Can’t we all take a beach trip?

High School Baseball and Softball

Spring break trips have always been a big deal for students and over the last several years it’s also turned into quite a big deal for the softball and baseball complexes in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Not to mention a little extra tourism money for the hotels and restaurants of the area – marketing is a wonderful thing. Gulf […]

Oneonta Legends

The Oneonta Legends capped off a perfect regular season – 11-0 and tournament champions – by winning the district tournament and finishing third in the state tournament. They were recognized for their accomplishments recently by the Oneonta City Council. Pictured (left to right): Coach Joe Prusha, players Joe Prusha, Santana Lofton, Nicholas Horn, Caleb Glover, Mason Chambers, Lawson Abernathy, Evan […]

County youth awarded PBCI scholarship

Two outstanding youth in livestock were awarded scholarships by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) for their participation in Alabama’s livestock industry Saturday, March 17, at a luncheon held in coordination with the Alabama Jr. Beef Expo and the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo. Madie Alldredge, Blountsville, was awarded the County Star Junior Cattleman award while Reid Murphree, Oneonta, […]

Church Briefs

LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST along with other local churches, will host the Holy Week services from noon until 1 p.m. daily. There will be music, a meal, and a message, ‘The Seven Last Sayings of Christ.’ BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST will have an Easter party and egg hunt on Friday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until noon, for K-6th grade children, […]

Blanca Luz Valdez Arriaga

BLANCA LUZ VALDEZ ARRIAGA, 39, Oneonta, died March 12, 2018. Predeceasing her were mother Alicia Avila, brothers Jose Antonio Valdez and Alfredo Valdez Jr., grandmother Sara Chavez, and father-in-law Juan Arriaga Camarillo. Surviving are husband Edgar B. Arriaga; son Juan E. Arriaga; daughter Diana Aglaen Vargas Arriaga; father Alfredo Valdez Alonzo; son-in-law Miguel Vargas Cartagena; sisters Maria Sanchez, Belinda Sanchez […]

Cameron Ross ‘Cam’ Burgess

CAMERON ROSS ‘CAM’ BURGESS, 26, Maylene, died March 3, 2018. He was employed with the University of Florida. Predeceasing him were grandfather Jimmy Selman and great-grandparents Ross and Ora Lee Battles. Surviving are mother Leigh Ann Burgess; father Randy Aaron Burgess; sister Brittany Selman; grandmother Carol Selman; uncle Greg (Terri) Selman; cousins Hunter Selman, Holly Selman. Dan Sims and Kameron […]

Daniel Wesley Dorning

DANIEL WESLEY DORNING, 28, Hayden, died March 14, 2018. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

William Malcolm Earnest

WILLIAM MALCOLM EARNEST, 88, Oneonta, died March 14, 2018, at TLC. Wife Conette Earnest predeceased him. Surviving are son Henry (Diane) Earnest, Montrose, Colo.; grandson Curtis Earnest. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on March 16 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Antioch Cemetery.

Regina Brooks Hathorn

REGINA BROOKS HATHORN, 70, Snead, died March 19, 2018. She was a member of Oneonta Church of Christ. Parents Joe and Evelyn Ray Brooks and brother Michael Brooks predeceased her. Surviving are husband Charles Hathorn; sons Bruce Hathorn, Lance Hathorn; grandchildren Brianna Hathorn, Brooke Hathorn, Bryant Hathorn; sister Monya (Ray) Dyer; nieces and nephews. Bob Swain officiated the 2 p.m. […]

Carolyn Joyce Mcalpine

CAROLYN JOYCE MCALPINE, 75, died March 23, 2018. Larry Nail officiated the 11 a.m. service held March 26 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mulberry Cemetery.