Cleveland, Locust Fork, and Hayden take home county titles

The 2015 Blount County Basketball Tournament wrapped up Saturday night with Cleveland taking home a pair of titles (junior varsity girls and boys) and Locust Fork (varsity girls) and Hayden (varsity boys) winning the other two. Junior Varsity GirlsCleveland 22, Locust Fork 18 Top-seeded Locust Fork took care of No. J.B. Pennington 30-21 in one semifinal while No. 3 Cleveland […]

2015 Blount County Tournament CHAMPIONS


ONEONTA GIRLS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be at the Oneonta Rec Center through Friday, Jan. 30. The fee is $100 per player (due by Feb. 14) and parents are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate. For more information, phone Chris Watkins at 559-3461 or Jamie Burke at 353-4193. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND T-BALL REGISTRATION will be […]

Church Briefs

SERVICES/SUPPORT GROUPS PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have Awana’s Children’s ministry every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and continuing until the end of the school year. Open to ages K-3 through sixth grade, children will participate in games, crafts, and learning about God. Phone Nicole Bryant at 353-2192 with questions. E STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST has Bible classes at […]


JACQUELINE STARKEY ADKINS, 74, Oneonta, died Jan. 14, 2015, at UAB Hospital. She worked at Morrison’s Cafeteria in Century Plaza for more than 30 years, was a caregiver for her mother and son, enjoyed crocheting, and watching old movies and television shows. She was predeceased by parents Charles Verbon and Zelda Sims Starkey and son Don C. Adkins. Surviving are daughter […]


MICHAEL DILLARD, 67, Altoona, died Jan. 22, 2015, at the residence, He served in the U.S. Navy with three tours during the Vietnam War, was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed cars, fishing, and restoring furniture. Parents Bud and Dee Cheek Dillard predeceased him. Surviving are wife Peggy Mason Dillard; daughters Tracy (Bubba) Faust, Daphne, Tawnya (Chris) Compton, Pinson, Kimberly […]


HENRY MARVIN FOSTER, 82, Oneonta, died Jan. 21, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He retired as a heavy equipment operator, was a member of Oneonta Church of God, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served wih the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Predeceasing him were parents Okey and Connie Butts Foster and wife Betty Langley Foster. Surviving […]


HAROLD MCFALL HAMMOND, Fairfax, Va., died Jan. 11, 2015, at the residence. Dr. Hammond served as priest and pastor for many years and served in many evangelical capacities during his lifetime. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Citadel in 1957, a master’s of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, and a doctorate of ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. He […]


CATHERINE WALKER HOLLINGSWORTH MOORE, 83, Cleveland, died Jan. 22, 2015, at the residence. She was a member of Faith Chapel Mennonite Church and Low Vision Group of Blount County, enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, and writing poems. Predeceasing her were parents Vander and Leona Carnell Walker, husband Charles Leonard Hollingsworth, brothers Calvin Walker, J.L. Walker, Columbus Walker, Clyde Walker, sister Geneva […]


EULA FAYE NEELY, 82, Trafford, died Dec. 14, 2014, at the residence. She enjoyed painting, fishing, gardening, and being outdoors. Parents Houston and Eula Green Loggins predeceased her, as did husband Bill Neely and sister Raye Murray. Surviving are daughters Cynthia (Tommy) Love, Joni (Greg) Burnham, both of the Dallas/Selfville community; grandchildren Nathan Love, Rance Burnham, Allen Burnham; great-grandchildren, EmmaLee […]

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