TRAJAN LANGDON MOORE, son of Jason and Whitney Moore of Oneonta, was born July 17, 2009, at 8:10 a.m. at Gadsden Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Freida and Willie J. Newton of Oneonta, Michelle Gray of Attalla, Tammy Davis of Oneonta, and Bruce Still of Cullman. He is […]


ALLISON CORNWELL 2008 graduate of Locust Fork High School, was inducted March 10 into Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Wallace State Community College. She has a GPA of 3.89 and has been accepted into the diagnostic imaging program (radiologic technology) at Wallace, which she will enter this fall. She is the daughter of Jerry and Vicki Cornwell and granddaughter […]


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FREE HEALTH FAIR at St. Vincent’s Blount 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 29, at the hospital, 150 Gilbreath Drive just off Ala 75 in Oneonta. Free screenings include cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose), blood pressure, vision, and bone density. Refreshments and door prizes. See FUNDRAISER ROOK TOURNAMENT sponsored Sept. 19 by VFW Post 5624 of Snead with registration […]

Good news


There’s enough hurt in this county, what with job losses, business failures, mortgage foreclosures (check the legal notices), healthcare insurance cancellations. If you aren’t experiencing one or the other, count yourself fortunate; you probably know those who are. Thus it is that the employees of Colonial Bank’s Oneonta branch breathed a collective sigh of relief upon the assurance that their […]

Music and more music

Blount County’s fourth annual gospel choir concert held this month at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church was another heartwarming event. The vibrant enthusiasm of director, singers, accompanists, listeners, and organizers spoke to this county’s love of gospel music. The family groups who performed further enriched the concert, and had they not been taught better, the Brothers Green would have stolen […]

City pride

The city’s diligence in mowing green spaces over town is gratifying. Expanses of well tended grass improve the town’s appearance and increase townspeople’s pride in their city. (And for heaven’s sake, if you haven’t noticed it, don’t admit it. If you have noticed it but haven’t thanked the city, it isn’t too late.) It would also be a good time […]

Oneontan Jeremy Sherer will run for state treasurer

Oneonta resident Jeremy Sherer has declared himself a candidate for the Democratic nomination for state treasurer in 2010. Sherer, 30, is one of two announced candidates running for the office so far. The other is Republican Kerry Dunn of Gadsden. “I’m going to try to prove to the party that I’m the best candidate,” Sherer said, adding that it’s possible […]

James to speak at breakfast next month

Update from the chamber of commerce

Blount Countians will have the opportunity to begin the review of those seeking to be Alabama’s next governor at the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Sept. 23. For the 2006 election, every candidate for governor came to Blount County to speak to chamber members. We begin the 2010 gubernatorial process with Tim James, a Republican Party nominee. The […]

Mining commission resets Rosa Mine public hearing

The Alabama Surface Mining Commission issued a notice last week that an informal conference to receive comments on permit application P-3931 by MCoal Company to mine coal in the area of the old Rosa Mine has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Frank Green Building in Oneonta. The meeting had been originally […]