KENNETH LANE BROOME was born February 10, 2009, at St. Vincent’s weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Proud parents are Mary and Ryan Broome of Pinson; Mary is a graduate of Oneonta High School, and Ryan graduated from Pinson Valley High. Grandparents are Melissa Evans of Oneonta and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Broome of Trussville. Great-grandparents are Margie Dutton of Hayden […]


JENSEN FALLIN celebrated his fourth birthday April 25 with a Transformers party. Jensen is the big brother of Jenna and the son of John and Jennifer Fallin of Cleveland. His grandparents are Kenneth and Patricia Leathers of Berry Mountain and Ezekiel and Carol Fallin of Brooksville. His great-grandparents are Bobby and Jo Dunn of Allgood and Lillian Leathers of Friday’s […]


LILLY GRACE WHITT was born March 24, 2009, at St. Vincent’s weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches. Lilly Grace and her sister Kaitlyn are daughters of Brian and Kristina Whitt of Oneonta. Grandparents are Jimmy and Susie Nash, Glenn and Joan Whitt, Linda LaRocque, and Jerry Baker. Great-grandparents are Carl and Margaret Whitt.


Birthday LYLA ELIZABETH CLEVELAND celebrated her second birthday February 15. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Charity Cleveand of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Eddy and Lorene Hill of Altoona and Harold Wayne and Joan Cleveland of Oneonta. Lyla also has a big sister Ella, who is five.


Gena Ryan of Remlap and Joe Ryan of Walnut Grove announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Riley Michelle Ryan of Cleveland, to Jeffrey Wayne Bailey Jr., son of Patti A. White Bailey and Jeffrey Wayne Bailey Sr. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mollie Harvey of Allgood, Randall Harvey of Gadsden, and Marilin Gurley of Snead. She […]


James and Peggy Bradley of Altoona announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Brooke Bradley, to Barry Michael Johnson, son of Barry and Susan Johnson of Easley. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat Casey and the late Martha Casey of Oneonta, Hazel and Jerry Owens of Walnut Grove, and the late Eugene Bradley also of Walnut Grove. She is […]


Russell and Diane Pinyan announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Paige Amanda Pinyan, to Jason Marcus Moore, son of Linda Moore and the late Lelan Moore. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Lounette Miller, the late Barbara Miller, and the late Kermit and Edna Pinyan. She is a 2002 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and a […]

Musical to be presented at Oneonta for first time

Oneonta High School will present two performances of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16. Tickets are $7 each for the musical, which is being presented here for the first time. Based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing, the musical is directed by Sara Holt Towns and […]

Playoffs put on hold

Athletes from across the state were placed in limbo last week by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) after suspected cases of swine flu were reported in the state. The decision was made to postpone all AHSAA-sanctioned state playoffs in every sport. Monday, the association met and decided that the playoffs would continue but in an effort to keep […]


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. Tickets are $20 each and each ticket admits one adult and one guest 15 or younger. Sponsorships packages for businesses […]