County first responders garner CAWACO grants

Holding a facsimile check representing the total amount of CAWACO grants to county first responders – mainly fire/rescue departments – are from the left: Allgood fire department clerk/treasurer Teresa Coin, Rosa fire department assistant chief Shane Hobson, and District 34 Rep. David Standridge. Standridge, along with District 11 House colleague Rep. Randall Shedd, seen between Hobson and Standridge in the […]


The Blount-Oneonta Chamber welcomed downtown Oneonta’s newest business, Art Alive, Saturday. The owners, Chase Moore and John Cardy (holding the scissors), have a passion for the arts and want to instill the knowledge, training, and passion into their students. They are now taking registrations for all classes. For a full list of classes offered, visit the website at or […]

Board approves central office relocation; passes resolution on $4.1 million bond financing

Oneonta City Board of Education

In separate actions, the Oneonta City Board of Education approved purchase, subject to negotiation, of property on Ala 75 in Oneonta, away from the existing campus, to be used as a district central office. It would replace the current in-school offices which will be absorbed by planned facilities relocations and expansions. It also approved a $4.1 million bond issue to […]

David Bolen

DAVID BOLEN, 68, Oneonta, died July 21, 2019. Predeceasing him were parents Lawrence Lee and Helen Hoggatt Bolen. Surviving are sisters Helen (Ray) Harvelle, Arkansas, Brenda (J.T.) Bates, Oneonta; aunt Margaret Holmgren, Montana; uncle James Scott, Arkansas. There are no services to announce at this time. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Carole Ann Carroll

CAROLE ANN CARROLL, 81, Locust Fork, passed away on July 18, 2019, in her home surrounded by family. Carole was born May 27, 1938, in Binghamton, N.Y. She was a caring woman who loved her family more than anything. She also loved gardening, animals, and hosting family get-togethers. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She is survived […]

Jimmy David Hatchett

JIMMY DAVID HATCHETT, 71, Wynnville Community, died July 23, 2019, at the residence. He was retired from Dunn Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, hunting, kayaking, camping, and animals. Predeceasing him were parents Clifton O. and Mildred Boyd Hatchett; sister Patricia Hatchett Green; grandsons Jesse Hatchett, D.J. Hatchett; and great-granddaughter Marilynn Hatchett. Surviving […]

W.C. Herndon

W.C. HERNDON, 74, High Rock Community, died July 25, 2019. Predeceasing him were parents Auther O. and Virgie Smith Herndon, brothers R.H. Herndon and T.J. Herndon, and sister Inez Herndon. Surviving are sons Scott Herndon, Jermey (Tonya) Chaviers; daughter Misty (Kevin) Henderson; sisters Estelle (Troy) Hawkins, Ezell (J.W.) Hudgins; brothers Pete Herndon, B.M. (Joyce) Herndon; grandchildren Sean Harper, Jada Hudgins, […]

Voyed Eugene Hollis

VOYED EUGENE HOLLIS, 96, Locust Fork, died July 22, 2019. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Predeceasing him were parents James and Versie Hollis and wife Marie Bernice Hollis. Surviving are daughters Doris Johnson, Darlene (Joe) Cassidy, Charlene (Mark) Quinn; sons Rick (Andrea) Hollis, Kim (Barbara) Hollis; sister Lou- Vennia Russell; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. […]

John Michael McGowan

JOHN MICHAEL MCGOWAN, 46, Remlap, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at 1:29 p.m. He lost his battle with colon cancer. John was born Jan. 26, 1973, and was a lifelong resident of Remlap. He had a passion and a love for trucking. He was a third generation truck driver and owner/operator of McGowan Trucking. He met a lot of good […]

Carl David Neely

CARL DAVIS NEELY, 71, Locust Fork, died July 19, 2019. Predeceasing him were parents Azile Neely and Mary Jane Davis. Surviving are wife Irene Riddlespur Neely; children Ginger Neely (Richard Jr.) Kniep, Robin Neely (Keith) Paden; six grandchildren; sister Wanda Neely (Chuck) Wicks; a host of family and friends. Daryl Holt officiated the 2 p.m. service held July 24 at […]