Municipal runoffs next Tuesday

Three municipalities in Blount County will hold runoff elections next Tuesday. Voters in Cleveland and Snead will go to the polls to select a new mayor while Blountsville – along with Cleveland – will select a new councilman. In Blountsville, Wendell McCartney will face Kenneth Wilson in the race for Place 3 on the town council. In the August election, […]


Levi Coy Brown

Levi Coy Brown was 3 years old Aug. 31. He is the son of Wilson and Wendy Brown, Oneonta. His grandparents are Jerry and Violet Mitchell, Oneonta: the late Larry Brown and Amy Brown, Oneonta; Ronald and Ann Gregory, Sylacauga; and Darryl and Priscilla Carter, Sardis, Miss. His great-grandparents are the late Coy Brown and Mavis Brown, Oneonta, the late […]

Epperson – Johnston

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Epperson, Hueytown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Christine, to Jacob (Jake) Miles Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnston, Blountsville. Amanda is the granddaughter of the late Evelyn Bear and Almus Beard, Hueytown, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ocie Epperson. She is a 2003 graduate of Hueytown High School. Jake is the […]


Cooper Brooks Clowdus

Zoe Lane Clowdus announces the birth of her baby brother Cooper Brooks, Sept. 5, 2008, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Brooks weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Matthew and Michelle Clowdus, Oneonta. He is the grandson of Phillip and Kathy McHan, Snead; Bud Clowdus, Oneonta; Buddy and Rae Ware, Oneonta; Annette Valhous, Birmingham. Great-grandparents […]

Was it Elvis?

The county fair was rocking recently with a succession of Elvis Presley hits belted out by Oneonta’s Danny Frasier. Towered by his entourage of security guards, he strutted to the stage in full Elvis regalia, sprang to the microphone, and performed non-stop for a good 40 minutes. Not easy for a man with no legs. Though he was born without […]

Hornets take second straight win

The Locust Fork Hornets used a strong rushing attack that gradually wore down the Corner Yellow Jackets in a 40-29 non-region victory last Friday night. The Hornets got on the board early with a pair of rushing touchdowns from Colton Armstrong. His second scoring run covered 62 yards in the second quarter. Yellow Jacket quarterback Zack Price kept his team […]

Grove not pleasant for Hayden

The final score showed another 5A Region 6 loss for the Hayden Wildcats, this time by a score of 21-9 to the Pleasant Grove Spartans. However, the argument could be made that this game came down to two plays. First, Hayden opened the scoring with a 32-yard field goal from Seth Gardner halfway through the first period. That set up […]

Blount County Board of Education

Agreement reached for purchase of Blountsville property

The Blount County Board of Education has agreed to purchase 11 acres in Blountsville. The property, which is located adjacent to the football practice field on Park Drive, was purchased for $55,000 from Robert and Geneva Venable. “First of all, I would like to thank Rep. Jeremy Oden for the funding provided to the system (for the purchase),” said J.B. […]

Goode makes good

Blount County personnel director Jacki Goode was awarded her certificate in county administration Sept. 8 at the monthly meeting of the Blount County Commission. The award was presented by Commission Chairman David Standridge, left, and witnessed by county administrator Chris Green. This was actually the second presentation. The original one was at the awards ceremony of the Association of County […]

Appalachian wipes out Westbrook

The Appalachian Eagles got a fight from the visiting Westbrook Warriors but in the end the Eagles came out on top 13-6. Since dropping the opening game of the year, Appalachian had outscored three straight opponents by a combined 134 to 15 but the 2A Warriors presented a bit tougher opposition. Neither team could get much going in the early […]