GOD’S LITTLE CHURCH gospel bluegrass singing featuring God’s Children from Cullman on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. Located at 4977 Old Highway 75 in Allgood. LOCUST FORK BAPTIST 56th anniversary and Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Mart Gray, former LFBC staff member and current pastor of Covenant Community Church in Elba, will be guest speaker. Lunch will […]

Golden wedding anniversary

Revenge Wears Prada

Ten years ago, Andy Sachs famously quit her job at Runway in a blaze of dubious glory. In the new book Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, she should’ve known that you can’t escape The Devil that easily. Right after she left Runway, Andy found work as a wedding blogger. She and her formerenemy turned-bestie, Emily, started The Plunge, a […]

Boyd named Commended Student

Thomas Boyd, an Oneonta High School senior, was named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program named 34,000 students nationwide for placing among the top 5 percent by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. He is the son of Reese and Tracy Boyd, and brother of Ethan and Riley.


MEETINGS BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Frank Green Building. Speakers will be Blount County commissioners Allen Armstrong and Dean Calvert. BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Blountsville United Methodist Church fellowship hall. The menu features John Lewis’s famous barbecue chicken, […]

Golden Living Center staff members receive award

Golden Living Center Oneonta executive director Suzy Shelton, left, and director of nursing Amanda Horton, right, received the CMS Achievement Award after being recognized by The Centers of Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) for their leadership, teamwork, initiative, and versatility. Golden Living Oneonta is one of 23 Alabama nursing homes participating in the ‘initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing […]

Peoples Bank presents $5,000 check to Children’s Center

In connection with their ongoing ‘Giving Back’ program, Peoples Bank employees granted a $5,000 check to the Blount County Children’s Center on Thursday. ‘As part of the communities we serve, our associates strive to be involved and assist with many local worthwhile organizations,’ said Peoples Bank CIO Jim Kinney. ‘We feel it’s an essential civic function that we do.’ Pictured […]

Bynum and Murphree books for sale

OBA organizes first Storefront Decorating Contest

By lighting their storefronts during this year’s holiday season, many Oneonta business owners may receive more than just the Christmas spirit. The Oneonta Business Association (OBA) is spearheading the first-ever Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest with a first-place prize of $500. “The holidays are a time to come together as a family and as a community,” OBA President Sherry Pierce said. […]

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