SINGINGS PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have its third Sunday night singing Feb. 20 at 6 with the Royal Masters of Birmingham as guests. The church is located on U.S. 278 east, approximately two miles east of Holly Pond on the left. For more information, call 256-796-5986 or 256-796-8375. PLEASANT GROVE FCM will have a singing Feb. 20 at 1:30 […]


Glory: An Experience of Music and Inspiration will be held Friday, Feb. 25, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Bevill Center on the campus of Snead State Community College in Boaz. Featured on the program will be Squire Parsons, gospel singer and writer of “Sweet Beulah Land”; Eden’s Rain, contemporary gospel duo from Tuscaloosa; Kay Dekalb […]


ALISSA N. COLE, a Navy seaman recruit and a 2010 graduate of Hayden High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, she completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. […]

Family celebrates five generations

Molly Belle Cleveland was born Nov. 17, 2010, at St. Vincent’s East weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces and measing 20 inches. Her birth marked the fifth generation of her family. She is the daughter of Brent and Crystal Cleveland of Altoona and the granddaughter of Wanda and Eddie Eakes of Cleveland, Bart and Bobbie Cornelius of Oneonta, and Jack and […]


A barbecue, baked goods sale, yard sale, and raffle will be held March 5, March 6, and March 7, at American Veterans Post 47 in Kimberly to benefit David Taylor, who is scheduled for a kidney transplant at UAB soon. In addition, David’s family and friends are being tested as a possible match for him, and others who want to […]


was born at 2:03 p.m. Dec. 27, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Birmingham. Braden weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the son of Joe Willie and Kayley Whited and the grandson of Neal and Vicky Whited and Garry and Karen Willingham, all of Oneonta. Greatgrandparents are Robert and Marie Jolly of Cleveland, the late Joe […]


daughter of Richard and Susan Mason of Mount Hebron, celebrated her fourth birthday Feb. 5. She had a Hello Kitty party with family and friends at Kidz Party Zone in Boaz. Riley is the granddaughter of James and Linda Mason of Boaz and Jerry and Sarah Smart of Snead. She is the great-granddaughter of Estelle Downs of Boaz.


Les and Denise Shedd announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Heather Nicole Shedd, to Matt Gibbs, son of Perry and Tammy Gibbs. The wedding will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Warrior Creek Baptist Church in Arab. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Arnice Smith of Arab and Wendell and Shirley Shedd of Cullman. […]

Local students compete in All-Star cheerleading

Blount County students are among the Youth All Stars who won third place in both the Bam Jam and World Spirit Association cheerleading competitions recently. Competitors are shown (top right) with coaches Carron Clem and Kevin Yates, both of Oneonta. Pictured kneeling are (from left) Troy Serena of Oneonta, Matthew Clowdus of Susan Moore, Mason Sligh of Oneonta, Caitlin Germana […]

Student to play at Carnegie Hall

Jared Bash, a student at Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, has been selected for the 2011 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will be a part of the Honors Orchestra as a trombonist. Participation in this orchestra is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across North America. Son of Cindy Bash of […]