Oneonta advances to Jacksonville State

The Oneonta Redskins used the most basic of basketball fundamentals to advance to the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State University. Tied 67-67 with Saks in Saturday’s sub-region game against Saks, Oneonta’s Trevor Sanders hit a back-cutting Cory Glasscock with a perfect bounce pass. Glasscock converted the layup with just eight seconds left to play to give the Redskins the lead. […]


Susan Moore and Hayden place sixth in state tournament

Blount County was well represented at the state high school wrestling tournament last week with both Hayden and Susan Moore (1A-4A) bringing home sixth-place finishes. Individually, Hayden’s Brandon Buchanan and Tyler Newton won state titles. Buchanan pinned all three of his opponents at 140 pounds. He pinned Springville’s Mac Kilpatrick in just 16 seconds in the first round and then […]


Four of five knocked out in sub-region

Blount County advanced five teams out of the area tournaments to the sub-region round of the high school basketball playoffs. Only one survived. While the season came to an end for the Cleveland, Locust Fork, and Susan Moore girls and the Cleveland boys, the Oneonta boys beat Saks 69-67 Saturday afternoon and will play in the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville […]


ROYAL PREDATORS SOFTBALL AND T-BALL REGISTRATION will be held each Saturday through Feb. 20 at the Royal Community Center from 9 a.m. until noon each day. For more information, contact Heath Adams at 205-446-9575 or Billy Smith at 429-2074. BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is being held at parks throughout the county. Contact the following parks: Appalachian, Blountsville, Cleveland, Locust […]

From tips to the top

Who says a new business can’t succeed in a poor economy? A young woman in Cleveland with a dream, the American entrepreneurial spirit, and an old-fashioned work ethic is proving that it can. Dana Blythe graduated from Susan Moore High School with a dream of going to culinary school and one day owning her own restaurant. She immediately went to […]

Students help Haitians

Smiling Oneonta students display some of the disaster relief medical kits they prepared for victims of the earthquate in Haiti. Oneonta Elementary PTO, Oneonta High School SGA, and Lester Memorial United Methodist Church cooperated in completing the project. LMUMC missions chairman Marla Smith first prepared a handout to distribute throughout the church, and a member took it a step further […]

Local farmers active at state

Two Blount County farmers were recognized Feb. 3 at a meeting of the Alabama Farmers Federation in Birmingham. Dennis Maze of Horton was honored during the commodity organization meeting for his work on the federation’s state poultry committee. Jimmy Miller of Horton was elected a new member for the state cotton committee. Maze has been active with the federation for […]


CHELSEA TIPTON was named 2010 Miss Tomahawk in Oneonta High School’s recent beauty pageant. Other winners were Hannah Huie, first alternate; Grace Avery, second alternate; Jessica Polk, third alternate; Erin Jones, fourth alternate; and Cassi Wilson, Miss Photogenic. All winners are seniors. Other top beauties, listed by grade, were seventh-graders Kalle Killough and Sara Higginbotham; eighth-graders Anne Marie Wester, Rachel […]


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FRIENDS OF ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is planning a writers conference for April 20 at Twin Oaks at Heritage. Featured writers will be Robert McCammon, Patti Callahan Henry, and Keith Thomson. Tickets will be $50 each (tax deductible) and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, coffee, and cookies during the book signing following the program. Proceeds will be used for the summer […]