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The Blount Countian, July 28, 2004

Oneonta New Superintendent on the job, planning ahead “I’m excited about the thought of having students in the hallways,” says new Oneonta superintendent Jack Housch. “We are looking forward to a great year and I am especially looking forward to becoming a part of an outstanding community.” Housch was hired in April after a lengthy search by the Oneonta school […]

Oneonta’s Moore helps lead North to baseball sweep



The county’s lone selection to participate in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) All-Star Sports Week definitely made a difference. Oneonta rising-senior Brody Moore helped lead the North team to a sweep of the South, going a combined 3 for 6 at the plate and playing perfect defense at shortstop as the North rolled to wins of 9-3 and […]

Sports Briefs



APPALACHIAN YOUTH ASSOCIATION Youth football registration is underway. Come to a practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, at 6 p.m., at the high school. Phone Sandra Conn at 353-4182 for more information. ONEONTA BOOSTER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Monday, July 31, at 9 a.m. at Limestone Springs. The tournament will be a four-man scramble with costs of $100 […]

Cornhole tournament this weekend



Get your throwing arms ready. The second annual cornhole tournament is set and bags will be flying at noon this Saturday at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-business Center. Center director Chase Moore said, “This is a fun game and it is a way to get the community involved in an entertaining event. Last year we had over 40 teams enter. We […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m. nightly. Sam Johnson is evangelist, Steve LeCroy is pastor. The church is located off County Road 91 between Blountsville and Holly Pond. MT. HEBRON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Helper is Chris Reeves, […]

Randel Lancy ‘Bear’ Boatright



RANDEL LANCY ‘BEAR’ BOATRIGHT, 47, Cleveland, died July 18, 2017. He worked with B&B Construction for more than 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Predeceasing him were father Cecil Boatright, brother A.K. Boatright, and grandmother Susie Reno. Surviving are wife Ann Boatright; daughter Kayla Warnix; son Dylan Warnix, all of Locust Fork; grandson Joseph Parker; […]

Charles Ervin Bottcher Jr.



CHARLES ERVIN BOTTCHER JR., 57, passed away July 9, 2017, at his home in Vestavia Hills. He was the son of Mary Jim and Charlie Bottcher of Oneonta and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Bottcher and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Esslinger. Charles was a devoted father and husband. He was an avid outdoorsman and […]

Luther M. Dorr Sr.



LUTHER M. DORR SR., 84, Oneonta, died July 18, 2017. A Southern Baptist minister for over 60 years, he was a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his doctorate. He pastored churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Maryland, and Virginia, and the last 17 years of active ministry, taught seminary students at his alma mater. […]

Jerry Wayne Farmer Jr.



JERRY WAYNE FARMER JR., 55, Leeds, died June 28, 2017. Surviving are children Christopher Farmer, Joey Farmer, Jessica Farmer, Noelle Farmer, Corey Farmer and Anthony Dewell; mother Dora (Max) Brown; father Pierre William Moore; brothers Mitchell Moore, Brett Moore; sister Nancy Knopps; family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:45 p.m. on July 28 at Montevallo National […]

Armitty Ovell Harris



ARMITTY OVELL HARRIS, 95, Oneonta, died July 16, 2017, at the residence. Parents Milton Lester and Martha Sudie Belue Baldwin and husband Earl Harris predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Ruby Harris Chandler, Oneonta; son Troy Harris, Boaz; grandchildren Jeff Harris, Marie Harris, Debbie (David) Faust, Cathy ( Jimmy) Jackson; great-grandchildren Dave (Amanda) Faust, Chas ( Jill) Jason, Misty ( Jason) […]


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