Helen Pate



HELEN PATE, 82, Blountsville, died Dec. 5, 2016. She was a member of Haw Grove Missionary Baptist Church, the Eastern Star (Blountsville Group), and Women’s Health at UAB American Legion. Predeceasing her were husband Ebbin G. Pate, father Hoyt Brooks, brother Tommy Brooks, sister Laverne McGinnis, sons-in-law Sam Mayfield and Elmer Clonts, mother and stepfather John B. “Red” Hogland, and […]

Arlin Sanders



ARLIN SANDERS, 91, Locust Fork, died Nov. 25, 2016. He retired from U.S. Steel in Fairfield with 38 years of service and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, receiving two Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star. He was a member of the Locust Fork Masonic Lodge. Wife Sarah Estelle Mize Sanders, parents Will and Fannie Gurley Sanders, and […]

Scholar Athletes of the Week

Hayden High School

Leonard Johnson Name: Leonard Johnson Parents: Leonard and Hattie Johnson Grade Point Average: 3.6 Sports played/how long: Football – 4 years; Basketball – 4 years Academic achievements: History Award, Football scholarship to Duke University Athletic achievements: Fox 6 Sideline Player of the Week; Alfa Student Athlete of the Week – 5 times; Blount County Running Back of the Year; Football, […]

County gets ADECA grants



The Blount County Commission last week received grants totaling $565,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). One grant for $215,000 was for the Blount County Commission. Another grant for $350,000 was for the town of Blountsville, which had applied for the grant for sewer rehabilitation. The commission is shown receiving the letter from Gov. Robert Bentley […]

2016-12-14 E-Edition