BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND T-BALL REGISTRATION will be the following Saturdays – Feb. 7 and 14 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the concession stand at the ballpark. Registration fee is $100 per child (ages 4- 12). For more information, contact Jeff Floyd at 205-559-3447.

Tourism/scenic river trails meeting opens new vistas

Jim Felder, executive director of Alabama Scenic River Trail, discusses development of recent additions to the system: the Locust Fork River and Mulberry Fork River. Both were submitted for inclusion in the system by resolution of the Blount County Commission last year. Looking on is Stephen Guesman, president of Friends of the Locust Fork River and master of ceremonies for […]

Time for the circus!

Want to see an elephant in Oneonta? Now is the chance. The Loomis Brothers Circus will be visiting the Blount County- Oneonta Agri-Business Center this weekend. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children. One show will begin Friday at 7 p.m. followed by three shows on Saturday at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday will feature […]

Church Briefs

ALTOONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a Real Souper Bowl celebration on Sunday, Feb. 8, from noon until 2 p.m. at the church. Select a bowl to keep and fill with your choice of homemade soups. Crackers, cornbread, drinks, dessert, and fellowship included. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the missions fund. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST ASSOCIATION will have a Music Festival […]


MARTHA ELLEN CORNELIUS BREWER, 76, Vestavia, died Jan. 26, 2015, at the residence. Formerly of Cleveland, Mrs. Brewer was a member of both the Cleveland Church of Christ and most recently, Cahaba Heights Church of Christ. She was very active in church, enjoyed reading, bird watching, and walking. Father Miles Cornelius predeceased her, as did mother Joyce Horton Cornelius and […]


MAX BRITT, 83, Blountsville, died Jan. 30, 2015, at Marshall Medical Center North, Guntersville. A selfemployed poultry farmer, he served in the U.S. Army. Parents Tom and Grace Chester Britt, wife Thelma Holder Britt, and son Donnie Britt predeceased him. Surviving is daughter Kay Britt. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel. […]


EDDIE LYNN BRYAN, 68, Warrior, died Jan. 24, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. Predeceasing him were father I.J. Bryan and grandparents Bud and Eva Bryan. Surviving are wife Carolyn Bryan; sons Brent Ashley (Stefanie) Bryan, Empire, Bart Anthony (Gloria) Bryan, Hayden; grandchildren Madelyn Bryan, Mallory Bryan, both of Empire, […]


PATRICIA ANN CLEVELAND, 69, Locust Fork, died Jan. 30, 2015, at the residence. Son James Cleveland predeceased her. Surviving are husband Conway Cleveland; sons Richard Cleveland, Chris Cleveland, both of Locust Fork; granddaughter Kristen Cleveland; greatgrandson Wyatt James Watson Cleveland; stepgrandson Andrew Peed. W.C. Green and Rufus Harris officiated the 2 p.m. service held Feb. 2 at Locust Fork Baptist Church. […]


GERALDINE FERREL CORNELIUS, 95, Oneonta, died Jan. 26, 2015, at TLC Nursing Center. She retired from Blue Bell with more than 30 years of service and was a member of Taits Gap Missionary Baptist Church. Parents Mancil and Lillie Beatrice Bynum Pettit predeceased her, as did husband Fred Lee Cornelius and six siblings. Surviving are brother Edward Denton Pettit, Panama […]


EDWIN EARL CROUCH, 81, Remlap, died Jan. 27, 2015, at the residence. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Predeceasing him were parents Joseph and Nancy Irene Glover Crouch and sister Edna Crouch. Pete Herndon officiated the 2 p.m. service held Jan. 30 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Shiloh Cemetery in Allgood.