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Skillman awarded scholarship

Talmadge Skillman, 2020 Oneonta High School graduate, has been awarded the Birmingham News – Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Scholarship. Skillman is a freshman at the University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in communications. He is the son of Mark and Melanie Skillman, brother of Harrison Skillman (Oneonta senior), and grandson of Katie and the late Talmadge Skillman and Broyce and […]

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UA honors A total of 506 students enrolled during the 2020 summer term at The University of Alabama were named to the President’s List with a GPA of 4.0 and the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or above. Among them were: Darby Hamm of Blountsville (Dean’s List), Shanta Barton of Hayden (Dean’s List), and Re’Anna McCay of Remlap […]

Barton turns 105


“As spunky as they come.” These are the words of TLC Nursing Center activities director Ina Brown when describing resident Ellen Barton, who will turn 105 years old on Sept. 26. Don’t let Barton’s age make you think she simply sits in a chair all day doing nothing. Even though being in a nursing facility limits some activities, doing nothing […]

Delta Kappa Gamma awards grant-in-aid

Paige Fulmer (above), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fulmer, was awarded the 2020 $1,000 grant-in-aid by the Blount County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. A graduate of Susan Moore High School, Fulmer plans to attend Jacksonville State University where she will major in early childhood education. While in high school, she was a member of the marching […]

Snead State graduates

Students receiving degrees and/ or certificates during the Summer 2020 term at Snead State Community College are: Altoona: Haven Elizabeth Ellison, Vanessa Serrano Blountsville: Derick Lee Bullard, Amanda Leighanne Martin Horton: Zoee Revae Cornett, Arnold Ivan Ramos, Melanie Lynn Riley, Rosalinda Sanchez-Moreno Oneonta: Esther Chavez

Eagle’s Wings grand opening


The Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the grand opening of Eagle’s Wings Thrift Store located at 23536 State Highway 79 in Trafford (at the corner of Ala 79 and Spunky Hollow Road). Proceeds from the store support Eagle’s Wings Ministries, a faith-based residential transition program for men and women who have graduated from a substance abuse program or are […]

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Wallace State honors Among the 198 students named to the Wallace State Community College President’s and Dean’s lists for the summer 2020 semester are students from Blount County. To earn a spot on the President’s List, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while taking a course load of 12 or more hours. Placement on the Dean’s List requires a 3.5 […]

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Troy graduates Chase Campbell of Remlap and Jaclyn Latta of Oneonta graduated from Troy University during the Summer Semester/Term 5. Troy honors Ryanna Myrick of Hayden was named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for the Summer Semester/Term 5. The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who earn a GPA of 4.0 and are registered for at least 12 […]

Reading contest winner

Ava Cantrell, rising first-grader at Blountsville Elementary, is the winner of Blountsville Public Library’s July reading contest. She is the daughter of Tyler and Ashley Cantrell.

50th anniversary

Frank and Karin Baker of Oneonta will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The couple were married July 31, 1970, at Tarrant Nazarene Church. Rev. Jack T. Smith officiated. The son of the late George and Odell Walker Baker, Frank was raised in Woodlawn and is a retired trainman for CSX Railroad. […]


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