Walk in the water ... Water aerobics might be just what you need!

The benefits of exercising in the water are many. Running, jogging, and walking underwater in a pool not only strengthen the leg and hip muscles – the quadriceps, hamstrings,and gluteus – but help to develop cardiorespiratory fitness. Aquatic exercises improve your cardiovascular fitness and can improve your muscular endurance, overall strength, and flexibility. Water provides buoyancy and support for the […]

Weather cooling off but season heating up


Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Oneonta Girls Susan Moore 51, Oneonta 39 The Lady Bulldogs led throughout with advantages of 14-6, 27-15, and 37-29 at the quarter breaks. Oneonta (2-3) was led by Destiny Elliott’s game-high 21 points. Laura Short added 10. Susan Moore (7-1) got 15 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists from Hannah Holmes. Kaylie Bullard had 11 points […]

Coaches vs Cancer next week

Cleveland High School will host the annual Coaches vs Cancer Classic on Saturday, Dec. 12. Seven games will be played that day with proceeds from the event going to the American Cancer Society. Eight schools will take part in seven games that day with both girls and boys games to be played. Three county schools will be involved with Locust […]

Oneonta U14 Soccer finishes fourth in state

The Oneonta U14 Soccer Team placed second in the area tournament at Albertville to qualify for the state tournament. At the state tournament in Cullman, the team captured fourth place. Team members are Elisha Beason, Jocelyn Carroll, Aaron Casas, Gustavo Cervantes, Miguel Espinoza, Devon Foley, Ben Glasscox, Jacob Grisso, Caleb Hood, Aaron Mejia, Gage Morgan, Chris Ortiz, Josh Vogel, and […]


ALABAMA AVENGERS, A SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL TEAM RELOCATING TO BLOUNT COUNTY, will hold registration for those interested in tryouts on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at Hibbett Sporting Goods in Oneonta. For more information, contact Dusty Thomason at 205-353-2636 or Dylan Bell at 256-490-2643. BASEBALL CHRISTMAS CAMP […]

Students’ generosity means happiness for others

These students smile joyously as they learn their generosity will spell happiness for some children around the world. They are among more than 40 third-grade students from Oneonta Elementary School whose participation in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) demonstrates compassion and the true spirit of Christmas. OCC is a unique project of relief and evangelism that delivers gifts to children in […]

Mayfield – Reid

Jerome and Donna Mayfield of Hayden announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Rachelle Mayfield of Mount Olive, to Jared Adam Conner, son of Randy and Cathy Conner of Hayden. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Norman and Doris Mayfield and Robert and Opal Reid. She is a graduate of Hayden High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree […]

First gym meet yields six medals

Zachary Beason proudly displays the six medals he netted in November when he participated in his first gymnastics meet. He attended the “Bama Rama” meet in Tuscaloosa where he placed 4th on the rings, 3rd on the parallel bars, and 1st in vault, pommel horse, floor, and all-around. A 10th-grader, Zachary is a level 5 gymnast and trains at Head […]

Educator honored at literacy summit

Blount County resident Mitchie Neel was honored Monday, Nov. 30, at The Literacy Council’s annual literacy summit at The Harbert Center in Birmingham. She was honored in the category of children’s and family literacy. Neel retired from the Blount County education system in 2008 after 31 years as a teacher (20 years) and curriculum coordinator (11 years). Among her successful […]


MATTHEW HIGGINBOTHAM has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, […]