86, died March 14, 2012, at the Trafford residence. Born in Alabama to James Russell and Bessie Whited Lindley, Mr. Lindley was a retired machinist at Southern Precision. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by wife Bernice Elizabeth Lecroy Lindley; brothers Andrew and James Lindley; and sister Bernice Bibby. Surviving are sons Dewey (Charlene) Russell, Cullman, Phillip D. (Rhonda) […]


Mark and Terrie Gargus of Oneonta, announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Holly Danielle Gargus, to David Richard Mann, son of Charles and Kay Mann of Cullman. The bride-elect is granddaughter of Lawrence and Lynnette Moore of Springville and Joan Gargus and the late Bill Gargus of Oneonta. She is a graduate of Oneonta High School and […]

GoldenLiving Center employee of the year

Amie Hart was selected as Employee of the Year at GoldenLiving Center in Oneonta based on her contribution to quality care and customer service. “Amie will go out of her way to make a patient happy or to help a family member. She is a great asset to our team,” says Suzy Shelton, executive director of GoldenLiving Center. Hart is […]


celebrated her first birthday March 10, 2012. She is the daughter of Rafael and Marsha Zavala of Oneonta. Grandparents are Roy and Tonie Quinn of Allgood, and Olga Zavala and the late Jose Zavala of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Mattie Grace has a sister, Alma Hernandez.

Church Briefs

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a community Easter egg hunt at Nectar ballpark on Saturday, April 7, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Egg hunt, refreshments, Easter story, and age appropriate crafts will be offered. The church will have a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8. Breakfast will be served after the service. The public is […]

Digital mammography coming to St. Vincent’s Blount

Sheriff makes appeal

Sheriff Loyd Arrington was on a mission when he visited the county commission work session last week. He wanted to take advantage of a chance to hire an experienced investigator to add to his staff at less than half of what such a hire would usually cost. The man he has in mind, Tim Sartain, is retiring from the Alabama […]

Oneonta Business Association reports impressive membership statistics

Presenting the regular report of the Oneonta Business Association (OBA), representative Darrell Edwards provided a list of current members. Reviewing the 83 names shown, Oneonta City Council members praised the efforts of the organization and its leaders. The Easter Bunny joined Edwards to detail upcoming OBA activities. Businesses will sponsor breakfast with the bunny on Saturday, April 7, at the […]

Blount EMS donates AED to courthouse

Brent Dierking, director of business development for Blount EMS (left), and Tammy Sherbert, operations manager for Blount EMS, present county administrator Ralph Mitchell with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for use at the county courthouse. The device is used to resuscitate victims following cardiac arrest or severe heart attack. Victims’ chance of survival can go as high as 30 percent […]

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