Locals awarded Eagle Scout honors

John William Rogers and Ryan Scott Lowe each recently received Scouting’s prestigious Eagle Scout award at a ceremony held at Oneonta First Baptist Church recently. The Eagle rank is the highest award a Boy Scout can receive. A scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges to become an Eagle Scout. They must plan, develop, and give leadership to […]


Marine Corps Pvt. Clayton T. Morton, son of Judy L. and Howard B. Morton of Oneonta, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Morton trained for 13 weeks in activities such as close-order drill, marksmanship, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs, and courtesies. Upon completion of […]


CORINTH BAPTIST will have a soup and chili fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. The dine in or carry out meal is free, but donations are appreciated and benefit the church youth group. ANCHOR MINISTIES provides Blount County women job and life skills training through its Christian Women’s Job Corps. Classes begin Jan. 22 and include training in computers, […]

Blountsville man indicted on animal abuse charges

On April 23, 2012, the Blountsville Police Department responded to a complaint of cruelty to animals at a residence on King Drive, according to a press release from Chief Ray Baxley. The complaint indicated a mother dog and her eight puppies had been killed. The suspect was contacted and cooperated with the investigation. The case was presented to the Blount […]

Scofield appointed to Senate Rules Committee

State Sen. Clay Scofield, (R – Red Hill) has been appointed to the Alabama Senate’s influential Rules Committee, which sets the agenda for the Senate and determines what legislation will go before the full chamber. Scofield represents Senate District 9, which includes the northern third of Blount County, as well as Marshall and a part of Madison Counties. He is […]

Opening still unknown for Horton Mill Covered Bridge

Blount County engineer Winston Sitton is looking for construction on Horton Mill Covered Bridge to be completed by the end of February. However, Sitton says the opening date for the bridge is unknown due to pending inspection. Bob Smith Construction is currently working on the floor of the bridge and Sitton says two-thirds of the work is already finished. Work […]

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