ONEONTA YOUTH CHEERLEADER ASSOCIATION is taking applications for coaches for the upcoming season. For more information, contact Mamie at 625-3534. DUKE UNIVERSITY HEAD FOOTBALL COACH DAVID CUTCLIFFE will be the guest of the Knights of Columbus and Corpus Christi Church at Breakfast with the Coach. The event will be Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m. at Twin Oaks in Oneonta. […]

Susan Moore takes down Oneonta for county title


Heading into the final game of the 2009 Blount County Softball Tournament last week, both head coaches – Susan Moore’s David Stanford and Oneonta’s Jeff Gibbs – knew the championship would be close. After all, the teams had met four times on the year and each was 2-2 against the other. Susan Moore had beaten Oneonta 2-1 early in the […]

Guthrie’s feeds Oneonta soccer teams

The inaugural season of the Oneonta boys and girls soccer teams wrapped up last week with a team meal provided by Guthrie’s. The girls team (pictured above) consists of (front row, left to right) Letty Nunez, Gaby Nunez, Victoria Zamora, Nora Arriaga, Joceline Zamora, and Abigail Gonzalez. Back row: coach Jason Thomas, Evelyn Hernandez, Karla Nunez, Julianne Escobedo, Christina Gonzalez, […]

New Redskin signs going up

Signs recognizing Oneonta’s state championship football teams are going up courtesy of a fundraising campaign organized by local resident D.F. Payne. The sign pictured has been placed along U.S. 231 near the city limits close to Ebell Road. Payne lists contributors to the campaign as G.R. Brown, Charles Thompson, Earnie Carroll, Mark S. Sims, Jerry Bailey, Don Wilson, Jimmy Buckner, […]

A century of scouting

In 1910, W.D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America. In 2009, Amy Rhudy, Blount County Memorial Museum curator, found what she believes to be one of the first boy scout uniforms ever issued. Amy said she was rummaging in a storeroom of the museum and came across a box with the uniform and several articles of Boy Scout memorabilia. […]

Stoneware vs. plastic ware

Why are teacakes we make now not as good as what grandma made when we were young? Try this answer: stoneware and yellowware. Every red-blooded American youngster loved the aroma of fresh hot teacakes as it wafted throughout grandma’s house. It had a hint of warm vanilla mixed with a generous measure of her tenderness and love and stirred by […]

Haynes – Stephens

Ronny and Cindy Haynes of Blountsville announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Britney Michelle Haynes, to Jerry Lynn Stephens, son of Nelvie and James Gray of Berry and Jimmy and Janice Stephens of Blountsville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn and Jessie Daniel and Jean and Bud Haynes of Blountsville. She is a stylist with Main […]


AUSTIN KENT GOODWIN was born January 21, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East and weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 1/2″ long. He is the son of Scott and Angela Goodwin of Oneonta and the grandson of Billy and Sharon Goodwin of Oneonta and the late Yuvonne and Faye Kent. Greatgrandparents are Ottis and Alta Barwick and Ezma Anthony. […]


JOSHUA BRIAN WOOD, son of Brian and Jenna Wood of Oneonta, was born at 9:18 a.m. on March 27, 2009. Joshua arrived at UAB Hospital weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Larry and Judy Wood of Oneonta and J.J. and Cathy Long of Snead. Great-grandparents are Lawrence and Carolyn Morton of […]


ANNA GRACE GEORGE was born April 3, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East. Anna weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Allen and Jessica George of Allgood and the granddaughter of Shelia and Steve Startley of Pinson and Jenny and Kenny Hubbard of Tarrant.

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