83, Oneonta, died Jan. 20, 2012, at the residence. Born in Blount County to Walter E. and Martha Phillips Moorer, she was a devoted wife and mother for 68 years and was a member of Rosa United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband Jack Osborn Tidwell and brother Billy Moorer. Surviving are daughters Jackie ( J.L.) […]


100, Oneonta, died Jan. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Oneonta. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Susan Moore and had worked in the cotton mill at Besmiston. Predeceasing her are mother Lela Elizabeth Holt Lybrand; husband William Ottis White, who died in 1978; and sons Menton and William Eldon White. She is survived by daughter […]


88, Columbus, Ga., died Jan. 18, 2012, at Spring Harbor retirement community in Columbus. An Episcopalian by faith, she was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family and friends. She was predeceased by parents Robert Allen Manning and Nora Lee Jenkins Manning Thomas; husband of 58 years Richard E. Wood Sr.; sisters Betty Manning Phillips and Nancy Thomas […]

Church Briefs

FIRST INDEPENDENT CHURCH will have a benefit singing and supper for the Roy Quinn family on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. Performers will be Steven & Robin Scott, Savannah Dailey, and The Faithmen Quartet. The church is located on Ala 75, just south of Oneonta High School. MOUNTAIN POINTE MINISTRIES will have a benefit singing, “Hope for Honduras,” Saturday, […]

Redskins Win Regional EnviroBowl Tournament

The Oneonta High School EnviroBowl Team won first place at the Jacksonville Regional Tournament for the fourth year in a row. EnviroBowl is an academic competition centered on general science content and environmental content, much of which is specific to the state of Alabama. The top three teams in each of the six Alabama regions advance to the state tournament. […]


How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm And Other Adventures in Parenting

Just about two hours. That’s all you figured it would take to do the few errands you had, maybe less. So you packed the car accordingly: car seat, stroller, diaper bag with extra nappies, a change of clothes, burp cloths, bottles, pacifiers, box of wipes, two toys, tissues, an extra blanket… oh, and the baby, to whom all this belongs. […]

The Eye Shop now open

Multitasker Dr. Ashley Fox is shown cutting the ribbon and holding four-month-old son Forbes at the grand opening of her new business, The Eye Shop, Inc., located on Ala 75 next to Sears in Oneonta. A crowd of local dignitaries gathered for the special occasion. “We are so very proud that Ashley chose to come back home and open her […]


SNEAD YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be the next three Saturdays – Jan. 28, Feb. 4, and Feb. 11 – from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Snead Park Community Center. NARCONON HELPS OVERCOME ADDICTION Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and let Narconon help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. For free […]

2012-01-25 E-Edition