Thomas J. Smith Sr.



THOMAS J. SMITH SR., 70, Oneonta, died Oct. 8, 2016. He was a member of Gardendale Nazarene Church. Surviving are mother Madonna Smith; sons Thomas (Paige) Smith Jr., Scott Smith Sr.; grandchildren Courtney Smith, Cybill Smith, Scott Smith Jr., Danielle Smith, Arron Smith; brothers Terry (Peg) Smith, Jack (Ruth) Smith Jr.; sisters Becky (Sonny) Kennerly, Nancy (David) Denson, Karen (Frank) […]

Edwin Lee Wood



EDWIN LEE WOOD, 43, Hanceville, died Oct. 5, 2016. He was a carpenter by trade, an avid Alabama football fan, and enjoyed fishing and searching for arrowheads. He attended Trinity Church in Nectar. Daddy Wesley Grant Wood and father Edwin Lee Wilson predeceased him. Surviving are mother Annie Sue Wood (Eddie Robertson), Blountsville; stepmother Beck Wilson; companion Barbara Richards; brothers […]

More than just downtown

Covered Bridge Festival

When you hear “Covered Bridge Festival,” you automatically think of a crowded street festival with people flocking to booths, and vendors brandishing a cornucopia of items not seen in your routine shopping forays. And there will be that in spades this Saturday in downtown Oneonta, with more than 100 vendors showing their wares from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. But […]

Denny- Morton



Kenny Lamar and Lesa Jane Denny of Blountsville announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Vanessa Rhea Denny, to Jackson Lee Morton, son of Danny Lee and Malinda Pass Morton of Snead. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John L. Denny and the late Christine Denny and the late Ollie and Annie Mae Cook. She is a graduate […]

First Birthday



Joseph Micah Hastings will turn one on Oct. 22. He is the son of Mitchell and Megan Hastings of Homewood. Proud grandparents are Djuna Owens, and Dr. Joe and Cindy Hastings, all of Oneonta. Great-grandparents are Don Phillips and the late Sue Phillips of Oneonta, Betty Schaffhausen and the late Bob Schaffhausen of Birmingham, and Rev. Joseph and Bette Hastings […]

Blount County Youth Football

Playoff Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 22Round 1 @ SoutheasternSophomore9 a.m. – 3) Southeastern vs 6)Blountsville11 a.m. – 4) Locust Fork vs 5) West EndJunior1 p.m. – 3) Oneonta vs 6) Cleveland3 p.m. – 4) Appalachian vs 5)SoutheasternSenior5 p.m. – 3) Cleveland vs 6) Locust Fork7 p.m. – 4) West End vs 5) SoutheasternSophomore Bye1) Oneonta2) ClevelandJunior Bye1) Locust Fork2) West EndSenior Bye1) Oneonta2) […]

Doug Smith bids goodbye



Blount County Probate Judge Chris Green presents former Emergency Management Agency deputy director Doug Smith with a certificate of appreciation at his retirement ceremony Oct. 13. Smith also collected a similar certificate from Alabama Emergency Management Agency director Art Faulkner. He served nine years with Blount County EMA following a 15-year career with the Alabama Forestry Commission. According to Smith, […]

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