Oneonta 7-on-7 next week


The high school football season doesn’t kick off for another couple of months and fall practice will not start till next month. However, summer workouts are well underway and teams are also participating in summer camps and other competitions. The Oneonta Redskins are hosting the second annual 7-on-7 Invitational Tournament next week at Gilbreath Stadium. Sixteen teams will be competing […]

Hayden 10-and-under softball team wins state

The Hayden 10-and-under girls softball team traveled to Prattville last week for the Alabama NSA state tournament. The team won the 12-team tournament to take the state title after defeating Mountain Brook 6-0 in the championship game. Hayden not only went undefeated in the state tournament, the girls also finished the all-star schedule with a record of 20-0. Pictured are […]


CLEVELAND YOUTH FOOTBALL registration will be Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, July 18, at the Cleveland Town Park from 9 a.m. until 12 noon each day. For more information, call 205- 960-1868 or 205-363-0084. 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 […]

Wallace’s ponderings

A million-dollar giggle

The government has calculated the cost for a middle-income family to raise a child to age 18 is approximately $200,000, or about $30.45 per day. So, if we ever want to be rich, should we forget about having children? The answer lies in our definition of the word “rich.” From a monetary standpoint, one in possession of an over-abundance of […]

Local dance students in ‘Oz’

Four dance students from the Oneonta branch of Miss Kelley’s School of Dance were among a group chosen to be in one of the two Birmingham performances of the nationally touring musical “Oz, the Musical,” written and directed by Todrick D. Hall. Mallory Allen, Justice Brown, Bethany Hogeland, and Mary Meg Brewer (shown above from left with “Dorothy”) danced and […]

College News

MATTHEW TYLER GOBLE of Blountsville was named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. An accounting major, he is among those who achieved semester averages of 3.6 to 3.79. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college, and its campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. GADSDEN STATE GRADUATES The spring […]

Retirees visit the county

Residents of Galleria Woods Retirement Community in Hoover took a day to tour Blount County County last week. Led by retired local educator Vera Vaughn, who acted as tour guide, the seniors spent time at the Blount County Memorial Museum and the Quilters Cottage at Palisades Park. Pictured are: (sitting, left to right) Vaughn, Jim Hudson, Joe Ellis, and Mary […]


JACKSON HENDERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Romera Henderson, represented Oneonta High School at the 72nd annual American Legion Alabama Boys State in June. While at Boys State, Jackson was elected to the Senate, where he wrote and debated bills of importance to all Alabama citizens. Alabama Boys State is a leadership program for young men who have completed their […]


BLAIR ELISE LECROY, daughter of Charles and Jamie LeCroy of Armstead, was born May 6, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the sister of Elena Claire LeCroy of Armstead and the granddaughter of Charles R. LeCroy, Pine Mountain; Karrie Goodson, Snead; James Stephenson, Hayden; and Patty Stephenson, Oneonta. […]


HANNAH GRACE MARSH was delivered by Dr. Bill Hudson March 11, 2009, at 2:56 p.m. at St. Vincent’s East. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her parents are Steve and Natalie Marsh of Nectar, and her grandparents are Larry and Terri Ann Marsh of Nectar and Roger and Rita McAnnally of Hayden. Also welcoming […]