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The Blount Countian, December 2, 2009

Arrests made in Thanksgiving murder What appeared to be a tragic holiday accident has turned into a murder investigation. The body of 71-year-old Marvin Allen Dailey was discovered on Thanksgiving morning in his burned-out house on County Road 29 near Highland Lake. Further investigation has led to the arrests of Thomas Doyle Crowe, 31, of Blount County, and Toni Michelle […]

Southeastern field house bid approved

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education formally approved a new field house for the Southeastern High football program during Monday’s meeting. Coston General Contractors Inc. of McCalla won the project with a bid of $333,747. That bid covers the building and the slab with the plumbing and electrical. An additional open air storage area (60 feet by 30 feet, under […]

Redskins and Panthers go 1-1 at Wallace State

The Cleveland Panthers and Oneonta Redskins took part in the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Bash at Wallace State in Hanceville last week and each team split a pair of games in the tournament’s Hamptonality Bracket. Douglas 66, Cleveland 39 Cleveland opened with Douglas and the 5A Eagles simply could not miss early, building a 23-5 lead after one quarter. The Panthers […]

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 for more info.

CDL training set to start


Registration has begun for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training at Wallace State’s Oneonta Center. Call 625-4020 now to register. Orientation for the course is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Oneonta Center. Class meeting times will be announced at orientation, but will be generally be set for nights and weekends to allow those with regular jobs […]

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. JONES CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH A performance of ‘Birth to Judgement’ will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m., at the church. Phone 466-3043 for more information. Earl […]

Thecla M. Alldredge

THECLA M. ALLDREDGE, 95, Oneonta, died Nov. 24, 2016. She was a devoted pastor’s wife to husband Tunis Alldredge for 62 years before his death in 2004. She enjoyed cooking and was a member of Oneonta Second Baptist Church. Besides her husband, predeceasing her were parents Turner and Roxie Young Dover, grandson Bradley Adam Bynum, sisters Bessie Jack Woods, Gwenelle […]

Billy Armstrong

BILLY ARMSTRONG, 64, Trafford, died Nov. 18, 2016. He was of the Baptist faith and worked as a carpenter all his life. Predeceasing him were parents Ellis Leroy and Rosie Lee Campbell Armstrong and 12 siblings. Surviving are stepson P.J. (Ginger) Armstrong, Tenn.; step granddaughter Caitlyn Armstrong, Tenn.; brothers W.G. “Buddy” (Sula) Campbell, Snead, Jimmy (Betty) Armstrong, Wynnville; sisters Bobbie […]

Dwain Cox

DWAIN COX, 84, Dallas-Selfville, died Nov. 25, 2016. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1950 and served with the U.S. Navy, spending two tours of duty in Korea, then graduated from Auburn University in 1958. He retired from Altec Industries as senior vice president and general manager, southern division. He was a member of Pinson United Methodist Church, V.F.W., […]

Harold James ‘Ralph’ Dover

HAROLD JAMES ‘RALPH’ DOVER, 79, Oneonta, died Nov. 11, 2016 at TLC Nursing Center. Surviving are wife Margaret Ann Dover; daughter Charlotte Ann Sloan, Oneonta; son Kenneth James Dover, Pelham; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Haskel Adamson officiated the 2 p.m. service held Nov. 14 at Robin Hill Baptist Church with burial at the adjoining cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory […]