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Men charged in larceny Chief Earl Fortenberry says he is reasonably certain the thefts the town has been experiencing in recent weeks will cease now that two youths, one 21 and the other 23, have been arrested. Policemen Harold Livingston and Nathan Livingston, father-son pair, caught the two in process of burglarizing a car at Oneonta High School during the […]

Redskins overcome nemesis to reach title game

The Oneonta Redskins had been so close in three previous tries against Anniston and each time the Bulldogs had knocked off Oneonta in heartbreaking fashion. All that changed in the most important game between the two teams as Oneonta held off the Bulldogs 21-14 in the semifinals last Friday night and advanced to the 4A championship game. Anniston got the […]


ONEONTA BOYS REC LEAGUE BASKETBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Thursday, Dec. 8. Registration will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Oneonta Rec Center. Each child must present a copy of his birth certificate and the registration fee is $25. For more information, phone 625-3534.


SUSAN MOORE HIGH SCHOOL’S SOCCER BOOSTER CLUB will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m., at the high school. Anyone interested in becoming involved is invited to attend, especially parents of students who plan to try out for the high school teams. DOUGLAS MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM will host a turkey shoot Saturday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at the […]


OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Preston Kent, SMHS 162 829 5.1 10 59 Cameron Cox, AHS 6.8 78119 807 80 Trevor Yates, CHS 96 760 7.9 50 Tyler Smith, OHS 117 753 6.4 10 43 Geoffrey Bramblett, LFHS 179 3.0 8296624540 51 Justin Philyaw, JBPHS 132 459 3.5 77 Terrell McDaniel, OHS 97 433 4.5 26 Brett Glass, […]

Oneonta to face Jackson for the 4A title

The Oneonta Redskins knocked off the Anniston Bulldogs last Friday night and will play Jackson in the 4A Championship Game this Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Jackson began the year ranked No. 2 in Class 4A and moved to No. 1 after defeating top-ranked Thomasville 28-9 in Week 9 of the regular season. The Aggies […]


Your promised land?

Background Scripture:Genesis 12:1-9.Devotional Reading:Hebrews 6:13-20. Sunday, Dec. 4, is the second Sunday in Advent. I realize that while some churches observe Advent and other seasons of the church year, others do not, except for Christmas, Easter, and perhaps Pentecost. But, regardless of whether you and your church observe Advent, most Christians are well aware that we are in the season […]


70, Prattville, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Noland Hospital, Montgomery. Mrs. Barnes was born March 17, 1941, in Blount County to Samuel J. and Zelma Jeannette Crumbley Britt, who predeceased her. A member of First Baptist Church, Posey Crossroad, she was wife of Morgan C. “M.C.” Barnes. Also surviving are daughter Rebecca Barnes (David) Jackson and son Morgan Lee […]


59, Brooksville, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, 2011, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Mr. Boyd was born May 21, 1952, in Martin, Ky., to Arthur and Geneva Christine Osborn Boyd. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as captain and a former prisoner of war. After moving to Blount County, he became very involved with Bethel Baptist Church in Snead, whose […]


71, Blountsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. A member of Siloam Baptist Church, and a native of Blount County, Mrs. Fennell was daughter of the late Wesley Joseph and Sudie Pannell King and wife of J.P. Fennell, who died in 2008. She was also predeceased by great-grandchild Dalton Chitwood Hanson; brothers Samuel and James King; […]

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