Redskins go 2-1

The Oneonta Redskins were solid in the last week before spring break. Oneonta wrapped up the first 4A Area 10 series of the year with a 13-1 win at Locust Fork on Tuesday and then split a doubleheader at home Friday against Ardmore. Tuesday, March 22at Locust ForkOneonta 13, Locust Fork 1 (5 innings) The Redskins jumped out early, taking […]

Both teams unbeaten


The Oneonta soccer program is still young but apparently getting stronger and this week marks a first in the program’s short history. The boys and girls are both ranked No. 7 in 4A-5A in the latest coaches rankings. The Oneonta boys beat Boaz last week 3-2 while the Oneonta girls routed the Lady Pirates 8-0. The boys are not 7-0-1 […]

SPORTS brief

UMPIRES ARE NEEDED for spring rec league baseball. For more information, phone 205-601-3803. ONEONTA YOUTH CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION has begun. Registration – for girls kindergarten through sixth grade (2016-2017 school year) – will be each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. through April 21. The fee is $25 and fundraisers will be held to offset package costs. […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS, SINGINGS, AND REVIVALS BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH in Snead will have the annual yard sale on Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2, beginning at 7 a.m. each day. 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 […]

Margie Marie Bryan Bryson

MARGIE MARIE BRYAN BRYSON, 88, died March 18, 2016, at Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center. She graduated from Cleveland High School and was a longtime member of Blountsville Baptist Church. She was the widow of Birl Bryson, who died in 2008. Parents Jay and Ezinkie Roberts Bryan, brothers Eldridge Bryan and Bobby Jay Bryan, and sister Iona Hahn predeceased her. […]

Liz Gilcher

LIZ GILCHER, 81, Oneonta, died March 20, 2016. She was a prep cook for The Lodge in Austintown, Ohio, and attended Warren Revival Center. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and crocheting. Predeceasing her were parents Darrell and Selena Hart Fall, husband James Gilcher Sr., granddaughter Kimberly McFarland, son Darrell Gibson, brothers Arnold Fall, Omar Fall, and Adam Fall. Surviving are daughter […]

Tony Dean Hitt

TONY DEAN HITT, 76, Cleveland, died March 14, 2016, at the residence. A retired self-employed real estate agent, he was a member of Cleveland United Methodist Church. Parents Oliver and Jewell Dunn Hitt predeceased him. Surviving are wife Joy Thomas Hitt; daughter Sonya (David) Egger, Blountsville; sister Patsy Hitt, Ohio. Wess Hallman officiated the 2 p.m. service held March 18 […]

Beatrice Jones King

BEATRICE JONES KING, 93, Oneonta, died March 14, 2016. She retired from Blue Bell after 34 years of service, was a member of Lee’s Chapel Methodist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, painting, making crafts, and quilting. Parents Jake and Katie Sasser Gamble predeceased her, as did husbands Milton Kelly, Essley Jones, and Doc King, son Lawrence Milton Kelly, two brothers, and […]

Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Lemley McDaniel

CYNTHIA ‘CINDY’ LEMLEY MCDANIEL, 68, Anniston, died March 16, 2016. Formerly of Oneonta, she was a school teacher with the Calhoun County School System. Son Patrick Kelley McDaniel and parents Bill and Billie Lemley predeceased her. Survivors include husband Tommy McDaniel; daughter Beth Jonson; stepdaughter Sherlyn McWhorter, all of Anniston; grandchildren Juli Wilborn, Kendall Wilborn, Reese McWhorter, Ava Johnson; brothers […]

Laura Ray Morton

LAURA RAY MORTON, 85, Oneonta, died March 22, 2016. She was a lifetime member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Jay and Sarah Thomas Ray, sister Annie Frances Gay, and infant son Barry Stephen Morton. Surviving are sons Bruce (Judy) Morton, Rosa, Bryan (Ada) Morton, Oneonta; grandchildren Jaynna Hawkins, Arab, Matthew (Amber) Morton, Oneonta, Clayton (Rosindee) […]

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