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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.

Sargent graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas R. Sargent graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in […]

Tovar-Beltran named ambassador

Icelda Tovar-Beltran of Oneonta has been named a Jacksonville State University Ambassador for 2019-2020. As the official student hosts of JSU, the Ambassadors foster positive experiences for all who visit campus – from campus tours to graduation. Tovar-Beltran is a sport management and rec studies major at JSU.

Gunn recognized

Snead police chief Stephen Gunn was recognized at the annual Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in August for completing the first 40 hours of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program. The program, jointly administered by the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, consists of specialized, executive level training.

Troy ‘Sound of the South’

Troy University is proud to recognize new members of the “Sound of the South” Marching Band who joined during the Fall 2019 semester including Savannah Cato of Hayden and Sahara Christensen of Blountsville. The band is a precision collegiate ensemble that has developed a national reputation for its quality musicianship and its exciting arrangements and innovative field productions.

JSU Summer 2019 graduates

Nearly 400 students received degrees at Jacksonville State University in Summer 2019, including Christopher Hardeman, Breanna Nix, and Montana Robbins of Oneonta, and Candace Watts of Blountsville.

University of Alabama Summer 2019 graduates

The University of Alabama awarded some 1,450 degrees during its summer commencement. Zachary Daniel Holt, Cleveland, earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering. Amelia René Johnson, Hayden, earned a bachelor of science in nursing. Kimberly McCay Scott, Oneonta, earned a master of science in human environmental sciences. Rebecca Caitlin Weldon, Blountsville, earned a bachelor of science.

Speakman graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Terri L. Speakman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. Speakman completed an intensive, eight-week program. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Speakman, a 2019 Hayden High School graduate, […]


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