Locust Fork runs past Saks to claim Northeast Regional



The Saks Lady Wildcats had built a reputation this season for run-and-gun basketball. Many times this year, Michelle Lively’s team had used a stifling press to dominate most teams en route to a 27-6 record and a ranking of No. 1 in 4A. An impressive record, no doubt. However, the Lady Wildcats had not run into (or with) a team […]

Cleveland comes up short



In the end, not a whole lot separated the two teams. The final score showed Section edged Cleveland 49-48 and, if possible, the game was even closer than the one-point margin indicated. Neither team could pull away from the other. Section’s largest lead was five points while Cleveland’s was three. The score was tied 8-8 after one quarter and 24-24 […]

SPORTS briefs



ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION has begun. 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 Center at 625-3534. […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS & REVIVALS 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 rehab transition back to a normal, healthy life. BLOUNTSVILLE CHURCH OF GOD will have revival services Sunday, March 6, at 10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., and […]

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Bryant



REBECCA ‘BECKY’ BRYANT, 57, Cleveland, died Feb. 27, 2016. Parents Ellie Gene and Margie Bushard Gilliland predeceased her, as did sisters Maggie Denise Tolbert and Lisa Darlene Baldwin and brothers Kenneth Gene Gilliland, Jerry Allen Gilliland, Phillip Lynn Gilliland, and Keith Ladon Gilliland. Surviving are companion David Vaughn; daughters April (Nacho) Acosta, Remlap, Amy (Jonathan) Arons, Boaz, Beth Jacques, Albertville; […]

Annie Inez Burgess



ANNIE INEZ BURGESS, 80, Cleveland, died Feb. 18, 2016, at the residence. She was known as a person with a great love of life and family and was active with her church. Predeceasing her were parents Willie and Vena Thomas, husband John Ed Burgess, and sister Francis Green. Surviving are sons John Ed “Eddie” Burgess Jr., Thomas Edward “Tommy” Burgess, […]

David Lee Couey



DAVID LEE COUEY, 39, Blountsville, died Feb. 25, 2016. Mother Joyce Dean Couey predeceased him. Surviving are wife Emily Walker-Couey; daughter Krysten Mia-Lee Couey (Seth) Thomas, Oneonta; grandson Zander Thomas, Oneonta; mother of his daughter Heather Kritner Couey; sister Mary Ann Couey-Todd, Georgia. The family received friends on Feb. 26 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel.

Sylvia Bowen Fowler



SYLVIA BOWEN FOWLER, 83, Oneonta, died Feb. 16, 2016. Retired from AmSouth Bank in 1993, she was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, the Branscomb Sunday School class, and Friends of the Oneonta Library. She was predeceased by husband of 63 years Don Gordon Fowler Jr., parents Durice D. and Pearl Foreman Bowen, sister Pearlene Gillespie, and daughter […]

Michael Ray Fuller



MICHAEL RAY FULLER, 48, Ashville, died Feb. 12, 2016. Predeceasing him were parents Howard and Nancy McGlaughn Fuller and brother Phillip Fuller. Surviving are daughter Jasmine Fuller; sisters Sheila Blackmon, Sherrie Fuller, both of Ashville; nephews Stephen Fuller, Keith Rice-Thompson, Eric Fuller; nieces Kimberly Fuller, Jennifer Fuller. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Beason […]

John Virgil Lackey



JOHN VIRGIL LACKEY, 75, Allgood, died Feb. 24, 2016, at Altoona Health & Rehab. Parents William and Ruby Jo Bowling Lackey, one great-granddaughter, brothers Macon Scott, Charlie Scott, and Vandall Lackey, and sister Bobbie Snell predeceased him. Surviving are wife Lucille Blackmon Lackey; daughters Lynn Glass (Ray Nelson), Ashville, Tammy (Shon) Baker, Boaz; sons David (Annette) Wilson, Oneonta, Shane Lackey […]


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