Franklin earns All-America honors

Chris Franklin, a junior at Southeastern Louisiana University, earned third team All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Franklin, a transfer from Jefferson State Community College and a graduate of Oneonta High School, was named to the team as a right-handed reliever. In his first year at the school, Franklin posted a 5-2 record with a 2.60 ERA […]

Athlete with local ties to compete for U.S.A.

Evan Swindall, of LaFayette, Ga., has been selected to play for USA Football’s 2009 Junior National Team. The American team will face teams from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Sweden at the 2009 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, June 27 – July 5. The tournament will be played at Canton’s […]

Susan Moore JV cheerleaders take first

The Susan Moore Junior Varsity cheerleading squad placed first overall in the cheer competition and excelled in the dance competition at the UCA Cheer Camp at Auburn University earlier this month. Pictured are (kneeling, left to right) Haley Thompson, Lori Vickery, Miranda Smith – co-captain, Haylee Crowe, Brooke Fulmer, and Indya Foster. Standing (left to right) Kendall Self, Ashley Peters, […]


BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION has begun. Players (ages 6 through 13) may register at Blountsville Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday. Registration fee is $90. For more information, call Diane at 429-2406. ONEONTA YOUTH SOCCER will host individual skills camps through British Soccer and Alabama Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), July 27 – 31 at the Oneonta […]

Students in recital

Maegen and Anna Bailey presented students in recital May 23 at Union Hill Baptist Church. Pictured left to right are (front row) Faith Summerford and Daniel Bracker; (middle row) Hayden Pannell, Bethany Bracker, Grace Battles, Brianna Rigsby, Ethan Bracker, Maegen Bailey, Jackson Wright, Annamarie Thompson, and Erin Drake; (back row) Anna Bailey, Kalee Reeves, Sharon Fallin, Kimberly Jones, Joshua Hixon, […]

Bailey – Carter

James and Anna Bailey of Oneonta announce the engagement of their daughter, Maegen Marie Bailey, to William Alexander Carter of Louisville, Ky., son of Alan and Judy Carter of Crestwood, Ky. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald and Adelia Kaestner of Sylacauga and the late Clarence and Olive Bailey of Pinedale Shores. A 2002 graduate of Oneonta High School, […]


ZOÉ LANE CLOWDUS celebrated her second birthday May 31, 2009. She is the daughter of Matt and Michelle Clowdus of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Buddy and Rae Ware of Oneonta, Kathy and Phillip McHan of Snead, Bud Cowdus of Oneonta, and Annette Lane of Birmingham. Her great-grandparents are Herman “Red” Ware of McCalla and Carlene Moore of Snead. Zoé […]


CHLOE ANN HOLLINGSWORTH, daughter of Loucrecia and Jerry W. Hollingsworth of Cullman, was one year old June 11. She had her first birthday party at Sportsman’s Lake Park in Cullman on June 6. All the family and friends in attendance made it a wonderful time.

Patterson wins nursing home pageant

She said she couldn’t believe she won, but Louise Patterson was indeed crowned Ms. Altoona Health and Rehab 2009. It was an exciting event for the residents, staff, and family who joined in the festivities. The crowning took place May 29, when 10 ladies entered the pageant to compete for the title of Ms. Altoona Health and Rehab. Mrs. Patterson […]


WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Several students from Blount County made the honor-roll lists for the spring semester at Wallace State Community College. President’s List honorees must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester while taking a course load of at least 12 hours. Placement on the Dean’s List is awarded to students maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher: President’s […]