Sharon Moody Noojin

SHARON MOODY NOOJIN, 70, Oneonta, died April 6, 2016, at a local hospital. She was a member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church and was very involved with Sacred Harp singing. Her hobbies included reading, crocheting, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She worked at Blue Bell sewing plant for several years and most recently worked at Walmart. Parents Elvin and Eldora Green […]

Thomas Edwin Self

THOMAS EDWIN SELF, 92, Oneonta, died April 2, 2016. A retired United Methodist mnister after more than 40 years, he was a member of the North Alabama Conference and Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from Mississippi State University, playing on two SEC Championship baseball teams. He graduated from Emory University with a master’s degree in divinity. He served […]

Jo Farley Taylor

JO FARLEY TAYLOR, 89, Springville, died April 1, 2016. She was the secretary of New Hope Church and was a founding member of the New Hope Independent Church. Predeceasing her were daughter Lyn Gilliland, granddaughter Chrystal Blaylock, and brothers Jim Farley and Hoyt Farley. Surviving are husband of 69 years William R. Taylor; daughters Marta (Tommy) Frost, Stacy (Ted) Jackson, […]

Harvene Vandergrift

HARVENE VANDERGRIFT, 84, Cumming, Ga., died April 6, 2016. Formerly of Pine Mountain, she was predeceased by husband Charles Auston Vandergrift, parents Harvey and Etta Allen, and brother Max Allen. Surviving are son Jason (Laurie) Vandergrift, Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren Elizabeth and Joseph Vandergrift; sisters Fay (Donald) Ingle, Wilson, N.C., Kathleen Head, Locust Fork; brother J.W. (Margaret) Allen, Decatur; nieces, nephews. […]


Ricky and Tracy Garrett of Arab announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Brittany Lashae Garrett, to William Cody Loftis, son of Sharon and the late Billy Loftis of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marlin and Ann Garrett of Arab and Billy Joe and Laverne Crow of Union Grove. She is a graduate of Arab High […]

Coaches select all county team

A pair of juniors, Locust Fork’s Bay Etheredge and J.B. Pennington’s Darby Hamm, were voted MVPs by Blount County’s high school basketball coaches. Etheredge, a 5’10 point guard, led the Hornets to an 18-12 record and the substate round of the playoffs. He led the Hornets, averaging 15.5 points, four assists and three steals per game for coach Brannon Smith. […]

Memories Antiques and Gifts re-opens

Memories Antiques and Gifts of Oneonta held its open house on Saturday, April 9. Owners Dot and Gerald Neher held this celebration in honor of the shop’s grand reopening on April 5. The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was held at 10 a.m. Reps from Enesco, Jamberry Nails, and Manual Woodworkers and Weavers Sweet Treats attended the event to present their new items […]

Redeemer Community Church celebrates one year

Redeemer Community Church held their One-Year Celebration on Sunday, April 10, in front of Neely Arts Center in downtown Oneonta. The congregation gathered in the street as lead pastor Matt Scott led a sermon and worship service. Four of the church’s newcomers were baptized during the service, including a mother-daughter pair.

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