Oneonta’s Smith Player of the Year


Larry “Pod” Patterson Player of the Year – WR Nolen Smith, 6’3 195, Jr, Oneonta Offensive Player of the Year – Casey O’Toole, 5’9 165, Sr, Oneonta; and Devyn Murphree, 5’9 165, Jr, J.B. Pennington Defensive Player of the Year – Chance Payne, 6’1 190, Sr, Oneonta; and Colby Harvey, 6’2 185, Sr, Appalachian Hugh O’Shields Coach of the Year […]


ONEONTA GIRLS REC LEAGUE BASKETBALL REGISTRATION continues at the Oneonta Rec Center through Thursday, Jan. 15. Players can register Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534. GIRLS REC LEAGUE BASKETBALL COACHES will meet Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Oneonta Rec Center at 2 p.m. All coaches – Blount County and Oneonta – must […]

Blount County tournaments at Susan Moore

Susan Moore High School will be the focus of Blount County sports for the next couple of weeks as the county basketball tournaments return to Clarence. Blount County’s coaches met last week to draw the bracket with in-county records deciding the seeding. In the junior high divisions, Cleveland was the top seed in the girls bracket with a 9-1 record […]

High school basketball scores

Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Locust Fork Girls Locust Fork 56, Ashville 43 Locust Fork led just 22-15 at the half but outscored the visiting Bulldogs 22-14 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Brandee Busenlehner led the Hornets (10-10) with 20 points and three assists while Hannah Kirkley added 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Mollie […]

Blount Countian at Junior Miss pageant

Taylor Dyar of Locust Fork (above right) is among candidates at Montgomery’s Frazer United Methodist Church who are enjoying eight days of competition for the title of 2009 Alabama Junior Miss before state finals Jan. 16- 17. She was welcomed by Norma Boyd, 2008 Alabama Junior Miss (above center), and fellow competitor Elizabethh Dunklin of Greenville (above left). The 53 […]

50th Anniversary

Talmage “Pete” and Janice Griffin were honored with a surprise 50th anniversary party Dec. 13 at Center Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall. They married December 25, 1958, at the same church. The party was a total surprise to the couple, which made the day even more special. The celebration was given by the Griffins’ children Kenny (Kay) Griffin of Jacksonville […]

1st Anniversary

Russ and Lisa Gail Ingle celebrated their first wedding anniversary Jan. 12. Married at First Independent Chuch, the couple has four children Harley (Danielle) Wilkins, Dusty (Faye) Wilkins, Sydney (Louise) Wills, and Levii Ingle. A fab worker, Mr. Ingle attended school at Cleveland and is the son of Dale and Polly McCray Wright. His wife is a cook at Charlie […]


Carson Grant Blakey was born Nov. 26, 2008, in St. Vincent’s East. He weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Carson is the son of Jessica Blakey of Altoona and the grandson of Gerald and Becky Blakey. Greatgrandparents are Mary Lee Sims and Ed and Lamartha Blakey.


Jeanette Gibson marked her 60th birthday Jan. 3 with a party given by her family the same day at her home in Locust Fork. Ms. Gibson’s children are Donna (Danny Howard) Bankston of Oneonta and James (Wanda) Gibson of Locust Fork, and her grandchildren are Kim (Jeremy), Kevin, Matt, Kala, Garrett, Emily, Gabe, and Chloe. She has a brother Jesse […]


KATHY HUTCHENS was named as the 2008- 09 Intermediate School Counselor of the Year by the Alabama School Counselor Association at its meeting Nov. 20 in Huntsville. Among those present for the meeting were her husband Charles Hutchens and her parents Olga and Wilma Brooks. She has been counselor at Boaz Intermediate School eight years and taught sixth grade at […]

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