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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. You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of this story will be available to all readers after 1 week. Full versions […]

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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McCombs honored Averitt Express recently honored associate Mark McCombs (pictured at left) of Oneonta for 30 years of service. He is one of the more than 1,300 active Averitt associates who are members of the company’s “Over 20 Team,” an exclusive group of associates who have served 20 or more years with Averitt. Roane State honors John Fallin of Blountsville […]

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Snead State graduates Receiving degrees and/or certificates during the Spring 2020 term from Snead State Community College were: Altoona – Jacob Tyler Cherry, Corey S. Clayborn, Sydnee M. Holliday, Natalie Marie Morton, Jacob D. Phillips; Blountsville – Brooke Nickole Harris, Lauren Elizabeth Haygood, Ashley B. Maze, Tangela Davine Williams; Hayden – William Wyatt Self; Horton – Esmeralda Rubi Alvarez, Melody […]

Troy honors

Maggie Doss and Clifton Sloan of Hayden, Raven Eller of Blountsville, and Matthew Jacobs and Eliya Knight of Oneonta were named to the Troy University Chancellor’s List for the Spring Semester and Term 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year. To be eligible, students must earn a 4.0 GPA and be registered for at least 12 semester hours.

45th anniversary

The most wonderful thing I ever decided to do, was share my life and heart with you. Bobby and Paulette Putman celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2020. Formerly of Allgood, they now reside on Straight Mountain. They have been blessed with a wonderful life and family: son Scotty (Mary) Putman; daughter Amy (Stephen) Gilland; grandchildren Ann Aleese, […]

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Troy graduate Alexandria Soli of Hayden graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree from the College of Education at Troy University during the Spring Semester/Term 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year. UA graduates The University of Alabama awarded 6,326 degrees this spring. Among the graduates were: Ross Bearden (Bachelor of Science in Education), Meghan Claburn (Bachelor of Science in […]

Shea earns national recognition

Kristina Shea, co-owner of Cleveland Pharmacy, was recently recognized as a Patient Champion by the American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI). Cleveland Pharmacy, which Shea owns with Kim LaRue, opened 14 years ago and offers a variety of services, including onsite immunizations, B12 injections, unique gifts, and a dollar products section. Most prescriptions are filled in 10 minutes or less and […]

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Berry College honors Anna Tucker and Noah Watson of Hayden were named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at Berry College. The Dean’s list honors students who earn a 3.5 GPA or better and carry a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester. Gadsden State honors Noah Grady, Melina Osborn, and Gabriel Perez, all of Altoona, were […]

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Washburn wins award Jacob Washburn of Blountsville, was recently graduated from and was recognized by University of the Cumberlands as one of the department of Health Exercise and Sport Science students of the year. Washburn was selected in the Exercise and Sport Science category in which he earned a bachelor’s degree. Gadsden State honors The Rho Rho Chapter of Phi […]


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