Kimberly Musgrove Jackson

KIMBERLY MUSGROVE JACKSON, 53, Birmingham, died July 25, 2017, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was of American Indian heritage and designed and made her own jewelry and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Parents Thomas and Eloise Musgrove predeceased her. Surviving are husband William Hunter “Bill” Dean; son Jeremy Jackson; brother Mike Musgrove; sisters Annette Musgrove, Glenda Musgrove. Memorial services were […]

Wadious McCay

WADIOUS MCCAY, 76, Locust Fork, died July 29, 2017. He worked as a coal miner and welder for more than 30 years. He was a member of Center Springs Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #481. He enjoyed Alabama football, the New York Yankees, and telling stories. He was known as having a quick smile and saved lives because he knew […]

Margret Nadeen Nesmith

MARGRET NADEEN NESMITH, 84, Blountsville, died July 27, 2017, at the residence. A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Blountsville, she was widow of Clatus NeSmith, who died in 2014. Also predeceasing her were parents Raymon and Leslie Hayes Holoway, daughter Judy Gail Stricklin, seven brothers, and one sister. Surviving are daughters Joyce (Ronald) Ingram, Lisa (Rodney) Handley, both […]

Robert Seale ‘Smokey’ Shrader

ROBERT SEALE ‘SMOKEY’ SHRADER, 78, Locust Fork, died July 17, 2017. He was a member of New Life Ministries Church and was retired from Bagby Elevator Company and Otis Elevator Company. He enjoyed repairing things, fishing, and farm work. Parents Emmett and Inez Seale Shrader predeceased him, as did brother Bill Shrader and sisters Marguerite Kinnard, Doris Soder, and Sue […]

Live from the Equator

“Maybe for the rest of the congregation, but definitely not for this introverted homebody.” This was the thought of Alyssa Crim after hearing a year of weekly messages from Pastor Will McGhee encouraging the Jacksonville State University ( JSU) students “to minister in places that might not know the Gospel while working in your job field.” Growing up just outside […]

Board approves personnel actions, updates superintendent search


The Oneonta School Board approved interim Superintendent Tim Nabors’s final personnel recommendations before the first day of school for students on Aug. 10. They were as follows: • accept the resignation of Emily Smith, second-grade teacher, effectively immediately. • accept the resignation of Jennifer Thomley, high school physical education teacher, effective immediately. • employ Kristine Lackey, second-grade teacher, for the […]

Neely Arts fall registration underway;

Neely Arts Academy born

Big news first: Deborah Beason, co-owner of Neely Arts Center, announces Neely Arts Academy, a new concept in after-school arts and cultural education beginning Aug. 10 at Neely Arts Center. The 3 p.m to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday program begins when children get out of school and lasts until parents get home from work. It allows children from grades […]

2017-08-02 E-Edition

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