Hornet rally falls short

The Locust Fork Hornets rallied from a 15-point third quarter deficit to pull within three at 29-26 late in the game but the visiting DAR Patriots scored the final 14 points to take a 43-26 victory. The loss means that Locust Fork will have to win at Priceville and against J.B. Pennington to have a shot at the playoffs. Playing […]


The Hayden Wildcats came into last Friday’s game in almost a must-win situation, tied with Moody and Anniston for third in Class 5A region 6. Hayden took care of business 32-7 over the Springville Tigers. In a game that started an hour early because of the threat of rain, the stadium was only half full and the Wildcats were on […]


Church Briefs

EVENTS PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have the annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Oct. 18, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with 2nd Mile performing. Lunch will be served. Phone 256-796-5986 or 256-590-4468 for more information. The church is located two miles east of Holly Pond on U.S. 278. PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have a free yard sale Saturday, Oct. 24, […]

William Gerald Bellenger

WILLIAM GERALD BELLENGER, 72, Birmingham, died Oct. 1, 2015. Born in Cleveland, he was a 1961 graduate of Cleveland High School. He attended The University of Alabama where he developed a passion for Alabama football that stayed with him throughout his life. He was known as having tireless energy and a warm personality which served him well with successful business […]

Patricia Ann Thomas Carson

PATERCIA ANN THOMAS CARSON, 62, died Oct. 7, 2015. Predeceasing her were father Billie Thomas, stepfather Wesley Browning, and husband Boyd Carson. Surviving are sons Daniel (Kim) Browning of Mexico, Mo., Scott (Bret) Browning, Gadsden; grandchildren Richard and Samantha Bennett; great-grandson Logan, Mexico, Mo.; mother Ila Kathern Browning, Oneonta; sister Debbie (Bobby) Carson, Allgood; brothers Jim (Lara) Thomas, Montana, Ray […]

Shelby Jean Harper

SHELBY JEAN HARPER, 74, Wilson Chapel, died Oct. 3, 2015, at Gadsden Regional Hospital. She retired from Gold Kist in Boaz and was of the Baptist faith. Predeceasing her were grandson Keith Harper, granddaughter Crystal Smith, granddaughter in-law Malori Harper, father James Rexall Bailey, mother Virgie Mae Snell Bailey, and siblings James Bailey, P. David Bailey, Max Bailey, Jackie “Walter” […]

Gerald Wayne Johnson

GERALD WAYNE JOHNSON, 72, Blountsville, died Oct. 9, 2015, at North Hill Nursing Home, Birmingham. He worked with AT&T in systems administration, enjoyed Alabama football, and was a member of Bradford Sanctuary of Praise. Predeceasing him were mother Mary E. Hafley Johnson, daughter Christy Dawn Johnson, and one granddaughter. Surviving are daughter Tina Hammett, Warrior; sons Gerald Wayne Johnson Jr., […]

Robert Dale Labounty

ROBERT DALE LABOUNTY, 68, Blountsville, died Oct. 4, 2015, at Trident Medical Center, North Charleston, S.C. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel.

Randy Howard Longshore

RANDY HOWARD LONGSHORE, 58, Cleveland, died Oct. 1, 2015, at the residence. A member of Westside Baptist Church, he enjoyed riding horses, farmwork, NASCAR, Alabama football, and time with family and friends. He worked as a ranch hand, cook, and truck driver. Predeceasing him were parents K.J. and Geraldine Moorer Longshore. Surviving are son Jeremy Longshore; daughters Brandi (Jamie) Chastain, […]