Oneonta’s Johnson commits to Georgia Tech


Oneonta senior wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Johnson has verbally committed to Georgia Tech. The 6’3, 200-pounder is expected to get a look at wide receiver but might prove to be a better fit on the defensive side of the ball for an ACC team that threw fewer than 200 passes last year. Johnson has starred on both sides of the […]

Hayden wins state fishing title


ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION starts next week. 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. ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold a parent organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at Oneonta City […]


MEETINGS ROYAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Royal Community Center. The community meeting will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. CITY OF ONEONTA COUNCIL MEETING The regular Oneonta City Council meeting has been rescheduled and will now be Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS will hold […]

The next chorus?


Background Scripture: Isaiah 12. Devotional Reading: Psalms 92:1-8. There are at least two Isaiahs, perhaps three. Chapters 1 through 39 cover approximately 40 years of the work of the original prophet Isaiah (First Isaiah) and reflect the reigns of four of Judah’s kings: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. These 40 years were the time of the resurgence of Assyrian empire […]


Holly Pond, died May 29, 2013. An equipment operator for Cullman County, he was a member of Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church. He had also pastored Warrior Creek, Welcome #1, Brooklyn, Plainview, Fellowship, and Shady Grove Baptist Churches. Father Albert Hill and brother-in-law Glenn Drinkard predeceased him. Surviving are wife Faye Bullard Hill; mother Dortha McCay Hill; daughters Judy (Bruce) […]


Murphysboro, Ill., died April 18, 2013, at the residence. She attended Hayden High School, where she later came back to teach after college. She joined the U.S. Army in the 1940s and was trained as a physical therapist. Stationed in Japan, she met Alfred Lit, whom she married in 1947. Her photo in front of the Enola Gay plane is […]


Altoona, died May 31, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. A retired bookkeeper with Exchange Bank, she enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and the Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Altoona First Baptist Church and the last of nine children in her family. She was predeceased by husband Etha Nix and parents Albert and Sudie Fulenwider. Surviving are sons […]


Ashville, died May 26, 2013, in his mother’s arms and surrounded by family. Thomas, also known as Superman, fought a long battle against medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. He loved Superman, SpongeBob, Auburn football, pets Birdie, Richard, and his dog Charlie. Surviving are parents Heather Lambert and Tommy Sullivan; sister Shelby; grandparents Ron and Shelia Lambert, Deb Lambert, all of […]


Pinson, died May 29, 2013. He was predeceased by parents Alf Moody and Opal Franklin Smith and brother Jerry Smith. Known as “Pawpaw,” he was a loving father and grandfather with a gentle spirit. Surviving are children Jacki ( Trip) Walton and Glenn ( Jenny) Smith; grandchildren Forrest, Coleman and Reilly Taylor, Sawyer and Beckett Smith; sister Linda (Harry) Cooper; […]