Angels finish perfect season

The Locust Fork Crimson Angels 8-and-under softball team won the division title, the overall Blount County Championship, and also the Pinson Invitational Tournament on their way to a perfect 23-0 season. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Anna Grace Thompson, Carley Clayton, Ashley McCay, Claudia Smith, and Skylar Massey. (Middle row, l to r) Jayleigh Tawbush, Lauren Stiles, Anna […]

Canoe trip Saturday

Friends of the Locust Fork River

A canoe outing has been planned for this Saturday, June 6, by the Friends of the Locust Fork River (FLFR). The trip – which will take approximately five hours – will cover Section 6 of the Locust Fork (from county road 13 to Blalock Bridge). There will be no whitewater on this trip but basic paddling experience is suggested. Those […]


ONEONTA YOUTH SOCCER will host individual skills camps through British Soccer and Alabama Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), July 27 – 31 at the Oneonta Rec Park. The camp is open to children ages 3 to 18 and those that register online can receive a free British Soccer jersey. The camp is divided into four age groups: 3-4 ($62 for First […]

Susan Moore teacher up for state award

Tina L. Cherry, visual arts specialist at Susan Moore Elementary School, has been nominated Alabama Art Education Association Rookie of the Year. Although she has just completed her 12th year of teaching, she has just completed her first year as a certified visual-arts specialist. Information on her SMES program and pictures of her students’ artwork have been featured on occasion […]


Amber Michelle Galbreath of Oneonta and Jamie Alan Fore of Altoona exchanged vows October 4, 2008, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Mathews Manor in Springville. Sherman Murphree and Curtis Atkinson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Karen Galbreath of Oneonta. Her grandparents are the late Billy Ray Murphree, Faye Galbreath and the late Jimmy Galbreath, all […]


Haley Michelle Brannan and Brian Ashley Vick were married April 18, 2009, at 5 p.m. at Guntersville State Park Lodge in a ceremony officiated by Terry Hudson of Baileyton. The bride was given in marriage by her parents Brad and Robin Brannan of Holly Pond and Debbie Brannan of Cullman. The groom’s parents are Jimmy and Paula Vick of Oneonta; […]


CATHERINE IRENE CHENEY graduated May 2 from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., having earned a master’s degree in business administration. She graduated from Oneonta High School in 2003 and earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration in August 2007. Catherine is the daughter of Alan and Paula Cheney […]


Bob and Debbie Hyde of Oneonta, John and Angie Pritchett of Pell City, and Mike Hyde of Oneonta announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Sasha Hyde to Corey Northcutt, son of Gerald and Barbara Northcutt of Oneonta. The bride-elect is a recent graduate of Appalachian High School. This fall she will enter The University of Alabama to pursue a […]

60th anniversary

Wallace “Byrl” and Mary Sue Gamble of Remlap were honored for their 60th wedding anniversary with a celebration hosted by their children at the home of daughter Sherry (Robert) Mize in Pell City. The couple’s other children are Gerald (Karen) Gamble of Oneonta, Denise (John M.) Hudson of Pine Mountain, and Teresa (James A.) Sullivan of Cleveland. Byrl Gamble and […]


Brent and Belinda Abbott of Oneonta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Abbott, to John Jackson Churchill, son of John and Susan Churchill of Miami, Fla. The bride-elect is a graduate of Appalachian High School and a student at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The prospective groom is a graduate of Westminster High School and also a student […]