Recipe Corner

Banana Pudding 1 large instant vanilla pudding1 can sweetened condensed milk1 8 oz. Cool Whip1 box vanilla wafers6 bananas Make the vanilla pudding according to the directions on the box using whole milk. Once the pudding has set up, fold in the sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip. Alternate layers of vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and pudding mixture. Crush a […]

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Airmen graduate

U.S. Air Force Airmen Tomoz Rudolph and Justin R. Carroll graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. Rudolph and Carroll completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Those who complete basic training also earn four credits […]

Peoples Bank donates to Hope House food bank

Peoples Bank recently made a $1,000 donation to The Hope House food bank. All Blount County locations of the bank held a three-month food drive to help replenish the food bank. Collected items were donated along with the check. Pictured (from left) are: Sharon Fallin, Peoples Bank market executive Chris Latta, Hope House executive director Bud Jones, Chad Reeves, Jessica […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have a pastor’s and deacon’s study beginning Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., and continuing each Thursday night in January. Matthew Fallin will teach on evangelism. The church is located in the McLarty Community. Robbie Burtram is pastor. SERVICES/SUPPORT GROUPS ALTOONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship […]

Verbon Black

VERBON BLACK, 77, Holly Pond, died Dec. 16, 2018, at Huntsville Hospital. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Thomas Irvin and Lorene Elizabeth Smith Black and three siblings. Surviving are wife Lynette Hudson Black; sons Tim V. Black, Randall (Amy) Black; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four siblings. Randy Burtram and Ricky Turner officiated […]

Shirley Ann Daily

SHIRLEY ANN DAILY, 79, Blountsville, died Dec. 18, 2018, at the residence. Buddy McHan officiated the 2 p.m. service held Dec. 20 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Austin Creek Cemetery.

James Mack Gibbs

JAMES MACK GIBBS, 67, Summerdale, died Dec. 18, 2018, at the residence. Born Dec. 27, 1950, in Cleveland, he graduated from Gardendale High School in 1969 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 through 1974. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in agri-business and was a small business owner who reflected an entrepreneurial spirit with […]

Brandon Quinn Lindsey

BRANDON QUINN LINDSEY, 19, Oneonta, died Dec. 19, 2018. A 2018 graduate of and temporary football coach at Appalachian High School, he was a member of FCA, the Willing Vessels Gospel Group, and Old Cross Roads Baptist Church, Crossville. Surviving are grandparents Terry and Elaine Cheatwood, Buren and Sandra Lindsey; father Rex (Virginia) Lindsey; mother Celina (Jerry) Moore; siblings Kaitlyn […]

Rita Walker Miles

RITA WALKER MILES, 68, Oneonta, died Dec. 20, 2018. The eldest grandchild of Noah and Cleo Gilbreath and a 1968 A-honor-roll graduate of Oneonta High School, she also attended Gulf Park School in Biloxi, Miss. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oneonta and the Stogie Club, and was employed for over 12 years with Dillard Paper Company […]


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