Jacksonville runs away from Locust Fork

The Locust Fork Hornets put up 35 points and 415 yards of offense but it wasn’t enough as visiting Jacksonville knocked the Hornets out of the playoffs with a 49-35 victory Friday night. The first half and the second half were like two different games. Jacksonville took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter before the Hornets finally got on […]

Cleveland holds off Addison

The Cleveland Panthers jumped out to a 13-0 lead but then had to hold on in the fourth quarter for a dramatic 13-6 win at Addison Friday night. Cleveland wasted little time. The Panthers needed just five plays and less than two minutes to take an early 7-0 lead. Peyton Gilliland had runs of 20 and 35 yards on the […]

Oneonta knocks out Sardis

The Oneonta Redskins used a couple of familiar themes – solid defense and an effective passing game – to put away Sardis 50-26 Friday night in the first round of the 4A playoffs. The Redskins had dominated the Lions, winning 20 of the previous 21 encounters, and this game started out like most of the others. The Redskins bolted to […]

Panthers back on the road, Redskins stay at home


Two rounds into the high school football playoffs and we have two teams left. The Locust Fork Hornets were a banged-up football team heading into last week’s game against Jacksonville. The Hornets gave the Golden Eagles all they wanted and then some but couldn’t make enough plays and lost, 49- 35. Cleveland went on the road and got the win […]

Church Briefs

CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon in the fellowship hall. Sunday school at 9:30 and worship at 10:30 a.m. The church will have the Annual Soup and Chili Supper Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The $8 bowl is all you can eat and there will be […]


ONEONTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services with Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, U.S. Army retired speaking and Joe Estes of First Baptist Trussville, leading music tonight at 7 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Visit www.oneontafbc.org for more information.


LINDA GAIL REEVES BAILEY, 70, Pine Mountain, died Nov. 6, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was a homemaker for more than 50 years, enjoyed gardening, and being “Nana” to her grandchildren. Predeceasing her were parents T.J. and Eva Puckett Reeves, daughter Emily, grandson Jeffery Curtis Jr., and brothers Junior Reeves, J.B. Reeves, W.C. Reeves, General Reeves, Bernie […]


BOBBY JOE DECKER, 77, Snead, died Nov. 3, 2014, at the residence. A member of the Sanctuary Church in Snead, he was predeceased by parents Joseph W. and Audrey Brown Decker and sister Louise Cochran. Surviving are wife Joyce Decker; sons Terry Decker, Keith (Lisa) Decker, both of Snead; grandchildren Austin Decker, Nolan Decker, Rachel Decker. Bud Jones, Robbie Burtram, […]


JOHN PAUL ‘BO’ FAULKNER, 50, Easley Community, died Nov. 6, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. He enjoyed farming, NASCAR, animals, and was employed with Unistrut Construction. He was a member of Fairview Methodist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Junior and Carolyn Faulkner. Surviving are brother Danny “Yogi” Faulkner, Oneonta; sister Debra (Darryl) Tarpley, Tomball, Texas; fiance Diana Talley; nephews […]


WILLIAM ALLEN HEMBY, 71, Springville, died Nov. 6, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a member of Springville Church of God, a Vietnam Veteran, and retired from Amerex Corporation after 33 years of service. Parents Clarence Edward and Blanche Helen Haverson Hemby predeceased him. Surviving are wife Janie Hemby; daughters Teresa (Glenn) Vaughn, Springville, Donna (Johnny) Wright, […]

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