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Washburn is 2A Back of the Year

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

The accolades continued for Cleveland senior quarterback Logan Washburn last week as he was named Class 2A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. In leading the Panthers to the school’s first football championship game, Washburn completed 158-of-214 passes for 2,558 yards and 27 touchdowns. He averaged 16.2 yards per throw. Washburn ran the ball 179 times […]

Bulldogs split final area games

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

The Susan Moore Bulldogs split their final two area games last week. They beat county rival J.B. Pennington 55-39 Jan. 11 and fell 45-49 to Brindlee Mountain Friday. Against the Tigers, the Bulldogs pulled away in the fourth period. Susan Moore went into halftime up 18-17. They added 13 in the third period for a 31-28 advantage heading into the […]

Scores & Games

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

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Hornets, Bulldogs undefeated in area

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

The Locust Fork Lady Hornets improved to 5-0 in area play with their 62-16 win over Cleveland last week. Madison Roy led the charge with 13 points. She finished with three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Faith Evans added 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and four blocks. Regan Fuller and Kaylynn Tawbush each finished with 10 […]

Smallwood scores 1,000 points

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

Susan Moore junior Cali Smallwood scored her 1,000th point last week. This makes the 11th girl in Susan Moore girls basketball history to reach this milestone. She reached it against Blountsville on Jan. 11. Smallwood leads the Lady Bulldogs with 313 points through their first 17 games, averaging 18.4 points per game. She’s hit 56 three-pointers and 27-of-35 from the […]

Vernell Hill Little

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

VERNELL HILL LITTLE, 95, of the Royal Community, passed away Jan. 8, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She loved spending time with her family. Preceding her in death were her father Lecil Dean Hill, mother Daisy Francis Crowell Hill, and husband William V. “Bill” Little. She leaves behind her son Gary Little (Kathy); daughter Janice Murphy (Dale); grandchildren Susan […]

Herbert Lamar Massey

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

HERBERT LAMAR MASSEY, 83, Oneonta, passed away Jan. 7, 2022. He received a BS degree from Jacksonville University. Preceding him in death were his son Devin Lamar Massey, father Willie Mac Massey, mother Doris Eden Massey, brothers William “Bill” Massey and Kenneth Massey, and sister Linda Massey Tidwell. He leaves behind his wife Charlotte Gardner Massey; son Mac Massey (Laquanna); […]

Lavanda Ann Nelson

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

LAVADA ANN NELSON, 79, Blountsville, died Jan. 13, 2022, at the residence. Born June 24, 1942, she is predeceased by parents Harvey and Ella Mae Corbin, daughter Margaret Mae Nelson, and siblings Randolph Corbin, Lois Bullard, Izona Rainwater, and Alice Bullard. Surviving are children Glenda (Eddie) Forster, Ricky (Brenda) Nelson, Merriann (Kevin) Johnston, Kenneth (Deborah) Nelson, Margaret Denney, James (Michelle) […]

David Monroe Ratchford

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

DAVID MONROE RATCHFORD, 58, Oneonta, died Jan. 6, 2022. A memorial service will be announced at a later date with Lemley Crematory directing. You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of this story will be available to all readers after 1 week. Full versions of news stories […]

Martin ‘Marty’ Van Sargent

By The Blount Countian Staff | January 19, 2022

MARTIN ‘MARTY’ VAN SARGENT, 65, Hayden, died Jan. 14, 2022. He loved his family and music and enjoyed working with his tractors and doing farm work. Predeceasing him was father James Dillon Sargent. Surviving are wife Lanita Lynne Hurst Sargent; son Marty Brian (Nikki) Sargent; mother Gailya Graves Sargent; stepmother Shirley Crump Sargent; mother-in-law Betty Tanksley Hurst; stepchildren Courtnay Cheyanne […]