Jerry and Vicki Cornwell of Locust Fork announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Allison Nicole Cornwell, to Johnathan Douglas Beard, son of Roxanne and Jerry Parker and Darrell and Penny Beard, all of Oneonta. Miss Cornwell is the granddaughter of Jeanette Collins of Locust Fork, the late James F. Collins, and the late Bill and Wilma Cornwell. […]


BILL RYAN was born April 30, 1926, in the Mountain Chapel community on Straight Mountain. This year he celebrated his 85th birthday. To help him mark the day, he was joined by two others who share his birth month. Pictured with Bill are his grandson William Jesse Adkinson, April 19, and his great-granddaughter Cecilia Elise Adkinson, April 9. This occasion […]


Gregory K. Gargus and Sheila R. Gargus of Oneonta announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Renee Gargus of Northport, to Jeremy Juan Luna, son of Cherry L. Luna of Gordo. Miss Gargus is the granddaughter of Irene Bailey, Mary Ruth Carter and Billy ( William) Carter, Kenneth and Elaine Gargus, and the late James L. Miller, all of Oneonta. […]

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Want a good read? Check out libraries, bookstores

Finding good books is easy. Check out local libraries and bookstores. Following are suggestions for books you may enjoy. PAPERBACKS Connie Briscoe’s last novel, Sisters & Husbands, is now in paperback. It’s a story about a woman who can’t seem to settle down, particularly since she’s seen her sister’s marriages flounder. Another paperback novel to look for is These Things […]

Blount added to disaster area; FEMA assistance available

Eleven more counties, including Blount, were designated disaster areas over the weekend following last Wednesday’s tornado outbreak, bringing the total to 36 counties across north and central Alabama. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now authorized to provide extraordinary assistance to individuals who have suffered property damage from the storm. According to a FEMA news release, such assistance for […]

2011-05-04 E-Edition