Snead commits to nearly $300,000 in ballpark projects

The Snead Town Council agreed to contract for replacement of lights at its three town ballfields. In two motions, councilors accepted a $67,000 installation quote from S & G Waldrop Electric and a $219,900 lease-purchase agreement with Musco Lighting. The lease-purchase option runs five years and includes a 25-year warranty. Councilman Greg Ogles, the liaison for parks and recreation, asked […]

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The Blount Countian, November 16, 1994

County voters join Revolution of 1994 Blount Countians had called for change. Blount County voters cast winning votes for Republican nominees in 18 of the 26 contested state and local races in the county’s Nov. 8 ballot. Remarkably, Blount County’s Democratic nominees held their own while the nation watched the political balance of power shift in the nation’s capitol, in […]

Panthers blast Blue Devils

The Cleveland Panthers used a dominating defense to shut down a potent Sulligent offense and rolled to a 38-13 victory over the visiting Blue Devils in the second round of the 2A playoffs last Friday night at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium. The win was especially sweet for a Cleveland program that had never advanced past the second round of […]


Guntersville takes battle of Wildcats

The Hayden Wildcats hosted a second round playoff game for the first time in school history last Friday night, with the Guntersville Wildcats, the No. 2 team in Class 5A, coming to town. Despite a huge crowd at Robert W. Reid Stadium, Hayden came up a little short 26-10. Hayden took the opening kickoff and drove inside the Guntersville 5 […]



Church Briefs

EVENTS FOWLER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have the annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. A Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, baked goods, and more for sale. All proceeds benefit church projects. AUTUMN WOODS CHURCH AT DAILEY’S CHAPEL will give away certificates […]


by Melanie Skillman Background Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 Ever had one of those seasons when every time you open the Bible or a devotion book God seems to be showing you the same thing over and over again? I’m in one of those seasons about spiritual gifts. I’ve attended Bible studies focusing on spiritual gifts on several occasions, taken a […]

Amos Ivie Berry

AMOS IVIE BERRY, 88, Cleveland, died Nov. 13, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. A retired truck driver, he was of the Methodist faith. Predeceasing him were parents Ivie and Alice Richards Berry, siblings Woodrow Berry, Leon Berry, James Berry, Mary Ruth Berry, twin sisters Annie Profit and Amy Catherine Berry, twin sisters Alice Wascheck and Edna Benton, and twin siblings Louise […]