Crossing Paths Animal Rescue finds homes for hundreds of Blount County dogs every year. Dogs can be saved if there are foster homes to house them for a short time. Contact Mary Ellen at 559-7648 if you are interested in being foster parents to a homeless dog. All food and medical care is provided while the dog is in foster […]

Appalachian moves to Region 4

The Appalachian Eagles were a work in progress in 2015 under first-year head coach Zach Jones, who was hired last summer. Jones barely had time to figure out where the equipment was stored before he was forced to navigate a physical and athletic 1A Region 5. To top it off, he was forced to do it with a young and […]


Rusty and Tamra Alldredge announce the birth of their son, Brooks Cullon Alldredge, on April 21, 2016, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Brooks weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and measured 19.5 inches. Grandparents are Cully and René Doty of Cleveland and Larry and Dianne Alldredge of Brooksville. Great-grandparents are Ruby Paulk and the late Otto Paulk of Mt. Ebell, the late […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS BETHLEHEM UNITED BAPTIST will have an all day singing and celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, June 26, beginning at 10 a.m. The Ball Brothers Quartet will perform. The church is located at 10770 Gallant Road in Gallant. SHILOH CHURCH will have Decoration and the Homecoming celebration on Sunday, June 26, beginning at 11 a.m. The church is located in Allgood. […]

William Jerry Holaway

WILLIAM JERRY HOLAWAY, 68, Blountsville, died June 10, 2016. He was a 1966 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and worked as a chicken farmer. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Father William Holaway and grandchildren, Randee Hope Holaway and Lindcee Marie Holaway predeceased him. Surviving are wife Bobbie Lee Holaway; sons Tony Holaway (Tina Marie Floyd), Chris […]

Linda Sue Hallon

LINDA SUE HOLLON, 71, Jasper, died June 16, 2016. Formerly of Oneonta, she was predeceased by husband Lloyd Wayne Hollon, sister Billie Jean Teague, parents Leslie and Doris Holt Perryman, grandson Samuel Eric Hogeland, and son-in-law Troy H. Moorer. Surviving are son Tommy (Lisa) Hollon, Jasper; daughters Kay Hollon Moorer, Horton, Vickie ( Johnnie) Privett, Blountsville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; […]

Sherry Hosek

SHERRY HOSEK, 71, Center Point, died June 15, 2016, surrounded by family. She was predeceased by parents William and Audrey Richie Price and sister Sonya Nunnley. Surviving are husband Paul Hosek; sons Jeff McGee, Center Point, Kenny Malone, Gadsden; daughters Tammy Morris, Boaz, Penny Dickey, Tuscaloosa, Candy Donavan, Oneonta; five grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; brother Dennis Price, Ashville, sister Jean Bosarge, […]

Willadean ‘Dean’ Breaseale Phillips

WILLADEAN ‘DEAN’ BREASEALE PHILLIPS, Oneonta, died June 13, 2016. She attended Alverson Draughon Business College in Birmingham and was employed with Nash, Nesmith and Walker, then retired in 2005 from Sherrer & Sherrer after 28 years. A lifelong lover of the arts, she and husband Bruce traveled many places, exploring and collecting antiques. She was an active member of the […]

Norman Anderson Stephens

NORMAN ANDERSON STEPHENS, 79, Oneonta, died June 12, 2016, at the residence. Parents Elton and Arbie Stepens and son Byron Anderson Stephens predeceased him. He retired from Russ Industries after 27 years as an engineer, and retired from the Blount County Commission after 15 years. He was a board member of Palisades Park, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, […]

Norma Lee Thomas

NORMA LEE THOMAS, 91, Oneonta, died June 13, 2016. She had worked as a hostess at the Fountainebleau in New Orleans before retiring and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Parents Howard and Ollie Franks Bozeman predeceased her, as did husband Hubert Thomas, son Casey Thomas, brother Jerry Bozeman, and sisters Eleanor Beckett and Dorothy Cork. Surviving are daughter […]

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