Kenneth Earl Thomas

KENNETH EARL THOMAS, 62, Altoona, died July 10, 2017, at the residence. He enjoyed time with family, hunting, fishing, planting watermelons, and Auburn sports. Parents Jessie and Lucille Swords Thomas and brother Gene Thomas predeceased him. Surviving are wife Judy Grigsby; daughter LuAnn Thomas, Blountsville; son Jene Thomas, Blountsville; adopted daughters Shandalynn Phillips, Rita (Dale) Phillips, both of Blountsville, Angie […]

Sybil Marie Price Wallace

SYBIL MARIE PRICE WALLACE, 70, Vinemont, died July 11, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Formerly of Cf Cleveland, she enjoyed fishing and loved her flowers. Parents Arthur and Elsie Price predeceased her, as did son Tony Wallace Jr., one brother, and four sisters. Surviving are husband Tony “Butch” Wallace; son Rickey Wallace; daughter Jessie Guess; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; […]

Blount County Outstanding Teen launches cancer cure license plate

Merrill Ann Culverhouse, Blount County’s Miss Outstanding Teen for 2015, has secured development for a specialty license plate promoting colon cancer awareness and screenings in Alabama. The project has both a personal and an institutional tie-in. The personal one is an emotional one: she advocates on behalf of her dad, Merrill, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013 – […]

Bullard Farm and Pavilion

“When you hear someone talking about a farm, the first thing you ask is ‘What do you grow?’ or that is what you are thinking. I’m a daughter of a farmer. The Bullard farm is growing families, friendships, and hope for families…it is just a little part of heaven in Snead, Ala.” These are thoughts from Tina Morton as she […]

Strong-armed robbery at Family Dollar

On Sunday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department issued a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) for a Hispanic male wearing an orange shirt and driving a dark blue Chevrolet Tahoe that was stolen in Jefferson County. About the same time the BOLO was issued, Oneonta Police Department received a report of a strong-armed robbery at the Family Dollar by a Hispanic […]

AT&T announces new broadband service available in Hayden, Remlap areas

Officials from AT&T and Blount County met at a cell tower in west Blount County near Hayden Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the June 24 initial introduction of AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet© service to selected rural areas in Blount County. The initiative is part of an effort to expand highspeed Internet service to underserved rural areas, both in Alabama […]

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