PEOPLEBRIEFS



DONALD GILLISPIE, son of Donald Warren of Oneonta, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training as a Navy Seaman Recruit at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Gillispie completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Emphasis was […]

PEOPLEBRIEFS



CATHERINE ELISE PAGE, a 2007 graduate of Oneonta High School, has been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society at the University of Alabama. Inductees must have at least a 3.5 grade average on a 4.0 scale to become a member of the organization, whose goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of […]

THE BIBLE SPEAKS

A revoluntionary named 'Mary'

Background Scripture: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55. Devotional Reading: 1 Samuel 2:1-10. One of the pitfalls into which we may stumble is the habit of transforming significant witnesses to Christ into what we want them to be, rather than as what the scriptures present them to be. This is particularly true of Mary, the mother of Jesus. As painted in pictures, sculpted […]

FAITH MATTERS

ANALYZING THE RELIGIOUS VOTE

  Religion has played a pivotal role in every election in this country since 1976. That remains true for our most recent presidential race as well. Even though the U.S. Constitution does not allow a religious test for public office, religious voters put the full force of their faith to work in deciding who would get their vote. Significant among […]

CHURCHBRIEFS



SINGINGS EDGEWOOD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH on county road 13, Locust Fork, has its annual singing Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Specials are The Davidsons and Sacred Harvest. CENTRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH announces singing Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. with trio New Ground as guests. Directions: Go on Ala 75 to county road 36; church is 1/4 mile on the […]

OBITUARIES



EARNESTEEN WALLACE BARTLETT, 89, of Snead, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Golden Living Center, Oneonta. The Blount native was the daughter of the late Albert Arthur and Eula Pearl Green Wallace. She was a retired nurse and a member of High Mound Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by son Charles Frank Brooks, brother Dink Wallace, and […]

NEWBRIEFS



BLOUNT COUNTY CHILDREN’S CENTER will benefit from open houses planned at four locations of members of the Blount County Antique Dealers Association. Dry Creek Antiques in Cleveland, Pat’s Antiques on U.S. 231 North, Rosa’s Gifts in Rosa, and Nickel’s Place Antiques on county road 36 behind Lamb Stone will donate 25 percent of all sales made Saturday, Dec. 6, to […]

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