From the Archives

The Blount Countian, March 11, 1992

Mother serves time for child’s truancy A mother has served two days in jail for her child’s truancy. Issuing a 30-day sentence, Judge John Dobson suspended the remaining 28 days and placed the woman on probation for a year. If the child attends school regularly during that period, she will not serve the remainder of that time in jail. If […]

Blount County Baseball Tournament this week

Spring Sports

Southeastern is the host for the Blount County High School Baseball Tournament this week and rainy weather over the weekend has already forced a change in the schedule. The tournament was originally set to start Monday but heavy rains Saturday and Sunday forced the tournament to delay starting by one day. First round games in the single-elimination tournament were held […]

Wallace state announces performing arts events

Main campus

Wallace State Community College theater and music departments are projecting five performing arts events in the coming months. All performances are scheduled for the main campus and are available to the public at very reasonable admission prices. Following is concise information on each event. Contact for further information for all events is or call 256.352.8277. Play: “Peter and the […]

Church Briefs

HAW GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. nightly. Arrive 15 minutes prior for prayer. Evangelist is Dustin Smith, pastor is Justin Childers. HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located on County Road 27 on Straight Mountain. Evangelist is Jeff Daily, […]

Rita J. Pearson Brantley

RITA J. PEARSON BRANTLEY, 63, Pinson, died March 4, 2018. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for 18 years. Predeceasing her were father Sam Pearson Sr. and husbands Bobby J. Cochran and Edward Brantley. Surviving are daughter Windy House; son Bobby Cochran; grandchildren Katie Hopper, James Hopper, Nina Hopper; great-grandchildren Rilee Hopper, Axel Maurice, Rosa […]

J.L. Brogdon

J.L. BROGDON, age 66, Friday’s Crossing Community, died March 9, 2018. Predeceasing him were wife Judy Ann Brogdon and father James Brogdon. Surviving are sons Jonathan Lyn (Amy) Brogdon, Pell City, Joshua Shane (Misty) Brogdon, Albertville; daughter Lacy Ann (Christopher) Burgett, Friday’s Crossing Community; stepdaughter Dana Rochell (Mark) Bradford, Hayden; grandchildren Ethan Brogdon, Makynzie Burgett, Ashlyn Burgett, Emma Brogdon, Lauren […]

Karen Bates Crouch

KAREN BATES CROUCH, 67, Cleveland, died March 8, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She enjoyed sports, Alabama football, fishing, country music, and spending time with her grandchildren. Parents Robert G. and Ara Bates and twin brother Kerry Leon Bates predeceased her. Surviving are husband Roger Crouch; sons Marshall Lee (Megan) Crouch, Jeremy (Brandy) Crouch; grandchildren Haleigh, Hunter, Natalee, Nathan, […]

Corinne Goble Eldrod

CORINNE GOBLE ELROD, 76, Oneonta, died March 5, 2018, at UAB Hospital. She enjoyed traveling, grandchildren’s sports, and going to thrift stores and yard sales. She retired from Susan Moore school lunchroom after 37 years of service. Daughter Pamela Denise Bailey predeceased her, as did husbands Hollywood Goble and Donald Elrod, parents Dennis and Margaret Vickers Burns, and sisters Jean […]

Jenifer Lyn Lovell Hodges

JENIFER LYN LOVELL HODGES, 37, Springville, died March 4, 2018. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on March 8 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Bobby Kelly Masters

BOBBY KELLY MASTERS, native son of Oneonta, passed away on Feb. 24, 2018, in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born in Birmingham on Feb. 7, 1946, to Hubert Masters and Mildred Thomas Masters. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1964. A memorial service in his honor will be held on March 17 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Hall in […]