Spring break over as season heats up


Spring break is over and that means that the playoff push will begin for high school softball and baseball teams. Spring break was indeed a break for most teams last week. Only the Oneonta softball team played significant games as the Lady Redskins went on a deep run in the Gulf Shores Invitational Tournament. The Lady Redskins got off to […]

Cleveland wins fourth-grade tournament

Blountsville Youth Cheerleader Registration

TOWN OF BLOUNTSVILLE is accepting applications for volunteer cheerleader coaches for the fall season. All applicants must pass a criminal background check as required by the town and concussion training as required by the state. Applications will be taken through Friday, March 23. For more information, phone 429-2406. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will continue through Friday, April 13. The cost […]

Hayden resident throws out first pitch for awareness

Hayden resident Annette Satterfield was chosen to throw out the first pitch at the Alabama vs Ole Miss softball game Saturday, March 17, in Tuscaloosa. That day was designated as “Power of Pink” day to raise funds for breast cancer research – Annette is a breast cancer survivor. Linda Cooper, Alabama softball HR manager, asked that a breast cancer survivor […]

Former Locust Fork player named pitcher of the week

Lindsey Wilson College freshman and Locust Fork graduate Jordan Hood was named the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week last month. Hood won three games in one week and surrendered just five hits and five walks while striking out 26 in 17 innings. Hood is now 14-3 on the year with a 1.42 ERA for the Blue Raiders. Lindsey Wilson, […]


TOWN OF SUSAN MOORE breakfast has been cancelled for Saturday, April 7. The breakfast will be rescheduled at a later date. PENNINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is having their 22nd annual golf tournament Saturday, April 14, at Limestone Springs. Registration is at 12 noon, lunch is at 12:30 p.m., and tee off at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per player, $300 per […]

‘Gentle Jesus, meek and mild?’


Background Scripture: John 2:13-22. Devotional Reading: Psalms 122. When I first entered the ministry I regarded the socalled “cleansing of the temple” by Jesus as a stirring demonstration of his response to evil. In the years since then I have been surprised and disturbed by two factors. The first of these has been the growth of scholarly comment that in […]


62, died March 24, 2012, at the Oneonta residence. A member of Union Hill Baptist church, she was daughter of Lloyd Ray O’Brien of Cynthiana, Ky., and the late Helen Marie Ervin Gentry. Also predeceasing her were husband Jimmie Thomas Bickers and son Brian James Bickers. Survivors include her father; son Daniel Raymond (Kim) Bickers, Caterbury, N.H.; daughters Kim (Richard) […]


57, Center Point, died April 1, 2012, at South Health Rehab. Born in Columbia, S.C., he was son of Richard L. Blackwood and the late Laura Weaver Blackwood. Mr. Blackwood was a carpenter by trade who loved to read and was a member of Gardendale Baptist Church. Besides his father, he is survived by sisters Barbara Blackwood and Annette (Skip) […]


83, Cullman, died March 24, 2012, at Woodland Village Health Center, Cullman. Mrs. Butler was born in Cullman to Carl Willard and Ollie Mae Bush Thomas, both of whom preceded her in death. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. She is survived by sisters Hazel ( J.T.) Gober, Blountsville, Nellie Mayfield, Holly Pond, […]

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