Oneonta holds off Susan Moore

The Oneonta Redskins built a big lead and then had to hold on for a 33-26 victory over visiting Susan Moore last Friday night. Behind the passing of Zach Dimmock and a dominating defense, the Redskins built a 20-0 halftime lead. In the first half, Oneonta got a 1-yard touchdown run from Ko Powell and a 13- yard touchdown pass […]

Second half of region play begins for most

We are just past the halfway mark of the regular season and most fans have a pretty good idea of what kind of team they have. As we look ahead to the playoffs, there are three teams – Cleveland, Locust Fork, and Oneonta – that appear to be in good shape. Nothing has been decided yet, though. Appalachian and Hayden […]

Ezekiel blows out Lighthouse

Once again the Lighthouse Homeschool Warriors had enough offense but the defense was lacking in a 63-20 loss to Ezekiel Academy in Montgomery. Lighthouse generated exactly 300 yards of offense – 153 through the air; 147 on the ground. Freshman Clay Ferrill did a little bit of everything for the Warriors, rushing for 112 yards and a touchdown and completing […]

News Briefs

TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold itsregular council meeting on Monday, Oct. 6,at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEARTChapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday ofeach month at The Smokin Grill, 85 PurpleHeart Blvd., Springville, at 6 p.m. for dinnerand 7 p.m. meeting. Guest speakers addresssubjects of interest to veterans. ContactChaplin Cmdr. Lonnie […]


CHURCH OF JESUS CHRISTOF LATTER-DAY SAINTSwill host Dr. MonicaWilliams-Murphy who willspeak on American beliefsabout the end of life and theimportance of advancedplanning tomorrow, Oct. 2, at6 p.m. The church is locatedat 29854 Ala 79, Locust Fork. CLEVELAND UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH willhave a yard sale Friday, Oct.3, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., atthe church. Proceeds willbenefit local missions. Willreschedule if rain. […]


STRAIGHT MOUNTAINMENNONITE CHURCH willhave revival services Sunday,Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. and Mondaythrough Wednesday at 7p.m. Evangelist is PhilSwartzentruber fromJackson, Ky., who was a highschool teacher and coach formany years. The church islocated on county road 24.Phone Bob Metzler at 274-7833 with questions. PHILADELPHIA BAPTISTCHURCH will have Awana’sChildren’s ministry from 5:30p.m. until 7 p.m. and continuing every Wednesday untilthe end […]


Talladega, died Sept. 25, 2014, at Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Talladega. Known as “Ms. Kay,” she was very active and had served as president of the Bush Hills Civic Club, the Bush Hills Garden Club, and the Beta Sigma Phi City Council, served on the board of directors of Country Club Estates, and was a member of the Arts and […]


Susan Moore, died Sept. 20, 2014, at the residence. A retired steel worker with U.S. Steel, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Blountsville Church of God. Wives Evelyn Stephens Green and Louise Leigeber Green predeceased him, as did parents Charley and Nancy Higgins Green, daughters Carolyn Green Latta and Kathy […]


Blountsville, died Sept. 15, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South. Parents Earnest Handley and Lillie Brooks King predeceased her, as did husband Dayton Jones, son Phillip Bryant, brother Autry King, and sisters Earlene Handley and Earnestine Handley. Surviving are sons Johnny Bryant, Ashville, Michael (Becky) Bryant, David (Christine) Bryant, both of Blountsville, Mark Bryant, Langston, Val Simmons, Illinois; daughter Sandra […]


Altoona, died Sept. 25, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Father Otha Bickerstaff and siblings Elizabeth Walker, Charles Bickerstaff, and Robert “Lynn” Bickerstaff predeceased her. Surviving are son Brandon (Meleia) Moore, Blountsville; daughters Brittany (Josh) Dumas, Altoona, Tracy Sloan, Springville; grandchildren Chaz Sloan, Tyler Sloan, Rayven Sloan, Mary Elisabeth Moore, Chloe Moore; great-grandchildren Logan Sloan, Kyndall Sloan; mother Robbie […]