Blount County, AL

Obituary: Jimmy Lawayne Bales

A graveside service for Jimmy Lawayne Bales of Vinemont will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Mt. Zion Church of the Nazarene in Blount County. Mr. Bales was born on October 9, 1962, to the late Horace and Dora (Jenkins) Bales in Blount County. He died at the age of 59 on July 2, 2022 at Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman.
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Body found in Oneonta by hikers

ONEONTA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Blount County Sheriff’s Office said a group of hikers found a woman’s body in Oneonta on June 30. Authorities say the body was found on Palisades Park Road. So far, there is no word on how the person died. We will continue to...
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Shirley Jones

Shirley Sorrow Wynn Jones, 79, of Blount County died Friday, June 24, 2022, surrounded by her children. Mrs. Jones was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Cleveland to Tharmon and Jessie Mae Sorrow. She was a servant of God, a woman who put others first and had a great sense of...

Birmingham Area at High Risk of COVID Transmission

Every county in the Birmingham metropolitan area except Blount has been moved into the high-risk category for COVID-19 transmission. Jefferson County’s positivity rate has been rising and now stands at 25%, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, and the county has had an average of 291 new cases a day for the past seven days. Hospital admissions in the county are up somewhat, with 10 more patients over last week, for a 2% increase.