Local businesses provide assistance to flooded grocery



Confirming the “friend in need” quote, the city and several local businesses chipped in to help Oneonta’s Hometown Market in its recent flooding. Grateful local manager Larry Malin identified specific assistance provided by the city and several sympathetic cohorts. Malin leveled his highest praise for Oneonta public safety director-administrator Brandon Horton. He noted that Horton had provided a dump truck […]

Lady Hornets win DAR Tournament

High School Basketball

The Locust Fork Lady Hornets ended 2015 as the No. 2 team in Class 4A. After winning the DAR Holiday Tournament last week, they should start 2016 at least as high. After handling Guntersville (63-33) and Huntland, Tenn. (72-59), the Lady Hornets met Madison County in the finals. Madison County came into the finals with a record of 10-2 and […]

Gilliland nominated for 2A Back of the Year



Cleveland’s Peyton Gilliland is one of three finalists for 2A Back of the Year as voted on by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Gilliland is a two-time nominee but, after making the list as a quarterback last year, he is nominated as a defensive back this year. The senior led the Panthers to the quarterfinals of the 2A playoffs […]

SPORTS briefs



ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will begin Tuesday, Jan. 12. Players (ages 3-12 for baseball; 4-12 for softball) may register Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration fee is $100 per player and a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be provided. For more information, contact the Oneonta Rec […]

Absentee voting

things and dates to remember

Blount County Circuit Clerk Cindy Massey will serve as absentee election manager for Blount County. Absentee voting applications are available at her office in Room 208 in the courthouse or may be obtained by calling her office at 625-4153. Applications may also be obtained online at www.alabamavotes.com or www.fvap.gov. Absentee ballots may also be obtained in the Circuit Clerk’s Office […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Don Graham will be teaching a class for pastors and deacons every Thursday in January, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. Robbie Burtram, pastor. EASLEY BAPTIST CHURCH holds yard sales on the first and third weekend of every month at 62866 U.S. 231. Proceeds benefit Redeemed Ministries, a group which helps people coming out of […]

Infant Mia Arregin



INFANT MIA ARREGIN, Oneonta, died Dec. 22, 2015. Surviving are father Eduardo Arregin; mother Elizabeth Robles; brother Anthony James Robles; grandparents Jose and Catalina Robles, Eduardo and Susana Arregin, all of Oneonta. Homera Maldonado officiated the 1 p.m. graveside service held Jan. 2 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Albert Sidney ‘Sid’ Bains III



ALBERT SIDNEY ‘SID’ BAINS III, 86, Oneonta, died Dec. 23, 2015. Wife Ann Lowery Bains predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Caryn L. Bains; son-in-law Rolf W. Meinhold, M.D.; grandson John S. Newsom Jr., all of Atlanta, Ga.; longtime companion Joan Pinyan, Oneonta. Bob Swain officiated the 2 p.m. service held Dec. 27 at Oneonta Church of Christ. Burial was at […]

Clint Earl Dean



CLINT EARL DEAN, 78, Cleveland, died Dec. 31, 2015, at the residence. He was a member of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge, served with the U.S. Army, was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed fishing and Alabama football. Parents Esmon and Goldie Blackwood Dean and daughter Cynthia Dean Branham predeceased him. Surviving are wife Glenda Faust Dean; sons Jeff Dean; Dusty […]

Boddy Joe Glasscock



BOBBY JOE GLASSCOCK, 80, Oneonta, died Dec. 29, 2015. He was a member of Pleasant Mount Baptist Church on Pine Mountain and was an avid coon hunter and fisherman. Wife Peggy Glasscock predeceased him, as did parents Arthur and Lela Head Glasscock, and six siblings. Surviving are children Dale Glasscock, Perry Glasscock, Patricia Glasscock-Lackey; stepchildren Phillip (Sharron) McCay, Donna Hawks, […]


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