Not back to normal but back to work



“We want to make school as normal as possible,” is the message J. B. Pennington High School Principal Brian Kirk wants the community to know following the fire that severely damaged the school on March 21. Even on the day of the fire, the scheduled baseball, softball and soccer games were played in order to maintain normalcy, Kirk said. He […]

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The Blount Countian, April 15, 2009

Heavy storms, high winds bring damage A series of storms over the past two weeks has caused various problems throughout Blount County. Numerous reports of trees and wires down have come in to the Blount County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) office, according to director Max Armstrong. In addition, power outages were reported from isolated areas throughout the county. The latest […]

Hayden wins Blount County Tournament



The Hayden Lady Wildcats are making this quite an annual occurrence – a Blount County Tournament title, that is. For the sixth year in a row, Hayden is the champion of the Blount County Tournament. It wasn’t easy – Locust Fork forced the favorite to play a couple of extra innings in the championship game – but the sixth straight […]

Church Briefs



MT. HEBRON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. nightly. Helper is Derreck Lowrey, pastor is Eric Stone. EDGEWOOD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Neil Whited, pastor is Kreg Reid. WARRIOR RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, April 14, at 7 […]

Eva Mae Mardis Adams



EVA MAE MARDIS ADAMS, 90, Bright Star Community of Horton, died March 29, 2017, at Hanceville Nursing Home. She was known as a talented homemaker and enjoyed cooking and needlework. She attended New Prospect Baptist Church. Husband James “Buck” Adams predeceased her, as did grandson Greg Adams, parents Isaac and Selena Morton Mardis, daughter-in-law Gail Adams, and five siblings. Surviving […]

Billy Wayne Clem



BILLY WAYNE CLEM, 57, Horton, died April 6, 2017, at Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham. Predeceasing him were wife Jackie Clem, parents Donald and June Davenport Clem, and grandparents Trixie and AT Clem and Agnes and Herb Davenport. Surviving are son Keith Clem, Snead; daughters Rachel Clem, Horton, Robin ( Jason) Paul, Cleveland; grandchildren Hunter Paul, Camden Clem, Lanie Clem, Zach […]

David Alan Harris



DAVID ALAN HARRIS, 87, Chesapeake, Va., died April 7, 2017. He was raised in Oneonta, graduating from Blount County High School and Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in history. He attended UNC at Chapel Hill, where he met wife Anne and they both earned a Ph.D in history. They taught many years at Old Dominion University […]

James Hudson



JAMES HUDSON, 91, Blountsville, died April 8, 2017, at Otinum Hospice Suites, Birmingham. He was a retired school teacher with the Cullman County system. Parents Onus and Ruby Gunter Hudson predeceased him, as did brothers Roy Hudson and Ronnie Hudson, and sisters Ruby Jean Byrum and Runnell Renfore. Surviving are sisters-in-law Sandra Hudson, Martha Ann Hudson; eight nieces; two nephews. […]

Sandra Jo Kent



SANDRA JO KENT, 65, Blountsville, died March 27, 2017, at the residence. She was of the Methodist faith. Predeceasing her were parents Charles Wesley and Nona Bowerman Smith and husband Michael Reid Kent. Surviving are son Evan Kent, Blountsville; daughter Shastanie (Anthony) Grigsby, Oneonta; grandchildren Kallie Rose Grigsby, Holly Shavanna Grigsby, Allie Brooke Grigsby. Jerry Hackney officiated the 2 p.m. […]

Justin Roy Logan



JUSTIN ROY LOGAN, 21, Oneonta, died April 7, 2017, at UAB Hospital. He enjoyed bluegrass music, playing his guitar and harmonica, and was an avid Alabama football fan. Grandparents Dodson Logan, Steve Armstrong and Diane Armstrong predeceased him. Surviving are mother Stephanie Armstrong (Harvey) Palmer; father Shane Logan; fiancé Skye Stadler; grandmother Jane Logan; brothers Tyler Logan, Presley Logan; sisters […]


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