Lawyer big loser on national reality show

While watching Season 13 of The Biggest Loser, Gina McDonald turned to her husband and declared, “I want you to get me on that show.” Before too long, the Oneonta attorney was in Atlanta at the show’s casting where she impressed the interviewers with her explanation of why she needed to be on the show. She talked about the love […]


Hayden wins 5A title

The Hayden Wildcats rode the dominant pitching of senior Caitlin Kirkland to the 5A title last week in the Alabama High School State Softball Tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Kirkland, who was named the 5A MVP, kept the powerful offenses of Shelby County, Saraland, and Scottsboro offbalance throughout the two days of the tournament and the Wildcats used some […]

Susan Moore’s Williams to play at Gadsden State


will begin next month. Players may register at the Oneonta Rec Center from June 10 through Aug. 2, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534.


YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER registration will be Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Church and Ministries on US 231 in Oneonta. Players, cheerleaders, and those interested in coaching should plan on attending. There will be plenty of activities for kids – including inflatables – and barbecue plates and sandwiches will be sold. For more information, […]


The miracle of waiting

Background Scripture: 2 Peter 3:3-18. Devotional Reading: Psalms 90. The writer of 2 Peter warns his readers and presumably us that, “First of all you must understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own passions and saying, ‘Where is the promise of his coming?’ ” That was certainly true in the time of […]


Blountsville, died May 17, 2013, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was married to Lecil Bradford, who predeceased her. She was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by parents Gilbert and Ruthie McAlpine Giles and sister Margie Hyatt. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Larry Nail and Bruce Dial officiated the 1 p.m. […]


Cleveland, died May 16, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital, Birmingham. Retired from the Birmingham City Police Department, Mr. Cornelius was of the Baptist faith and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Cornelius was predeceased by parents Boyd Franklyn and Eula Duvall Cornelius; brothers William Franklyn Cornelius and Tillman Cornelius. Surviving […]


Morris, died May 16, 2013, at EastGlen Nursing Home, Birmingham. She was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, an avid gardener, and enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Parents Henry Monroe and Vertie Ratliff Hallman predeceased her, as did husband Roscoe Grigsby, brothers Emmett Hallman, Raymond Hallman, and sister Dorothy Hitt. Surviving are niece Barbara (Cliff) Bradford, Pinson; great-nephew Chris (Kendra) […]


Pinson, died May 16, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Mrs. Johns retired from The Birmingham News with the personnel department. She enjoyed reading, Auburn football, NASCAR, the beach, and people and bird watching. Parents Robert F. “Buck” and Flora Agnes Jenkins Carver predeceased her, as did brother Kenneth Carver. Surviving are son Glenn ( Jackie) Johns, Oneonta; daughter Glynda […]