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Gadsden State honorsGadsden State Community Collegefull-time students who earn a 4.0 GPAand complete at least 12 credit hoursare named to the President’s List.Full-time students who earn a 3.5 orabove GPA and complete at least 12credit hours are named to the Dean’sList.President’s ListAltoona: Noah Grady, William Tidmore Horton: Taylor WallsOneonta: Guadalupe ChaconSpringville: Dewayne Nolin, LauraPierceDean’s ListAltoona: DeeAnna Galimore, MelinaOsborn, Michael PattonHorton: […]

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FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER announces winners of the 2021 Friend of the River Scholarship. Lizbeth Piceno: first place, $1,200, Susan Moore High School senior, attending UAB. Layla Harbison: second place, $800,Hayden High School senior, attendingAuburn University.Savannah Painter: third place (tie),$500, Hayden High School senior,attending UNA.Emma Knowles: third place (tie),$500, homeschool senior, attendingMississippi College.Raigan Smith: honorable mention,Appalachian High School […]

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DARBY HAMM of Blountsville participated in The University of Alabama’s Cooperative Education Program for fall 2020. Hamm worked for Fluid Engineering, Inc. In the program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. LAUREN MCHAN of Blountsville graduated from University of the Cumberlands during commencement exercises this spring. McHan earned at Bachelor of Science degree in Communication […]

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JACOB WASHBURN, Blountsville, was among students recognized for outstanding achievements in academics, leadership, and service during Troy University’s annual Honors Convocation in April. Washburn received the James A. Whiteside, M.D. Eminent Scholar Award. RYANNA MYRICK, Hayden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Myrick was initiated […]


Callie Elisabeth Smith celebrated her 11th birthday May 3. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Stacey Smith and has one brother, Steven Deason. Grandparents are Donald and Phyllis Smith and Steve and Karen Deason. Great-grandparents are the late Wayne and Mozelle Thomas.

90th birthday

Janie Kathryn “MawMaw” Moorer celebrated her 90th birthday March 13 at a surprise taco-themed Mexican fiesta. Born March 14, 1931, she is the daughter of the late Leroy and Rosie Hodges and wife of the late Maurice Moorer. She has seven children: Allen Moorer, Teresa Myrick, Sheila Nelson, Ricky Moorer, Kim Davis, Terri Turner, and the late Greg Moorer; 16 […]

Troy scholarships

Troy University recognizes Foundation Scholarship winners for the 2020/2021 academic year. The Troy Foundation provides stewardship for a number of scholarships established through the generosity of private donors to assist students in their academic pursuits. Among them were: Halee Covington of Remlap, Eliya Knight of Oneonta, Ryanna Myrick of Hayden, and Emily Strong and Carli Wilson of Cleveland.

Troy honors

Joshua Taylor of Remlap was named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for Term 3 of the 2020/2021 academic year. The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and earn a 4.0 GPA.

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Congratulations to the following Blount County exhibitors for outstanding representation of our county at the Alabama Jr. Beef Expo. Audra Graves: Third Overall Senior Showmanship, Champion Bred and Owned Angus Heifer, Fourth Overall Bred and Owned Heifer, Champion Bred and Owned Simmental, and First in Class (Angus and Simmental) Karleigh Allison: Champion Hereford Heifer Carson Fallin: Champion Simmental Heifer and […]

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