Tiger Trivia Bowl

Blountsville Elementary students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades participated in the first Tiger Trivia Bowl competition of the 2017-2018 school year recently. Competition was fierce, but the Trivial Tigers pulled out a win with a three-point lead. The winning team was made up of students Grant Austin, Jena Amos, Landrey Rice, Judah Cook, Peyton Jackson, and Tyler Baxley.

Beam retires

Air Force Air National Guard Master Sgt. Lorena L. Beam retired from the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard after serving honorably for 32 years. Beam was last serving as non-comissioned officer in charge of personnel with Joint Force Headquarters, Headquarters Alabama Air National Guard. Beam is the daughter of Max Blanton of Altoona, stepdaughter of Donald Eubanks of Modesto, […]

Former Blount County musician competes in Texas

Braeden Laird will perform with the Texas All-State 6A Wind Ensemble next weekend as a part of the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention. He was chosen through a competitive process held in Texas high schools. Braeden is the son of Wes and Sharon Laird and grandson of the late W.A. and Mary Evelyn Ellis and the late Don […]

Braziel wins 2017 Levine Prize for Poetry

Tina Mozelle Braziel of Remlap was recently awarded the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry for her first full-length collection of poems titled, “Known by Salt.” The collection of poems spans over 10 years and came together while she and husband, novelist James Braziel, were building their glass cabin in the Remlap community. For winning the contest, Braziel received a […]

Covered Bridge Players welcome 2018 with ‘Beau Jest’

In its fifth season, the local Covered Bridge Players stage their first 2018 play with “Beau Jest.” The family-friendly romantic comedy pits a young Jewish girl against her parents and their misguided but well-meaning efforts to direct her life. Attempting to accommodate her mother especially, Sarah Goldman creates a fictional Jewish doctor boyfriend (a beau in jest) while continuing to […]

Snead looks at public safety expenditures

The Snead Town Council approved or considered several matters related to public safety in their delayed latest regular meeting. Officials moved the meeting to Tuesday, understanding they would lack a quorum for their regular Monday meeting due to the college football national championship. Assistant police Chief Casey Hathcock won approval to purchase four new tasers for his department for $5,320. […]

Tucker elected Grand Master

David Tucker, of Rosa, has been elected Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama. He was elected for a one-year term by the nearly 24,000-member organization, representing 282 lodges, with his term beginning Nov. 15, 2017. The fraternal organization encourages members’ participation in religious activities, along with emphasizing the need for […]

Payne graduates

Casey Nicole Payne graduated from Jacksonville State University Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was a member of three honor societies, freshman forum, freshman forum mentor, student government executive director of publicity, SGA student senate parlimentarian, and was voted the JSU 2017 Intern of the Year. She is the daughter of Butch and Jennifer Payne and […]

Woodard to hold book signing

Robert Earl Woodard is not your average bass fisherman. While most bass anglers use a rod and reel to seize prize-winning catches, Woodard uses his hands to “reel” in his bass. In March, 2016, Woodard and his wife, Sharon, were out videoing one of his fishing expeditions when he landed a 16.03-lb bass in a private lake. As he brought […]

100th Birthday

Henry Jarman “Hank” Korner of Oneonta celebrates 100 years today. To what does he attribute his longevity? He describes himself as “stubborn and bull-headed,” and says “I’ve tried to live by the Lord’s guidelines.” He attended The University of Alabama while Bear Bryant played football there and served in the U.S. Army as a welder. He taught welding at the […]

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