Sports Brief

ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL and co-ed flag football registration is currently underway until May 31. Register Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., at the Oneonta Rec Center. Football is open to kindergarten through sixth grade, and co-ed flag football is open to ages 5-12, ages as of Aug. 1. Bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate and […]

County students medal at state track meet


While all eight schools qualified students for the AHSAA state track meet, students from Oneonta earned medals in the 4A-7A classification and students from J.B. Pennington and Cleveland earned medals in the 1A-3A classification. Oneonta’s Jaden Kent placed first in boys high jump with a 6-6 effort and third in the 400-meter with a time of 51 seconds. Wes Standridge […]

All-County Baseball 2018

Scores and games

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Church Briefs

EVENTS HOOD CEMETERY in Royal will have decoration on Saturday, May 12. FOSTER’S CHAPEL CEMETERY will have decoration on Sunday, May 13. Donations to the cemetery fund will be collected to help with cemetery expenses. The group is attempting to identify the older, unmarked graves, and any information is appreciated. Email newlife@otelco.net, visit the Facebook page, or phone Jimmy Hudson […]

Sue Swann Daily

SUE SWANN DAILY, 86, Oneonta, died April 29, 2018. Predeceasing her was husband, Jack T. Daily. The family held a private memorial service on May 2 and suggests donations to the Blount County Animal Adoption Shelter. P.O. Box 458, Cleveland AL 35049.

Barbara Ann Demaris Hathcock Gibbs

BARBARA ANN DEMARIS HATHCOCK GIBBS, 76, Oneonta, died May 1, 2018. She was a member of Mountain Pointe Ministries Church. Parents Trumon and Ruth Bibby Hathcock, sister Betty Ruth Price, brothers George Edward Hathcock and Trumon George Hathcock, and grandson Jeremy Bodine predeceased her. Surviving are daughters LaTara (Ronnie) Jenkins, Ralphette (Tim) Battles; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Avon Adamson, […]

Douglas Dean Guice

DOUGLAS DEAN GUICE, 52, Altoona, died April 27, 2018, at the residence. He was a medical laboratory technician at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital for more than 15 years. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with family. He attended Altoona Second Baptist Church. Surviving are wife Rhonda Smith; sons Blake Guice, Zeb Guice, Zachary Guice, Canaan Guice; daughters Tandra Smith, Carmen […]

Philip A. Johnson

PHILIP A. JOHNSON, beloved son, brother, nephew, and uncle, passed away May 3, 2018, near his home in Birmingham. Surviving are mother Claire Higginbotham, sisters Elizabeth Hewitt (Ben Brooks), Emily (Mark) Shrader, aunt Frances (Ronnie) Hamm, and several cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins to entrust his soul to eternal rest with his Heavenly Father and through our Lord, Jesus Christ […]

Mary Magaline ‘Mag’ King

MARY MAGALINE ‘MAG’ KING, 69, Blountsville, died April 29, 2018. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and had worked as a seamstress for K&D Clothing. Predeceasing her were son Michael King, parents Benny and Annie Brown, and siblings Shirley Martin and Alfred Sonny Baker. Surviving are husband Roger Kenneth King; daughter Patricia Stephens; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers […]