Historic year on tap for Alabama


This year may very well be the year of the woman in Alabama politics. In Alabama’s 200-year history, only one woman has been elected governor – Lurleen Wallace, in 1966. Only two women have served as governor, Lurleen Wallace and current governor, Kay Ivey. It may be a historic year. Sue Bell Cobb, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme […]

Mayola loses delayed appeals, continues behind bars

In a Mayola appeal heard in 1980 before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, judges affirmed the lower district court’s decision rejecting his plea. They noted of him and his 1962 trial that he “took no direct appeal from that conviction . . . [but] subsequently attempted several collateral attacks in both state and federal court.” […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, January 30, 2013

Alabama 160 project put on indefinite hold, Standridge says The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has told county officials that the Ala 160 five-laning project has been delayed indefinitely. The information was relayed to county representatives by ALDOT director John R. Cooper in a meeting on Jan. 9, according to state Rep. David Standridge, who was present along with state […]

Hayden and Locust Fork bring home titles

Blount County Basketball Tournament

The Blount County High School Basketball Tournament wrapped up Saturday night at Hayden and titles were taken home by host Hayden (JV and Varsity Boys) and Locust Fork (JV and Varsity Girls). As a matter of fact, as is often the case, there were few upsets in the tournament. Titles went to top seeds in every bracket except one – […]

2018 Blount County Champions

Redskins shut down Altamont and Glencoe

The Oneonta varsity boys continued to roll through the schedule, picking up easy wins against both Altamont and Glencoe the past week. Tuesday, Jan. 23at AltamontBoysOneonta 72, Altamont 38 The Redskins made quick work of the 2A Knights, building a 38-20 halftime lead. The second half was even worse for the host team as the Redskins limited Altamont to just […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Thursday, Feb. 1. Registration is Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. Players ages 4-12 – as of April 30, 2018, for baseball; as of Dec. 31, 2017, for softball – will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate and the fee […]

Phillips to lead the Redskins

High School Football

For the first time in memory, the Oneonta Redskin football team will be led by one of its own. The Oneonta City Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Phil Phillips as the school’s new head football coach at Monday night’s meeting. Phillips, a 1984 graduate of Oneonta, has been an assistant football coach at the school on two […]

Church Briefs

HAYDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The Celebrate Recovery ministry is held Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., at the Family Life Center at the intersection of Ala 160 and County Road 7. The ministry, sponsored by Hayden and Smokerise United Methodist Churches and Oasis of Hope Church, offers help for those with ‘hurts, hang-ups, and habits.’ Meal provided. CLEVELAND […]

Bicentennial scholar to speak on ‘Alabama in Photographs’

In conjunction with the Blount County Memorial Museum, the Blount County Historical Society, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Frances Osborn Robb will speak about Alabama’s history through photography at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Frank Green Building. Robb, a member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Bicentennial Scholars, will focus on how people have become more and more […]

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