Playoffs for six teams

The regular season is over and six of Blount County’s high school baseball teams have qualified for the playoffs. Four teams – Cleveland, Oneonta, J.B. Pennington, and Southeastern – have won area titles and will host first round series starting Friday. Two others – Appalachian and Locust Fork – qualified for the playoffs as runners-up and will travel this week. […]

Lady Wildcats dominate Blount County Tournament

Hayden was the site for last week’s Blount County Softball Tournament and the Lady Wildcats proved to be very rude hosts. Well, that’s not entirely correct. The softball field at Hayden is a gorgeous place and the new concession and press box are almost complete. It was between the lines where the No. 2 team in Class 5A proved to […]


SOUTHEASTERN BOOSTER CLUBGOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday,April 26, at Cumberland Lake GolfCourse. Registration begins at noonwith a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Prizeswill be awarded. For more informationabout sponsorship or registration, contact Jack Helvin at 602-3592 or BrentLewis at 613-4573. FORE FRIENDS OF THE ARC A golftournament benefiting the ARC ofJefferson County will be held Friday,May 2, at Limestone Springs.Registration […]

Choosing Barabbas

Devotional Reading: Hebrews 7:11-19. Background Scripture: Jeremiah 23:5,6; Zechariah 6:9- 15; John 19:1-5; Hebrews 7:13. You may or may not know that the Hebrew term “bar” means “son of.” So Simon bar Jonah – Simon, son of Jon – was the proper name of Simon Peter (Mt. 16:17), Bartimaeus was the “son of Timaeus” (Mk. 10:46), Bartholmew was “son of […]


Shelby, died April 10, 2014, at Shelby Medical Center. He enjoyed fishing, his animals, and watching wrestling. Parents Maspon and Emily Phillips Hathcock predeceased him, as did wife Betty Jean Hathcock. Surviving are children Jimmy Ray (Delores) Hathcock, Kenny Hathcock, both of Tuscaloosa, Norman (Doris) Hathcock, Oneonta, Emily Penn, Prattville, Joey (Kay) Hathcock, Oneonta, Pam (David) Bailey, Shelby, Nette (Randy) […]


Snead, died April 12, 2014, at the residence. Parents Earnest A. and Clevie Huffstutler King predeceased her, as did siblings Flavis King, Onnis King, and Ernestine King. Surviving are brothers Jerrel King, Wendell (Brenda) King, Billy King, all of Snead; nieces and nephews. Curtis Hawkins and Don Garrison officiated the 4 p.m. service held April 13 at The Chapel of […]


Cullman, died March 31, 2014, at Woodland Village Nursing Home, Cullman. Formerly of Blountsville, she retired from We-Tote-Em Quick Stop in Blountsville as manager and was a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church. Husbands J.T. Moore and Floyd Lambert predeceased her. Surviving are son Randy (Marie) Lambert, Chicago; grandchildren A.J. (Elizabeth) Lambert, Allison (Michael) Reynolds; great-great-grandchildren Taylor Lambert, Kyleigh Reynolds, […]


Oneonta, died April 9, 2014, at the residence. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and strived to live life to the fullest. Predeceasing him were parents William Franklin and Muller Rilla Wilson Lowe, sisters Geneva Bellew and Flora Nell McGill. Surviviving are daughters Teresa ( Tony) Wilbanks, Tina (Claude) Staton, both of Cartersville, Ga., Cathy (Michael) Vasser, Union, S.C.; sons Ronnie Earl […]


Allgood, died April 12, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was a 1957 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School, a retired caregiver with Magnolia House, and a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church. Husband James Loyd predeaceased her, as did parents Alvin L. and Florene Harper McAlpine and brothers Charles McAlpine and Richard McAlpine. Surviving are son Jimmy […]


Horton, died April 4, 2014, at the residence. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Loyd Miles, son Steven Miles, granddaughter Colleen Miles, parents Harley and Winifred Phiel Nelson, and brother Harley Lee Nelson. Surviving are son Shawn (Cindy) Miles, Illinois; granddaughters Stephanie (Chris) Guy, Nicholette Miles; great-grandchildren Jayden Guy, Steven Guy, Toby Robert […]