Oneonta Business Association Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off

The 4th Annual Oneonta Business Association Super Chili Bowl Cook- Off was held Saturday, Feb. 7. A panel of five judges sampled all entries in a blind taste test and determined the first, second, and third place winners. The People’s Choice & Best Table Decor winners were determined by popular vote of patrons. photos courtesy – Patti Moss Williams


will be Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the concession stand at the ballpark. Registration fee is $100 per child (ages 4-12). For more information, contact Jeff Floyd at 205-559-3447.

Why do we shy away from the word SIN?

Suggested reading: 1 Corinthians 6:9 No one likes to call sin what it actually is anymore…sin. We prefer to live our lives as we see fit, and we tend to make the scripture say what we want it to say to justify the way we live. We are all human; we all sin. And a sin is a sin; one […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS MOUNTAIN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH winter Bible study continues through Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. Mark Jones is teacher, Jerry Hackney is pastor. The church is located on county road 47 in Blountsville. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST ASSOCIATION will have a Music Festival on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Oneonta First Baptist Church. Member churches are encouraged to participate. […]


GEORGE WALTER BURTRAM, 80, Murphree’s Valley, died Feb. 2, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and camping. Predeceasing him were parents Roy and Lois Vaughn Burtram. Surviving are wife Dorothy “Dot” Burtram; daughters Sharla (Doug) Sampley, Hayden, Shelly (Earl) Harper, Friday’s Crossing; sons Randy (Kathie) Burtram, Snead, Robbie (Amy) Burtram, […]


SHIRLEY H. CHAMBERS, 74, Birmingham, died Feb. 7, 2015, at the residence. She was a member of The Church of Faith. Predeceasing her were husband Bill Chambers, mother Beatrice Lett Haisten, father Daniel Haisten, brother Larry Haisten, and sisters Dottie Holt and Sharon Hansard. Surviving are sisters Rita (Mack) Elrod, Horton, Deborah (Bobby) Green, Altoona, Barbara Sue Moore, Royal; dog […]


JOEL EDWARD ELLSWORTH, 75, Cullman, died Feb. 1, 2015, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Formerly of Oneonta, he enjoyed playing the guitar, bluegrass music, traveling, and was a cowboy at heart. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witness of Oneonta until 1995 then became a member of the Cullman congregation. Parents William and Pearly Mae Price Ellsworth and daughter Lucinda […]


VIOLET DAPHINE HACKNEY, 86, Blountsville, died Jan. 31, 2015, at the residence. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and the widow of Flavis Hackney, who died in 1998. Parents Edmond Claude and Ada Cleo Sivley Smith, nine siblings, grandson Richard Denny, son-in-law Morris Denny, and great-grandson Bryan Michael Herndon also predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Amalene Denny, Blountsville; […]


WILLIAM CRAIG LOGAN, 54, Oneonta, died Feb. 2, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Predeceasing him was father William Jack Logan. Surviving are daughter Anna (fiance’ Chase Daniel) Logan, Atlanta; mother Betty Thomas (Jim) Ward, Oneonta; uncles Buddy Thomas, Pell City, Steve (Cal Darnell) Thomas, Birmingham, Tim (Leigh) Thomas, Oneonta; aunt Mary Ellen Ledbetter, Oneonta; special cousins Steven and […]


JEWEL HOLLINGSWORTH LOWE, 80, Oneonta, died Feb. 2, 2015, at TLC Nursing Home. She was an active member of the Textile Workers Union, a member of the Quilt Club, and enjoyed birds, gardening, canning, and flowers. Predeceasing her were husband J.B. Lowe, daughter Mary Ann Moore, parents Charlie and Jewel Gilliland Hollingsworth, and siblings Charles Hollingsworth, Acton Hollingsworth, Helen Bromley, […]