Five softball area champs


There are five softball teams still competing this season. Appalachian, Cleveland, J.B. Pennington, Locust Fork, and Hayden will all be traveling to Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa this week for Regionals. APPALACHIAN won their area tournament after shutting out their opponents in all three games. They first defeated Jacksonville Christian 18-0. Appalachian scored 17 runs in the first inning and added […]

Randolph ‘leaves a legacy’


Tara Randolph of Cleveland High School was recently recognized as the Bryant-Jordan Overall Achievement Winner. Since then, she has set the state record for the 100-meter hurdles in track. With a 15.51 time, she surpassed her last year’s state record. Rebecca Maniscalco, Library Media Specialist at Cleveland High School, said, “I am so proud of her, her accomplishments and her […]

Harris signs with Judson

Shelby Harris made history last week. She is the first female from Oneonta High School to sign a college scholarship to play soccer. The senior defender will play for coach Justin Pino at Judson College. She plans to pursue a business degree with a minor in Spanish. Pictured with Harris (center) are her mother Michelle Hunter and Pino. Harris is […]

Scores and games

Golfers advance to sub-state


There were quite a few teams and golfers that placed at the AHSAA sectionals tournament to advance to substate. Emma Thomas, of Cleveland, shot 114 and placed third for the 1-3A section 4 girls tournament. Charlie Saler, Southeastern, placed third at the 1-2A boys section 2 tournament. Saler was also one of the individual qualifiers at sub-state Monday. Oneonta’s girls’ […]

Soccer ends at playoffs


Soccer has never been better in Blount County. Oneonta boys and girls and Susan Moore boys all made it to the state playoffs this season. The Redskins shut out Crossville 4-0 in round two. Springville was too much for Oneonta in round three and they took a 2-4 loss. They finished their season with 16 wins and three losses. The […]

Margaret Benton

MARGARET BENTON, 85, Oneonta, died May 3, 2019. She was a member of Oneonta First Baptist Church where she worked a number of years as secretary. Predeceasing her were parents Forrest and Edith Lane Hines, husbands Harold Bryant and Chester Lloyd Benton, stepson Ronnie Benton, brother Forrest “Sonny” Hines Jr., and infant brother Charles Eugene Hines. Surviving are daughters Lois […]

Roger Brown

ROGER BROWN, 67, Blountsville, died May 4, 2019, at the residence. Predeceasing him were parents Joe Aubrey Brown and Clara Belle Stephens Brown and brothers Verbon R. Brown, Charles E. Brown, and Clinton Brown. Surviving are wife Patricia Brown; sons Jeramy (Lynn) Brown, Locust Fork, Kenneth (Kelly) Brown, Cold Springs; grandchildren Amanda (Chris) Fuller, Cortney Brown, Dawson Cambell, Amy (Chris) […]

Janice Parker

JANICE PARKER, 71, Blountsville, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019, at 4:51 p.m., surrounded by family. Janice devoted her life to her daughters and was very family oriented. Janice was born on March 2, 1948, to Dennis Aultman and Trudy (Queen) Simmons. She was preceded in death by her parents Dennis and Trudy. She is survived by daughters Gina […]

Frances Selvage Shelton

FRANCES SELVAGE SHELTON, 79, Altoona, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, in Birmingham. The Rev. George Reynolds officiated services on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Snead Funeral Home. Mrs. Shelton was laid to rest at Blount Memory Gardens under the direction of Snead Funeral Home. Mrs. Shelton was born March 8, 1940, in Blountsville, the daughter of Andy and Mary […]


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