Local golfers place at Junior Masters Tournament

Recent Oneonta High School graduates Casey O’Toole (left) and Paul Harris participated in the 60th annual Press Thornton Future Masters Tournament in Dothan last month. O’Toole, who has signed to play golf at Samford University next year, shot 71- 75-69 for a total of 215 – good enough for a ninth-place finish and seven shots off the lead. Harris, who […]

Blount County Sports Hall of Fame returns

The Blount County Sports Hall of Fame was officially founded approximately 10 years ago but has been dormant for the past few years. That is about to change. The Oneonta Rotary Club has taken over the hall and will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Twin Oaks at Heritage. The formal event will feature a silent auction […]

Locust Fork All Stars advance to state tournament

The Locust Fork 5- and 6-year-old all stars finished second in both the district and area tournaments to make it to the Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Jasper earlier this month. Pictured are: (bottom row, left to right) Blake Mikell, Micah Smith, Austin McMurrey, Lukas Huber, and Michael Mullins. Middle row (l to r) Jackson Weems, John David Fountain, Will […]

Locust Fork cheerleaders shine at UAB camp

The Locust Fork varsity and junior varsity cheerleader squads had a very successful camp last month at UAB. The varsity cheerleaders earned all superior ribbons and won first place in camp cheer and second place in the home pom competitions. Kayla Ricks, Joyce Leslie, and Taylor Ransom were chosen as UCA All Star Cheerleaders. The junior varsity squad earned all […]


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 […]

Baba – Nielson

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Baba of Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Elizabeth Baba, to Matthew John Nielson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nielson of Kennesaw, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sloan of Oneonta and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Baba of Cleveland. She graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 2007 […]


Dr. and Mrs. Phillip McVay of Pensacola, Fla., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mallory Suzanne to Brian Mitchell Wilson, son of Barry and Donna Wilson of Pine Mountain. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cortis Barker of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Betty McVay and the late William McVay of Jackson. […]


Paula Hogeland of Locust Fork announces the engagement and coming marriage of her daughter, Amber Elizabeth Helton, to Casey Wayne Allinder, son of Sandra Washington of Hayden. Ms. Helton’s father is the late Terry Helton, and Mr. Allinder’s father is the late Gary Allinder. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leon and Linda Beasley of Snead, and the late Virgil […]

50th anniversary

Ed and Ilene Faulkner were married July 20, 1959. A celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary will be held July 19 at Cleveland First Baptist Church from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Together the couple reared four children: Sharon (Paul) Johnson, Cindy (Rick) Reynolds, Darrell Faulkner, and David (Terri) Faulkner. They have eight grandchldren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Faulkner is […]


Anna Payne Towns’s parents were listed incorrectly in the July 8th issue of The Blount Countian containing the announcement of Bill and Anna Town’s 50th wedding anniversary. Her parents are Eudell Gargus Payne, who lives in Center Point, and the late Rev. Hoyt Payne.