Altoona, died May 26, 2013, at Attalla Healthcare. Parents James A. and Opal Norris Watkins predeceased him, as did brothers Durell Watkins and Jerry Watkins. Surviving are daughter Amy Watkins Woods, Albertville; sister-in-law Clara Watkins, Hokes Bluff; nephews Mike (Kim) Watkins, Arab, Rick (Pat) Watkins, Altoona, David (Kelly) Watkins, Gallant, Greg ( Tish) Watkins and Todd Watkins, both of Hokes […]


Boaz, died May 27, 2013. She had worked as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly. Parents James R. and Virginia Bryant and sister Denise Bryant predeceased her. Surviving are sisters Cathy ( Jamie) Smith, Altoona, Valerie Edwards, Albertville, Lynn (Robert) Wright, Douglas, Sherry (Don) Spurlin, Albertville, Karen Carroll, Boaz; brother Carl Bryant, Vidor, Texas. Robert Metzler officiated the 2 p.m. graveside […]


FIRST INDEPENDENT CHURCH OF ONEONTA is hosting “Jesus Jamz” on Saturday, June 8, from 1 p.m. until… There will be dramatic videos, musical performances, preaching, concessions, and inflatables. All proceeds will benefit the youth mission trip. MT. CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST Homecoming Sunday, June 9. There will be singing at 10:30 a.m., lunch at noon, and singing again in the afternoon. […]

90th birthday

Stephen Graham Simmons

Tucker Jase Martin


‘FIX YOUR MAMA’ is a Blount County program designed to help residents avoid unwanted litters from pets by spaying dogs and cats at no charge. A rabies vaccination is also available, if needed. The program can now also help residents trap untamed female cats. The cats will be spayed and returned to you. Donations are requested to keep the program […]

Bloom–N–Pie Days this weekend

Remember the days when country folks would visit each other and immediately adjourn to the lawn or garden to poke around looking at the flowers and bushes while they gossiped not only about the name and habit of each plant and where they got a “start” of it, but about everything else under the sun as well? That’s what Bloom-N-Pie […]

Missoula Children’s Theater will present ‘Snow White’

Missoula Children’s Theater, under the auspices of the Community Arts Council of Blount County, will present the musical ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Eris Horton Auditorium at Oneonta High school. The Saturday performance concludes a week of intensive rehearsals managed by two directors who come with the ‘suitcased’ production, which includes set, […]

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