James Luther ‘J.L.’ Pass



JAMES LUTHER ‘ J . L.’ PASS, 74, Cleveland, died June 3, 2016, at the residence. He had attended Jacksonville State University and was a lineman with Alabama Power for 45 years. He enjoyed his job, telling stories, camping, and watching his grandchildren’s games and was a member of Cleveland Methodist Church. Predeceasing him were his parents Edwin A. and […]

Rita M. Skelton



RITA M. SKELTON, 59, Allgood, died May 29, 2016. She worked at Mayer Electric for several years. She was the current Second Vice Chief of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama, serving her third term, and served as council person for three terms prior. She enjoyed arts and crafts, displaying them at local shows and festivals. Father Louis Marsh predeceased […]

Miles Lester Tidwell



MILES LESTER TIDWELL, 94, Birmingham, died June 6, 2016. He graduated from Locust Fork High School in 1939 and was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church for 46 years where he taught Sunday school for 33 years. He was employed with Freuhauf Trailer Co. as a parts manager. Predeceasing him are wife Kathleen Bryan Tidwell, father Oscar Allgood Tidwell and […]

Gladys M. Wall



GLADYS M. WALL, 86, Blountsville, died June 1, 2016, at the residence. She was a member of the Blountsville Church of God and had worked at Tyson as a secretary. Husbands James “Bunk” Dunn and Josh Wall predeceased her, as did parents Francis Elijah and Mamie P. Dunn Hayes, and brother Kenneth Hayes. Surviving are brothers Clifford (Laverne) Hayes, Locust […]

3rd Annual Singing Showdown Winners



CAWACO event highlights grant bonanza for historical park



Your attention please! This is complicated. The occasion for this photo, taken in front of the restroom building at Blountsville Historical Park, was to recognize CAWACO for its $10,000 grant (check shown at right) to connect the building to the sewer line extended for that purpose last year, and for an additional $5,000 grant this year (check not shown) to […]

CAWACO strikes again – this time at the Agri-Business Center



Burnishing its record of supporting Blount County educational and community projects, CAWACO last week celebrated an $11,989 grant to the Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center. The grant allowed the center to upgrade its security system. Its main feature is visible in the form of the monitor on the wall behind and above the people shown. Its purpose, according to director […]

2016-06-08 E-Edition

2016-06-08 E-Edition