Oneonta to host 7-on-7 tournament


The Oneonta Redskins are hosting the second annual 7-on-7 Invitational Tournament this week at Gilbreath Stadium and one change has been made since last week’s story. Fairview and Guntersville have swapped place in the pool drawing. Guntersville is now in Pool A with Springville, Susan Moore, and Hayden B. Fairview moves to Pool C with LaFayette A, West Point, and […]

Oneonta varsity cheerleaders bring home camp awards

The Oneonta varsity cheerleaders won first place in the cheer competition and second place in both home pom dance and extreme routine at the UCA Cheerleader Camp last month. Amber Riddle (varsity) and Lexie Taylor (junior varsity) were named All-American cheerleaders and Riddle received an invitation to be a UCA cheerleader. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Whitney Hintson, […]

J.B. Pennington junior varsity cheerleaders named best at camp

The J.B. Pennington junior varsity cheerleaders took first place in their division at the UCA cheerleader camp at the University of Alabama in Huntsville last month. The squad also won the camp’s leadership award and Saranda Blythe and Kaelyn Banks were named UCA All-American cheerleaders. Pictured are: (bottom row, left to right) Abigail Robertson, Haley Vaughn, Kirsten Bowling, Shelby Shirley, […]

Naturals head to World Series

The Alabama Naturals won the the USSSA 12-and-under state championship in Cullman last month and, for the second year in a row, advanced to the World Series at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, July 12 – July 18.Two members of the team – Clint Gibson (Oneonta) and Luke Wall (Hayden) are from Blount County. Pictured are: bottom row (left to […]

Hayden 6-andunder All Stars finish third in state

The Hayden 6-and-under All Stars finished third in the state tournament held last month in Prattville. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Hannah Cox, Hailey Windsor, Olivia Armstrong, Madison Goodwin, Hannah Oakes, and Katelyn Belding. Middle row (l to r) Dasey Snell, Savannah Painter, Abi Orton, Lani Adams, Lindsey Smith, and Audrey Veazey. Back row (l to r) coaches […]

Brooks – Moody

Kendell and Lori Brooks of Rosa announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Brooks, to James Alan Moody, son of Darryl and Angie Moody of Oneonta and the late Betty Jean Williamson The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Young of Oneonta and the late Ruth Brooks of Blountsville. The prospective goom is the grandson […]

50th anniversary

William “Bill” and Anna Payne Towns will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering Saturday, July 11, the exact day of their wedding in 1959. Their children and grandchildren will host the celebration at Oneonta First Baptist Church between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Long-time residents of Oneonta, Bill and Anna Towns were married by Rev. H.J. Beasley at […]

50th anniversary

Tommy and Glenda Pettit of Brooksville will be honored by their children with a celebration of their 50th-wedding anniversary at Brooksville Baptist Church. The Pettits were married July 17, 1959, at Blountsville by W.D. Fanning. Their children are Lane (Jane) Pettit, Brian (Karen) Pettit, and Renae (Greg) Jones. They have seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The couple’s reception will be […]

Blount County 4-Her in Washington

Ashley Kaitlin (Katie) Tinney learned about government processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Katie, who is a member of the 5-Star 4-H Club and a recent graduate of […]


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