died May 11, 2014, at UAB Hospital. Predeceasing her were parents Sarah and O’Neal Hudson, grandparents Tobe and Myrtle Hudson, grandmother Lorene Hathcock, and brother Kenny Neal Hudson. Surviving are daughter Lindsey (Douglas) Drumheller, Birmingham; grandson Logan Drumheller; brother Randy (Myra) Hathcock, Remlap; sister Darlene ( Jimmy) Hicks, Odenville; special cousins Lisa Gargus Watkins, Paul Gargus, Delane, Jamie, and Donnie […]


LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN will have a benefit car show Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Along with classic cars, there will be food and entertainment. The church is located on county road 26 in Royal. Phone Bernie Luster at 429-4315 or Leanett Allen at 256-738-3624 with questions. GOD’S LITTLE CHURCH will have a gospel singing Sunday, June 8, […]


Golden Anniversary

The children of John and Helen “Marie” Watson invite family and friends to celebrate their parents 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 31, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Locust Fork Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. John Watson, son of John R. and Vera Watson, graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1960. He retired from the Birmingham Police Department and […]


DOG FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED Crossing Paths Animal Rescue finds homes for hundreds of Blount County dogs every year. Dogs can be saved if there are foster homes to house them for a short time. Contact Mary Ellen at 559-7648 if you are interested in being foster parents to a homeless dog. All food and medical care is provided while the […]

Save money! Save the family farm! Save the WORLD! Buy produce locally!

You’ve probably been told a million times that you should buy your produce locally grown. And you’ve also probably seen local farmers sprout up around your neighborhood everywhere. But why should you buy directly from the farmer? What’s the benefit to you, your community, and the environment? Well, since you asked, here are the reasons. 1. Locally-grown food tastes better. […]


MEETINGS THE TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold its regular council meeting on Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive. TOWN OF SUSAN MOORE will sponsor “Understanding Common Core in Alabama Schools” on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Susan Moore Community Center. The presentation by Ann Eubanks is open to […]

Find your place at Lake Guntersville State Park

The beach is a great summer getaway, but let’s not forget about those last-minute spontaneous trips close to home. Let’s start with Lake Guntersville State Park, located less than an hour from the heart of Blount County. The pampered vacationer or the sleep-on-theground type can find solace in the 6,000-acre park. The State Park Lodge, and it’s luxury pool, is […]

Pig becomes CashSaver

The Piggly Wiggly grocery in Cleveland has become the Cash Saver cost plus food store. See it in the background through the bushes? There’s no change of ownership or management. It’s still owned and operated by the White brothers, David and Patrick. The name change reflects a new pricing concept – cost plus 10 percent – which David White says […]

County road 42 bridge ready for action

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