Hornets triumph in T-Town


Five Blount County softball teams played at regionals in Tuscaloosa last week. Locust Fork is the only team that will advance to the state tournament. The driving force behind the Hornets’ three wins was pitcher Corrinna Dodd. She pitched a perfect first game, a one-hitter for the second, and a two-hitter for the third. The Hornets managed to allow only […]

Criswell signs with Snead State

Oneonta softball player Jordan Criswell signed a scholarship with Snead State Community College. Criswell finished her senior season with a .504 batting average, 26 RBIs, and 43 runs scored. Jordan is the daughter of Michael and Julie Criswell and plans to enroll in the nursing program. -Jessica Cannon

Baseball season ends in semi-finals


Locust Fork and Oneonta both ended their seasons last week in state semi-finals. The Hornets lost two games to Lauderdale County, 13-3 and 15-1. They finished their season with 20 wins and 15 losses. The Redskins battled in game three, but Hokes Bluff pulled off the final win in extra innings. Oneonta won their first game against Hokes Bluff 3-1. […]

Eagles make it two in a row


A huge crowd gathered Friday night to support the 35th annual Anything Goes – Battle of the Schools. Sponsored by the Danny B. Hicks Scholarship Foundation, this event is held specifically to raise funds for scholarships for seniors graduating from Blount County and Oneonta City schools. This year all eight schools in the county competed in a close and thrilling […]

Scores and games

This week in high school sports

compiled by Jessica Cannon Coaches are invited to email scores and upcoming events to advertise@otelco.net or call 625-3231. AppalachianSoftball1A North Central Regional5/10 v. Holy Spirit W 5-25/10 v. Addison L 1-115/11 v. Marion County W 9-85/11 v. Spring Garden L 5-11 ClevelandSoftball2A North Central Regional5/10 v. Thorsby L 2-105/10 v. Woodland L 3-4 HaydenSoftball5A North Central Regional5/10 v. Lincoln W […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming on Sunday, May 20. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch, then The Baileys from Sand Rock will perform at 2 p.m. The church is located on County Road 29, pastor is Jeff Fore. MOUNT PLEASANT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH in the Egypt community, will have the annual Homecoming decoration on […]

Mary Jean Tidmore Branham

MARY JEAN TIDMORE BRANHAM, 90, Nectar, died May 8, 2018. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on May 10 at Nectar Cemetery.

Ginger Dale McElroy Miller

GINGER DALE MCELROY MILLER, 49, Mt. High, died May 11, 2017. She was an organ donor. Surviving are mother Faye West; son Joshua Miller; daughter Bianca Miller; granddaughter Braylee Miller; brother John Oden; sister Rita Kopp. Burial was at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Cullman.

James ‘Jim’ Rosenbalm

JAMES ‘JIM’ ROSENBALM, 82, Warrior, died May 8, 2018. He was predeceased by parents Henry and Lucille Rosenbalm and stepdaughter Susan Griner. Surviving are wife Faye Johnson Rosenbalm; sons James Loyd Rosenbalm III, Ron (Sandy) Rosenbalm; stepsons Craig (Vickie) Johnson, Todd Johnson; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Bobbie Sue (Jim) Bakley; extended family and friends. Memorial services were […]

Jerry Wayne Turner

JERRY WAYNE TURNER, 69, Blountsville, died May 8, 2018, at the residence. He had worked as a mechanic and was a Mason with Lodge #481. Parents Charles and Sue Shoemaker Turner predeceased him. Surviving are daughters Jennifer Lyn Turner Watkins, Leslie Suzanne Turner; grandchildren Morgan Weaver, Chase Turner, Allison Weaver, Luke Durham, Alan Hughes; great-grandchild Mason Hughes. Memorial services will […]


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