Lady Wildcats roll to county title


The Hayden Lady Wildcats are the No. 1 team in Class 5A, according to the last couple of rankings put out by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). At last weekend’s Blount County Softball Tournament at Susan Moore, John Simmons’s team rolled through the tournament undefeated. After knocking off Southeastern 15-0 in the first round and Locust Fork 11-0 in […]


MOUNTAIN POINTE MINISTRIES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday, April 18, at Heritage Golf Course in Oneonta. Format is a four-man scramble and entry fee is $300 per team. Registration begins at 12 noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Mulligans are $5 each and there will be a prize of $400 for the first-place team and numerous door prizes. For […]

Bulldogs win third-grade title

Second-grade Bulldogs win regular season and tournament


LOCUST FORK BAPTIST will host Dustin Dubose from the Franklin Graham Crusade from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. WELCOME #2 BAPTIST in Palmerdale will have a singing on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. with Roger Pridmore and revival Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. nightly. ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST will have a singing […]

Harvel Ray Bates

HARVEL RAY BATES, 74, Oneonta, died April 10, 2015, at the residence. He worked for Imperial Irrigation District in California for 25 years before moving to Alabama where he was employed with Goldkist and Tyson Foods. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking. Predeceasing him were sister Mary Elizabeth Crandall and brothers W.T. Bates, Leroy Bates, and Roscoe Montgomery. Surviving are Polly […]

Harland Edward Blocker

HARLAND EDWARD BLOCKER, 81, Blountsville, died April 9, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He served with the U.S. Navy, was a retired senior master sergeant with the Air National Guard, and was a Korean War veteran. He retired as local manager for Alabama Power Company and was a dedicated member of Blountsville United Methodist Church. Predeceasing him were […]

Jesse A. Cedillo

JESSE A. CEDILLO, 20, Locust Fork, died April 8, 2015. A faithful member of Locust Fork Baptist Church where he worked with the security and Family Life Center teams, he was an avid Auburn fan and enjoyed fishing and Locust Fork football. He graduated from Locust Fork High School in 2013 as a member of the National Honor Society. He […]

Harold Eugene Cornelius

HAROLD EUGENE CORNELIUS, 64, Birmingham, died April 4, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Formerly of Cleveland, Mr. Cornelius worked in the rental industry and was of the Baptist faith. Parents Timothy Cleveland and LaVada Hogland Cornelius predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Debra Troutt; three grandchildren; brothers Edward Cornelius, Floyd Cornelius; sister Doris Horsley. Dale Creel officiated the 2 […]

Donald Lee ‘Don’ Ferguson

DONALD LEE ‘DON’ FERGUSON, 47, Hayden, died April 6, 2015, as the result of an automobile accident. He was a painter. Wife Jayne Adams Ferguson died in the same accident. He is survived by father Dan Ferguson Sr., Hayden; mother Carolyn Glaze (Earl) McAlpine, Blountsville; daughters Ashley Ferguson, Oneonta, Stefanie Helms, Blountsville; brother Dan Ferguson Jr., Blountsville; sister Donna Ferguson […]