First week features big games


The high school football season gets started this week with a couple of big in-county match-ups – one each on Thursday and Friday. All games kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 Susan Moore (9-3 last year) at J.B. Pennington (5-6 last year) Last year – Susan Moore 35, J.B. Pennington 32 All-time – Susan Moore leads 29-22 This […]


SOFTBALL LEAGUES are now forming in Altoona. Men’s league will play on Mondays and Thursdays and co-ed teams will play on Tuesdays. Games will start in September. For more information, contact Matt Helms at 274-2841. BREAKFAST WITH THE COACH, sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Corpus Christi Church, will feature former University of West Alabama head coach Bobby Johns and […]

Oneonta High alumni to have 1960s decade reunion

What began as an idea is now a reality. In February of this year, Celia Cheney Ellis sent to individual reunion organizers letters exploring interest in a decade-reunion of Oneonta High School classes 1960-1970. Representatives met at Limestone Lodge to discuss potential interest, feasibility, logistics, and possible dates and locations for such a large event. Although there was some apprehension […]

Agribusiness center gears up for fair

Keith Hamby, newly appointed executive director of Blount County Agribusiness Center, and Vance Morton, board chairman, outlined plans for this year’s county fair. “It will be bigger and better than ever before,” Hamby said. Gates will open on Sept. 15. The fair will run through Sept. 19. In addition to rides, food vendors, and entertainment shows, the fair will host […]


Shorty and Cynthia Head of Blountsville anounce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Head, to Jim Goble, son of Randy and Charlotte Goble of Blountsville. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and is a kindergarten teacher at Blountsville Elementary School. The groom graduated from Pennington in 1997 and is a teacher and […]


Ashley Sheron Fowler and Gary Scott Thomas were married April 4, 2009, at 6 p.m. at Twin Oaks in Oneonta in a ceremony officiated by Tony Jones. A reception followed. The bride was given in marriage by her mother Anna Keaton Fowler of Oneonta. She is the daughter of the late Larry Wayne Fowler of Easley and the granddaughter of […]


Emily Anne Dickerson and Brandon Ryan Thompson were married May 20, 2009, in Oneonta. The bride is the daughter of Diane and Robert Steel of Oneonta and Tracy and Theresa Dickerson of Charlestown, W.V. She is the granddaughter of Sue Broom of Snead, J.C. Fox of Oneonta, Gail Arthur of Boaz, and Billy Dickerson of Albertville. The groom is the […]

Swann – Erwin

Bert Jr. and Rhonda Swann of Hayden announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Judith Ree Swann, to Michael “Brian” Erwin, son of Anthony and Terry Wix of Cullman and the late Rick Erwin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edith Purcell of Empire, the late Clayburn Purcell, Deloris Swann of Hayden, and the late Bert Swann Sr. […]

25th Anniversary

Kenneth Edwards and Suzanne Vickery Edwards of Remlap will mark their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2009. A celebration tea in the couple’s honor will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at New Life Fellowship in Palmerdale. Relatives and friends are invited to join in the festivities. Family members remind guests there is no need […]


JAY COSBY BULLARD was born Aug. 7, 2009, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His parents are Jason and Lee Bullard of Blountsville, and his grandparents are Tommy and Pat Head and Jerry and JoAnn Bullard. Great-grandmothers are Jemima Loggins and Betty Bullard.