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Thrasher receives scholarship

Kiera Thrasher, 21, Hayden, is one of two recipients of the 2019 Go Build Alabama Career Kickstart Scholarship. Thrasher attends Wallace State Community College where she is pursuing a building construction and engineering technology degree. Reed Holbrooks of Glencoe received the second scholarship.

Perfect attendance

Blountsville Elementary School held a school-wide celebration Friday, Oct. 18, for students with perfect attendance during the first nine-week grading period. Robert Baird with Alfa Insurance in Blountsville sponsored the contest. Students were entered into a drawing for bicycles by being present at school every day during the first nine weeks. Diego Mejia and Eliza Palmer (pictured with Baird) were […]

Powell wins scholarship

Weslie Powell, operations manager and critical care paramedic with Blount EMS Ambulance, was selected winner of the 2019 Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Scholarship for EMS World Expo 2019 held in New Orleans. The Childress scholarship recognizes providers who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the performance of pediatric emergency medical services, with their primary role being prehospital patient care. […]

100th birthday

Margaret Robinson “Baby Sis” Polk will be 100 years old Oct. 22. She was born in 1919 to Nellie Aniton and Roy Robinson as the fourth of seven children. She attended school in Oneonta and worked at the restaurant in the Oneonta bus station and as a cook and housekeeper for the Bains family. She married Ollie Polk on Feb. […]

OBA annual awards

The Oneonta Business Association held its annual dinner last week and presented awards to: Tara Murphree (Volunteer of the Year); Covered Bridge Players, represented by Zach Buse, and Animal Adoption Center of Blount County, represented by Karen Gilham, Kayle Jackson, and Crystal Adams (tied for Organization of the Year); The Makers Downtown, owned by Cinamon Airhart (Emerging Business of the […]

Stanley graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Joseph Stanley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. He and his flight group 675 of the 326th training squadron were awarded the Commander’s Excellence Award and graduated with honors. Stanley will continue security forces defender training at JBSA-Lackland. He is a 2019 graduate of Hayden High School.

Brooks graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Neal Ashton Brooks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. Brooks is the son of Neal and Kristi Brooks of Oneonta. He has two siblings, Gracie and John-Wendell, and is a 2019 graduate of Oneonta High School.

68th class reunion

Susan Moore High School Class of 1951 celebrated with a reunion Aug. 17 at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Pictured are front row (from left): Frances Matthews, Lillie Mae Brown, and Willie June Ogles. Back row: Faye Tidwell, Vera Nell Ballew, Billy Haynes, and Bonnie Nairmore.

Local business earns award

Travelin’ with the Mouse, a full-service travel agency located in Oneonta, was named best full-service travel agency in the southern United States and also received the LUX Award for Distinction in Family Vacations 2019. Each year, LUXlife magazine recognizes those in the travel industry through its LUX Travel & Tourism awards program. “These awards cover all markets to hail the […]

Latta wins scholarship

Jaclyn Latta, Oneonta, was among students recognized for outstanding achievements in academics during the Accountancy Day Award Ceremony held Sept. 5 at Troy University. Latta received the Accountancy Day Sponsors Scholarship.


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