From the Archives

March 28, 1935

CIRCUIT COURT CONVENES MONDAY, APRIL 1ST Circuit Court will convene here Monday, April 1st. It has not been decided which judge will preside yet. The work of remodeling the court house is being rushed in order to have everything in readiness for the opening of the this term of the court. This session will be devoted to the trial of […]

Redskins squeeze by Tigers

The Oneonta Redskins dropped the opening game of the Class 4A Area 12 schedule to Springville last week at home but then rallied for a doubleheader sweep on the road to take the series. Tuesday, March 20 at Oneonta Springville 8, Oneonta 6 The Redskins threw senior right-hander Austin Dickie at the Tigers for their first area game of the […]

Three named all-state

The 2011-2012 high school basketball season was a very successful one for some teams and three players from the county were named all-state this week by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Oneonta sophomore Destiney Elliott was the only player from the county named first team (Class 4A) while Oneonta’s Keenan Warren (4A) and Hayden’s Krista Stricklin (5A) were named […]

Home schoolers learn about wild lizards and snakes


THE ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION will meet Tuesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Miller’s Soda Shoppe. All members and interested citizens are encouraged to attend this important meeting. ONEONTA FIRE DEPARTMENT will conduct fire hydrant testing during the month of April. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., firefighters will be flowing water from hydrants throughout the city […]


Peace be with you

Background Scripture: John 20:1-23. Devotional Reading: Psalms 31:1-5. We all probably know the story of Easter – or think we do. But if we read the accounts in Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-89, Luke 24:1-49, and John 20:1-29, we may get frustrated in putting the pieces together. Assuming that the four Easter accounts are based on original eyewitness reports, we should […]


83, Oneonta, died March 19, 2012, at the residence. A tax accountant and teacher, Mr. Allison was past president of the Civitan Club, a member of the American Legion, and served in the U.S. Army. Born in Blount County, he was predeceased by parents Eugene A. and Nellie Emily Elrod Allison; brothers Eugene Coy and Carlton Allison; and sisters Sue […]


81, Cleveland, whose obituary appeared in the March 7 edition of The Blount Countian, contained an error. Margie Howard is Mr. Baba’s sister.


89, died March 25, 2012, at South Hampton Nursing Home, Owens Cross Roads. A former resident of Snead, she was a longtime member of Antioch Church of Christ, and most recently attended Farley Church of Christ in Huntsville. She was predeceased by parents Lonnie and Ethel Compton Plemons; husband Elmer K. Brooks; and sonin law James Jackson. Surviving are sons […]


84, Cullman, died March 19, 2012, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was a seamstress with Blue Bell and a member of Ryan Baptist Church. Formerly of Blountsville, she was predeceased by parents Roy and Myrtle Mabry Benefield; husband Conrad Cargo; brothers Ottis Talmadge and Doyle Othaniel Benefield; sister Glenda Benefield Johnson; and brothers-in-law Tim Johnson and J.E. Chambers. She […]