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June 23, 2010 League of Municipalities responds to Cleveland charges In a letter to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI), the Alabama League of Municipalities responded to charges of possible illegal activity by the Cleveland Town Council during the period 2009 until early 2010. The charges to be investigated were initially transmitted to the ABI in a letter from District […]

Deline, Elliott selected for North/South game

Oneonta head coach Amber Deline and Redskin forward Destiney Elliott have been chosen to participate in the North/South All Star Basketball Game. The game will be played at the Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery on July 17. Elliott, a rising senior, was selected as the 4A Player of the Year after averaging 16.5 points and […]

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ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION is now underway. Players may register at the Oneonta Rec Center 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. DRIVE OUT BREAST CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT The fifth annual event will be Thursday, June 27, at Limestone Springs Golf Club. The three-man […]


MEETINGS ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS will hold a CDL recertification class on Tuesday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 625-3801 for information. BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Speaker will be state Rep. David Standridge. EVENTS MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE will be presented by the Community Arts Council […]


Here I am

Background Scripture: Isaiah 65. Devotional Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9. I begin today by reminding you that, according to a majority of Biblical scholars, there was more than one “Isaiah” whose writings are preserved in the book that bears his name. Most scholars believe a Second Isaiah wrote chapters 40 to 66, while there are others who believe Second Isaiah II wrote […]


Panama City Beach, Fla., died June 8, 2013, at Bay Medical Center, Panama City Beach, Fla. Formerly of Blount County, Mr. Adamson had worked as a carpenter. Predeceasing him was father Charles Wesley Adamson. Surviving are mother Betty (Raymond E. Sr.) Aldridge, Blountsville; daughters Chrystal (Paul) Hatcher, Empire, Carolyn (Mark) Cox, Arab, Cynthia Adamson, Oneonta; grandchildren Tiffany Hatcher, Noah Hatcher, […]


Blountsville, died June 12, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Parents James Andrew Jackson and Clara Gibbs Bennefield predeceased him, as did wife of 51 years Helen Roberts Bennefield and five siblings. Surviving are sister Audrey Bennefield (Arlie) Miller, Adamsville; sisters-in-law Brenda Bennefield and Doris Bennefield; nieces and nephews. Johnny Bennefield officiated the 11 a.m. service held June 15 at […]


Irondale, died June 6, 2013, at the residence. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, he had worked 20 years at Jim Burke Buick in Birmingham. Parents Roy and Hazel Forester and brother Jim Forester predeceased him. Surviving are wife Betty Forester; sons Kerry Forester, Arizona, and Kevin (Brooke) Forester, New Mexico; daughters Kathryn Coffey, Birmingham, Elizabeth Kay (David) Ponce, Odenville, […]


Hoover, died June 12, 2013. A former Blount County resident, she was retired from Goldkist. Parents William and Mary Webb Chamblee predeceased her, as did husband Horace Holcomb, daughter Ruby Wyatt, and grandson James Ray Browning. Surviving are daughter Nancy Jarrett Lee, Ashville; granddaughters Donna (Ren) Potts, Hoover, and Terri Hyatt, Moody; grandson Edward (Donna) Jarrett; great-grandchildren Eric (Christan) Churchill, […]


Oneonta, died June 11, 2013, at the residence. Parents James and Zona Clowdus Harris predeceased her, as did husband William Willard Jackson and daughter Janet Kaye Jackson. Surviving are daughter Jill (Barry) Page, Hoover; son Richard Jackson, Oneonta; grandson Brett Jackson, Trussville. Glenn Elrod officiated the 11 a.m. service held June 14 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at […]

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