Altoona, died Dec. 10, 2013, at Riverview Regional Hospital, Gadsden. Parents Alton and Pauline Brewer Mobley and brother Steven Mobley predeceased her. Surviving are daughters Robin (Alvin) Bodine, Oneonta, Tracy Wilemon, Janie ( Todd) Isaac, both of Altoona; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Patricia (Randy) Duke, Hayden. Ginger Copeland officiated the 11 a.m. service held Dec. 13 at The Chapel […]


Blountsville, died Dec. 17, 2013, at UAB Hospital. He had worked as a truck driver and enjoyed the outdoors and four-wheeling. Father Temon Sterling predeceased him. Surviving are mother Maxine Sterling, Blountsville; sister Cheryl Sterling, Cleveland; wife Donna Sterling, Oneonta; aunts Shirley Millwood, Cleveland, Yvonne Sterling, Cullman, Martha Millwood, Blountsville, Dorothy Millwood, Snead,; uncle Morris Millwood, Blountsville; brothers-in-law Eric Clem, […]


Pinson, died Dec. 15, 2013. She had attended Hopewell South Baptist Church since she was two weeks old and was the oldest member of the church. She had worked in retail sales at Parisian Department Store. Predeceasing her were parents Francis and Cora Hall Marsh, husband Orville Conice Story, son Orville Conice Story Jr., and daughter in-law Sue Day Story. […]


BELIEVERS BASKETBALL LEAGUE will begin Jan. 13 at the Worship Center in Oneonta. Eight teams are needed for the independent league. Phone 527-1358 with questions. VALLEY GROVE BAPTIST singing Saturday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m., with The Believers performing. A meal will be served afterward. Randy Hathcock is singing chairman; pastor is Jeff Logan. JONES CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST all-night singing on […]


EVENTS PALISADES PARK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS The 13th annual event will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. every night in December, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. THIS AND THAT SUPER CHILI BOWL COOK-OFF The third annual Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off sponsored by the Oneonta Business Association will be Saturday, Feb. 1, […]

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Iron Order Motorcycle Club gives back

They may be leather clad, but they’re charity driven. “We want to establish ourselves as the good guys,” says Duck Fields. “We are family-oriented and want to give back to our communities.” Don’t expect the Iron Order MC (Motorcycle Club) to fall into a stereotype. They’re far from what might have been seen on television or read in a book. […]

UAB wants volunteers for cancer/ gardening study

The UAB Department of Nutrition Services wants volunteers from Blount County to participate in a study on possible beneficial effects from gardening on breast cancer survivors. The object is to determine if there are significant effects on both general health and the diet and nutrition of participants who carry out the gardening project, compared to a control group of cancer […]

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