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The Blount Countian, April 7, 1993

Blountsville residents oppose mandatory sewer service The purpose of the public hearing at the beginning of Monday night’s Blountsville Town Council meeting was to discuss making sewer service mandatory when the service is available. Allen Gilliland, chairman of the Blountsville Utilities Board, repeated this purpose as discussions sometimes led in other directions. The 20 or so residents were united in […]

Courthouse bulletin



All visitors to the Blount County Courthouse should resume using the front entrance to the courthouse to enter and exit the building. The two doors – one at the back and one on the side of the building – that have been in use while the front entrance was being renovated, are now locked. For security reasons, they will no […]

Spring break over – area races loom



Spring break is typically looked at as the midway point of the season and that means area races will now heat up. Here is a quick check of the area races: 1A Area 11 – Southeastern leads with a 2-0 record while Appalachian is 0-2 in the area. Southeastern was scheduled to play Coosa Christian Monday but the game was […]

Blount County Tournament starts tomorrow

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

J.B. Pennington will be the host this week for the Blount County Softball Tournament. The tournament will begin tomorrow (Thursday, April 6) and run through Saturday, April 8, at Blountsville Town Park. First round games Thursday have Southeastern meeting Locust Fork at 1 p.m., Cleveland squaring off against Susan Moore at 2:45 p.m. and Appalachian playing Hayden at 4:15 p.m. […]

Church Briefs



GOD’S LITTLE CHURCH will have a gospel singing on Sunday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m., featuring Abiding in the Vine from Cleveland. The church is located at 4977 Old Highway 75 in Allgood. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH in Boaz will have a singing on Sunday, April 9, at 6 p.m., featuring Debra Perry and Jaidyn’s Call of Dahlonega, Ga. MOUNTAIN GROVE […]

Jethro Best



JETHRO BEST, 86, High Rock Community, died on March 29, 2017, surrounded by loving family. He was a member and deacon at Pleasant Grove First Congregational Methodist Church. Parents Juriel and Pernie Hays Best and daughter Karla Jenean Best predeceased him. Surviving are wife of 62 years Melba Best; children Glennis (Wanda) Best, Jeffrey (Lori) Best, Joyce (Don) Box; 10 […]

John L. Denny



JOHN L. DENNY, 85, Blountsville, died March 28, 2017, at the residence. He was a self-employed logger and farmer and a member of Rock Springs Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 145, Blountsville. Predeceasing him were parents Lem and Lilly Mann Denny, wife Christine Smith Denny, son Morris Denny, daughter Clois Collenia “Cornelia” Denny Mitchell, grandchildren Richard Denny, John Denny, Fred […]

Sibyl Johnson Haynes



SIBYL JOHNSON HAYNES, 97, Cleveland, died April 1, 2017, at Hanceville Nursing Home. She was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church for 80 years. She was WMU president of the Friendship Association and was key in organizing programs in almost all member churches. She worked with Dr. Gordon and Dr. L.S. Porter Optometrist until she retired. Parents Webb and […]

Tracy Gene Hollingsworth



TRACY GENE HOLLINGSWORTH, 81, Oneonta, died March 22, 2017. He retired from PEMCO Aeroplex after 26 years of service and was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, raising cows and chickens, and vegetable gardening. He obtained a U.S. patent for a poultry house wall blade and was a 50-year Oneonta Masonic Lodge pin recipient. Predeceasing him […]

Johnny Huffstutler



JOHNNY HUFFSTUTLER, 57, Odenville, died March 31, 2017, at a Birmingham hospital. Predeceasing him were parents Roland and Dorothy Huffstutler Sr., brother Roland Huffstutler II, and both maternal and paternal grandparents. Surviving are wife Katha Huffstutler; sister Deborah (Mike) Powell; brother Eric Huffstutler; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lemley Funeral home […]


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