper, Salem, Mo.; […]


66, Blountsville, died Aug. 16, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Predeceasing him were parents Wesley Dewey and Inez Nolen Bryant, stepson James Odom, half brother John Wesley Bryant, half sister Yvonnaa Holt. Surviving are ex-wife Barbara Moore, Ashville; stepdaughters Virginia Odom, Snead, Ellen Watkins, Bessemer; stepsons Tommy (Maleecy) Odom, Roy (Sherry) Odom, both of Ashville; grandchildren Tommy Odom Jr., […]


21, Oneonta, died Aug. 15, 2012, at UAB Palliative Care Center. Surviving are parents Claude Andrew and Cindy Ann Partain Bryant, Oneonta; grandparents Hugo and Patricia Partain, Oneonta, Rachel Dickey; brothers Andrew, Charles, and Christopher Bryant, Oneonta; sister Ashley Bryant, Oneonta; aunt Shirlie Townsend, Oneonta. The family will announce a memorial date at a later time.


36, Maplesville, died Aug. 13, 2012, at Chilton Medical Center, Clanton. A truck driver, he was predeceased by grandparents Edd Clark, and J.D. and Evelyn Ayers. Surviving are wife Carrie A. Clark; son Haven Clark; stepdaughter Lacey Nicole Miller Williams; stepsons Christopher Dewayne Williams, Tyler Owen Williams; grandsons Colton Lee Miller, Cameron Dewayne Miller; parents Bruce and Jeannette Clark; brother […]


79, Highland Lake, died Aug. 16, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center. Mr. Cornelius had worked as plant manager with Magic Fingers and was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir for 67 years. He was a longtime member of the Rotary Club, a former Highland Lake council member, active in the […]