Blount County, AL

Obituary: Denise Deliz

A graveside service for Denise Deliz, 64 of Cullman will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2021 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Blount County with Reverend Tim Blackmon officiating. Hanceville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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People of Blount County: Winston “Boo Boo” Scott

Although it has been more than 23 years since he retired as a State Trooper, Winston “Boo Boo” Scott, today’s People of Blount County, remains one of Blount County’s most well-respected men. He not only talks the talk, but he walks the walk. Growing up in Blount County raised by...
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ASWA releases All-State softball team

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its 2021 All-State Softball team. Congratulations to Hayden’s Lindsey Smith, Becca Benton, and Miah Simmons; Locust Fork’s Hannah Payne and Savannah Neely; and Appalachian’s Ashley Maddox, Jordan Henderson, and Taylor Woodard. Smith is the Class 5A 2021 Hitter of the Year as well as...
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Denise Deliz October 29 1956 June 11 2021

Denise’s Obituary A graveside service for Denise Deliz, 64 of Cullman who died Friday, June 11, 2021 will be held Tuesday, July 15th at Mt Tabor Cemetery in Blount County with Reverend Tim Blackmon officiating. Hanceville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening 6-8 pm. The daughter of the late V.J. and Lora Bullard Powell is survived by siblings: Mandy (Mike) reaves, Jeannette (Steve) Thomas, Steve (Brenda) Powell, Cindy (Mike) Robbins, Martha Powell and Mindy (David) Torres. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; daughter, Heather and a brother, Jim Powell. In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Read More.

Etowah County Teenager Fatally Injured in Three-Vehicle Wreck Tuesday Morning

An Etowah County teen was fatally injured in a three-vehicle accident taking place on Tuesday morning in Blount County. That Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report indicated the 1997 Honda Civic being driven by an 18 year old Attalla resident collided with a 2012 Ford F-150, then struck a 1998 Chevy S-10.

Attalla teen killed in early-morning Blount County crash

An Attalla teen was killed in an early-morning crash Tuesday in Blount County. Alabama State Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey said the wreck happened about 6 a.m. on Alabama 79 near Greens Chapel Road, about three miles south of Cleveland. Authorities have not released the name of the 18-year-old who was...
Gadsden Times

Attalla teen dies in three-vehicle crash in Blount County

A three-vehicle collision Tuesday morning in Blount County claimed the life of an Attalla teenager, according to Alabama State Troopers. The 18-year-old, whose name was not released by authorities, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after the 1997 Honda Civic he was driving collided with a 2012 Ford F-150, then struck a 1998 Chevrolet S-10.
The Trussville Tribune

Attalla teen killed in 3-vehicle accident

From The Tribune staff reports BLOUNT COUNTY — An Attalla teen has been killed in a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, and claimed the life of the 18-year-old driver of a 1997 Honda Civic. The decedent has not been identified.  The crash occurred on Alabama […]

Dean’s Ferry Road bridge complete

In last week’s monthly meeting of the Blount County Commission, District 1 Commissioner Allen Armstrong and county engineer Dustin Stewart announced the long-awaited opening of the new Dean’s Ferry Road bridge in Hayden. The bridge was closed July 14, 2020. Over the last 11 months, the original bridge (built in the 1920s to carry traffic over the railway below) has […]

Emergency Forest Restoration Program

A tornado on March 17 caused severe damage from Hunt Mountain to the Friday’s Crossing area of the county. The tornado started northwest of Oneonta and ended northeast of Oneonta. Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) – administered by the Blount County Farm Service Agency Office […]

Elbert ‘Red’ Dobbs

ELBERT ‘RED’ DOBBS, 82, Oneonta, died May 28, 2021, at the residence. Born in Blount County on Nov. 30, 1938, he was a 1957 graduate of Oneonta High School and retired from Alabama Power after almost 51 years. He was a member of Oneonta Church of Christ and the Alabama Energizers and enjoyed gardening, working with cattle, and was an […]

Ralph Duke Price

RALPH DUKE PRICE, 79, Mulberry Community, Blountsville, died June 3, 2021, at Grandview Medical Center. Born March 3, 1942, in Blount County, he was a farmer and loved hunting, fishing, trading, and selling. Predeceasing him were parents Obert Duke and Elsie Parker Price, three siblings, and a niece. Surviving are nephew David (Pat) Bradford; great-nephew Dewayne (Delane) Bradford; great-niece Brandi […]
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Board continues to fill vacancies

The Blount County Board of Education continues to fill many positions left vacant from recent retirements, transfers, and resignations. In its regular monthly meeting last week, the board addressed many of those vacancies approving superintendent Rodney Green’s recommendations. The board also addressed several other superintendent recommendations. It approved: General • constitutional bylaws for the Southeastern School Band Boosters. • Hayden […]

People of Blount County: Reagan Bonner, Miss Indian Alabama

As a rising junior pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of South Alabama, today’s People of Blount County Reagan Bonner is an inspiration to others. In just 20 short years, Reagan has “reached for the stars” and been successful many times during her journey. Yet, when you talk with Reagan, she is a down-to-earth young adult with a good head on her shoulders.
Blount County, ALBham Now

These twin redheads love nursing—find out why

Today we’ve got a fun story of twin redhead nurses. Yep, you read that right: sisters Sarrah and Hannah Aycock both work at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, part of Brookwood Baptist Health. Keep reading to learn why they love nursing. Meet the Aycock twins. Hannah (above left) works in the...
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Locust Fork wins Scholars Bowl tourney

The competition was strong at this year’s Blount County Scholars Bowl Tournament held April 20 and 21 at CrossRoads Baptist Church in Hayden. Winning the most matches and coming out on top was Locust Fork who was crowned Blount County Scholars Bowl Champion. Senior Emileigh Crouch scored the most points of all participants in the tournament. The team started strong […]

Summer feeding programs

The Blount County Schools summer feeding program is back for a sixth year. Oneonta City Schools begins their program this year. The program, which offers breakfast and lunch, is open to children 18 and under at no cost. Meals will be offered at all county elementary schools and in the Oneonta lunchroom. (See charts for locations, dates, and times.) The […]
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All-county baseball

Coaches from Blount County Schools announced the 2021 All-County Varsity Baseball team. Appalachian’s Chase Payne and Hayden’s Lucas Drake took top honors. Payne, a junior, was selected by the coaches as Blount County MVP. He helped lead the Eagles to a 14-8 record pitching a total of 60 innings while striking out 149 of the batters he faced. Payne finished […]
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Blount students petition against relocation from Oliver-Barnard Hall

Oliver-Barnard Hall, a campus building owned by the University’s Blount Scholars Program, might be turned into a library dedicated to Senator Richard Shelby. Some Blount students are speaking out against it. The four-year Blount program consists of small seminar classes and is open to students of all majors. There were...