Blountsville, died Feb. 25, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Born in Cleveland, she was daughter of Travis Sr. and Speaker Walker Glasscox. Mrs. Stephenson was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by husband Woodrow Stephenson, who died Jan. 23, 1983; brothers Jack Glasscox, Charles Glasscox, Woodrow Glasscox, and T.C. Glasscox, Jr.; […]


Oneonta, died Feb. 25, 2013, at BMC Princeton Hospital, Birmingham. A Blount County native, Mr. Woodard was son of James William “Willie” and Rhoda Jane White Woodard. He was retired after 30 years of service from Joy Manufacturing/Robbins Drilling Company as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Woodard was a longtime, and oldest, member of Oneonta Church of Christ. Besides his […]

Panthers open strong


The Cleveland Panthers have come out of the gates swinging. Mike Johnson’s team has won seven straight to start the season, including a doubleheader sweep of Locust Fork last week. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Locust Fork Cleveland 16, Locust Fork 3 The Panthers scored five runs in the first inning and led 7-2 after two innings. Cleveland scored four more […]

Sweepstakes scams cause concern

Last week, Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey received an office visitor and two Facebook messages concerning a possible scam involving winning money. Numerous people have been told they have won money, when in reality it is a scam to obtain the “winner’s” personal information. However, with the recent increase of reports about the scam, Casey decided she needed to […]

Museum organizes user-friendly genealogy workshop

Terri Jackson began researching her family history at the age of 19 and says being aware of where she came from exceeds just the basic information. “It’s more than names and dates,” she says. “It’s about the people and learning about yourself.” A free genealogy class is scheduled for March 21 at the Blount County Memorial Museum. Jackson and museum […]


Elena Claire LeCroy and Blair Elise LeCroy announce the arrival of one of Blount County’s newest citizens, their sister, Brooklyn Sierra LeCroy. She is the daughter of Charles and Jamie LeCroy of Armstead and was born Dec. 20, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the granddaughter […]

Work of local pair showcased at Frank Green Building

Two Blount County artists’ work will be featured at the Frank Green Building for the next two months. Painter Trish Priest and photographer Regina Fuller were chosen as feature artists by the Blount County Memorial Museum. Twelve paintings by Trish Priest, of Remlap, will be displayed. Priest says she has been painting as long as she can remember and recalls […]

Rehearsals underway for first dinner theater show

Rehearsals are in progress for a dinner theater production of “The Foreigner”at Charlie B’s Restaurant on three evenings, March 21-23. The play, by playwright Larry Shue, directed by Carron Clem, is a classic of American comedy. It is a two-act play set at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. “I’ve worked with community theater for 30 years,” said stage manager […]

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