Rough week for top girls teams


The two best girls teams in the county suffered tough losses on the road last week. Susan Moore, ranked No. 10 in Class 3A last week, lost 42-41 at Oneonta last Friday night. Susan Moore fell to 9-2 on the year with the loss. Hayden, the No. 7 team in Class 5A, was dropped 59- 44 last week by Area […]

Coaches vs Cancer this Saturday

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

Girls Youth Basketball Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 10 Fourth Grade – 5 p.m. – Appalachian vs Locust Fork. Fifth Grade – 5:45 p.m. – Oneonta Blue vs Appalachian; 6:30 p.m. – Oneonta Red vs Springville; 7:15 p.m. – Southeastern vs Cleveland. Saturday, Dec. 12 Second and Third Grade – 9 a.m. – Oneonta vs Cleveland; 9:45 a.m. – Cleveland vs Appalachian Blue; 10:30 a.m. – […]


CHRISTMAS BASEBALL CAMP will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Blountsville Town Park. Two sessions – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for hitting/defense; 12 noon to 3 p.m. for pitchers and catchers – and cost is $30 per session or $50 for both. The camp will be host by local high school coaches and former college coaches, including current […]

Turner – McGill

Barbara Renae Turner and Joshua Creg McGill announce their engagement and coming wedding. They will be married Dec. 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Snead United Methodist Church. Friends and family are invited to attend. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late B. Howard Turner of Arab and the granddaughter of Billy and Carolyn Turner of Arab and Bobby […]

Mayfield – Conner

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 […]

50th Anniversary

Wayne and Anita Gibbons will mark their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children Saturday, Dec. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Oneonta First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1959, by Rev. Armond Acton at Glencoe Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They have lived in Oneonta since 1965, and both taught at […]

Gardener displays plants

Patricia Hawkins of Oneonta displays pride in the beautiful poinsettias she grows. She has been named Blount County gardener of the month for December and is shown at Blount County Memorial Museum, which is currently featuring arrangements of her flowers. A lifetime gardener, Hawkins returned to Oneonta 33 years ago. She loves to experiment with container gardening. She joined Rose […]

County youth at heifer show

Will Graves and Courtney Buchanan, both members of Cleveland FFA, show their prize-winning heifers. Will’s won as the champion of all other breeds at the 2009 Commissioners Classic Show in Montgomery. Courtney’s was the fifth-overall heifer at the show. Her heifer also won as the reserve champion Angus heifer. Shown with Courtney are her father Ronnie Buchanan and Ron Sparks, […]


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