Blount County youth participate in British soccer camp

The No. 1 youth soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, held their nationwide British Soccer training camps in Blount County last month. The Blount County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) teamed up to host the week-long British Soccer camps for the second year on July 27-July 31 at Oneonta Rec Park. The Challenger program was presented to AYSO […]

Local martial artists win in Atlanta tournament

Students of Moody’s Tae Kwon Do Center in Oneonta recently traveled to compete in the Battle of Atlanta Tournament. Kobee Witt (bottom) won third and fourth in his division. Joe Harris (top left) won third and fourth; Marcus Odom (center) took second in weapons and third in forms; and Rachel Harris won first in forms and third in weapons.

Susan Moore cheerleaders camp at Auburn

The Susan Moore varsity cheerleaders received all superior ribbons at the UCA Cheer Camp in Auburn this summer. The squad won first place in camp cheer, second place in extreme routine, and third place in the home pom competition. Pictured are: bottom row (left to right) Lindzee Hamel, Jody-Lyn Snead, Kendra Basham, Autumn Nabors, Taylor Joiner, and Bailee Wright. Top […]


Snead State Cheerleader Stunt Clinic will be Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium. Cost of the clinic is $20 per person and is open to all junior high, high school, and all star squads. Cheerleaders should wear normal practice attire. All squads are encouraged to pre-register but registration will be accepted on the […]


DANNY B. HICKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, Aug. 20 at Heritage Golf Course in Oneonta. The fourman scramble tournament will feature 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. flights. The entry fee of $340 per team includes lunch and eight mulligans. Cash prizes will be awarded – $600 for first place, $400 for second place, and $300 for third […]

Acclaimed musicians to visit Oneonta

Meredeth Rouse and Dan Shore, two nationally acclaimed classical musicians, will be visiting in Oneonta Aug. 15 – Aug. 18. Meredeth is en route from Boston to New Orleans to play an oboe and English horn recital. A former member of The Louisiana Philharmonic, the Princeton Symphony, the Binghamton Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, she has performed as […]

Zajic – Meeks

Pamela McHan Zajic and Warren Thomas Meeks were united in marriage June 27, 2009, in a 7 p.m. ceremony at Magnolia Springs Manor in Helena. The bride is the daughter of Linda Hamby McHan and the late William (Billy) McHan of Cleveland. The groom is the son of James and Camilla Meeks of Oneonta. Lauren Meeks and Victoria and Courtney […]


MADELYN KATE BRYSON daughter of Shane and Beth Bryson of Oneonta, was born June 17, 2009, at 7:23 a.m. She arrived at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham weighing 7 pounds 3 oun-ces. Her big sister is Britlyn. She is the granddaughter of David and Deborah Galloway and Rickey and Diane Bryson of Oneonta and the great-granddaughter of Doris Wilson of […]


PATELYN BATTLES celebrated her second birthday June 20 with lots of friends. She is the daughter of Carl and Brooke Battles and the granddaughter of Larry and Bobbie Battles and Randy and Sarah Hall. Great-grandparents are Irene Battles and the late Pharon Battles, the late Joe and Beulah King, Irene Hall Freeman and the late Lowell Hall, Helen Pate and […]


SUSAN MOORE CLASS OF 1984 celebrated its 25-year reunion with a gathering July 25 at Guntersville State Park Lodge. Attending were (across front) Barry Campbell, Jim Holley, Pamela Holmes Sampson, Alan Duncan, Allen Hamby, Beth Green Adams, Joe Hendrix, Geoff Alldredge, Angela Mason Gillespie, Bobby Allred, Lisa Roberts Stewart, Samantha Phillips Watkins, Belinda Painter Woods, ShaRonda Lang Holmes, Keith Decker, […]