Senior Games participant encourages exercise for all ages

Forty years ago people were telling Joyner Weems he was too old to play basketball, and still, at age 79, he continues to do so. “You either use it or lose it, and I want to do this in such a way that it will be an inspiration for someone to get off the couch and get moving,” Weems said. […]

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The Blount Countian August 24, 1983

Blount to receive state money for handicapped center Legislative negotiations instrumented by state Sen. Hinton Mitchem have resulted in Blount County schools being one of two Northeast Alabama school systems to receive direct state allocation for special education. The educational budget recently passed by the state Legislature includes $75,000 for what it terms “the Cleveland School for the Handicapped.” According […]


SUSAN MOORE CLASS OF 1946 will have a reunion Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at Sarah’s Restaurant in Walnut Grove. BEASLEY FAMILY REUNION Descendants of Isaac Beasley will have a potluck lunch and fellowship Sunday, Sept. 8, Pavilion 2 at Palisades Park, at 10 a.m. Paper products will be provided. Bring family photos and memories for a day of […]


Holy Sabbath

by Lawrence W. Althouse Background Scripture: Nehemiah 13:4-31. Devotional Reading: Mark 2:23-27. Both Nehemiah and Ezra pass in and out of the narratives in their books. Some may find it difficult to determine which is which. It was Ezra, a high-born priest, who visited Jerusalem and witnessed its ruin. He returned to Babylon and influenced the emperor, Artaxerxes, to allow […]


TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST end of summer bash Saturday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., at Locust Fork Community Park. Live music by The Sound of Breaking, Three by Grace, and Stu Sanders. Food and drinks will be served and there will be opportunities to win prizes. BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST Wonderful Wednesday program Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. with […]


Oneonta, died Aug. 15, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. She was a retired seamstress with Blue Bell/Wrangler and was a member of Oneonta Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Corvin was predeceased by parents Walter Lee and Roberta Hudson Gunter; husband Wilbur Corvin; grandchildren Blaine Corvin and Delisa Baggett; four sisters; three brothers. Surviving are son Gene ( Juanita) Corvin […]


Altoona, died Aug. 16, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. A member of Tait’s Gap Baptist Church, she enjoyed gardening and her work as a beautician. Parents Albert R. and Emmie H. Timmerman Williams predeceased her. Surviving are husband Alfred Davenport; brothers Russell Williams and Leslie (Ruby) Williams, both of Oneonta, Odis ( Tommie) Williams, Snead, T.C. Williams, Jasper, […]


Albertville, died Aug. 17, 2013, at the residence. Born in Blount County, she was daughter of Frank and Ila Wilson Phillips, both of whom predeceased her. She was also preceded in death by husband Willie Hand; son Johnny Hand; daughter Brenda Hand; grandson William Avant; and six siblings. Surviving are daughters Bobbie Jackson, Boaz, Linda (Randy Avant) Hand, Allgood, Rachel […]


Hayden, died Aug. 16, 2013, at the residence. A cafeteria worker with Cullman County Board of Education, she was a member of Nectar Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, crocheting, quilting, and raising dogs. Predeceasing her were parents Edgar and Mary Agnes Marsh; husband Jack Hipp; son Eddie Clayton Forster; brothers Cecil Marsh and Milton Marsh. Surviving are sons James […]

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