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Officer assaulted, search for suspect continues An Oneonta police officer responding to a domestic dispute Saturday night on Springville Boulevard received minor injuries after trying to arrest a man. The 28-year-old man was in the process of being handcuffed when he pulled free from the officer and struck the patrolman in the head before breaking free and fleeing. Police pursued […]

Cleveland cheerleaders are superior

The Cleveland varsity cheerleaders attended the NCA cheer camp at Good Hope High School last month and won five superior blue ribbons. The squad also won the camp’s technical excellence awards for jumps and the herkie team award and was named an NCA Game Time Top Team and received the NCA Spirit Award. Pictured are (front row, left to right) […]


Mindy Kay Wester and David Samuel Egan were married April 30, 2011, at Clear Springs United Methodist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Robin B. Scott. The bride is the daughter of Broyce and Brenda Wester of Oneonta, and the groom is the son of Buddy and Mot Egan of Highland Lake. The bride was given in marriage by […]


Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Breaseale of Oneonta announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Zachary Joseph Coppens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Coppens of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyt Horton of Oneonta, Wilburn Thomas of Nectar and the late Inez Thomas, and Leonard Breaseale. She is a 2007 graduate […]


ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION will hold a meeting concerning adult softball on Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. Any team interested in having a team in the league should have a representative at this meeting. For more information, phone 625-3534.


BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION is now looking for officials for the 2011 season. For more information, contact Tim Clevenger at 205-617- 1102 or Blake Pettus at 429- 2079. SOUTHEASTERN YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will be held every Saturday in July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school concession stand. Registration is for players ages 5-12. For […]

The bookworm sez

The Chicken Chronicles

People call you a “Dog Person” and you kind of like that. It’s no reflection on you, personally, of course. That moniker just says to the world that you have a love for anything canine, that you probably have a few pups of your own, and that you’ve never known a dog you didn’t like. You probably also know a […]

Our epitaph?

Background Scripture:Judges 2: 21:25.Devotional Reading:Psalms 78:1-8. Reading the Book of Judges, it appears that the most frequent and virulent disease occurring repeatedly in the life of Israel is the spiritual infection of disobedience. I counted six times in Judges when the writer says: “And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served […]


56, disabled Horton resident, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. He was predeceased by son Christopher Arons, parents Roy and Ruby Handley Arons, and brothers Norman, Ronald, and Roger Arons. Surviving are wife Ramona Vaughn Arons; son Johnathan Arons of Boaz; daughters Melinda (Chad) Petty of Hayden and Vicki (Ryan) Tapscott of Warrior; four grandchildren; brothers […]


23, Boaz resident and 2006 graduate of Cleveland High School, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Alabaster. He also attended Snead State Community College, was employed as a restaurant server, and belonged to Cleveland First Baptist Church. His mother is Kimberly Shae Ragland ( James) Newcomb of Pell City. He was the adopted son of James ( Jeanette) Brewer of […]

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