Redskin middle school cheerleaders named top team at camp



The Oneonta Middle School cheerleaders brought home the big prize – Camp Champs – at the UCA Beach Club Camp at Gulf Shores earlier this month. The group won first place in Extreme Routine, Cheer, Sideline and Game Day and received Gold Superior Ribbons and Spirit Stick during nightly evaluations by the UCA staff. Pictured are Taylor Rhea Atkinson, Abby […]

Sports Briefs



ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION is underway and will continue through June 29. Players kindergarten through sixth grade can register at the Oneonta Rec Center, Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The fee is $120 per player and a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration. For more information, […]

District 27 Rep. Ainsworth enters race for lieutenant governor



State Rep. Will Ainsworth announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor at a kickoff rally in Guntersville Saturday. Ainsworth, elected in 2014, represents District 27, comprising portions of Marshall and Dekalb County and the northwestern-most precincts of Blount County. Since joining the House, Ainsworth has advocated ethics reform, introduced term limits legislation, and sponsored a recall measure that would allow voters […]

Shedd appointed to chair new House committee



District 11 Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Fairview) will serve as chairman of the new House Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development, it was announced Monday by House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia). District 34 Rep. David Standridge (R-Hayden) will serve as vice chairman. The panel will focus its attention on combating pockets of poverty that exist across the state by addressing […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS SULFUR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Johnny Allred. The church is located at 3435 Rickwood Caverns Road in Hayden. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have summer revival through Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Randy Hale, pastor is Robbie Burtram. PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will have […]

Kathy Blackwood



KATHY BLACKWOOD, 63, Oneonta, died June 17, 2017. She worked for many years in the dry cleaning business for Continental Cleaners, Wilson Cleaners, and Clothing Care Cleaners. She worked for several years as a cook at the Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed sewing, painting, and traveling. Predeceasing her were parents Charles and Katherine Dodson Williams and sister Charlotte Bigelow. Surviving […]

Johnny Colley



JOHNNY COLLEY, 60, Ashville, died June 19, 2017. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, his dogs, and was known as a fun person to be around. Parents Ernest and Lela Anderson Colley, brother Eddie Colley, and sister Patricia Thomas predeceased him. Surviving are wife Laura Gurley; sister Dorothy (Raymond) Higgins, Holly Springs; brothers Billy Colley, Marvin Colley, both of Ashville, […]

Bonnie Mullally Godfrey



BONNIE MULLALLY GODFREY, 78, Pinson, died June 18, 2017, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A graduate of Oneonta High School, she was a member of Pinson United Methodist Church, the Patricia Rudd Friendship Sunday school class, the Mary Lou Taylor Bible Studay, and the Lazy Daisy Garden Club. Parents Rastes Alvin and Arnice Hudson Mullally and grandson Justin Paul […]

Jerry D. Hawkins



JERRY D. HAWKINS, 70, Oneonta, died June 19, 2017. He was retired from Hallman Pest Control and was a NASCAR fan. Parents Jay and Virginia Hawkins predeceased him. Surviving are wife of 49 years Karen Hawkins; sons Jeremy (Allison) Hawkins, Atlanta, Ga., Jerren (Staci) Hawkins; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers George (Deloris) Hawkins, Edward (Linda) Hawkins. A memorial service will […]

Junior Ray Holderfield



JUNIOR RAY HOLDERFIELD, 79, Hayden, died June 17, 2017. He was a master carpenter and worked in the construction industry and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Predeceasing him were parents Ottis Allen Holderfield and Mary Elizabeth Brock. Surviving are wife Virginia “Jenny” Holderfield; sons Daniel Holderfield, James Holderfield; daughter Rebecca “Becky” Schultz; two grandsons; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters. Phillip Nickles officiated […]


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