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An extraordinary life

I close my eyes to imagine what it was like...

Recycling begins Feb. 4

At the Jan. 12 meeting, the Oneonta City Council approved...

Butler advances to county spelling bee

Sadie Butler (left) and Ellie Gehri are Oneonta Elementary School...

OFD installs more effective washers

Last week, Oneonta Fire & Rescue began the construction and...

Oneonta native reflects on D.C. protest

Thousands converged on Washington D.C., Jan. 6 in protest of...


Parole denied

On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles denied parole for convicted murderer Micheal Anthony Mayola. Mayola was convicted for the 1962...

Front Page Stories

County basketball tourney concludes tomorrow

The Hayden Wildcats will appear in all three county championship...

‘Looking toward the future’

The ending of this month’s Blount County Commission meeting came...

Mayola parole hearing tomorrow

For many Blount Countians, the mention of the name Michael...

Safe Exchange Zone

The City of Oneonta has created three “Safe Exchange Zone”...

Battling the volunteer firefighter dilemma – part 3

“We are always looking for volunteer firefighters.” Fire officials, including...

Obituaries

Kenneth Bryant

KENNETH BRYANT passed away Jan. 4, 2021, just a couple weeks shy of his 70th birthday. He was a man...

Tom Chastain

TOM CHASTAIN, 59, passed away Jan. 4, 2021. He is survived by his wife Rena Chastain; daughter Shea Chastain; son...

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Deaver

JACQUELINE ‘JACKIE’ DEAVER, 84, Pinson, died Jan. 15, 2021, at TLC Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will have a...

Clifton Darrell Edwards

CLIFTON DARRELL EDWARDS, 79, Oneonta, died Jan. 16, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Predeceasing him were parents Hoyt Clifton...

Billie Gene Faulkner

BILLIE GENE FAULKNER, 90, Athens, died Jan. 1, 2021, at the residence. Born March 13, 1930, in Blount County, he...

Robert Earl Hafley Sr.

ROBERT EARL HAFLEY SR., Pinson, died Jan. 13, 2021, at the residence. He loved his family (especially his grandchildren), talking...

Anita Kay Daily Horn

ANITA KAY DAILY HORN, 65, died Dec. 31, 2020, at Diversicare of Oneonta. Graveside service was held Jan. 10, 2021,...

Conray Leon Jennings

CONRAY LEON JENNINGS, 83, Jacksonville, died Dec. 31, 2020, at Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation. He moved to California in 1957...

David Ray Kent

DAVID RAY KENT, 63, Blountsville, died Jan. 8, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Graveside service was held Jan. 13,...

Johnny Wayne McAnnally

JOHNNY WAYNE MCANNALLY, 63, Nectar, died Jan. 8, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. He loved spending time with his...

Kenneth Ray ‘Kenny’ McBrayer Jr.

KENNETH RAY ‘KENNY’ MCBRAYER JR. died Dec. 31, 2020, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Predeceasing him were grandparents Thomas and...

Jennifer Allison Bruchac Moland

JENNIFER ALLISON BRUCHAC MOLAND, 34, Guntersville, died Jan. 13, 2021. Jordan Gray will officiate a celebration of life service Friday,...