Tidwell 50th wedding anniversary

Ralph and Sue Tidwell and their family invite friends to attend a celebration of the couple’s 50th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church. They were married in that church on Sunday, Sept. 4, 1960, immediately following the morning worship service. Pastor Varon Johnston performed the ceremony. Their parents were Arthur […]


Robert Street and JoAnn Vines McCay were married Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. in a chapel in the Smoky Mountains. The couple will continue to reside in Oneonta.


2007 valedictorian of Locust Fork High School, has earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Brandi is a member of Sigma Theta Tau international honor society and is among the top 30 percent of her class. She is the daughter of Michael Deaver and Janet Wynn and the granddaugher of Albert and […]

50th anniversary

Tom and Donna Wills celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 20. They were married in Oneonta on Aug. 20, 1960. Mr. Wills is a retired Alabama teacher, and his wife is retired after a career as a state-employed secretary. Both are members of First Baptist Church, Oneonta. The couple has three children, Chris Wills, Mike (Crystal) Wills, and Nancy (Vance) […]

Recovering and crafting

After years of being deprived of her cherished crafting, she’s back at work exercising the many skills she’s developed. Oneonta’s talented Blanche Lee Mitchell was stricken in 1993 with scleroderma, a hardening and thickening of the skin, which in her case affected the hands. A related condition affected her lungs, making it increasingly difficult for her to breathe. Then in […]

Locust Fork girls earn bronze award

Locust Fork Girl Scout Troop 1281 adopted the Olive Branch Nursing Home for its bronze award project. Participating in the project were Jenna Berry, Emilie Howard, Katie Howard, Hannah Warren, Susanna Calmusa, Alana Colafrancesco, Cierra Bryd, Layla Buckner, Kendall Roberts, Abigail LaRue, Jordan Clevenger, and Jodie Sims, all of Locust Fork. The girls visited Olive Branch several times. They made […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • WEEK ONE PREVIEW Finally, it’s time for football

Finally, it’s time for football

The first week of the high school football season offers just one inter-county matchup with J.B. Pennington visiting Appalachian tomorrow (Thursday) night. The rest of the schedule presents an interesting mix of games. You have region clashes for teams in nineteam regions (Cleveland at Oakman, Susan Moore at Weaver), a heated rivalry (Hayden at Corner), and then just your regular […]


The Fat-Burning Zone Do you exercise because you want to lose weight? If so, you probably know that cardio exercise is a key factor in helping you lose weight. Many people are warned to stay within their “fat-burning” zone for the best results, but do you really burn more fat if you work at lower intensity? Is it the most […]

2010-08-25 E-Edition