Oneonta council votes to advertise and proclaim

Beyond its routine business, the Oneonta City Council passed only two matters at its latest regular session. Members agreed to advertise in-house for a lieutenant position within their fire department and passed a proclamation declaring March “Social Workers Month.” Joann McDaniel Ledford of the Rose Garden Club thanked the council and city for allowing them to participate in beautification projects […]

Meghan to host benefit 5K run

In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles and raise money for injured and seriously ill children, Miss Covered Bridge 2011, Meghan Muncher, will host the 5K Children’s Miracle Network Run here this Saturday, April 2. With the help of Jayne Posey, director of the Miss Covered Bridge Pageant, Lynn Pass of The Gym, and Jim Murphree of Murphree Insurance, Meghan […]

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March 29, 1934

Political Rally Saturday The people of Hayden have just completed the auditorium to their new school building. They are celebrating this event by staging a political rally to which they are inviting all candidates. Tom Skinner, assistant City Attorney, of Birmingham, has accepted an invitation to make a speech in the interest of Col. Bibb Graves for Governor. The meeting […]

Living Well

Summer is quickly approaching. We have so much happening at the Gym this summer that our “living well” column will be on hold for a few months. If you would like to keep up with our weekly newsletter which will feature exercise tips, healthy eating suggestions as well as all the wonderful things that will be happening at the Gym […]

Stricklin, Elliott, and Warren named all state

A trio of Blount County high school basketball players have been named to all state teams by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Leading the list is Hayden junior Krista Stricklin. Named to the second team for the second straight year, Stricklin led the Lady Wildcats to the 5A Area 11 regular season and tournament championships and a berth in […]

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Ranked teams continue to play well

Locust Fork (softball) and Oneonta (baseball) are the only two spring sports teams to make the latest rankings (Locust Fork is No. 7; Oneonta is No. 4 – both are in Class 4A) by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and both continue to cruise through the regular season. Oneonta improved to 11-2 last week with a 7-2 victory over 6A […]


REDSKIN CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, April 21, at Limestone Springs. The format is four-man scramble and there will be two flights with first flight teeing off at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $500 per team and the field will be limited to the first 22 teams to register. Prizes will include pro shop vouchers valued at up to […]


The wrong cross

Background Scripture:2 Timothy 2:8-15.Devotional Reading:Titus 3:1-7. “Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little child…” These words are from a hymn by Charles Wesley published in 1742. It is unfortunate that the first line is often used to describe a “gentle…meek and mild” Jesus. Perhaps when Wesley wrote it, the words “meek and mild” may have had a stronger […]


19, of Cleveland, died in an automobile accident March 25, 2011. Of the Baptist faith, he was employed as a welder by MTD Manufacturing and had won state and county awards for his welding ability. He enjoyed mud riding and hunting. Surviving are father Bobby Jim (Rebecca) Beasley; mother Candy Wamble Beasley (Brian) Hallmark; grandparents Gloria Wamble (Richard) Hallmark, John […]

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