NEWSBRIEFS



OPEN CAR SHOW benefiting Boy Scout Troop 97 will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at First Baptist Church, Ala 75 in Remlap, south of Oneonta. Motorcycles are welcome. The event is one helping to “celebrate 100 years of scouting” and features music by D.J. Ray, concessions, door prizes to participants, dash plaques picked by Troop 97 to the first 100, […]

WILLIE SUE ALMON,



75, of Oneonta, died Oct. 4, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Blount. A native of Blount County and a member of Union Hill Nazarene Church, she had been married to Earnest Guy “E.G.” Almon since June 27, 1959. She had worked as a textile seamstress and loved to garden, fish, laugh, and spend time with her mother in-law. Predeceasing her were […]

DELFORD WAYNE “LUMBERJACK” COLBERT,



died Sept. 28, 2010, at his residence in the Taits Gap community. He was born in Blount County and was a member of Wynnville Community Church. Nicknamed “Little Elvis” when in school, he was a truck driver for Lamb Stone Company. His parents were the late Thomas Cleveland Colbert and the late Olgie Louise Wilson Colbert Higginbotham. Surviving are wife […]

SHANNON RHEA DENNEY,



35, of Blountsville, died Oct. 1, 2010, at Birmingham’s UAB Hospital. A native of Blount County, she was a member of Rock Springs Methodist Church. She loved gardening, animals, and nature, and her daughter was the light of her life. Her mother Barbara Owens Denney predeceased her. Surviving are father Max Denney; daughter Allison Page; brother Samual Denney; and sister […]

Quinn-Moore



Melissa Kathleen Quinn and Andrew James Moore will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at the home of the brideelect’s parents Mark and Charlene Quinn in Locust Fork. A reception at the home will follow. Friends and relatives are invited to join in the celebration. Miss Quinn is the sister of Brannon (Cayla) Quinn. […]

WALMART TEACHER OF THE YEAR



ZACH HYATT



The class of 1946




That the entire country was in a period of great transition was apparent to the seniors of the class of 1946 at Susan Moore High School. Young men were returning from one of the bloodiest wars in our nation’s history. We were struggling out of an almost total economic collapse, and Susan Moore High School was trying to adapt to […]

LIVING WELL



Choosing a Gym I was recently asked by one of our current members – who unfortunately is moving out of state – what was the best way for his family to choose a new gym in the area where they would be moving. I though about what I look for in a gym if I am on vacation and also […]

Playoffs – in or out?

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • WEEK EIGHT PREVIEW

It’s week eight of the high school football season and the playoffs are nothing but a dream for Locust Fork and J.B. Pennington. However, the other teams in the county are right in the thick of the playoff chase. Two teams this week (Cleveland, Oneonta) get a chance to upset the region favorite and jump into the driver’s seat. Appalachian […]