50th wedding anniversary

N.C. and Mary Brown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 20, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at The Depot in Oneonta. The reception is hosted by children Steve (Becky) Brown and Sherrie Brown, and grandchildren Heather Brown, Hayley (Cory) Clark, and Matt Brown. Family and friends are cordially invited, and the couple requests no gifts.


Bobby and Deanna Moon of Hayden announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Tabitha Rae Moon, to Sidney Andrew Sparks, son of Jayson Sr. and Belle Sparks of Pensacola, Fla. Miss Moon is pursuing a degree in diagnostic imaging at Wallace State Community College. She is the granddaughter of Reba Purcell and the late Ray Purcell, Albert and […]

Gracelyn Lee Parkins

GRACELYN LEE PARKINS was born Feb. 2, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Birmingham. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 3/4 inches long. Gracelyn is the daughter of Daniel and Tara Parkins of Oneonta and the granddaughter of Eddie and Krista Phillips, Straight Mountain, and Bill and Donna Parkins of Locust Fork. Great-grandparents are Gail Phillips and the late […]


The Blount County Council of Garden Clubs, Oneonta-District II, honored Jo Akeman in the winter edition of Hortensia magazine. Hortensia is the magazine of the Garden Clubs of Alabama, and is published twice a year. Mrs. Akeman is a lifetime member of the Rose Garden Club in Oneonta, and was honored for her more than 60 years of service.

90th Birthday

Lottie Mae Cannon Nieters will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 12. A longtime resident of Oneonta, she currently lives in Evergreen near her daughter, but keeps in touch with her Oneonta friends, and is still a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. She keeps active by working in her yard and cooking for others. Happy birthday to a wonderful […]

Display changes at Frank Green Building


The work of two new artists went on display last week at the Memorial Museum’s exhibition hall annex at the Frank Green Building lobby in Oneonta. Showing are paintings by Erlene Head (13 paintings) and photos by Michelle Cummings Mathews (seven photo images and one artwork.) Erlene Head, Remlap, retired bookkeeper “I live in Remlap with my husband Eugene. This […]

Quilters shower sheriff with blankets for kids

The Blount County Quilters Guild, as part of its varied service and charitable programs, yesterday donated 31 blankets of varying sizes to Sheriff Loyd Arrington for his deputies to use when they encounter children in stressed siuations where they need some tangible and reassuring token of the community’s care and concern for them. “It could be at an accident scene […]

2012-05-09 E-Edition

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