New ice cream business open

Maria Sanchez is the proud owner of La Michoacana, newly opened ice cream and pastry shop located in the small shopping strip in front of Oneonta’s Walmart. She has been preparing and selling cakes out of her home for many years. A former farm worker who has continually done manual labor to better herself, Maria has always wanted to have […]

Beauty abounds in Oneonta


APPALACHIAN STUDENTS who preregister for the 2011- 2012 school year are required to bring current proofs of residence (current power, water, or telephone bills) to register. New students must also have their immunization records (blue slips), birth certificates, and copies of their Social Security cards. Registration Aug. 1 will be for seniors from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; for juniors […]

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More Polio There have been two additional cases of polio reported in Blount County since that of a six-year-old which was reported three weeks ago. A three-year-old Blountsville child died in a Florence Hospital last week as a result of the disease. The child was first taken to a Cullman Hospital, where a diagnosis of polio was given, and was […]


Cleveland looking for new coach

Cleveland High School is in the market for a new head football coach. Mark O’Bryant resigned last week after two years as head coach to take a job as associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Oxford High School. In his two years at Cleveland, the Panthers were more than competitive. O’Bryant’s teams were 14-9 – 5-6 in 2009, 9-3 […]


Shannon Marie Howard and Jonathan Lynn Lake announce their coming marriage on Sept. 5, 2011, in Jamaica. A reception will follow in Birmingham on Sept. 30. Parents of the couple are the late Maurice “Lucky” Howard and the late Rebecca Howard and Mikel and Ruth Lake. Jeanette Howard is the grandmother of the brideelect.

Woodleys will mark anniversary

Ruben C. “Chuck” and Ann “Broadhead” Woodley will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 3. The two met at Snead, where they worked, and were married in Trafford by pastor John Calvert. Mr. Woodley served in the Navy during World War II. Both he and Mrs. Woodley are members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Cleveland, where he serves as music […]


BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION will hold its first meeting of the year tonight at 6:30 at The Gym across from Oneonta City School. 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 more information, call Bonnie Ferguson […]


AVA RENAE SELF celebrated her first birthday on June 14, 2011, at her home in Clay. She is the daughter of Adam and Renae Self. Proud grandparents are Tommy and Peggy Skillman of Oneonta and Ronnie and Ricki Self of Clay. Ava has three living greatgrandmothers: Imogene Skillman of Oneonta, Lula Wear of Clay, and Doll Self of Chalkville. Ava’s […]


ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL player registration will continue through Aug. 4. Players may register at the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534.