Blount County Education Foundation presents grants, receives award



Last week, the Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) presented 145 teachers (representing every school in the system) with classroom grants totaling $107,501. In total, that equals $2,366,750 BCEF has provided to Blount County Schools, and this year they were awarded for their efforts. “This has been a tremendous year for BCEF,” say BCEF director Mitchie Neel.“We had the largest grant […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 9, 1971

Survey justifies new school A survey conducted in recent weeks by some 50 Allgood, Remlap, Clear Springs, and Pine Mountain residents indicates strong support for the Southeastern Elementary School proposed for Blount County. State authorities have informed Blount County Board of Education and school patrons believe that approval of the new school depends upon insurance of a minimum of 25 […]

Lady Hornets on a roll

High School Basketball

The Locust Fork Lady Hornets just keep rolling along. Barbara Roy’s team laid waste to Ashville by a score of 64-9 last week and then came back Monday night with a 51-42 victory at Danville to improve to 8-0 on the year. Against Ashville, the Lady Hornets built a 17-4 lead after one quarter and then shut out the Lady […]

Hayden seniors sign UNA softball scholarships



Players and coach of the year named



The 2015 high school football season was a very good one for Cleveland and Hayden. Cleveland advanced farther in the playoffs (third round or quarterfinals) and won more games (12) than ever. Hayden made it to the second round of the playoffs and hosted a second round game for the first time in school history. Historic seasons deserve recognition and […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS FOWLER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH The adult choir will perform ‘One Silent Night’ on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. ‘Wrapping All the Way,’ the children’s Christmas program, will be Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will feature a program titled ‘His Love,’ on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. […]

Mary Helen Brown



MARY HELEN BROWN, 85, Hayden, died Nov. 15, 2015. Known as a hard worker, she cared for her family and 13 children and was a devout Christian. Husband Forrest Brown predeceased her, as did parents Clara Bell and William Bowman, son O’Neal Wiggins, daughter Geraldine White, and sisters Marie Tippler and Evie Merle Blake. Surviving are daughters Shirley (Bobby) English, […]

Myra D. Bynum



MYRA D. BYNUM, 83, died Nov. 28, 2015, at a Birmingham hospital. She was a beautician at Be Lovely in Center Point for many years, was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, enjoyed painting and arts and crafts, and was a member of the Homemakers Club and Joy Makers. Predeceasing her were parents Gordon and Myrtle McClung Blevings and […]

Helen Marie Chaney



HELEN MARIE CHANEY, 81, Blountsville, died Nov. 29, 2015, at the residence. A member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, she was predeceased by parents Ebb and Geneva Howard Etheridge Peyton, stepfather Charlie Peyton, sister Jo Higdon, and brother Mac Etheridge. Surviving are daughter Chea (Jeffrey) Haynes, Blountsville; sister Jean Harris, Glencoe. James Hedderman officiated the 1 p.m. service held Dec. […]

William Crump Jr.



WILLIAM CRUMP JR., 57, Oneonta, died Nov. 28, 2015. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were father William Crump, mother Hattie Jennings Crump, and sister Berta Lucile Cattling. Surviving are sister Oma (John) Payne, Oneonta; nieces LaShonda (Courtney) Martin, Margaret, Candice Payne, Oneonta; nephews Ahmad Cattling, LeVar (Courtney) Cattling, all of Gadsden, Tevin Payne, Tarrant […]


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