Bice visits

Blount County teachers and administrators welcomed Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama Superintendent of Education during the in-service day for Blount County Schools held Aug. 5 at J.B. Pennington High School. Dr. Bice presented a program titled “Imagine,” which encourages attendees to think of the possibilities for Alabama students when schools implement processes and programs which are unique and “out of the […]

And that’s the way it was

This was the scene on July 25 at the bridge on Five Points Road near Cleveland School (visible a short distance away in the background). It’s been open to traffic with a gravel surface since July 29. It’s scheduled to be repaved today, Aug. 12. The bridge foundation had been weakened by heavy rains to the point that public safety […]

Are the Tigers ready for 4A?

Keith Garner begins his third year at J.B. Pennington with a brand-new region (4A Region 7) and a brand-new schedule (lots of first-time opponents). Under Garner, Pennington has gone 4-7 and 3-8 and made the playoffs both years. However, the Tigers make the jump from 3A to 4A this year. The Tigers return some talented skill players at key spots […]

Spikes win World Series


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 tournament […]


Museum volunteers prepare for their future

Appalachian student Briar Fowler and Oneonta students Savannah Patterson and Brooke Barnett (right) spent their summer wisely by volunteering at the Blount County Memorial Museum. The trio designated at least one day a week throughout the summer to working at the museum where they helped with displays, genealogy gathering, filing, and more. ‘It’s a good opportunity to build up your […]

50th Birthday


EVENTS TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will sponsor an “End of Summer Bash” on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6:30p.m. at Locust Fork Community Park. There will be free food,fun, live music, and prizes. SQUIRE PARSONS ALABAMA HOMECOMING will beSaturday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Cullman Civic Center,sponsored by East Side Baptist Church, Cullman. To participate in the Homecoming […]


Oneonta, died Aug. 3, 2014. A World War II and Korean War veteran, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He attended Valley Grove Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Tony Wilburn and Mary Florence Jenkins Alderson, sister Juanita Quinn, brother T.W. Alderson, sons Kenneth Alderson and Tony Alderson, daughter-in-law Carolyn Alderson, first wife Mirrelean “Tootsie” Alderson, and best friend Billy Joe […]

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