Hampton Waid-Wade



HAMPTON WAID-WADE, Blount County, was a Revolutionary War Veteran who served in the 14th and 10th Virginia Militia. His remains are being removed from a private field to Tidwell Cemetery on Ala 75 on Nov. 4, 2016. For more information or a rain date, contact a descendant at 295-8245.

Kay Wood



KAY WOOD, 67, Blountsville, died Oct. 21, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A graduate of J.B. Pennington High School, she had worked in the clothing industry as a seamstress. Parents Chester and Nell Reynolds and grandson Kevin Wood predeceased her. Surviving are husband Jim Wood; sons Jimmy (Mary Lee) Wood Jr., Kenneth Wood (Marisa Smith), both of Blountsville; […]

Snead votes employee wage increases



Following a motion by Tim Kent, the Snead Town Council voted unanimously to authorize a 50-cent-per-hour raise for its town employees effective with the first November “payday.” Kent spoke for the raises, noting the town has acted similarly the past several years. An average employee would receive around a $1,000 yearly pay raise. Utilities department director Jeff Whited reported the […]

Veterans Day Parade rolls Saturday



Some 600 souls will be a part of this year’s Veteran’s Day Parade, according to Donnie Jackson, board member of Operation Grateful Heart. The parade is scheduled to roll at 10 a.m. this Saturday morning after forming up on McCay Avenue near the Family Services Mall. The route will follow Ala 75 from Spring Street southward, passing in front of […]

No rain in October, no rain in forecast, water still holding steady

Hard to believe, but we’ll take it

Four water systems serving the county cautiously report no problems with their water supply so far, in response to The Blount Countian’s spot check for approaching water problems in the face of historic drought. No rain was recorded in October in Blount County, and practically none in September, following a late spring and summer among the driest on record. Ponds […]

Palisades fire tower work nearing completion



A crew of fire tower renovation specialists with Davana LLC of Bloomingdale, New York ascended the fire tower at Palisades Park last week to begin final stages of reconditioning before the structure is opened to the public early next year, according to Palisades Park Board member Jerry Jones. For safety reasons, visitors are discouraged from approaching the structure, however, until […]

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