VBS helps veterans

Often referred to as the Little Mega Church, Southside Church of Oneonta may be small in numbers, but it is making a big impact in the community. Under the direction of pastor Don Durden, the attending congregation usually averages 25 for Sunday services. The church wrapped up Vacation Bible School this past week with an average of 50 children in […]

Class of 1957 gathers

Oneonta High School class of 1957 gathered recently to celebrate the 60th reunion. First row, from left: Janice Sloan Allison, Barbara Robinson Parker, Bobbie Bushard Anderton, Bonnie Mullally Godfrey, Carol Amos Medderra, Barbara Lucas, Melonia Allred Tidwell, and Larry Murphree. Second row, from left: Virginia Simmons Hicks, Myrtle Brand Harvey, Betty Vaughn Laird, Jean Robbins Littleton, Polly Evans Gargus, Polly […]

Valley Grove born again

Nestling in a vale at the foot of Straight Mountain near Inland Junction, Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church celebrated a major milestone last week with an informal prayer meeting and singing. On Tuesday June 27, workers installed the steeple on the newly framed and wrapped building that replaces the 111-year-old historic church that burned July 26 last year, having just […]

Exploring Rickwood Caverns

Nestled away in the Southwest corner of Blount County you will find Rickwood Caverns, a beautiful county landmark. As part of the Alabama State Park system, swimming, camping, hiking trails, exploring caves, playground adventures, and picnics are just part of the fun that can be experienced while visiting Rickwood Caverns. Rickwood Caverns was the first operational caving park in the […]

Author Lewis promotes book

Author and illustrator Paul Owen Lewis visited the Oneonta Public library last week to promote and discuss his most recent book, “Motomice,” a children’s picture book about motorcycles. Lewis had toyed with the idea of doing a children’s book about motorcycles for years; however, the publishers were not interested in the concept because, “Everyone knows what bikers are like,” he […]

Oneonta rock hide and seek

Hide and seek just became “rock solid” as the Oneonta City Rock Hide and Seek Group on Facebook was organized in early June by citizens who wanted to participate in a fun and creative activity. Shannon McCray, who spearheaded the Oneonta group said, “This is a community building group meant to inspire creativity in all ages and energize people to […]

2017-07-05 E-Edition

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