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Glasscock and Suddeth honored in D.C.


On May 14, Oneonta Police Officers Cory Glasscock and Matthew Suddeth were honored at a luncheon in Washington D.C, as National Officer of the Month for September 2018. The two officers received the awards for their heroic efforts where, despite putting themselves in danger, they were able to rescue two elderly women from a burning apartment building in July 2018. […]

Lady Wildcats State Champs

The Lady Wildcats softball team are all smiles as they receive the championship trophy for Class 5A softball on Saturday. See complete story on page A4.

Sunday wreck claims life of Oneonta woman


A wreck on Alabama 75 near AutoZone claimed the life of Sheila Sorrow, 62, of Oneonta. The Sunday, May 19, fatality occurred when the car driven by Sorrow left the road and struck a power pole. Sorrow worked at the Blount County Correctional Facility as the nutritionist for the past three years. According to Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon, Sorrow […]

Surprise, Daddy’s home!


It seemed to be a routine school assembly in the Southeastern High School gym last Friday afternoon. The whole school, K-12, was there. As a warm up, a half-dozen-odd members of the band executed a heart-thumping, syncopated, rhythmic riff on a tabletop in the middle of the gym, using hands and drinking glasses as percussion instruments on the tabletop. To […]

Fendley Furniture building demolished

Fendley Furniture has served many generations. I would love it if the walls could talk and share the stories of Jack Fendley, Sibyl Hampton, Charlie Fendley and Mary Fendley. I was raised here as much or more than I was raised at home. I spent many hours playing on the railroad tracks with my brother, Scott Fendley, playing in the […]


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