PAUL GREGORY HARRIS of Oneonta made the president’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Central Alabama Community College. Students must achieve semester grade-point averages of 4.0 to qualify for the president’s list. CACC has compuses at Alexander City, Childersburg, and Talladega. CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter (Leaders 4 Tomorrow) participated in the Great American Spit […]


CONNOR WILLEM PARVIN, son of Mikey and Kirsten Parvin of Remlap, marked his first birthday Dec. 10, 2009. He celebrated with a party at home with family. Connor’s grandparents are Larry and Rhonda Parvin and Carl and Karen Frey, all of Oneonta, and his great-grandmother is Rosie Posten, also of Oneonta.


BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is being held at parks throughout the county. Contact the following parks: Appalachian, Blountsville, Cleveland, Locust Fork, Oneonta, Royal, and Snead for more information or email blountcountysoftball@ Registtration is for girls ages 4 – 12. UMPIRES ARE NEEDED FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON of Blount County Youth Softball. If you are interested in umpiring, contact […]

Several from area tackle the Mercedes Marathon

There were many of us who trained and ran in the Mercedes Marathon last month. After months of training it has finally come and gone. For some it was a first and last race, for others it wasn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last. I think all runners have a great “race” story. If you have run a […]

Brasfield signs with Delta State

Roman Brasfield, a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Oneonta Redskins, signed a football scholarship with Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. Pictured with Roman: (from left to right) Justin Brasfield, brother; Lupe Escobedo, father; Gardner Gilliland, Oneonta head football coach; Julie Brasfield, mother; and Julianne Escobedo, sister.


Jessica Ann Montana of Locust Fork and Jeffrey Bartow Cannon Jr. of Birmingham were married Feb. 21, 2010, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. Officiating minister was Jimmy Morton, and organist was Cecil Whitmire. Bridal attendants were Chelsea Carrington, Kelly Doty, Brittany Latham, Ce Ce Armstrong, January Waters, and Trinity Stroud. Groomsmen were Matt Cannon, […]

Former resident marks birthday

Former resident Bennie Jo Whited celebrated her 93rd birthday recently in Athens, where she lives with her son Glenn and daughter-in-law Carol. Joining them for the celebration were her grandchildren Kim (Mark) Krome of Huntsville and Jennifer (Denis) Kler of Atlanta and greatgrandchildren Sophie, Celie, Rett, Keegan, and Kinsley. Bennie Jo Nash was born Feb. 25, 1917, in Highmound, the […]

History comes alive at Oneonta

Oneonta Elementary sixth-grade surround Maureen Harmon, who was guest speaker as the group studied the Great Depression. Affectionately known as “Mamo,” Mrs. Harmon is the great-grandmother of sixth-grader Emily Nash, daughter of Anthony and Paige Nash (Paige being Mrs. Harmon’s granddaughter). She talked to students about the CCC, WPA, and TVA, some of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs […]

Sixth-grader wins county spelling bee

Anna Claire Roach, a sixth-grader at Locust Fork Elementary School, is the 2010 Blount County spelling bee winner. Her countywide win came shortly after she was announced as the 2010 champion of her school spelling bee. Anna Claire and 13 other winners participated in the county-level spelling bee Feb. 9 at J.B. Pennington High School. The bee progressed through 15 […]

The story of Hope

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She appeared on the doorstep of the Gamble family in Warrior and sat there shivering for three hours before they decided to offer her a warm spot to sleep in their garage. Young Riley, only five years old, questioned his mom about what would happen to the dog that would come to be called Hope. Riley’s mother, a breed rescuer, […]