Parsing some numbers

Oneonta school tax debate

1. The amount of money in Oneonta City Schools’ capital outlay accounts has become a subject of controversy. Some have estimated the amount to be in the $4 million to $7 million range – substantially greater than the $2.1 to $2.5 million cited on occasion by proponents of the system’s Building the Legacy plan. According to Oneonta City Board of […]

Wallace State President’s and Dean’s Lists

HANCEVILLE, AL — Wallace State Community College congratulates the 790 students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 Semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester while taking a course load of 12 or more hours. Placement on the Dean’s List is […]

‘I wish we played this week…’


New Oneonta head football coach Phil Phillips is ready to hit the ground running. “I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am,” said Phillips. “Don’t get me wrong now, we’ve got a lot of work to do. “We are going to do things the way Oneonta is supposed to do them and that means outwork the competition and […]

Area tournaments this week

High School Basketball

The top two teams from this week’s area tournaments will advance to the sub-region round of the high school basketball playoffs next week. In other words, if you don’t make the finals of this week’s tournament, your season is over. Several girls teams advanced from Monday’s first round to play in an area championship game later this week. Most girls […]

Sports Briefs

TOWN OF BLOUNTSVILLE is accepting applications for spring/summer workers for the park and pool. This includes pool management, lifeguards and park maintenance assistant. For more information, phone 429- 2406 or go by Blountsville Town Hall to apply, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Feb. 9. Players can register at […]

Fifth grade county champs

Appalachian 1 finished the season undefeated with a 10-0 record, first place for the season, and won the county championship. Back row, from left: coach Shane Bryson, Rowan McDanal, Olivia Frost, coach Hal Ray, and Sydney Stewart. Front row, from left: Britlyn Bryson, Cesa Hernandez, Mia McCay, and Lyla Cleveland.

Bearden signs with Huntingdon

Will Bearden, son of David and Kathy Bearden of Oneonta, recently signed a baseball scholarship from Huntingdon College in Montgomery. He is the third member of this year’s OHS team to sign to play college baseball. Pictured left to right are David Bearden, OHS head baseball coach Brandon Moore, Will Bearden, and Kathy Bearden.

Oneontans celebrate Alabama’s national championship

Six former members of the Oneonta Redskin Band celebrated the University of Alabama’s National Championship as members of the Million Dollar Band. Pictured left to right are: Ross Bearden, McRae Smith, Miranda Cornelius, Tyler Harvey, and Emily Campbell (not pictured, Nick McMinn)

Baseball umpires needed

The Sand Mountain Baseball Umpires Association is looking for new members as they prepare for the upcoming season. The 2018 season is expected to be exciting as it is the last year that several schools will play in their current AHSAA classification. SMBUA provides umpires to contracted schools in Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, Madison, Marshall and Jackson counties in northeast Alabama. […]

Church Briefs

FRIENDSHIP FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH in Selfville will have Trey Hancock, missionary with Assemblies of God, as guest speaker on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the 11 a.m. service, followed by lunch and fellowship. The church is located on Ala 79 near Mile Marker 22. UNION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will offer a study, ‘…Then comes marriage,’ led by Alan and Carol […]