Cliff Springs community, died May 9, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A longtime resident of Altoona, he retired as superintendent of the West Etowah Water Authority. He enjoyed singing and preached for more than 30 years. Parents Wallace and Minnie Grogan Waldrop predeceased him. Surviving are wife Peggy Davenport Waldrop; son Dewayne ( Vickie) Waldrop, Altoona; grandchildren Amanda, […]


Cullman, died May 3, 2014, at Cullman Health Care Center. Formerly of Blountsville, Mrs. Whittington was a member of Austin Creek Baptist Church. Parents Clyde and Opal Grigsby Woodard predeceased her, as did husbands Harold Adams, Don Ayers, Carol Whittington, daughter Tina Louise Adams, four siblings. Surviving are sons Chuck ( Tracie) Whittington, Blountsville, Steve (Annette) Adams, Geraldine; grandchildren Damion […]


Allgood, died May 8, 2014, at the residence. Predeceasing her were husband Roy Lynn Wilson, son Anthony Lamar Wilson, parents Ethel Thomas and Nelly O’Dell Simmons Sanders, and brother George Thomas Sanders. Surviving are son Tommy (Marchelle) Wilson, Blountsville; daughters Anita Wilson Garnica, Elyssia Wilson, both of Cleveland; grandchildren Dustin Wilson, Danielle Wilson, Lamar Garnica, Aisha Garnica; siblings Estelle Miller, […]

Church Briefs

PINE GROVE METHODIST CHURCH will have decoration Sunday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m. TheEvangelaires will be guest singers and lunch will beserved after the morning service. The church is locatedon county road 39 near Altoona. LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH will have a benefitcar show Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Along with classic cars, there will be food […]


Hollywood goes local

Armstrong earns award

Successful fundraiser for American Legion Post 2014

Social media triggers commission meeting outburst, exchange

Whatever their contributions to the culture of communication, social media is not exactly a balm to the body politic – or a force for harmony in the political dialogue and mechanics of government. An example of that occurred in the commission meeting Monday when District 3 Commissioner Dean Calvert’s comments triggered an angry outburst from the gallery from political gadfly […]


MEETINGSSTRAIGHT MOUNTAIN SENIOR CITIZENS meet onthe second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m.at Mountain Pointe Ministries. A meal is provided. EVENTSALTOONA DAY will be Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.until 5 p.m. in Altoona. Catherine Bach, “Daisy Duke”from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and John Voldstad, “theother brother Darryl,” from “Newhart,” will be specialguests. Plan to spend the […]