Blount County’s first-ever Rodeo Queen Contest set for this month

During the 32nd Annual Blount County Pro Rodeo at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center, the winner of the first-ever Blount County Rodeo Queen Contest will be announced giving her the chance to participate in the Miss USA Rodeo pageant in Las Vegas. However, these pageants involve more than just smiling while walking across a stage. This contest involves a written […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian March 13, 1991

Newly organized environmental group pleads for protection of river Representatives of a new environmental group being organized pleaded with Blount County Commission Monday to consider alternate sites for the regional sanitary landfill Browning Ferris Industries proposes to build at Lehigh. The recent organization of Friends of the Locust Fork River was prompted by Birmingham Water Works and Sewer Board’s announcement […]


Panthers win county tournament

You can never have enough pitching, is the old adage in baseball. That proved to be true again last week as the Cleveland Panthers got strong pitching to win both of their games in the Blount County Tournament. Scores Locust Fork 11, Hayden 4 Susan Moore 10, Appalachian 2 J.B. Pennington 10, Locust Fork 2 Hayden 5, Appalachian 4 Susan […]

Six plead guilty

According to a press release from the District Attorney’s office, Jeffrey Gallimore, 24, of Cullman, pled guilty to second degree sodomy and admitted to engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with a child younger than 16 but older than 12. He will serve 13 years in the Blount County Jail and is required to register for life as a sex offender. […]


MEETINGS BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Friday, March 15, at 8:30 a.m. BLOUNT COUNTY LEPC MEETING The Blount County Local Emergency Planning Committee will have the spring meeting on Wednesday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Blount County EOC located in the basement of the Blount County courthouse. ALABAMA LIFESPAN RESPITE RESOURCE NETWORK will hold a meeting […]


Seeing the blossom THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Background Scripture: Daniel 8:19-26. Devotional Reading: Psalms 91:1-12. Two weeks ago we were introduced to Daniel by way of his apocalyptic dream in Daniel 7. This week in chapter 8 Daniel shares a revelatory vision. Again he uses a past period in Israel’s history (6th century BC) to speak in code about a present crisis (2nd century BC): the desecration […]


PINE BLUFF MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Locust Fork, will have a singing on March 19 at 7 p.m. featuring Three By Grace and other singers. Revival will be held March 20-March 22. 6:30 p.m. prayer band; 7 p.m. service. Daryle Holt, pastor; Tommy Riggs, helper. TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a community Easter egg hunt at Locust Fork Park […]


Locust Fork, died March 5, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter, Oneonta. She was the daughter of Frank and Muggie Lee Gibson Moore, both of whom predeceased her. Mrs. Carroll was a homemaker and member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. She loved her church and helping with children – she had worked with youth in vacation Bible school and Girl Scouts over […]


Hoover, died March 8, 2013, at the residence. She was the daughter of Billie Louise Moman Currier of Oneonta and the late Lloyd D. Currier. Mrs. Currier was a histologist in the medical field. She was an avid Oneonta and Auburn sports fan. Surviving besides her mother are brothers Mike (Marsha) Currier and John David Currier, both of Oneonta. Max […]


Straight Mountain, died March 10, 2013, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. He was son of Jason Jerome and Beverly Anita Martin Harvey of Straight Mountain. He was a 2009 graduate of Appalachian High School and member of Mountain Pointe Ministries Church. Mr. Harvey was employed with Birmingham Water Works. He was predeceased by his grandmother Sandra Harvey. Surviving besides his parents […]