God’s path leads McEvoy to owning business

Twenty-one-year-old Kelly McEvoy says owning a business at a young age is scary, but it’s something God has been preparing for her to do since she a child. “Everything goes back to when I was little,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to be a massage therapist. As a child, I would create a massage parlor in my house by putting […]

Birmingham Water Works bill approaches critical test in House

A bill providing for substantial reform of the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) has been moving through the Legislature to the accompaniment of intense lobbying by the utility since it was introduced early in this session by Sen. Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills. Having passed the Senate on a 20-9 vote on March 11, it moved into the House where […]

Local school officials in favor of Common Core

School officials say those against Common Core standards are misinformed on what the standards actually are. “These negative arguments are coming from a few, but very vocal people,” said Blount County secondary curriculum coordinator Stoney Beavers. “They think it’s related to President Obama, and it’s not. We took these Common Core standards, or collegeand career-readiness standards as educators like to […]

Area races starting to take shape

Spring Break this week means an off week for most high school baseball and softball teams. That doesn’t apply to several teams, however. Softball teams from Hayden, Oneonta, and Southeastern and the baseball team from Oneonta are on the gulf coast this week taking part in tournaments at Gulf Shores. This week is generally looked at as the halfway point […]

Zeanah wins state title

Max Zeanah, Oneonta, recently won the wrestling state championship title for the 6-and-under 40-lb weight class. He is the son of Brent and Valleri Zeanah, sister of Maddi Grace, and is in kindergarten at Oneonta Elementary School. Grandparents are the late Don and Anne Zeanah of Remlap, Brad Collins of Huntsville, and Connie and Rickey Hicks of Athens. He and […]


BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will continue through April 4 at the BlountsvilleTown Hall. Registration is for girls in kindergartenthrough sixth grade and the cost is $50 plus uniform.Fundraisers will be held to offset uniform costs.Registration will be taken Monday through Friday from8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 429-2406. ONEONTA YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATIONwill continue through March 27 at […]

Elliott finalist for player of the year

Oneonta’s Destiney Elliott has been named a finalist for 4A Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) for the second year in a row. The 5’11 senior averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game in leading the Lady Redskins to a 33-6 record and the school’s second straight state title. She was the MVP of […]


BE A COMMUNITY CHANGER There will be a local youth mission trip, July 9-12. Churches interested in participating should contact Michele Thompson at 359-2951 or Jeremy Thompson at 456-0897. PINE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services Monday, March 31, through Wednesday, April 2, at 7 o’clock. Chad Albright is evangelist, Randy Hale, pastor. REMLAP METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY will […]


Birmingham, died March 18, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She worked several years with South Central Bell, enjoyed bowling, antique auctions, and the antique store where she and her husband refinished furniture. Parents Homer D. and Lallage Burnette Cardwell predeceased her as did husband James Matthew Atkinson Sr., son James Matthew Atkinson Jr., and brother Edsel Cardwell. Surviving […]


Oneonta, died March 20, 2014, at Lakeshore Rehab, Birmingham. A steel layout fitter for more than 30 years, he was predeceased by father Alton Lee Bellew and brothers Wallace Bellew and Eddie Bellew. Surviving are wife Gloria Bellew; son Marcus Bellew; daughter Grace Bellew; mother Mildred Bellew; brothers Freddie (Carolyn) Bellew, Roy (Brenda) Bellew, Harold ( Tina) Bellew, Don (Becky) […]

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