Shelby wins a sixth term

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Richard Shelby, our senior U.S. senator, will begin his sixth six-year term in January. He is an Alabama treasure. Over the past 30 years as our senator he has brought millions of federal dollars home to Alabama. Richard Shelby currently reigns as Alabama’s most prominent political figure. He is one of Alabama’s three greatest senators in history along with Lister […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, November 24, 1993

Woman arrested for trafficking in cannabis A woman from the Locust Fork area was arrested early Monday morning and charged with trafficking in cannabis after she nearly ran a deputy off the road with her car. According to Blount County Sgt. Ronnie Trammell, the woman was driving erratically and almost ran him off Ala 79 in the Dallas-Selfville area. When […]

Lady Hornets pick up where they left off

High School Basketball

When last we saw Locust Fork’s Lady Hornets, Barbara Roy’s team was fighting tooth-and-nail but ultimately coming up short in a 52-51 loss to Sipsey Valley in the state semifinals at the BJCC in March. Fast forward eight months and not much has changed although matching last season’s 30-2 mark may not be possible. Then again, who knows? So far, […]

Sports Brief



NORTH ALABAMA RIM ROCKERS seventh-grade travel basketball team will have tryouts for the upcoming season on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13. Those interested should phone 256- 590-2235 or email cullmanrimrockers@gmail.com for more info.

Church Briefs



EVENTS FIRST INDEPENDENT CHURCH youth will have a yard sale at the church on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Want to donate items? Phone 446-5681 for pick up. NOTIFICATIONS CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH has begun a beans and rice food ministry the fourth Sunday of each month, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Dry beans and rice […]

Johnnie Lou Baker



JOHNNIE LOU BAKER, 81, Allgood, died Nov. 17, 2016. She was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church and was employed with First Baptist Church and enjoyed being with and teaching children. Parents Monroe and Jessie Robbins Elgin predeceased her. Surviving are husband of 62 years Marshall Baker; sons Bill (Susan) Baker, Prattville, Bob (Marian) Baker, Oneonta; grandchildren Joshua ( Janelle) […]

Donna Jean Bryan Benefield



DONNA JEAN BRYAN BENEFIELD, born Sept. 19, 1949, left this temporary home for her eternal home on Nov. 19, 2016. Donna left a lasting impression on those she loved, beginning with her father and mother, Bobby Hugh Bryan and Helen Frances Cornelius Bryan, who precede her in death. She leaves behind Don Benefield, Blountsville, who was her college sweetheart, husband, […]

Barbara Stone Haack



BARBARA STONE HAACK, 75, Cleveland, died Nov. 18, 2016, at the residence. She enjoyed puzzles and loved to dance with the Firehouse Squares. Predeceasing her were husbands Bobby Stone and John Henry Haack, parents Lewis Grady and Willie Mae Hyatt, brothers Hoyt Hyatt, Cecil Hyatt, and Bobby Gene Hyatt, and sisters Opal Fowler and Vercie Yeager. Surviving are son Bobby […]

William James ‘W.J.’ Hawkins



WILLIAM JAMES ‘W.J.’ HAWKINS, 73, Hayden, died Nov. 13, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Parents Zion and Bernice Hawkins and brother Jerry Hawkins predeceased him. Surviving are wife of 52 years Betty Hawkins; children William Jeffrey Hawkins, Jason Eric (Tolisha) Hawkins, Betty Susan (Tony) Dodd, all of Hayden, Amanda Lou […]

Inus Garfield ‘June’ Holloway Jr.



INUS GARFIELD ‘JUNE’ HOLLOWAY JR., 84, Oneonta, died Nov. 13, 2016. A farmer his entire life, he was predeceased by parents Inus and Essie Tidwell Holloway, wife Genna Faye Murphree Holloway, brothers Jack Holloway, Ray Holloway, and Lynn Holloway, and sisters Cimmonette Hicks and Kathy Holloway McGill. Surviving are daughter Debra (Phil) Henderson, Nectar; son Dale (Delorise) Holloway, Straight Mountain; […]


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