Helen Beatrice Jones

HELEN BEATRICE JONES, 83, Pinson, died April 16, 2021, at the residence. A longtime member of Hughes Memorial Baptist Church in Bradford, she loved spending time with her family, never met a stranger, and enjoyed sewing, growing flowers, and baking cakes. Predeceasing her were husband Oren Jones, parents Tony and Letha Oden, brother Lynn Oden, and brother-in-law Donald Jones. Surviving […]

William Matthew McAnnally

WILLIAM MATTHEW MCANNALLY – devoted son, brother, grandson, and friend – passed on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Oneonta. He was 31. He is survived by his mother Aimee Luanne McAnnally, father Frank McAnnally, sister Mary Ann McAnnally, grandparents Bill and Martha Burdette, and a host of friends and relatives. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Rosemary and […]

Louie Dale Morton

LOUIE DALE MORTON, also known by his friends as “LD,” lifted up from his earthly home and ascended into the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Born on April 27, 1957, to Wanda and Louie Brice Morton, Dale’s church membership was with Gardendale First Baptist. Talented beyond his years, Dale, a self-trained computer […]

Billy Jack Reid

BILLY JACK REID, 82, Trafford, died April 20, 2021. Patrick Canada Sr. officiated the 2 p.m. service held April 24 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery, Dallas/ Selfville community.

Sue Weaver

SUE WEAVER, 89, Austell, formerly of Oneonta, died April 16, 2021, at Diversicare of Oneonta. David Jackson officiated the 2 p.m. graveside service held April 19 at Blount Memory Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

Church Briefs

MT. EBELL CHURCH will have decoration Sunday, May 2. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. There will be singing and Tyler Doty will preach. Please attend and support the church and cemetery. HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH will have memorial services Sunday, May 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The church is located on County Highway 42. Sam Johnson is pastor. NATIONAL DAY […]

Readers Write

Signs reading “Now Hiring” are up everywhere right now. “Help Wanted” posts have flooded social media recently. Jobs are available. Businesses are looking for employees. Yet, from the way people are gossiping in town and from the back-and-forth in the comments on Facebook, you’d think that nobody wants to work. “People are getting paid to stay home so why would […]

The problem with too much potato salad

Have you ever been to a potluck dinner where everyone decided to bring potato salad on that particular day? You may have a lot of really first-class potato salads to choose from, but when it comes down to it, you would probably be much happier if there were also a nice dish of baked beans, a platter of fried chicken, […]

Recipe Corner

Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, softened1 ¼ c. sugar½ c. packed light brown sugar4 large eggs, room temperature1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract3 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 Tbsp. baking powder½ tsp. salt1 cup buttermilk2 Tbsp. lemon zest½ c. fresh squeezed lemon juice1 ½ cup frozen blueberries (do notthaw)1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the […]

Planting time is finally here

County Agent’s Corner

The time to plant our summer gardens is finally here! Truth be told, many of us already had tomato transplants in the ground before that frost snuck up on us the other night, but I truly believe we’re out of the woods for this year. And that means all the fun and work and reward of raising a successful summer […]