Lady Hornets Dominate First Home Game

With construction happening on the softball field, Locust Fork has played each game on opposing turf since February. Thanks to the teamwork of the Locust Fork Athletic Booster Club and Blount County Board of Education, the Lady Hornets now play on a reconstructed infield with a new surface. They have also added a retaining wall around the backstop and new […]

Godspeed Rob Rice, Godspeed

In Scripture, there is a man named Barnabas. His nickname was the “Son of Encouragement.” Now, that is not a nickname that you give to yourself; it must be earned. In fact, it can only be earned by being a constant encourager. I cannot think of a better nickname for Rob Rice. He was a personal Barnabas in the life of […]

Church Briefs

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have spring revival through Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. nightly with prayer at 6:45 p.m. Evangelist is Matthew Fallin. There will be a singing on Sunday, April 15, at 6 p.m., with Bama Blu-Grace performing. The church is located two miles east of Holly Pond on U.S. 278. Phone 256-796-5986 for more information. […]

‘I don’t let it bother me’

Hayden High School softball team has a secret weapon, although she really is not much of a secret any longer. Alyssa Jinright, an eighth grader, has been playing ball since the age of four. She started on an all-boys tee-ball team. She stood out at that level and continues to do so. Jinright has advanced to a higher level of […]

B-O-O-M… again

An explosive sound last Friday was reported to The Blount Countian by a Cleveland resident and Cleveland Utilities superintendent Steve Pass confirmed the report, saying he also heard what could have been a sonic boom. An official at Hayden’s town hall said a resident of the Hayden area posted about the noise on Facebook. Blount County 9-1-1 operations manager Neal […]

K-2 tourist delegation initiates newest West Blount attraction

Children from Hayden Primary School pay an Easter-season visit to the Hayden Lion’s Club’s Easley Covered Bridge replica, the area’s newest tourist attraction. It’s easy for them to do. They’re next door neighbors, within easy walking distance. ”This is what our blessed project is all about,” enthused Tim Sosebee, Hayden Lions Club president and recently-elected 2nd vice-district governor-elect for district […]


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