Bellew – Burton

Norman and Beverly Bellew of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Hali Denise Bellew, to Tyler Michael Burton, son of Tina Burton of Springville and Bill Burton of Margaret. The bride-elect is a graduate of Oneonta High School and Jacksonville State University. She is the granddaughter of Troy and Gail Bellew and Johnny and the late […]

Southwell graduates

Lucy Ann Southwell graduated May 6, 2017, summa cum laude, from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. She received scholarships to attend graduate school in Edinburgh, Scotland, at Queen Margaret University this fall. Lucy Ann is the daughter of Joseph and Paula Martin Southwell of Greenville, S.C. Grandparents are Annette T. and the late Carl Southwell of Hayden, and Roy and […]


Library summer reading program

Did you know the Oneonta Public Library summer reading program is not just for children? Teens and adults are also a vital part of this program. Director Ricky Statham said, “The summer reading program is a time of learning and fun, and shows what the library means to the community. This year’s program will extend to more than just reading. […]

Roses, roses, and more roses

When visiting with Jimmy Callaway in Locust Fork, it doesn’t take you long before you realize he has a passion for hybrid tea roses. Callaway, a consulting rosarian, developed his love for roses 25 years ago when he received his first rose bush as a Valentine’s gift. Callaway spends time daily working on his rose garden, which includes 57 various […]

Turning Point Methodist, a growing church

Turning Point United Methodist Church in Locust Fork is building a new 3,000-square-foot sanctuary, which should be completed by mid-summer, according to Pastor Cam Price. The addition will double the seating capacity for services from about 85 seats to 175, she said. Once the new construction is finished, main services will be held there and the old sanctuary will be […]

Oneonta Police working credit card fraud case

A Walmart credit card fraud case is currently being investigated by Oneonta Police Department (OPD). Investigator Jimmy Baldwin said there are three suspects the department is working to identify. This case is very similar to a credit card fraud case in Arab and these three are believed to be the same suspects in that case. According to Baldwin, a burglary […]

Thorne speaks to annual writers symposium

Joining other Alabama writers, Blount County author T. K. Thorne spoke at one of the dozen or so sessions for the 20th annual Alabama Writers Symposium last month. In addition to Thorne’s individual session, she and eight other selectees read from their own short pieces included in the just released “Belle Letters II,” as well. Editors Don Noble and Jennifer […]

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