Ya!FLFR Goes Wild

Spread the word: Ya!FLFR teen group is taking outings each quarter. The next adventure will be at beautiful King’s Bend Feb. 4, for the 19th Annual Locust Fork Whitewater Kayak and Canoe Races. Paddlers from all over the Southeast attend these world-class races. Titled “Can U Canoe?”, the Spring outing will be a canoe and kayak experience. For details and […]


BLOUNT COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY and St. Vincent’s Blount will sponsor the 12th Primary Health Care Forum held at Heritage Twin Oaks Saturday, Feb. 22. Physicians will receive six AMA Category 1 credits and seven CEs will be awarded to RNs and LPNs. The registration fee is $75 for physicians and $50 for other medical professionals. Mail name, address, phone number, […]

From the Archives

Bottom Line – Oneonta ends fiscal year with deficit The City of Oneonta ended fiscal year ’85 with its general fund in the red and members of the council are predicting the financial crunch will worsen next fiscal year with the anticipated loss of more than $100,00 in revenue sharing funds. The council was presented the ’85 audit at the […]

Blount County Tournament this week

J.B. Pennington High School is the host site for this year’s Blount County Tournament and the tournament( s) have undergone some changes. Of course, the biggest change is that Oneonta is no longer competing in county tournaments. The other change is a new bracket that has junior varsity games grouped together and varsity games grouped together on opposing nights. The […]

All-County Second Team announced

Second Team OffenseQB – Christian Collum, ClevelandRB – Phillip McEvoy, Susan MooreRB – Terrell McDaniel, OneontaWR – Stephen Phillips, HaydenWR – Dillon Sloan, Susan MooreTE – Trey Todd, HaydenOL – Ed Martinez, Susan MooreOL – Chase Campbell, OneontaOL – Jon Stone, HaydenOL – Greg Stanley, AppalachianOL – Michael Swindle, J.B. PenningtonAthlete – Justin Philyaw, J.B. PenningtonK – Nestor Hinojosa, Susan […]

Sports Brief

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FUNDRAISER Diamond Dash 5K Run will be Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 8 a.m. from the baseball field at Oneonta Rec Park. Registration is $15 – $18 the day of the run. T-shirts will be available to all who register early but cannot be guaranteed for those registering the day of the race. For more information, […]


Top-seeded Hornets win titles

The Locust Fork Hornets were the top seed in the junior high boys and girl s tournaments last week at J.B. Pennington and the seedings held true. The higher-seeded teams dominated play for the most part, especially on the girls side, although there was an upset in the semifinals of the boys bracket. On the junior boys side, No. 3 […]


CLEVELAND SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL REGISTRATION will be on the following Saturdays – Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 – from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the town hall. Cost is $85 for the first child, $65 for the second child, and $55 for each child more than two. For more information, contact Cassie Nichols (softball) at 447-3140 or Cassie Painter […]


Judy (Bill) Tubbs-Batson of Morris and Terry Wayne (Deloris) Smith of Tuscaloosa announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter Janelle Smith to Mike Currier Jr., son of Lou Earl Tolbert (Mike) Deason of Birmingham, and Mike (Marsha) Currier Sr. of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dorothy Smith and the late L.D. Smith of Tuscaloosa, and Frances […]


Jake Tyler Doty was born Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham, and weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of Tyler and Kelly Doty of Cleveland, and grandson of Keith and Joanna McCay of Locust Fork and Cully and Rene’ Doty of Cleveland.