2019-09-11 E-Edition


Joshua Wood, 10, never misses the opening day of dove season. He brought down a limit of 15 birds Saturday while hunting with family. Joshua is the son of Brian and Jenna Wood and grandson of J.J. and Cathy Long and Judy Wood.

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays is coming to Oneonta. Oneonta Downtown District (ODD), a newly formed organization of businesses in downtown Oneonta, has launched this exciting series of events that will offer a unique shopping experience, including Sip + Stroll, on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19. Participating merchants will remain open until 8 p.m.on these days and offer fun […]

Eighteen years ago today

Today is the 18th anniversary of 9/11, this century’s “day of infamy” for America, when 2,977 innocent people were senselessly murdered by 19 terrorists in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a lonely field in Pennsylvania. The tragedy did not end there. Many first responders and volunteers have perished from 9/11 related illnesses. Many more are still suffering. The number […]

Four arrested, charged

Four people were arrested and charged with capital murder during commission of a robbery last week, following the grisly discovery of a body in a steel container outside a mobile home on Paige Springs Road. Adam Beard, a 35-year-old Blountsville man, had been reported missing by his mother on Monday, April 2. Acting on a tip the following day, deputies […]

Two charged in death of toddler

An 18-month-old Cleveland boy, Enzo McCormack, was hospitalized last Friday with multiple injuries that were suspected by law enforcement of being caused by abuse. The child was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where he died Monday. The child’s mother, 24-year-old Samantha McCormack, and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Robert Elmore, were both detained for questioning. The pair were formally charged Saturday […]

Constitution week

In 1955, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. It was signed into law on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This week is a great time to learn more about the Constitution and celebrate the freedoms it gives. The local Warrior […]


FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER The awards ceremony for Art and Photo Contest winners will be today, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., at the fair. Winning works will be on display at The Makers Downtown (103 3rd Street N, Oneonta) beginning Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m.until 8 p.m.Visit the website for complete traveling display information. FLFR is looking […]

Just another step forward

In an effort to provide awareness, acceptance, and inclusion to all, no matter the need, diagnosis, or age, multiple local community organizations met on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to discuss ways to increase training for first responders when interacting with individuals with special needs. The group was formed after each organization expressed a common interest in serving the special needs community. […]

Making a change within the community

Making a change within the community is the mission of Community Changers, a youth mission team sponsored by Grace Baptist Church. With the support and direction of adult leadership, the group wants to make a positive impact within their own community. It all began a couple of years ago when God laid a plan upon the hearts of several members […]