A wish come true

Moss earns scholarships


2018 Appalachian High School graduate and former place kicker Noah Moss is currently attending Faulkner University in Montgomery. He received over $40,000 in athletic and academic scholarships. Moss plans to major in criminal law and would like to be a mediator when he graduates. He is the son of Buddy and Wendy Moss, grandson of Rickey and Diane Bryson and […]

New town hall hours

Cleveland Town Council

The Cleveland Town Council held its regular monthly meeting Aug. 9. Mayor Jerry Jones said part of the meeting would be devoted to a public hearing regarding a proposal to change the business hours for the town hall and water department. Jones said notices of the hearing had been posted in prominent areas around town. He said the council was […]

AHS named a Bicentennial school


Last Friday Gov. Kay Ivey announced the 200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Appalachian School was the only school to be named in Blount County. The school will receive a $2,000 grant to support implementation of the project outlined in their proposal “A Walk Worth Taking.” The winning proposal will allow the school to enhance the community by […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS EDGEWOOD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Dustin Smith and pastor is Bobby Goss. PINE BLUFF MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have Arnie Dawson and Heirline performing on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. The church is located in Locust Fork. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will have movie night on Sunday, […]

Dorothy Marjo Ellis

DOROTHY MARJO ELLIS, 88, Oneonta, died Aug. 5, 2018. Predeceasing her were husband Charles Ellis Sr., brother J.C. Huie, and parents Lonnie and Chloie Putman Huie. Surviving are children Charles (Susan) Ellis Jr., Jerry (Andi) Ellis; grandchildren C.J., Elizabeth, Austin, Jon, Megan; sister Eudale Paul. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel […]

Joseph ‘Joe’ Henry Fulmer

JOSEPH ‘JOE’ HENRY FULMER, 70, Oneonta, died Aug. 9, 2018. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and of the Oneonta Masonic Lodge #324. Predeceasing him were father J.D. Fulmer and infant twin sisters Mary Shawn and Elizabeth Dawn Fulmer. Surviving are children Melanie (Ross) Richards, Joey (Tara) Fulmer; grandchildren Evan Richards, Mason Richards, Ava Fulmer, Olivia Fulmer, […]

Norris D. Hoagland

NORRIS D. HOAGLAND, 85, Oneonta, died Aug. 7, 2018, at the residence. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired as a Master Sergeant after 24 years of service. Predeceasing him were parents Lafayette Brison and Tressie Inez Allred Hoagland, first wife June Gibbs Hoagland, brother Junior […]

James Ray Sims

JAMES RAY SIMS, 90, Oneonta, died Aug. 7, 2018. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant. Predeceasing him were parents Arthur and Anna Vaughn Sims, brothers Coy Sims, William Sims, and Clarence Sims, sisters Evelyn Beshears and Dorothy Stephenson, and son-in-law Tony Jones. Surviving are wife Jane Hill Sims; sons James Ray “Jim” Sims Jr., […]

Holland completes, summarizes The World Race


“Traveling teaches you things you can’t learn any other way,” says 22-year-old Allgood resident Reece Holland, following his 11-month journey with The World Race. Sponsored under Adventures in Missions, the program provides young adults, normally between the ages of 21 and 35, the privilege of spending a month in each of 11 nations working in Christian missions. The organization also […]


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