Tigers take out Redskins

In the game of baseball, sometimes one inning can be the difference. The Oneonta Redskins found out the hard way last Friday night against the Deshler Tigers. Actually, the Tigers used two big innings – a nine-run third in the first game and a six-run first in the second game – to finally end the season for an Oneonta team […]


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 […]

Family celebrates anniversary

Darryl and Martha Murphree Ray found a novel way to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Three generations of their family enjoyed a stay at the beach April 1 – April 5. There were 13 of them, and a look at the accompanying photograph is proof “13” isn’t unlucky. The couple were married April 2, 1960, by the Rev. H.J. Beasley […]


Brandy Rae McAnally and David “Dakey” Elliott, both of Oneonta, were married April 9, 2010, in Panama City, Fla. Ron Allen Headley officiated the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride is the daughter of Bill and Sondra McAnally of Oneonta and the mother of Katlyn and Blake. She will enter the Redken Salon Professional Academy this month. […]


MICHAEL BRITT BOWENS, a 2000 graduate of Hayden High School and a 2004 graduate of The University of Alabama, recently completed the Profession Golf Association (PGA) apprentice program, earning him full membership in the PGA of America. The PGA apprentice program consists of a three-level educational course curriculum that deals with every aspect of the game of golf, including the […]

Charlie will sign cookbooks again

Another signing event for The Landmark Cookbook is set just in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and wedding gifting. Retired restaurateur Charlie Bottcher will be signing copies tomorrow evening, May 6, between four and six, at Charlie B’s restaurant, 300 South Sixth Street, U.S. 231, Oneonta. The cookbook, seasonally priced at $33, contains 535 of the recipes Charlie taught […]


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EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TO BE HONORED Blountsville Chapter #389, Order of the Eastern Star, will honor all Blount County police, fire, and sheriff’s department personnel at a dinner May 8 beginning at 2 p.m. A speaker from the state attorney general’s office is expected, as well as the sheriff and the Blountsville police chief. The Eastern Star planned the dinner as […]

Grand jury requests report on drug court progress

A Blount County grand jury released its recommendations following its April 27 – April 29 session with an unusual request: that the circuit court report back to the grand jury within 30 days on progress toward establishment of a drug court. In language preceding the request, the grand jury wrote: “After reviewing a large number of drug and drug-related cases, […]

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Warrior “tax grab” cases proliferate maddeningly

In the past week, motions in the Blount County vs. Warrior sales tax case have sprouted like weeds. For the benefit of our readers who want to stay current on the matter, we attempt to summarize those motions and what they purport to do. Blount County District Attorney Tommy Roundtree set matters in motion in late January when he filed […]