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The Blount Countian May 5, 2010

District attorney candidates to be featured The four Republican candidates for district attorney of Blount County will be featured at the monthly Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, at Twin Oaks. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be sponsored by HomeTown Bank. Blount County is fortunate to have four highly qualified individuals running […]


Area titles for Appalachian, Hayden, and Susan Moore

The road to the state softball tournament should be a little easier for area champions. If that’s the case, there should be a big advantage for Appalachian, Hayden, and Susan Moore this week. Locust Fork and Southeastern will participate in regional tournaments, as well, but the Lady Hornets and the Lady Mustangs finished as runners-up and will face area champions […]

Regional tournament round this week

Five Blount County softball teams made it out of area tournaments last week to advance to the region tournaments this week. Four of the five – Appalachian, Hayden, Locust Fork, and Southeastern – will play in the North-Central Regional at Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa while Susan Moore will travel to Troy for the South-Central Regional. The regional tournaments, which are […]

Oneonta Revolution wins 12-U tournament


Discipleship’s price tag

Background Scripture: 2 Peter 1. Devotional Reading: Psalms 130. Normally, because of space limitations in these columns, I avoid comment upon conflicts of a scholarly nature, such as: “Did Paul actually write the Epistle to the Ephesians?” But if I judge a scholarly concern as truly pertinent to the needs and concerns of my readers, I will deal with those […]


Oneonta, died May 2, 2013, at the residence. Mrs. Brothers was a longtime supporter of the Boy Scouts, a member and former officer of the Blount County Historical Society, and a member of the Oneonta Church of Christ. She worked as a bookkeeper at an accounting firm. Husband Loyd J. Brothers and parents Grady and Mildred Overton Trantham predeceased her. […]


Gretna, La., died April 26, 2013. A former resident of Cleveland, she was a member of the Belle Chasse United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by husband J. Harold Brown; parents Henry Edward and Ruby Bynum Box; and brother Walton Box. Surviving are children James “Jim” Brown Jr. and Kathleen Brown (Alfred) Rogers, both of Louisiana; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; […]


Blountsville, died April 29, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A retired welder with Vulcan Trailer Company, he was husband to Faye Nell Beavers Byrum, who died in 1997. Parents Leonard and Viola Pullen Byrum, granddaughter Kimberly Stewart, and two sisters also predeceased him. Surviving are sons David (Mabrine) Byrum, Blountsville, and Larry (Nancy) Byrum, Trussville; daughter Shelby (Oscar) […]


Glencoe, died April 29, 2013. Predeceasing her was husband Clinton Charles Cagle and parents Emmett and Estelle Neyman. Surviving are children Vicki (Bill) Freeman, Melody ( Tim) Carter, Charlotte (Gary) McBurnett, Janie (Miles) Parris, Angela Burton, Charles LaDon Cagle; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Jimmy (Micky) Neyman, Katie (Lowell Gene) Whitten, Danny (Dewandee) Neyman; beloved dog Chloe; special nurses Courtney, […]


Trafford, died May 1, 2013. Parents Grady and Nellie Terry predeceased her, as did husband Austin H. Cain, son Christopher Lee Blackwood, and sister Lennie Hudson. Surviving are daughter Mary Denise Baker, Oneonta; son Herbert Scott (Kelly) Blackwood, Albertville; stepson James Cain, Birmingham; grandchildren Amy (David) Crim, Oneonta, Rebecca (Michael) Ray, Birmingham, Kaitlin Blackwood (Colin) Childress, Asbury, Jared Blackwood Eakes, […]

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