High school basketball results

Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Locust Fork Girls Locust Fork 56, Cleveland 38 The Lady Hornets ran away from the visiting Lady Panthers with leads of 26-6 after the first quarter and 42-19 at the half. Cleveland (12-15) was led by Jessi Holder with 16 points and Sissy Green with 13. Locust Fork (14-11) got 15 points from Brandee Busenlehner, 13 […]

Givers are generous with coats, cans

Locust Fork High School’s chapter of Future Teachers of Alabama enjoyed remarkable success with its coat/canned food drive. Over 200 coats were collected and distributed to various Blount County sites before Christmas, making some families a bit warmer for the holidays. In addition, approximately 500 cans of food were donated and distributed to local families, the Hope House, and The […]


Ken and Deanna Dutton of Gilbert, Ariz., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Noel Dutton, of Colorado Springs, Col., to Jeffery Adam Watkins of Denver, Col., son of Kenneth and Joyce Watkins of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Lottie Toby of Sun Lakes, Ariz., Richard and Dale Dutton of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., […]


Mary Brittain NeSmith and Jay Forman Blankenship were married Sept. 13, 2008, at 6 p.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Bert Goodwin and the Rev. Dr. Gorman Houston. A reception was held following the ceremony at the home of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and […]


CAMERON NEAL MARTIN celebrated his first birthday Jan. 29, 2008. Cameron is the son of Chris and Michelle Martin of Snead and the grandson of Mike and Brenda Painter of Blountsville and Raymond and Debbie Martin of Cullman. His great-grandparents are Curt and Barbara Painter of Snead, Jack Glenn of Cullman, and Gail Martin of Cullman. Special people in Cameron’s […]

50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon King will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering hosted by their children Feb. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Susan Moore Community Center. No gifts are requested from those attending. Vernon King and Joan Weems were married Feb. 14, 1959, in a Valentine’s Day ceremony at the home of H.J. Beasley, who […]


The real enemy

Background Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1-15. Devotional Reading: Psalms 51:1-9. Have you noticed that, when we read a Bible passage or listen to a sermon that calls for repentance, we are likely to think that the message is intended for someone else? Or perhaps you’ve realized – as I often have – that the sin you’ve been condemning in someone else […]



by Jim Evans We have all seen it. A football player makes a big play, scores the winning touchdown, drops to one knee and points a finger towards the heavens. What does it mean when in a moment of success a player acknowledges God in someway? Does the gesture mean that the player is giving God credit for the touchdown? […]


SINGINGS BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH on U.S. 278 at Snead will have a singing Friday night, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. with The Anchormen of Goldsboro, N.C., as featured group. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. All are urged to attend this worship service in song. For more information, call 466-7424. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA […]


FRED ALLCORN, 85, of Oneonta, died Feb. 1, 2009, at Golden Living Center. Born in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Joseph Jefferson and Hulda Price Allcorn. He retired as a captain after 25 years’ service with the Blount County Sheriff’s Department and was the first lifetime member of J.C. Carr Memorial Lodge Fraternal Order of Police. […]

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