Church Briefs

SINGING GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST Squire Parsons will perform at Union Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the 8:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services. For more information, contact the church at 274-9232. SPECIAL EVENTS BETHEL BAPTIST PRESCHOOL, a new ministry of the church, begins classes Tuesday, Sept. 6, for students 3 to 5 years old. Hours are 8 […]

Interested in the Biblical View of Money?

First Baptist Church of Oneonta invites the public to a series of free classes on the Biblical View of Money. The classes will be taught by Frank Horton, CFP, who asks, “Are you frustrated by conflicting financial advice, overwhelmed by the amount of information available, and distrustful of those who claim to know the answers? “Are you wondering if you […]


Daniel and Sonya Hicks, Cleveland, announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter Shelby Leigh Hicks to Scotty Marlon Bennett, son of Marlon Bennett and Linda Plylar, all of Cleveland. Miss Hicks, a graduate of Hayden High School and Wallace State Community College, is the granddaughter of Sonny and Sharon Writesman and David and Doris Hicks. Mr. Bennett is […]


JENNA FALLIN turned 3 years old July 22, 2011. She celebrated with a Strawberry Shortcake party. Jenna’s parents are John Roy and Jennifer Fallin of Cleveland, and her big brother is Jensen Fallin. Grandparents are Kenneth and Patricia Leathers of Berry Mountain and Ezekiel and Carol Fallin, Brooksville. Great-grandparents are Jo Dunn and the late Bobby Dunn, Allgood, and Lillian […]

Friedman on depermed ship

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan D. Friedman of Springville and fellow crew members aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans, home ported in San Diego, Calif., recently departed Naval Base Point Loma after completing a sixday deperming evolution in preparation for the ship’s scheduled deployment. Friedman, a 2006 graduate of Springville High School, joined the Navy in June […]


Melissa Joyce Smith and Anderson Milton Starling, both of Tuscaloosa, exchanged wedding vows Saturday, July 16, 2011, in a six-o’clock ceremony at the Sonnet House in Leeds. Nickolas D. Leone officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Randall Smith of Hayden and the late Dr. Milton E. Starling and Tammy Starling of Charlotte, N.C. Wedding music […]

Noted for beauty

Oneonta Beautification Board selects the residence of Dr. John and Leslie Pennington as residential winner of the month and Doyle Dailey’s D’s Hairstyling as business of the month. The Pennington home boasts an especially graceful entrance replete with trees and shrubs. The beauty salon combines ferns, which it shares with adjacent businesses, geraniums, and purple foliage. –Molly Howard

They have things to remember

It isn’t likely three Oneonta students will forget the rich experiences afforded them this summer. Trey Huie (from left), Annie Perrin Grisham, and Benjamin Marazzi spent June 12-June 20 attending one of the seven National Young Leaders conferences held in Washington, D.C., this summer. According to online enrollment information, the conferences are designed “to instruct and enrich promising students in […]

Team moves against domestic violence

Some observers say domestic violence has become a community epidemic. Some of them are forming a team to make concerted moves to curb it. The Blount County Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Team urges all who are concerned to attend its first meeting Thursday, Sept. 8, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Frank J. Green Building, […]

New semester marks new beginnings for students

Sophomore Wesley Jordan of Oneonta is using the new fall semester at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, to concentrate on the courses he needs to transfer to chiropractic school. The 2011 fall semester is in full swing. Fall classes started Aug. 17, and the college expects another strong enrollment to compete with last year’s record 6387. “Fall semester is an […]