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WSCC honors Wallace State Community College named 241 students to either the President’s List or Dean’s List for the Summer 2021 semester. To qualify for the President’s list, full-time students must earn a 4.0 GPA while taking a course load of 12 or more hours. To qualify for the Dean’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA […]

Davis honored

Gordon Davis (right) of Oneonta was honored by Averitt Express for 35 years of service. Davis is one of more than 1,300 active Averitt associates who are members of the company’s “Over 20 Team,” an exclusive group of associates who have served 20 or more years with Averitt.

UA graduates

The University of Alabama awarded more than 1,400 degrees during its summer commencement. Among them were: Erika Duarte of Oneonta, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Mckayla Edwards of Trafford, Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences; and Andrew Laningham of Locust Fork, Master of Arts.

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Troy honors Joshua Taylor of Remlap was named to the Summer Semester/Term 5 Chancellor’s List at Troy University. To qualify, full-time undergraduate students registered for at least 12 semester hours must earn a 4.0 GPA. Troy honors Ryanna Myrick of Hayden was named to the Summer Semester/Term 5 Provost’s List at Troy University. To qualify, full-time undergraduate students registered for […]

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Ainsworth speaks at annual Blount County Legislative Breakfast Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth (pictured above) spoke at the annual Blount County Legislative Breakfast July 16. The event was hosted by the Blount County Farmers Federation at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta. Attendees included senators and representatives for Blount County, local officials, and members of the Farmers Federation. Payne named JSU […]

Three earn scholarships

Blount County students Julia Helvin (Southeastern), Mallory Smith (J.B. Pennington), and Corley Williams (Arab) were among 100 who earned $1,000 scholarships through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program. The program is administered through Scholarship America which selects recipients based on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and future goals. For more information visit www.alfafarmers.org/resources/ scholarships.

Gray recognized

Gibson Gray of Blountsville was among 53 members of The University of Alabama’s Model U.N. team, which moved up 10 spots in the 2020-2021 North American College Model U.N. World Division rankings.

Top reader awards

Blountsville Public Library announced top readers at the June 25 program headed by Alene Bullard. Winners are (from left): Ava Cantrell, McKenzie Parris, Audrey Washburn, Nora Washburn, Jakob Abbott, and Addie Salamone. Prizes were provided by Spring Valley Beach and We-Tote-Em. Each child who attended received a book from Blountsville Public Library and a snow cone from Kona Ice (Ashley […]

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Murphee selected Wiley Murphee from Southeastern School has been selected to participate in a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop for Teachers, “Labor and Landscape: Lowell as Nineteenth-Century Crucible.” Murphee will join more than 30 other educators from dozens of different states in an intensive, week-long virtual workshop hosted by the Tsongas Industrial History Center at Lowell Historical […]


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