M4A to hold free memory screenings

special to The Blount Countian The Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) will hold free, confidential memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oneonta Senior Center. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and take 5 to 10 minutes to administer. Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the […]

No rush for alcohol vote in Locust Fork

With the latest ruling from Judge Steven King allowing five Blount County municipalities the right to vote on alcohol, Locust Fork Mayor Joe Hughes says he doesn’t expect his town to be voting on the issue any time soon. “I’m not sure when we will be voting because a petition hasn’t been turned in, however, I have heard of some […]

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The Blount Countian November 11, 2009

Oneonta begins superintendent interviews The Oneonta City Board of Education began the search for the replacement for retiring Supt. Jack Housch by interviewing the first three candidates Monday night. Two more candidates are to interview next Monday evening. The interviews were held in the high school media center and were open to the public but only a small gathering of […]

Oneonta overwhelms West Limestone

The Oneonta Redskins raced to a 35-0 halftime lead and blasted visiting West Limestone in a 4A first round playoff game last Friday night at Gilbreath Stadium. West Limestone, the No. 4 team out of Region 8, picked up a first down on the opening possession of the night but had to punt. That’s when the roof caved in for […]

Mustangs too strong for Tigers

The J.B. Pennington Tigers fought hard but couldn’t dent the No. 1 team in Class 3A last Friday night as the home-standing Madison Academy Mustangs rolled to a 49-7 victory. The Mustangs came into the game banged up with No. 1 running back Kerryon Johnson held out due to a high ankle sprain. The situation got worse late in the […]

Chiefs hold off Eagles

The Appalachian Eagles played well but couldn’t muster enough offense in a 29-14 loss at R.A. Hubbard last Friday night in the first round of the playoffs. The Chiefs’ defense had been rough on 1A opponents this year and Appalachian struggled to move the ball with any consistency. However, the Eagle defense played well and forced the high-powered Chief offense […]

Oneonta hosts Jacksonville in second round

Two weeks into the playoffs and Oneonta is the only team left in the coverage area. J.B. Pennington had an almost impossible assignment. The Tigers played hard but couldn’t stay with 3A No. 1 Madison Academy and lost, 49-7. Appalachian took the fight to Region 8 champion R.A. Hubbard. The Eagles gave the Chiefs some problems but ran out of […]

Dancing in the rain

Background Scripture: Exodus 13:17-22; 14. Devotional Reading: Galatians 5:13-21. “Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians” (Exodus 14:30). Of course, that is only the end of the episode, not the whole story. We know that under the leadership of Moses and Aaron, the Israelites escaped Egypt and its Pharaoh and came to the Promised […]


Lake Placid, Fla., died Oct. 30, 2013. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the American Legion, and the VFW. He retired from United Technologies, where he worked in the space program. Surviving are brother Ted Frost, Locust Fork; sisters Joy (Roland) Vavrosky, Lake Placid, Fla., and Sandra (Robert) Metzler, Locust Fork. A memorial service with […]


Lincoln, died Nov. 3, 2013, at UAB Hospital. Predeceasing her were parents James and Betty Hill Bollen and grandparents Jack and Ruth Bollen and J.V. and Fannie Hill. Surviving are husband Donald Eugene Gann; daughters Melissa (Mark) Robinson and Jeannette Gann, both of Lincoln; stepson Jason Gann, Wilsonville; grandson James Cayden Robinson, Lincoln; sister Renee ( Jesse) Layfield, Riverside; brothers […]

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