Redskin track team finishes third

The Oneonta Redskin boys track team picked up 51 points during last week’s meet at Gulf Shores and finished third in Class 4A. The Redskins’ total was just four points shy of second-place Dadeville’s 55 but well off champion UMSWright’s total of 93. Classes 4A through 6A competed at Gulf Shores while the 1A-3A meet was held at Selma. Blount […]

Family clings to faith after tornado damages home

A tangled mess of boards, clothes, furniture, and tile – remnants of a once livable double-wide trailer – lies merely 75 yards from Becky Hicks’s house on Dumas Bridge Road on Straight Mountain. “I don’t know how they survived it,” she says. “Last I heard, they were still in the hospital.” A couple in their 60s resided in the trailer […]

Boyd wins Bryant-Jordan Award

Oneonta senior Ethan Boyd was named the Class 4A Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete. Boyd, along with the other award recipients, was honored at a banquet last month in Birmingham. By winning the region, Boyd received $2,500 in scholarship money and $3,000 for winning Class 4A. In addition, Boyd received a $2,500 Dr. Gaylon McCullough Medical Scholarship, which goes to a student who […]

Bulldogs, Eagles, Mustangs, and Redskins make regional tournaments

Last week’s area tournaments proved to be the end of the season for half of Blount County’s high school softball teams. Cleveland, J.B. Pennington, and Locust Fork were bounced out of the area tournaments and there was a surprising team that joined them. Class 5A No. 1 Hayden had rolled through the regular season with a record of 36-3, including […]


ANYTHING GOES will be held tomorrow ( Thursday), May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. The event features Olympic-style competition with all eight Blount County high schools. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door and ticket sales are one of the events. The event is organized and sponsored by the Danny Hicks Scholarship […]

Redskin run ends in quarterfinals

Oneonta beat Ardmore’s best but then saw the home-standing Tigers take the next two games to knock the Redskins out of the playoffs. Friday, May 2 at Ardmore Oneonta 1, Ardmore 0 The Tigers started Cody Reed on the mound in the first game of the series and the senior was as good as advertised. Maybe even better. Reed, who […]

Redskins make history

The Oneonta Redskins battled their way through three straight games – all decided by one goal – to make the semifinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) state soccer tournament. The Redskins (10-7) will face Randolph (13-6-2) Friday at 11:15 a.m. at John Hunt Park in Huntsville. The other semifinal, which also starts at 11:15, has Montgomery Academy […]


A HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ALUMNI TEAM will take on the Southeastern All-Stars on Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the game will benefit athletic and academic programs at the school. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for VIP seating. Tickets can be purchased at the school and at HomeTown Bank locations in Oneonta and Pinson. For […]


DELIVERANCE NOW TABERNACLE will have a Holy Ghost miracle revival May 12-14, at 7 o’clock each evening at the Covered Bridge Inn. Pastor Mary Sue Sandford from Healing Waters Ministry will bring the message.


HOOD CEMETERY DECORATION will be Saturday,May 10. Phone 466-3275 with questions. AUSTIN CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH willhave VBS Wednesday, May 28, through Friday, May 30,from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with classes for ages 3-adult. BE A COMMUNITY CHANGER There will be a localyouth mission trip, July 9-12. Churches interested inparticipating should contact Michele Thompson at359-2951 or Jeremy Thompson at […]