Panthers out but Redskins advance to semifinals


Cleveland and Oneonta came into last week’s quarterfinals trying to get past a tough opponent. The Panthers never slowed down the Randolph County offense but Oneonta found enough pitching – and power – to knock off Cleburne County in Heflin. With the win, the Redskins will host Brooks in the semifinals starting tomorrow (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Friday, May 1at […]

23rd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is this Saturday, May 9

Letter carriers from all Blount County post offices will collect non-perishable food donations on Saturday, May 9, as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin […]


CLEVELAND YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION will be May 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, and June 6 and 13 at the Cleveland Park from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Phone Venus Malito at 470- 4790 for more information.

Six from county make region tournaments

Last week’s area tournaments produced a lot of exciting softball and six teams from the county have advanced to the North-Central Regional Tournament at Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa. 1A Appalachian, 2A Southeastern, and 4A J.B. Pennington have advanced as area runners-up while 3A Susan Moore, 4A Oneonta, and 5A Hayden are area champions. Hayden survived what has to be one […]

Brooks (32-11) at Oneonta (29-6)


Last year Oneonta was 34-10 and made it to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual state runner-up Ardmore in three games. Brooks was 36-9 and made it to the second round where they were knocked out in three games by Haleyville. Common opponent Only one – North Jackson. Oneonta opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of the Chiefs (8-0, […]


Bill and Lisa Watkins of Remlap announce the marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Deane, to Matt Hellums, son of Mike and Kim Hellums of Oneonta. They were married March 28, 2015, at Southern Psalms Barn in Snead with Bill Barnett officiating. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Chelsea Tipton, Morgan Oltremari, and Morgan Hellums. The […]

Law Day poster contest winner

Church Briefs

EVENTS LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH will have Crunkfest 2015 – Turned up for Jesus! on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 5 p.m. Youth of all ages are invited to the free event. Artists performing include Chosen, Mike Mac, Second Hand Grace, Shelby Hendricks, and more. Phone Shane Harris at 353-6759 for more information. The church is located at 17800 County Road […]

James Sherman Bibby

JAMES SHERMAN BIBBY, 82, Wynnville, died April 29, 2015, at the residence. A devout Christian, Mr. Bibby had worked as a heavy machine operator for Drummond Coal Company and had served as a reserve police officer for the town of Snead. Predeceasing him were parents Floyd and Essie Brooks Bibby and siblings Mozelle, Gladis, Dyeltha, and Louise. Surviving are wife […]

Mary G. Blakely

MARY G. BLAKELY, 70, Blountsville, died April 28, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. A retired factory laborer, she was predeceased by parents Hosie and Magdalene Farmer Blakely and brothers Hoyt Blakely and James Blakely. Surviving are sons Tracy (Julie) Blakely, Rodney (Dana) Blakely, both of Cullman; daughter Shunya (Dion) Parker, Bessemer; 11 grandchildren; sister Betty Blakely, Trafford. Hugo Thomas […]

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