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Speakman graduates

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Parker honored

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OTELCO welcomes Edwards

Jeffery Edwards will serve as outside plant engineer in OTELCO’s Blountsville office. The Arab resident brings 19 years of telecommunications experience with BellSouth and AT&T.

Dodd graduates

Elijah Dodd of Trafford graduated from Troy University during Summer semester with a bachelor of science degree.

OTELCO welcomes Mikkelsen

Jonathan Mikkelsen has been hired as an installation and repair technician with OTELCO. He will work out of the Oneonta plant office. Mikkelsen earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Jacksonville State University and is a resident of Altoona.

90th birthday

Twins Mary “Fay” Smith and Lillian “Ray” Glen will celebrate their 90th birthday on Aug. 10. The pair were born in Selma in 1929 to Hershell and Wesley Haynes. Both graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1947. Fay married high school sweetheart Lynn Smith in 1948 and enjoyed 39 years of marriage until his death in 1987. Ray married Gevon […]

Samford University Dean’s List

Samford University recognizes 1,519 students named to the 2019 spring semester Dean’s List. Among those are: Haley Harbison and Sadie Odom of Hayden, and Madison Cox of Oneonta. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA while attending at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

Satter graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Tristan E. Satter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. Satter 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 […]

Golden anniversary

John William Graves and Janice Caudle were married Aug. 2, 1969, in Loganville, Ga. John is the son of John M. and Elna Rogers Graves and graduated from Woodlawn High School. Janice is the daughter of David I. and Jane McCamy Caudle and graduated from Ensley High School. They met while at Samford University and continued their post graduate education […]

Golden anniversary

Roger Lee Thomas and Geraldine Snell were married July 22, 1969, in Oneonta. Roger is the son of Jessie and Lucille Swords Thomas and graduated from J.B. Pennington High School. Geraldine is the daughter of Roy and Ruby Blackwood Snell and graduated from Cleveland High School. John works as a security guard and Geraldine works for Alacare Home Health and […]


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