New feature coming soon



A new feature coming soon in The Blount Countian is a weekly serial named “The Good Folks of Lennox Valley,” by Kevin Slimp. Kevin says the original idea for the serial came while visiting with a friend from the small town of Lennox, SD, several years ago. For five years, he jotted ideas concerning the folks who lived in his […]

Stolen property recovered in arrests



Blountsville Police Chief Robert Grissom confirmed his department, along with Cullman County Sheriff’s Department, worked together on a burglary that landed two Blount County residents in the Cullman County jail. The burglary, which was caught on the victim’s security system Thursday, led to the identification of the suspects and their vehicle. The victims noticed the burglars riding through their neighborhood […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, February 21, 1996

Hospital will fight to stop next-door competition Blount Memorial Hospital has engaged an attorney to block the state from granting a certificate of need to Blount Medical Partners for an ambulatory surgical unit. Blount Medical Partners, a group of physicians, who practice at Baptist Health Center in a facility owned by the Blount Memorial Foundation, filed for the CON in […]

Panthers fall in region final, Locust Fork teams play today



After the first round of region play, three Blount County teams picked up wins and advanced to the region finals – just a win away from the state tournament in Birmingham. The girls teams from Oneonta and J.B. Pennington drew very tough opponents and were knocked out in the first round of the region. Oneonta fell to Greensboro 62-32 in […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS BLOUNT COUNTY EMMAUS CLUSTER will meet Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Turning Point United Methodist Church in Locust Fork. Potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. BLOUNT COUNTY SAV-A-LIFE now offers Forgiven and Set Free, a biblical support group for women who have had an abortion. The free, confidential meetings have begun. Phone Kathy Lacks at 625-5416 […]

James C. Allen



JAMES C. ALLEN, 60, Blountsville, died Feb. 18, 2017. He was known as living life to the fullest and enjoyed talking on CB radios and playing music. The outdoors called to him and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, panning for gold, turtles, and looking for different types of plants. Father James Paul Allen and son Jimmy Michaels predeceased him. Surviving […]

Louise Butler Black



LOUISE BUTLER BLACK, 79, Cleveland, Ohio, died Feb. 5, 2017, at University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Originally from Oneonta, she graduated from Sand Valley High School and worked for S.E.I.U. at Local 47 Cleaning Contracting Company, retiring in 2004. She and husband Elvie Mitchell Black started a cleaning company and she also worked as a childcare teacher/caregiver at Wallace Little Angels […]

A.K. Boatright



A.K. BOATRIGHT, 45, Cleveland, died Feb. 17, 2017. He was a graduate of Locust Fork High School and had attended Wallace State Community College where he studied radiology. He was president and coach of the Locust Fork Football League and coached football, baseball, and basketball at Hayden. He enjoyed fishing both the Bama and Choo-Choo Bass Fishing League divisions and […]

Jimmie L. Bullard



JIMMIE L. BULLARD, 54, Blountsville, died Feb. 13, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are daughter Brandy (Austin) Hawkins; son Cory (Tara) Bullard; grandchildren Brooklynn Bullard, Eli Hawkins; sisters Laurie Francis, Debra (Scott) Limley, Cathy Gilliam. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

Janice Marie Campbell



JANICE MARIE CAMPBELL, 70, Warrior, died Feb. 19, 2017. Predeceasing her were parents Frank Raymond and Charlie Mae Tisdale Sheets. Surviving are husband Johnnie Campbell; children Wendy (Steve) Graves, John (Renee) Campbell, Allison (Daniel) White, Amanda Campbell; grandchildren; brother Frank Raymond (Lynda) Sheets Jr.; sister Gail Southern; nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 […]


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