Scores and games

Bulldogs are state powerlifting champs

The Susan Moore Bulldog powerlifting team brought home the 3A State Championship last weekend. They also earned accolades as overall State Champions 1A-7A with the most points in the state tournament. Individually, the Bulldogs racked up the medals. Seven took first place in their weight class: Tyler Vaughn, Derrick Franklin, Johnathan Villanueva, Angel Maldonado, Adrian Reyna, Trevor Black, and Nick […]

Edmondson – Creel

Robin and Keith Turberville and Gray and Leslie Edmondson, all of Birmingham, announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Mallory Rachel Edmondson, to Hunter Eady Creel, son of Lynn and Greg Benefield and Alan Creel, all of Sumiton. The bride-elect is a graduate of Oneonta High School and The University of Alabama. She is a teacher at Edgewood […]

Church Briefs

WALNUT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH continues the 6 p.m. 12-week gathering to discuss Max Lucado’s book Unshakable Hope on Sunday nights through April 28. Refreshments will be served. Email wgbaptist@gmail.com for more information. HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival tonight, March 13, through Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Freddy Hamby, pastor is Aubrey Glasscock. The church […]

Jack Thompson Fowler

JACK THOMPSON FOWLER, 77, Springville, formerly of Wynnville, died Feb. 23, 2019. He was a member of First Baptist Church Springville. Predeceasing him were parents Elmer and Bessie Fowler and sister Kathryn Box. Surviving are wife Glenda Sloman Fowler; sons Wade (Pam) Fowler, Trussville, Lamar (Mary Byrne) Fowler, Vestavia; grandchildren Clayton (Samantha) Fowler, Moody, Kaylon Fowler, Tuscaloosa; step-granddaughter Kathryn Pierce, […]

Eleanor Ruth Branham Hawkins

ELEANOR RUTH BRANHAM HAWKINS, 77, Pine Mountain, died March 6, 2019. Parents William Wesley and Evelyn Griffith Branham predeceased her. Surviving are husband James W. “Bill” Hawkins; children Robin Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Jason (Anita) Hawkins; grandchildren Andrew (Haley) Hawkins, Matthew Hawkins; great-grandchild Avery Grace Hawkins; siblings Joe (JoAnn) Branham, Kenneth (Gerlene) Branham. Glenn Bynum and Bud Swindall officiated the 2 […]

Debra Johnson

DEBRA JOHNSON, Oneonta, died March 6, 2019. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Ed and Dora Lawson, son Gary Dewayne Johnson, and grandson Gary “Dante” Smiley. Surviving are husband James Lynn Johnson Sr.; children Letitia (Renaldo) Smiley, James Jr. (Chastity) Johnson, Jermaine Johnson, Tamika Johnson; 10 grandchildren; two step grandchildren. B.J. Price will […]

Maxine Elizabeth Millwood Sterling

MAXINE ELIZABETH MILLWOOD STERLING, 85, Cleveland, died March 4, 2019. Predeceasing her were parents George Washington and Annie Sue Eller Millwood, husband Temon Jahon Sterling, and son Timothy Eric Sterling. Surviving are daughter Cheryl LeAnn Sterling; grandson Jonathan Dodd. Rodney Bryant officiated the 11 a.m. service held March 7 in the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Dailey’s […]

Richard Wayne Thomason

RICHARD WAYNE THOMASON, 57, Birmingham, died March 1, 2019. Memorial services will be announced later in April. Blountsville Funeral Home directing.

Followup short takes on repeal of Alabama Accountability Act


At The Blount Countian’s request, Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green provided some additional details following the school board’s passage last week of a resolution requesting the Legislature to repeal the Alabama Accountability Act. The act, passed in 2013, has diverted millions of dollars over the time it has been in effect from public schools in Alabama to provide scholarships […]


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