Yellow Jackets power past Panthers

Cleveland took an early lead but the No. 6 team in Class 2A did the rest of the scoring as Winston County remained undefeated with a 35-7 homecoming victory over the Panthers last Friday night. Cleveland opened the game with an impressive eight-play, 60-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard run by Luke Awtrey. Dusty Cornelius knocked home the extra […]

Dentist sponsors DNA print event

Dr. Susan D. Wells, a dentist in Warrior, brought the DNA LifePrint Child Safety program to families in the community Sept. 26, when she sponsored the child safety event at her office. This event is part of a program designed to reach millions of children across the nation and is endorsed by John Walsh, trusted name in fighting crime. Aida […]

Carter – Bailey

Maegen Marie Bailey of Oneonta and William Alexander Carter of Louisville, Ky., were married July 18, 2009, in a 6 p.m. ceremony at Union Hill Baptist Church. Officiating clergy were Bill Barnett and Jerry Taylor, the bride’s uncle. The bride is the daughter of James and Anna Bailey of Oneonta. Her grandparents are Donald and Adelia Kaestner of Sylacauga and […]

Four generations, two families

Allison Grace Butts is too young to understand how lucky she is. She is the fourth living generation of two families, not just one. She sits on the lap of her great-grandmother Alma L. Burttram of Rosa with her father Daniel Butts of Blountsville and her grandmother Kay B. Butts of Rosa nearby in one of the accompanying photographs. In […]

Harvest festival winners

Molly Lee of Locust Fork, winner of the 2009 Boaz Miss Harvest Festival title, is shown with other winners (from left) Asia Davis, Miss Photogenic; Lauren Eagle, second alternate; Lee; and Torrie Steele, first alternate. A senior at Oneonta High School, Molly was awarded a $50 savings bond from Peoples Bank and a one-year scholarship to Snead State Community College, […]


MADELINE NESMITH of Oneonta has pledged Chi Omega sorority at Birmingham-Southern College. She was among more than 120 BSC students who pledged sororities at the start of the 2009- 10 academic year. The student is a daughter of Dalton and Jane Ann NeSmith. HOWARD LEE SIMS III graduated cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College on May 17 with a bachelor of […]

Snead’s Skees recognized

David L. Skees, DMD, of David L. Skees Family Dentistry in Snead, received the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) Mastership Award for excellence at a commencement ceremony in Baltimore earlier this summer. The award denotes his completion of 1100 hours of continuing dental education in 16 disciplines of dentistry. It is the highest award conferred by the AGD and signifies […]


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Bentley to speak at chamber breakfast

Update from the chamber of commerce

Dr. Robert Bentley (R-Tuscaloosa), a member of the Alabama House of Representatives and a candidate for the 2010 Republican nomination for governor of Alabama, will speak at the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 a.m. at Twin Oaks in Oneonta and will be sponsored by the Birmingham Water Works. In my last column, I gave […]

County to study roads dilemma in subdivisions

Work session highlight...

In recent months, the Blount County Commission has heard an increasing litany of complaints from subdivision residents whose roads are going to rack and ruin. Problem is, in many cases, though homeowners expect the county to schedule repairs immediately, they’re not county roads, having never been accepted for county maintenance. All too often, a similar theme appears, with individual variations: […]

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