Hayden wins Blount County Tournament

The Hayden Lady Wildcats play in one of the toughest 5A areas in the state, an area that includes nationally ranked Mortimer Jordan and state-ranked Springville. Perhaps that tough area schedule paid off last week as Hayden rolled undefeated through the Blount County Tournament at Blountsville. Hayden opened the tournament with a 6-4 victory over host J.B. Pennington on Wednesday […]


2010 Blount County Softball Tournament Champions

Snead Sliders win preseason tournament

The Snead Sliders 7- and 8-year-old team won preseason tournament in Albertville and Sardis earlier this month. Pictured are: front row (left to right) Matt Clowdus, Jake Mardis, Jason Dutton, John David Hutchens, Camden Lackey, Alex Hutchens, Jacob Vanzandt, and Kevin Thomas. Middle row (l to r) Tanner Sisson, Hayden Mann, Andrew Shelton, Will Hutchens, and Evan Priest. Back row […]


Playoffs start Friday

The high school baseball regular season has ended and five Blount County teams have made the playoffs. Appalachian, Cleveland, and Oneonta all won their areas and will host firstround series this weekend while J.B. Pennington and Susan Moore finished as area runners-up and will be on the road for the first round. Appalachian, the 1A Area 9 champion, will host […]


Friday, April 16 Baseball Playoffs – First Round 1A Berry at Appalachian (DH) Noon and 2 p.m. 2A Hatton at Cleveland (DH) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 3A J.B. Pennington at Carbon Hill (DH) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 3A Susan Moore at Sylvania (DH) 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 4A Lincoln at Oneonta (DH) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. […]


ONEONTA REC LEAGUE CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will continue through April 24 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration (for girls in grades K-6) will be Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays (April 17 and 24) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $50 and covers insurance, clinic fees, and T-shirt. For more information, call […]

Snead VFW Auxiliary showers the sick

Useful gifts and the kind thoughts they represented brightened the days of sick children and unwell veterans through thoughtful work of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Snead Memorial Post #5624. Patients of Children’s Hospital Juvenile Diabetes Department in Birmingham received 72 sets of a child’s lap quilt, a Teddy Bear, and a pillow; 124 matching pillows and Teddy Bears; and around […]

It’s what girl scouts do

Junior girl scouts display the several dozen books, puzzles, and stuffed animals they collected for Blount County Children’s Center’s H.U.G.S. (Helping U Get Started) program. It was part of their work toward their bronze awards. Also helping the girls of Oneonta #483 earn their community service hours were planning and putting on a Valentine party for H.U.G.S.’s little preschoolers. Their […]


Howard and Deborah Burns of Hayden announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Colene Burns, to David Ashley Trent. Miss Burns is the granddaughter of the late Gene and Nedavon Burns of Hayden and the late C.B. and Mary Lee Holt of Carbon Hill. A 2003 graduate of Hayden High School, she received a bachelor of business administration degree in […]

50th Anniversary

Pheron and Louise Weaver of Blountsville were married April 8, 1960, and will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 18, at the home of daughter Karen Lowe and her husband Buck. Friends and family are invited to come by between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to congratulate the couple. The Weavers also have a son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and […]