Redskins fall to Alexandria


One week after holding off Hokes Bluff to win the Patrick Ball Tournament, the Oneonta Redskins opened the Glencoe Holiday Shootout at Glencoe with Alexandria. The Valley Cubs, who were just outside of the 5A top 10 in the last rankings of 2017 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA), came into the tournament with a record of 7-3. Oneonta, […]

‘Tastiest comp etition around’

Oneonta Business Association presents

Dubbed as the “tastiest competition around,” the Oneonta Business Association (OBA) has announced the date for the seventh annual Chili Cook-off and Cornhole Tournament as Saturday, Feb. 17. According to OBA secretary Patti Williams, this year’s affair is slated to be bigger and better than ever. With the competition being bigger and better, so is the prize money. Chili cook-off […]

Community Action Agency exercise class

The ladies and gents of the Community Action Agency exercise class enjoy holiday music and goodies after the most recent exercise program. The free classes are offered and approved by the American Arthritis Association and are held twice at month at the Frank Green Building auditorium. The next classes are Jan. 12 and 26, at 10 a.m. Phone Sonya at […]

All county team coming soon

The holidays are always fun but sometimes work doesn’t go well with illness and festivities. We published the big award winners last week, when it comes to high school football. The All County Team presented by The Blount Countian will be coming soon, hopefully next week.

Church Briefs

EVENTS FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA will have a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and use sponsor code ‘Oneonta.’ There is an urgent need for all blood types. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Randy Hale will be teaching a pastor and deacon school at the […]

Mary Joann Webb Dyer

MARY JOANN WEBB DYER, 79, Snead, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at The Magnolia House Assisted Living in Oneonta. She was preceded in death by husband Huston Dyer and parents J.P. and Willie Whitley Webb. Mrs. Dyer was retired from the Blount County Board of Education after 29 years of service, mainly as a fifth-grade teacher at Susan Moore […]

Herbert Wayne Gargus

HERBERT WAYNE GARGUS, 82, Oneonta, died Dec. 20, 2017. Predeceasing him were parents Herbert and Ida Gargus and father and mother-in-law Earl and Alerine Clowdus. Surviving are wife of 58 years Elizabeth Gargus; children Drema (Frank) Gladman, Jeff (Patricia) Gargus; grandchildren Andrea (Jake) Priddy, Preston (Shannon) Sanders, Nikki (George Edward) Bell-Acevedo, Cody (Emily) Bell; five great-grandchildren; siblings Patricia (Doug) Pettus, […]

Bobbie Earl Morgan

BOBBIE EARL MORGAN, 79, Oneonta, died Dec. 20, 2017. He was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. Sister Joan Dickerson predeceased him. Surviving are wife Ara Sue Morgan; daughter Kay (Dale) Dyer, Oneonta; granddaughter Jenni (Justin) Teichmiller, Hanceville; great-grandchildren Isaac Teichmiller, Azrael Teichmiller, Ean Teichmiller; brothers Donald (Eloise) Henderson, Royal, Danny Henderson, Straight Mountain; sisters Frankie Green, Rosa, Sibyl […]

Marion H. Phillips

MARION H. PHIILLIPS, 82, Oneonta, died Dec. 21, 2017. He was a member of Robin Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a member of F&AM Lodge 324 in Oneonta. Parents Hershel and Essie Jordan Phillips predeceased him. Surviving are wife Betty Phillips; daughters Tandy (Randy) Gargus, Janet (Kevin) Cooley, all of Straight Mountain; stepdaughter Lynne (Mark) Hollingsworth, Clay; stepson John (Wanda) […]

Edna Brannon Putnam

EDNA BRANNON PUTMAN, 94, Pleasant Grove, died Dec. 25, 2017. She was retired from J.C. Penney after 27 years of service and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of God. Predeceasing her were husband Hershel M. Putman, son Ronnie Putman, grandsons Dale Johnson and Keith Houts, and brothers William Brannon, Robert Brannon, and Ivan Brannon. Surviving are children Lillian […]

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