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The Blount Countian January 29, 2003

Commissioners remove Confederate Drive sign A county deputy provided security early Monday as commission chairman Royce King and county commissioners David Cochran, Tom Ryan, and Robert Bullard removed the Confederate Drive sign at the county’s Dist. 4 road department and changed the address on the billboard from Confederate Drive to 5380 County Highway 1. Dist. 4 Commissioner R.C. Smith alerted […]

All-County First Team


The 2012 season was kind of a down year for Blount County. Oneonta made another run to the 4A title game but Susan Moore was the only other team in the county to make the playoffs. There were plenty of good players in the county, however, and the All-County First Team, presented by The Blount Countian, is loaded with talent. […]


ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION is now accepting applications for summer workers. Applications must be returned to city hall before Friday, Feb. 1. For more information, call 625-3534. CLEVELAND YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Cleveland Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Fees are $85 for the first child, $65 for the second […]


Tournament titles go to Hornets, Wildcats


The 2013 Blount County High School Basketball Tournament wrapped up Saturday night at Cleveland High School and Locust Fork and Hayden were the big winners. B-Team Girls The top-seeded Locust Fork Lady Hornets held off sixthseeded Hayden 43-32 in the title game behind the MVP performance of Shelby Hancock. In first-round action, fifth-seeded J.B. Pennington defeated fourth-seeded Southeastern 38-33, No. […]


THE BIBLE SPEAKS The road not taken

Background Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20. Devotional Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23. Fifteen years ago I made a mistake of some regret, but probably of no consequence. My wife Valere and I took a group of 20 people to Turkey to visit 1st century AD Christian sites, ancient Greek ruins, and historic Turkish locations. We spent a whole day in Ephesus before traveling about […]


MOUNTAIN GROVE BAPTIST will have a mid-winter bible study Feb. 11-14 at 7 o’clock each evening. Teacher is Tom Ellenburg; pastor is Jerry Hackney. The church is located on county road 47 in Blountsville. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have the 20th annual Camp Meeting through Friday, Feb. 1, with services held daily at 9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. […]


Gadsden, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Gadsden Healthcare. Formerly of Susan Moore, Mr. Brothers retired from Blue Bell after 28 years of service. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and attending singings. He was a longtime member of Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. Parents Dennis Melvin and Parie Jane Woods Brothers predeceased him, as did wife Ruby King Brothers and 11 siblings. […]


Fort Wayne, Ind., died Jan. 16, 2013, at Woodview Healthcare after an eight year stay. Born in Blount County, she was the daughter of Luther and Rose Hyde, both of whom predeceased her. Mrs. Creel retired after many years working in retail, with the last 17 years as manager of Bill’s Dollar Store. She set many sales records and trained […]


Locust Fork, died Jan. 21, 2013. Born in North Carolina, he retired from Norfolk-Southern Railroad with 23 years of service. He was a member of the National Guard, a master barber, and known as a gifted gardener and landscaper. Parents Carroll and Macie Ballard Dellinger predeceased him. Surviving are wife Donna Dellinger; daughters Robin Fincher, Locust Fork, Heather Marie Dellinger, […]