About Aimee Wilson

Blount County awarded $1 million grant

By Aimee Wilson | May 13, 2021

Early this morning, Governor Kay Ivey announced that Blount County was awarded a $1 million CARES Act CDBG-CV grant to be used for the construction of a large multi-use facility for economic development, agribusiness, education, and to prevent, prepare for, and respond to infectious diseases. “This will be a great project for Blount County,” Commission Chairman Chris Green said. “It’s […]

Wildcats one win away from Oxford

By Aimee Wilson | May 13, 2021

Hayden kicked off Wednesday’s North Regional Tournament with two wins — 5-2 over Guntersville and 8-3 over West Point. The Wildcats were boosted by Lindsey Smith who went a combined 6-for-6 at the plate with four RBIs and three home runs. The Wildcats opened regional play against Guntersville. After a scoreless first inning, Hayden put a run on the board […]

Appalachian wins big on opening day

By Aimee Wilson | May 13, 2021

Everything was working for the Appalachian Eagles Wednesday in their first two regional games. They opened with Gaylesville, winning 12-1. In game two, they took on the Woodland Bobcats. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead and went on to win 9-2. Taylor Woodward doubled on a fly ball to right field to put a runner in scoring position […]

People of Blount County: Patrick Jones… aka Saban

By Aimee Wilson | May 07, 2021

For most, graduating from high school ends involvement with high school sports.  Whether you enjoyed being an athlete, a team helper, a cheerleader, or a band member, it is sad to end a chapter in life as you embark on another one to see what life has to offer.   But for Patrick Jones, today’s People of Blount County, his […]

Oneonta hires men’s varsity basketball coach

By Aimee Wilson | May 06, 2021

In a brief meeting this morning, the Oneonta City School board approved superintendent Daniel Smith’s recommendation to hire Jason Parrish as Oneonta High School’s new men’s varsity basketball coach. Parrish replaces Brandon Crews who recently accepted the head varsity coaching position at Arab High School. “It’s good to have Jason here,” Smith said after the vote. “He is a great […]

People of Blount County: Cassie Painter

By Aimee Wilson | April 30, 2021

“If you can’t find me, I’m at the ballpark.”  Cassie Painter, today’s People of Blount County, says these words are so true, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.  Cassie and her husband Darryl have two children who are involved in sports year round.  She estimates that 90 percent of her free time is spent at a sports venue/complex. […]

Brackets set, area tournaments start Monday

By Aimee Wilson | April 29, 2021

While baseball  is entering its second round of the state playoffs, softball is gearing up for its first with area tournaments starting Monday, May 3.  Appalachian (1A Area 11), Locust Fork (2A Area 11), and Hayden (5A Area 12) finished the regular season on top of their respective area and host their area tournaments. Postseason play begins Monday for Appalachian, […]

People of Blount County: Sawyer Clyde

By Aimee Wilson | April 23, 2021

When you are born blind, you do not know there is a problem.  You learn to adapt to your surroundings and use your other senses to live life.  This is the life of Sawyer Clyde, today’s People of Blount County. At the age of 5, Sawyer has not missed out on much.  He never slows down or quits talking.  He […]

People of Blount County: Jenifer Loggins

By Aimee Wilson | April 16, 2021

The last six months for Jenifer Loggins, today’s People of Blount County, has been a whirlwind.  Not only has she continued with her daily wife, mommy, and employment obligations, Jenifer has self-published two books of poetry.  Her first book hit the market in December and her second book became available earlier this month. Jenifer, who has been writing poetry since […]

People of Blount County: Deanna Whited

By Aimee Wilson | April 09, 2021

“I should be retiring, but here I go again.” These words of Deanna Whited, today’s People of Blount County, rings true within her soul.  At the age of 57, Deanna thought she would soon be retiring after a 32-year combined career at the Blount County Children’s Center, Childhaven, Blount County DHR, and the county alternative school in Allgood for the […]