Hayden heads to state


Hayden kicked off 5A West Central Regional play with an 8-4 victory over Moody. The Wildcats got on the board in the first inning on a double by Gracie Benton that scored one run. They pulled away with three runs in the third. Mia Simmons was the winning pitcher allowing five hits and three runs over five innings. Hannah Cox […]

Billy Edwards

BILLY EDWARDS, 89, Oneonta, died May 7, 2019, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Bud Jones officiated the 2 p.m. graveside service held May 8 at Blount Memory Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Elizabeth Towns King

ELIZABETH TOWNS KING, 86, Blountsville, died May 11, 2019, at TLC Nursing Center. Predeceasing her were parents Dr. T.M. and Margaret Tobitha Beasley Towns; husband Robert A. King; son Pat King; two sisters; and two brothers. Surviving are sons Steven (Carla) King, Blountsville, Dr. Barry King (Dallas-Shea), Birmingham; daughter Kathy (Tommy) Sanders, Vestavia; daughter-in-law Julie King, Blountsville; grandchildren Christian King, […]

Donald Earl Nelson

DONALD EARL NELSON, 80, New Mexico, formerly of Blountsville, died May 4, 2019. Jasson Thomas officiated the 2 p.m. service held May 11 at the Chapel of Blountsville Funeral Home. Burial followed at New Lebanon Cemetery.

Bill Smith

BILL SMITH, 76, Hayden, died May 10, 2019, at the residence. He was a cattle farmer since 1970, a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, owned H&S Garage, and attended Locust Fork Baptist and Oak Grove Baptist churches. Predeceasing him were parents Lee Edward and Pearl Rebo Smith, baby daughter Pamela Paige Smith, and seven siblings. Surviving are wife […]

Andrew Wilson

ANDREW WILSON, 80, Oneonta, died May 8, 2019, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Funeral services were held May 14 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Church Briefs

MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Homecoming is Sunday, May 19. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.; lunch follows. Jeff Fore is pastor. The church is located on County Highway 29, Straight Mountain. HOLY LAND/AUSTRIA/GERMANY TRIP There will be an informative meeting Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Eric and Barbara Bell will speak […]

50th anniversary

Jerry and JoAnn Bullard celebrated an early 50th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends. The couple were married July 3, 1969, by D.C. Criswell, at Rainbow Crossing. Jerry is the son of Elmer “Cobb” and Betty Lou Bullard. JoAnn is the daughter of Odis and Novline Hipp. They own and operate Bullard Farm/Hitchin Post in Snead. The Bullards have […]

Quilters Guild scholarships

Kaitlyn McAnnally, Cleveland, and Gabrielle Roberts, Southeastern, are recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the Blount County Quilters Guild. McAnnally is the daughter of Kevin McAnnally and Sherrie Horton. She will attend JSU and study biology, with plans to transfer to UAB to obtain a degree in orthodontics. Roberts will attend UAB in the fall.

Snead State students honored

Melody Baker of Horton was recognized during the annual awards day for highest GPA in First Level RN. Students continuing their education at other institutions earned scholarships: Gracie Box, Altoona (Athens State University); Maria Cruz, Oneonta (Athens State University); Viridiana Frias-Villalobos, Horton (Jacksonville State University); Anna G. Eubanks, Altoona (University of Alabama); Amber Crosby, Altoona (UAB); and Jeremy Mitchell, Oneonta […]


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