Spring break trips = wins and losses

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

Spring break is over and for a couple of local softball teams that means a return from Gulf Shores and a huge tournament. Gulf Shores High School hosts three tournaments during the season and Oneonta and Hayden competed in the Gulf Coast Classic III, the last tournament of the year. The 5A Lady Wildcats enjoyed their trip to the beach. […]

NEWSBRIEFS



MEETINGS BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Special speaker will be Jason Paul with the Blount County Sheriff’s office. EVENTS BLOUNT COUNTY PRO RODEO The 32nd annual Blount County Pro Rodeo will be held at the Blount Count- Oneonta Agri-Business Center on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, […]

THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Living on promises

Background Scripture: Luke 24:36-53. Devotional Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8. Although there are marked differences – as well as convergences – in the resurrection accounts in the four gospels, there are two common themes running through them. First, the tomb is empty because Jesus has risen from it and is experienced by his disciples in different ways but with the same […]

CHURCHBRIEFS



MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH revival through April 5 at 7 o’clock each night. Jimmy Aaron is evangelist, Terry Butts is pastor. The church is located on County Highway 29, Oneonta. VALLEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing featuring Chapel Grove on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Randy Hathcock, song chairman; Jeff Logan, pastor. SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH OF […]

FLOSSIE LEE BEASON JACOBS,



93, Hayden, died March 27, 2013. She was predeceased by parents Will and Prudence Beason; all eight of her siblings; husband Hiram Jacobs; son Wayne Jacobs; and sonin law Henry Hogg. She enjoyed working with her flowers, crossword puzzles, and attending the Nectar Senior Center. Mrs. Jacobs was a member of Hayden United Methodist Church. Surviving are daughter Sandra Hogg; […]

ROBERT G. ‘BUDDY’ ROBERTSON,



66, Hayden, died March 22, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. An auto parts salesperson, he was son to B.B. and Ruby Sherrer Robertson, both of whom preceded him in death. Wife Lois McKee also predeceased him. Surviving are brother Wayne (Martha) Robertson, Hanceville; sisters Geraldine (Daniel) Sweatmon, Holly Pond, Mae Brown, Blountsville, Faye Neely, Hanceville, Lillie (Henry) Ferrell, […]

JOHN WILLIAM SPROLES,



82, Oneonta, died March 26, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. A Korean War Veteran, he had worked at Avondale Mills and was a member of Mountain Pointe Ministries Church. Predeceasing him were parents Thomas Clarence and Cora Tibbs Sproles and nine siblings. Surviving are wife Susan Morrow Sproles; sons Johnny Sproles and Tim Sproles, both of Straight Mountain; sister […]

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