Shedd gets two House committee appointments



State Rep. Randall Shedd (R – Cullman), representing House District 11 in central and northern Blount County, has been appointed to serve on two significant House of Representatives committees: the House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Committee, and the House County and Municipal Government Committee. The appointments take effect for the upcoming legislative session, set to begin on Jan. 14. The […]

Lady Redskins pick up where they left off



The Oneonta Lady Redskins won the 4A state basketball title at the BJCC in March. Don’t look now, but this year’s team may be even better. Oneonta lost just one player from that team and the Lady Redskins opened the season without missing a beat. In the Big Orange Tip-Off Tournament at Hoover, Oneonta knocked off a pair of 6A […]

Holiday hours for the Blount County Courthouse



Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 27 – open all day Thursday, Nov. 28 – closed all day Friday, Nov. 29 – closed all day Christmas Monday, Dec. 23 – open all day Tuesday, Dec. 24 – closed all day Wednesday, Dec. 25 – closed all day Thursday, Dec. 26 – open all day Friday, Dec. 27 – open all day New Year’s […]

Ribbon cutting for Horizon Tobacco



Running for Clark



Earlier this month, Seth and Tifani Rhudy joined their family and friends in support of their 3-year-old son, Clark, during the Blow- Away 5K in Trussville, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “It’s not just about participating in a 5K,” Seth said. “It’s about getting out in the public, raising awareness, and putting a face with a name.” Clark is one […]

Special Meeting Notice



The Blount County Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at Moss Lodge in Palisades Park to discuss future tourism development in Blount County. A number of agencies and other stakeholders interested in that topic have been invited to attend. Commission Chairman Chris Green said the general public is welcome.

From the Archives

The Blount Countian November 19, 2008

Resignations accepted from Cleveland and Hayden coaches The resignations of football coaches Anthony Reid (Cleveland) and Shane Howard (Hayden) were accepted during the regular meeting of the Blount County Board of Education earlier this month. Reid posted a record of 21-30 in five years at Cleveland while Howard was 17-44 in six years at Hayden. Neither team made the playoffs […]

Redskins run over Eagles



The Jacksonville Golden Eagles managed just 55 yards of offense in the first half, trailed 35-0 after two quarters, and never had a chance as Oneonta thrashed the visitors 56-7 last Friday night in the second round of the high school playoffs. Jacksonville started the game with a bang. The Golden Eagles got 23-yard runs from quarterback Jackson Bell and […]

Redskins travel to Heflin for quarterfinals



The Redskins’ systematic dismantling of Jacksonville last week will be followed up this week with a trip to Heflin to take on Cleburne County. This is familiar ground for Redskin fans as these teams were part of Region 6 in 2010 and 2011 – along with Jacksonville, Alexandria, Anniston, St. Clair County, Locust Fork, and Springville. The Redskins are on […]

A glory deficiency



Background Scripture: Exodus 35-40. Devotional Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15. The “glory” of God is not readily defined, but it is something that can be experienced, even without the right words to explain or convey its essence. In fact, if you can put it succinctly into words, it may not be the “glory” of God. That “glory” is something that eludes accurate […]


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