Terry and Cheryl Phillips of Oneonta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay JoAnne Phillips, of Auburn, to James Thomas Kelley, son of John and Debbie Kelley of Winter Park, Fla. Miss Phillips is the granddaughter of Joe and Irene Phillips of Altoona, the late Kenneth A.V. Wester of Oneonta, and the late Evelyn Wester of Altoona. She is a […]


Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee Parker of Hayden announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Ashlee Parker, to Tom “Ben” Dake IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ben Dake III of Auburn. Miss Parker is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee Parker of Warrior and Mr. and Mrs. John Willenbrock of Hayden. A third-grade teacher at Hayden […]


Bruce and Diane Tumlin of Hayden announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Nicole Tumlin, to Greg Raymond Gammon, son of Jack and Vicki Gammon, also of Hayden. Miss Tumlin is the granddaughter of the late Dewey and Gladys Tumlin of Nectar, Janice Stanford of Huntsville and the late Charles Willingham, Hazel Burnett and the late Fred […]

Local teacher among Alabama’s ‘sweet 16’

Angelia Diane Franks, an elementary teacher at Appalachian School, has been selected a candidate for Alabama’s 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year. She represents Blount County in District VI. Known as the “sweet 16,” Franks and the other candidates were selected from submissions from 132 school systems, which nominated teachers from elementary and secondary schools. The final four will be selected […]

Murphrees cherish their heritage

The Murphrees were a leading pioneer family who settled in Blount County, else why does a valley northeast of Oneonta bear their name? Many descendants of those settlers, some carrying the surname, some not, live in the county now, and some are enthusiastic members of the Murphree Genealogical Association. Those who do belong strongly encourage others to become active. The […]

Cleveland SADD raises funds for Sav-A-Life

Homework, backpacks, paper, and pencils: these are all things that high school sudents take with them to school, but some Cleveland High School students have added diapers and other baby items to that list. In an effort to support Blount County’s pregnancy resource center and give back to the community, the president of Cleveland High School’s SADD, Kaitlyn Shostack, a […]

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