Oneonta, died Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. He was a member of Oneonta First Baptist Church for over 62 years, ordained as a deacon in 1967, and was recently honored as a Deacon Emeritus. Retired from Liberty National Insurance Company with 23 years of service, he enjoyed Oneonta High School and Auburn football. Parents Hamp and Vera […]


ONEONTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will feature Ivan Parker in concert Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The tickets are $12 and may be ordered by phoning Norm Basden at 994-0988. Also performing will be the Single Purpose Trio. PLEASANT GROVE FCM CHURCH will have a singing Sunday, Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m. featuring the bluegrass group Backwood Boys. Sunday School […]


Snead, died Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed quilting. Parents Earnest Arthur and Willie Clevie Huffstutler King predeceased her. Surviving are sister Emma Jean King; brothers Jerrel King, Wendell (Brenda) King, Billy King, all of Snead. Don Garrison, Curtis Hawkins, Odis Huffstutler, and Jamie Washburn officiated the 2 […]


Foley, died Jan. 24, 2014. He was son of the late Velon O. and Ola Mae Jacquess Sullivan. Also predeceasing him were wife Mavis Marcell Sullivan and brother Robert Sullivan. Surviving are daughter Glynda ( James) Crabb, Foley; granddaughter Siobhan (Alex) Justinger, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; sisters Margie ( Travis) Clements, Betty Jean Sherrer, Margaret Cuzzort, all of Locust Fork; brothers […]


Odenville, died Jan. 22, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She enjoyed golfing and bowling. Predeceasing her were parents Ned Wayne and Nora Lee Smith Taylor, husband George Marcelle Statham, and sons George M. Statham Jr. and James Lynn Statham. Surviving are son Herbert (Cathy) Statham, Hartselle; daughter Denise Gann, Odenville; daughter-in-law Joan Statham, Opelika; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; […]


John and Hettie Cleveland Coffield were married at Doraville Church of God in Atlanta on Feb. 2, 1974, by Rev. O.C. McCane. Mrs. Coffield was originally from Snead and Gainesville, Fla, the daughter of Guy Edward and Annie Ruth Painter Cleveland. She attended Georgia State University and has worked as a loan underwriter. Mr. Coffield grew up in Portland, Maine, […]

Two juveniles charged with third-degree theft

The Oneonta Police Department once again utilized its Facebook page to track down two juveniles who stole a BB gun and a video game from Walmart Thursday night. On Friday, the department posted the two suspects’ pictures on the social media site asking for help in identifying them. Within an hour-and-a-half, investigators had their answer. “We try to be open […]

Third annual Super Bowl Chili Cookoff this Saturday

For the third year, the Oneonta Business Association is fighting the freezing temperatures by offering the Super Bowl Chili Cookoff, according to chili cook-off chairman Sam Lee. Everyone is invited to enter the cookoff to showcase their skills as chili makers, and everyone else is encouraged to come taste test to judge those said skills for themselves. The cost of […]

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