Locust Fork, died Nov. 8, 2012, at the residence. Mrs. Rutherford was the daughter of William Christopher and Martha Lenora Standridge Deavor, both of whom preceded her in death. She had worked as an aviation mechanic and was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by husbands Gurney Beach and Rob Rutherford; son […]


Decatur, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the residence. Born in Blount County, Mr. Smith graduated from Susan Moore High School, was stationed in Korea with the U.S. Army, and worked with L.B.C. Chemical Co. He was retired owner of North Alabama Chemical Company. He was predeceased by parents Eddie and Mamie Smith; brothers Artie B. Smith, L.T. Smith, and H.I. […]


Trafford, died Nov. 5, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. A 1976 graduate of Locust Fork High School, Mr. Stephenson was a switchman, remote operator, and a safety coordinator at CSX Transportation, where he had been employed for 33 years. He attended Gardendale First Baptist Church. Surviving are wife Terri Trammell Stephenson; parents Lloyd W. and Marie Tracy Stephenson Sr., […]


COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN will hold fall revival through Nov. 15. Services will begin at 7 p.m. CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST will hold its annual soup and chili supper and bake sale Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The $8 supper is all you can eat soup and chili, bread, and tea. Proceeds benefit the church […]

AEA awards grant, Education Week recognized

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) and Blount County Education Association (BCEA) awarded the Blount County Education Foundation with a $1,000 signature grant during the Radiothon in September and presented the check last Friday. The AEA and BCEA also cover expenses for the reception that is held when the grants are awarded. Smith worked her way through college by driving a […]

Oneonta Elementary celebrates Veterans Day

Chinking at the park

2012-11-14 E-Edition

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