Alcohol ordinance approved

The Blountsville Town Council approved the revised alcohol ordinance during Monday night’s meeting. The ordinance, which had been under review by the council and town attorney Brett King, was amended to include the stipulation that all tax revenues from the sale of alcohol in Blountsville be deposited into the town’s general fund. An addendum “B” which had been presented by […]

Repeat or reload?

Region 7 As we mentioned last week with Locust Fork, Region 7 is not exactly a murderer’s row – at least going off last year’s numbers. Oneonta was 14-1 last year but only three other teams in the region finished with a winning record in 2013 and the Redskins were the only team to have any success in the playoffs. […]

Mardis signs with Gadsden State

MacKenna Mardis, the daughter of Rachel and Keith Mardis of Oneonta, signed a softball scholarship with Gadsden State Community College. A graduate of Appalachian High School, MacKenna has pitched for the Lady Eagles for the last four years and played in the regional tournament twice. She is the granddaughter of Barbara and Wesley Mardis, Mrs. Kenneth ‘Billie’Gaddy and the late […]


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 […]


BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION is looking for officials for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in officiating youth or high school football is asked to attend meetings which are held each Sunday at 5 p.m. at Cleveland High School. For more information, phone 237- 4065. DANNY B. HICKS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, Aug. 21, at Limestone Springs. The […]

Crush takes World Series title

The Alabama Crush romped to wins over teams from Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on their way to the championship of the World Series. The Crush went 9-1 in the tournament with the only loss coming against Port St. Lucie, Fla., in the finals. Forced to go to the ‘if necessary’ game, the Crush […]


LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will hostGreg McDougal in concert Wednesday, Aug.6, at 6:30 p.m. McDougal is a songwriter andrecording artist nominated for a DoveAward and recorded “While I Still Can.” Freeadmission. Phone 681-2254 for more information. MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH willhost the Body 4 Believers weight loss program on Monday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. Thechurch is located at 2131 […]


NECTAR BAPTIST CHURCH will have revivalservices through Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m.Matthew Fallin is evangelist, RogerRobertson is pastor. Phone 680-2228 withquestions. HARMONY MISSIONARY BAPTISTCHURCH will have revival services through Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Jeff Daily, evangelist; Jeff Landers, pastor. MT. CHAPEL CHURCH will have revival services Sunday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. and Monday,Aug. 11, through Wednesday, […]


Gadsden, died July 27, 2014. Mr. Davidson was a lifelong member of Christ Central Methodist Church, a 1955 graduate of Gadsden High School, and earned a degree in accounting from Jacksonville State University. Retired from Republic Steel in Gadsden, he was known as “Strobel,” enjoyed boating, water skiing, music, sports, and bowling. He was predeceased by father James Wesley Davidson […]


Hayden, died July 29, 2014, at the residence. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, flowers, and shopping and attended First Independent Baptist Church. Parents Neely and Susie Todd Bryant predeceased her, as did brothers Jack Bryant and Leonard Bryant, sisters Vedus Morton, Cloie Williamson, Jean Payne, and Nell Martin, and one great-grandchild. Surviving are husband Kenneth Johnson; daughter Melissa (Harmon) Burttram; grandchildren […]

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