Weather wreaks havoc on schedule


Last week’s cold snap and school closings due to travel problems meant that Blount County’s high school basketball teams were left with unexpected off days right in the middle of the area schedule. No games were played after Tuesday last week and that means that several big area match-ups scheduled for late last week will now be played either this […]


Holmes breaks scoring record

Susan Moore guard Hannah Holmes (pictured with high school principal Steve Hallman and head girls basketball coach Warren Kelley) is presented the game ball after breaking the school’s alltime scoring record last month in a game against Holly Pond. Holmes broke the record of 1894 points held by Natasha Waddle Smallwood. Hannah has averaged 18 points per game during her […]


APPALACHIAN BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION has begun for players in grades two through eight. For more information, phone 625-3910. The season will begin in February. ONEONTA BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION will continue through the end of January. Players can register each day Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, phone […]

Treat in store for students at Hayden

What is math, anyway? How many is a few? How many in a bunch? What do you call a group of dragons? Students at Hayden Elementary School will get to experience the Children’s Dance Foundation’s Math in Motion, a performance that uses music, movement, and a curious collection of everyday objects to investigate math concepts. Four professional dancers perform the […]

Richards – Maddox

Danny and Beth Richards of Hayden announce the engagement of their daughter, Kati Danielle Richards, to Richard Eugene Maddox Jr., son of Patsy Maddox and the late Richard Maddox Sr. of Hoover. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mattie Lee Richards and the late Elvon Richards of Hayden and the late John and Eleanor Church of Birmingham. She graduated from […]


TITUS BLAKELY marked his first birthday Jan. 8, 2010, and celebrated with friends and family at Veterans Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is the son of Bart and Kala Blakely of West Palm Beach and the grandson of Jerry and Kathleen Osborn of Horton and Bruce and Janice Blakely of Altoona. Greatgrandparents are Nell Camp of Albertville, Bill […]


GRIFFIN REED and GAVIN COLT FULENWIDER were born Oct. 2, 2009, in Cullman. Griffin (right) weighed 6 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 18.5 inches long. Gavin weighed 1 oz. less but was 1 inch longer than his twin brother (6 lbs. 1 oz., 19.5 in.). They have a brother Grant and a sister Charlee. Parents are Gabe and Wendy Fulenwider […]


KEISHA MARIE UNDERWOOD, daughter of Jeremy and Tiffany Underwood of Cleveland, was born Dec. 19, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Debra Underwood of Blountsville, DeAnna Greer of Cleveland, and the late Jeff Shelton. Great-grandparents are the late Peggy Adkins, Carl and Faye Underwood of Blountsville, […]

50th Anniversary

Tommy “Buck” and Margie Graves will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by family and friends Jan. 16 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Royal Community Center. Graves has been self-employed for 54 years with Graves and Graves Construction. He presently serves as pastor of Oak Grove Group at Salem, located in Brooksville. His wife is […]