50th anniversary

Friends and family of James Benton ‘Ben’ and Dewana Gail Stacy Blackwood will celebrate the couple’s 50th anniversary on Sunday, June 18, at Nectar United Methodist Church, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Mr. Blackwood is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the DAV Chapter 28 Dry Creek Masonic Lodge, and grew up in the Nectar […]


Bo and Paige Martin announce the birth of their son, Turner Jimbo Martin, who was born April 27, 2017, at Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham. He weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 18.5 inches long. Proud brothers are Tanner, 6, and Tucker, 4. Grandparents are Dennis and Sandy Nix and Jim and Cheryl Martin of Oneonta. Great-grandparents are Ralph and […]

Sports briefs

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 26-30 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Boys and girls of all ages and all skill levels are invited to participate. There is a $10 registration fee and registration has begun at the Oneonta Rec Center. Instruction will be provided by Darein Rhetta, Cordell Webb, Corbett Webb and Nate Butler. For more information, phone […]

Homeowner shot


Investigator Jimmy Baldwin reports the Oneonta Police Department (OPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred on the evening of June 6 in the 700 block of Second Street South. A male homeowner was shot and seriously injured. He was transported to UAB. No suspects have been identified at this time. Baldwin also reports OPD is working with the Secret Service […]

New slides, summer fun


As the weather continues to get hotter and hotter, so does the fun at Blountsville‚Äôs Spring Valley Beach which has begun its 45th summer of operation. New this year is the addition of the three open-flume water slides known as the Racing Rapids. These open-flume water slides have variations in drops throughout the 320-foot ride that provide much enjoyment to […]

2017-06-14 E-Edition