Snead and Oneonta advance


Despite losing their first games, the all-star teams from Snead and Oneonta fought their way back in last week’s district tournament at Oneonta to advance to the area tournament. Snead made the more impressive run by advancing all the way to the finals before falling to Albertville in the championship game. Snead opened the tournament with a tough, 7-6 loss […]

Cleveland JV cheerleaders win camp competitions

The Cleveland JV cheerleaders won first place in three events – home pom, cheer, and extreme dance – and was named camp champs at the Auburn Cheerleader Camp. Pictured are: (kneeling, left to right) Jordan Branham, Heaven Randolph, and Caitlin Love. Standing (left to right) coach Janice Mallon, Katy Kon, Katelyn Robertson (co-captain), Maddie Puckett (co-captain), Cortlyn Watson (captain), and […]

Noah’s first deer

Eight-year-old Noah Moss took his first deer, a sixpointer, last year. As a matter of fact, Noah’s deer was a Christmas present as he shot the deer on Christmas Eve – Dec. 24, 2008. Noah, an Appalachian Elementary School student, is the son of Wendy and Buddy Moss of Holly Springs and brother of McKenzie Moss. He is the grandson […]


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 […]

Caregivers forming support group

Most people suffering from advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) require almost constant attention. Vital medications and treatments must be administered at specific times, and many patients are unable to tend to their own basic needs. Usually, family members or close friends who provide this round-the-clock care are, themselves, in need of support. They need others to share their fears, […]


Evangeline Walmsley and Steve Nix of Montgomery announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Stephanie Nix, to Jeffrey Alan “Jay” Gargus Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alan Gargus Sr. of Selma. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. Jack Key, Ruth Nix, and the late Goodwin Nix. She is a 2003 graduate of Booker T. Washington […]


Elizabeth West of Cleveland announces the engagement of her son, Jason Matthew Justice, to Cheryl Tiffany Tanner of Bluffton, S.C., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cleland and Harry B. Tanner Jr. The prospective groom is a graduate of Cleveland High School and attended Southeastern University’s South Atlanta School of Ministry, majoring in pastoral studies/ministry. The bride-elect is a graduate […]

Locust Fork resident is gifted quilter

Chris Wheeler of Locust Fork is among semifinalists who will be exhibiting work July 22 through July 25 at the American Quilters Society’s International Quilt Expo at the Knoxville ( Tenn.) Convention Center. Her quilt, African Beauty, represents hundred of hours of work. In its first year, the competition is offering more than $42,000 in total prize money. Wheeler’s entry […]

50th anniversary

J.L. “Shorty” and Joan Calvert of Locust Fork will be honored by their children with a 50th-wedding anniversary celebration at Pine Bluff Missionary Baptist Church in Locust Fork. The couple’s children are Bobby (Diane) Calvert and Jeff (Tamara) Calvert, and their grandchildren are Cody, Joseph, and Justin Calvert. The Calverts were married July 3, 1959, at the church where their […]

50th anniversary

Gary G. Greer and Carolyn Robinson were married in 1959 by Jesse Bryant at Pleasant Mount Baptist Church on Pine Mountain. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary June 19, 2009. The Greers continue to reside in the home they built in the Center Springs community. They both are retired and enjoy farming and gardening. Mr. and Mrs. Greer celebrated their […]