Brody Lee Ray celebrated his first birthday Nov. 19. He is the son of Todd and Melonie Ray of Susan Moore and the grandson of Larry and Sandie Brooks of Snead and Darryl and Martha Ray of Oneonta. Greatgrandparents are Hank and Wilma Brooks of Snead, Waunita MacKender of Manhattan, Kan., and George Jackson of Gadsden. Brody has one brother, […]


COLT M. SISSON has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., as an Army National Guard Private. During his nine weeks’ training, Sisson received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, […]


WESLEY BREWER AND ANDREW LANINGHAM, 7th-grade students at Locust Fork High School are getting creative in their fundraising efforts. They are selling $5 raffling tickets for a football signed by Alabama coach Nick Saban to raise funds for their tuition for a 17-day People-to-People trip to Australia next summer. Wesley, wearing an Alabama shirt, is the son of Sherry and […]


POUNDS AND TUCKER GRADUATE Army Privates Tyler M. Pounds and Justin A. Tucker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During their nine weeks’ training, the two received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching,, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, […]


Often in error

by Lawrence W. Althouse Background Scripture: Luke 1:5-24, 39-45. Devotional Reading: Isaiah7:10-14. Five people are mentioned in Luke 1:5-24, 39-45, only one of whom, King Herod, would have been regarded as important and well-known. Herod’s recognition rested upon the fear and hatred he elicited throughout the Mediterranean world. He was not so much famous, as infamous. The other four names, […]



I recently wrote a column suggesting that as Christians we could do a better job finding ways to collectively provide assistance to the least of these among us. The responses were swift and angry. I was accused of distorting the Bible in order to advance a liberal socialist agenda. I thought I was just quoting Jesus. Then I wrote a […]


SPECIAL EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH is planning a seminar “Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays” for people facing the holidays after the deaths of loved ones. Please call the church at 681-2254 or email for more information or to sign up. HOLIDAY PROGRAMS MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH on county road 29 will present its Christmas program “Birth to Judgment” […]


GENEVA BELLEW, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at her Oneonta residence. A Blount County native, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Rilla Wilson Lowe. She was a member of the Lord’s House of Prayer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husband Jimmy Harrison Bellew, son Monty Bellew, sister Flora Nell McGill, and four […]

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