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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. ONEONTA LIONS CLUB CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, Aug. 1, at Heritage Golf in Oneonta with a shotgun start at 8:30 […]

Johnson coaches in state games



Mike Johnson, head baseball coach at Cleveland High School, was selected to be a guest instructor at the second annual Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee Workouts and Games held at Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga. Professional scouts from the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies participated in the event, along with Samford head coach Casey Dunn and coaches from Snead State […]

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BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet tomorrow, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Guest speaker will be Meleah Davis, chief probation officer for the Blount County Juvenile Probation program. ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION will meet Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Blount County Children’s Center. Upcoming events will be discussed, and community involvement is appreciated. […]

OF THE SPIRIT

THE BIBLE SPEAKS Living above and within

Background Scripture: Ezra 8:24-30. Devotional Reading: Mark 12:38-44. In the previous lesson we had but three verses from the Book of Ezra, but this week we have seven. What can these seven verses possibly say to us relevant to living our faith today? Let’s see. Ezra begins in telling us: “Then I set apart 12 of the leading priests: Sherebiah, […]

DONNA SUE BENNETT, 51,



Decatur, died July 15, 2013, at Decatur General Hospital. She was predeceased by parents Robert and Erlene Stanley Bennett; sisters Sarah Duke and Florence Bennett; brother Jerry Bennett. Surviving are sisters Kelly (Mike) Evans, Hanceville, Myrtle (Edward) Atchley, Brooksville, Mary Singer, Morgan City, Debra ( Jeff) Smith and Angie Spence, both of Arab; brothers James (Nancy) Bennett, Boaz, and Danny […]

FLOY LEE DINGLER, 92,



Georgia, died July 14, 2013, at Carrollton Nursing and Rehab, Carrollton, Ga. A former resident of Blountsville, Mrs. Dingler was a retired seamstress with Blount Manufacturing Co. and a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church. She was predeceased by husband Carnel Dingler, who died in 1994; parents Raymond L. and Vollie Butts Smith; brother Ray Smith; sisters Era Hitt, Edna […]

PVT. DONALD DEWAYNE DUKES, 27,



Panama City, Fla., died July 9, 2013. Father Donald Dewayne Dukes Sr. predeceased him. Surviving are wife Melissa Dukes, Leeds; mother Maria Carruth Elliot, Cullman; daughter Paytin Dukes, Snead; stepchildren Gavin Wallace and Mya Wallace, Leeds; sister Jennifer (Matthew) Mixon; brother Jeremy Dukes, Oneonta; nephews Skylor Mixon, Karson Dukes, Kaylee Dukes. Stephen Alseben officiated the 11 a.m. military service held […]

BETTY ANN DUNCAN, 80,



Tuscaloosa, died July 15, 2013, at Capstone Village Retirement Home, Tuscaloosa. A Blount County High School and Birmingham Southern College graduate, she taught elementary school for most of her adult life. Parents Willis Major and Bernice Haywood McAnear Godfrey, husband Gerald Duncan, and son Benny Duncan predeceased her. Surviving are son Stephen (Penny) Duncan, Spring, Texas; grandchildren Matthew Duncan, Redmond, […]

VERNA LORENE HACKER, 87,



Birmingham, died July 16, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. She was preceded in death by parents Joel and Flora Blakely Moody; husband Bob Hacker; brothers Clarence, Charlie, Elvin, and Raymond Moody; sisters Novella Acton, Evie Inmon, an infant sister; nephew Ronny Joe Acton. Surviving are nephews Charles (Hilda) Moody, Centre, Dwight (Evelyn) Moody, Oneonta, Bruce ( Joan) Moody, Oneonta, […]

JAMES WILLARD HENSON, 77,



Wynnville, died July 17, 2013, at BMC Princeton Hospital, Birmingham. Mr. Henson was a retired sheetrock installer. Parents William and Bessie Bea Clark Henson and sister Pearl LaRowe predeceased him. Surviving are wife Janet Henson; daughters Pamela ( Johnny) Mardis, Royal, and Diana Talley, Oneonta; sons Danny Henson, Oneonta, Johnny (Kay) Henson, McClarty, Kenny (Anita) Henson, Wynnville; grandchildren Stephanie (Brad) […]


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