87, of Remlap, died June 6, 2011, at her residence. An Etowah County native, she was retired after 20 years as a seamstress at Blue Bell. Predeceasing her were husband George Alvin Smith; parents Carl David and Etta Udessa Hopper Clevenger; brother Edward Clevenger; and sister Maxine Smith. Surviving are sons David (Barbara) Smith of Oneonta and Steve ( Venicia) […]


60, died June 10, 2011, at her residence in the Holly Springs community. The Blount native was a chiropractor therapist and a member of Oneonta World Outreach Center. Very loving toward family and friends, she was always smiling and friendly and an inspiration to others. She left behind a legacy of Christian influence, a giving heart, and unconditional love. Surviving […]


66, of Flint, Mich., died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Genesys Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was born in Oneonta on May 20, 1945, daughter of the late James and Ethel McClendon, and was a resident of Flint and Linden. A 1963 graduate of Appalachian High School, Mrs. McClendon received her bachelor’s degree in […]


FAITH IS TAUGHT, NOT CAUGHT Faith is important to me. My column is called Faith Matters for two reasons. One, I attempt to write about matters of faith. But the other reason is that I believe faith matters, it makes a difference what we believe and how we believe. We are in a strange time in regard to faith. There […]


SINGINGS THE LORD’S HOUSE OF PRAYER, 46 Daileys Drive, Oneonta, will have homecoming services at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, June 19, followed by lunch. The Spurgeons will be guests for the singing, which begins at 2 p.m. Pastor is Radford Edwards, and co-pastor is Ray McKay. MTN. GROVE BAPTIST on county road 47, Blountsville, will have an all-day singing Sunday, June […]

Revival Services

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST, on county road 27, Straight Mountain, is having summer revival services at 7 p.m. through Friday, June 17. Evangelist is Stanley Jones, and pastor is Johnny Hudson. SERVICES NEW EMMAUS MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have revival services Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1. Services are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with prayer meetings at 6:30 p.m. Larry […]

Hayden scholarship honors Jim Armstrong

West Blount-Hayden Improvement Association ( WBHIA) has established the Jim Armstrong Athletics and Honorary Citizen Scholarship to honor his life and legacy. Armstrong was presented an award of appreciation Thursday at the Plantation Golf Course banquet hall in recognition of his silent strength, honorable character, and courage. “The fund was created to give Hayden High School seniors the opportunity to […]

For Wadsworth, ‘life begins at 64’

Springville’s Lonnie Wadsworth has been elected the new Alabama Department Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). He has also been appointed the new senior pastor of Evergreen United Methodist Church, located off Evergreen Road on county road 222 in Springville. As he assumes these duties, Wadsworth, a combat veteran who was wounded in Vietnam, says, “Life […]

Train to become a ‘Muddy Water Watcher’

Alabama residents are invited to help local watershed groups reduce the amount of mud and other pollution impacting the state’s rivers, streams, and drinking water by becoming “Muddy Water Watchers.” Training for Alabama’s Muddy Water Watch (MWW) program will be held Monday, June 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, June 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. […]

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