Redskins advance to quarterfinals


The Cleveland Panthers and the Oneonta Redskins advanced to the second round of the high school baseball playoffs last week but only one team is still alive. While the Redskins went to Cleburne County and swept the Tigers, the Panthers were ushered out of the playoffs by scores of 8-5 and 10-0. Oneonta got off to a bit of a […]

Redskins host Deshler

Oneonta will get to play at home this week and coming to town is one of the highest-scoring teams in all of Class 4A. The Deshler Tigers have bashed their way to a 31-7 mark led by an offense that has scored 10 or more runs in a game 24 times this year. The Tigers have won by scores of […]


Hornets will host area tournament

The Locust Fork Hornets and Oneonta Redskins met last Thursday at Locust Fork with the 4A Area 10 regular-season title and the right to host the postseason tournament on the line. Oneonta started the game with a run when Baylee Gibbs reached on a walk and later came around to score on a single by Rebecca Sloan. The Redskins’ Kelsey […]

Redskin soccer team makes playoffs

In just its second season as a program, the Oneonta varsity boys have qualified for the state playoffs. Oneonta was the runner-up in Section 8 behind Westminster Christian and was to face top-ranked Randolph in the first round last night in Huntsville. The Redskins compiled a 10-4-1 record in the regular season, although two of the losses were to area […]


ELITE SKILLS YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP for boys in grades 2-6 will be June 2-4 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Only the first 50 to register will be accepted and the camp will need a minimum of 25. Instructors will be Oneonta High School coaches Neal Wester and David Elrod and you must pre-register to attend. Cost of the camp is […]

Scouts’ ‘plantings’ underscore child abuse

Oneonta Junior Girl Scouts in Troop #483 sit among buckets of blue pinwheels they “planted” during April’s child abuse awareness campaign. The numerous pinwheels sadly represent child abuse cases investigated in Blount County during 2009. Scouts who contributed their time and energy for the task are shown (back, left to right) Rebecca Kennedy, Katherine Kennedy, and Josie Young; (front) Jasmine […]

Five generations

Evelyn Beshears (extreme right) poses proudly in this photograph where five generations of her family are represented. Standing next to her are daughter Linda Brown, who stands by her own son, Jeff Riggins. His daughter, Lindsey Hughes, holds daughter Ariana. Linda Brown and Jeff Riggins live in Tennessee not too far from Springfield, to where Evelyn moved in 2003. She […]

Whisenant – Higdon

Raymond and Julia Whisenant of Oneonta announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Nicole Whisenant, to Tristan Lee Higdon, son of Kevin and Teresa Higdon of Florida and Vicky and Billy Glass of Blountsville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rozonie Bryant and the late James Bryant of Oneonta. She is a graduate of Cleveland High School […]

Hayden spring fling rescheduled for May

The 2010 spring fling scheduled for Saturday, April 24, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hayden Elementary School. This year’s event will feature inflatables, rock-climbing wall, games, face painting, cake walk, prize drawings, live entertainment, tot lot, rummage sale, concessions, and much more. The cost is $5 for children 4 years […]


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