Plan for new restaurants moving forward in Snead

Two signs in Snead, one located on U.S. 278 past McDonald’s and one on Ala 75 past the crossroads, both declare plans to open a Mexican restaurant soon. Snead Mayor Curtis Painter says he hasn’t heard a definite open date for either business nor has he heard an opening date for the new Dollar General Store located across from Subway. […]

Expanding Horizons summer program registration now open

The Blount County Education Foundation is continuing to improve its annual Expanding Horizons summer program. This year, 12 libraries and 30 camps will be available to students in the county system. Students of all ages, kindergarten through high school, will have a chance to enjoy the activities that are beginning this week and continuing until July 29. Expanding Horizons allows […]


SIXTH ANNUAL DRIVE OUT BREAST CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, June 5, at Limestone Springs. There will be four hole-in-one packages (top prize of $25,000) and a cash prize and/or cottage-stay package will be awarded to the top two teams. There will be additional prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. The tournament formatisathree-manscramblewitha1p.m. start and the […]

Panther pair to play college baseball


Oneonta, died May 5, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, retired from NASA as a test engineer, was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he served as organist, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Baker enjoyed playing golf and square dancing and […]


Oneonta, died May 20, 2014, at the residence. A 1943 graduate of Blount County High School, she trained at South Highland Infirmary and worked as a nurse for several years. Mrs. Bentley was a lifelong member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, serving as chairperson of the Council on Ministries and the Administrative Board, active with the United Methodist Women. […]


Albertville, died May 18, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South. Father Ronald Lane Garner Sr. predeceased him. Surviving are wife Brandi Garner; mother Brenda Johnson Garner, Albertville; brother Jeff ( Tammy) Amos, Boaz; sisters Joy ( Wayne) Eakes, Snead, Lisa Braswell, Albertville; nieces and nephews. Joey Kirby officiated the 7 p.m. service held May 21 at Working by Grace Church […]


Birmingham, died May 16, 2014, at UAB Hospital. She attended the Jefferson County ARC in Blount County and was known as a very loving person. Parents Coy and Icle Holmes predeceased her, as did brothers Donald Holmes, Max Holmes, and Marvin Holmes and sisters Peggy Holmes, Reba Cooper, Louise Dyer, Helen Stevenson, and Bonnie Rose. Surviving are brother Wayne (Kathy) […]


Blountsville, died May 21, 2014, at the residence. She was known as a cheerful person with a tender heart and enjoyed bridge and crocheting, and attending Curves. Son Glenn Smith predeceased her, as did father Lowell Moore, Loma White and Lacy McCall. Surviving are daughter Jackie ( Trip) Walton, Montgomery; grandchildren Forrest Taylor, Coleman Taylor, Reilly Taylor, Sawyer Smith, Beckett […]


Empire, died May 2, 2014, at Walker Regional Medical Center, Jasper. Known as “Bones,” she enjoyed NASCAR and fishing and was a member of Masseyline Church of God. Father Robert Edward “Bobby” Walker, predeceased her, as did grandparents Rob and Nellie Walker and Arvil and Jewel Elrod. Surviving are sons Jimmy Stephens, Empire, Jeffrey Stephens, Cordova; grandchildren Blayne Stephens, Alyssa […]

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