Kimberlynn Elizabeth Edge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael Edge Sr. of Birmingham, and Benjamin Andrew Bush, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Alfred Bush of Mountain Brook, were married Dec. 21, 2013. The ceremony was held at Indian Springs First Baptist Church, with Rev. Charlie Dale officiating. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by […]

Golden anniversary

Jerry and Inez Sivley were married Feb. 17, 1964. Both grew up in Blountsville and attended J.B. Pennington High School and have lived in the Mount Hebron community of Blountsville all their married lives. Mr. Sivley, the son of Odis and Odell Alldredge Sivley, retired from MeadowCraft, and Mrs. Sivley, daughter of Alfred Bullard and Ollie Thomas Bullard Griffin, retired […]


Riley Makenzie Mason, daughter of Richard and Susan Mason of Mount Hebron, celebrated her seventh birthday on Feb. 5 with a My Little Pony party with family and friends. She is the granddaughter of James and Linda Mason of Boaz and Jerry and Sarah Smart of Snead and the great-granddaughter of Estelle Downs of Boaz. Riley is a first-grader at […]


AUSTIN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival Feb. 23 – 28. Sunday night service begins at 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. Paul Jones is evangelist, Curtis Ray Atkinson is pastor. The church is located five miles southwest of Blountsville on Joy Road. WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH will have the regular monthly singing Sunday, Feb. 16, at […]

Art gallery opens in Oneonta


MEETINGS STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN SENIOR CITIZENS meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. at Mountain Pointe Ministries. A meal is provided. BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue, candidate for the office of Alabama Secretary of State, will be […]

Chamber breaks fast at Snead

The Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce will hold a special breakfast event in Snead at Grace Baptist Church at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Probate Judge Chris Green will be a featured speaker and will discuss the recently-formed Blount County Economic Development Council. Other local speakers will also be included when the program is finalized. The breakfast will showcase […]

Oneonta coach wins Ford sweepstakes

To Jeff Gibbs, the chances of him winning the “Own The Bowl” sweepstakes was about as likely as what the so-called experts gave the Auburn Tigers of going to the BCS Championship Game. However, as luck would have it, both ended up happening. Gibbs, Oneonta Middle School science teacher, head softball coach, and head JV girls basketball coach, won the […]

Benton sworn in as District 1 county school board member

Ken Benton of Smoke Rise was sworn in Friday as Blount County Board of Education member representing District 1 (Hayden). Probate Judge Chris Green administers the oath as Benton’s wife Judy holds the Bible and daughters Kim Niblett (left) and Jennifer Pilkington look on. Benton will serve the remaining five years of the term of former board member Craig Johnson, […]

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