Miss Covered Bridge 2018

Mortgage burning

July 29, 2018, was a special day at Park Avenue Baptist Church. Elaine Womack, church treasurer (pictured at left) announced to the church that the church loan was paid in full. For a number of months, church members have been bringing extra offerings asking that they be applied to the principle of the loan. As of July 23, the church […]

Hicks celebrates 97

Ada Fortner Hicks celebrated with family and friends at a party held at Diversicare Oneonta recently. Mrs. Hicks, who turned 97 on Aug. 8, was born in Alabama and raised on Straight Mountain where she worked as a farmer for many years. Four of six generations were on hand at the birthday party. Surrounding Hicks are (from left) great-granddaughter Brandy […]


Jacob Wyatt Cochran celebrated his fifth birthday July 22 with a Mickey Mouse pool party attended by family and friends. He is the son of Christina Killough of Oneonta and Michael Cochran of Hayden. Grandparents are Randy and Melinda Killough of Oneonta, great-grandparent is Faye Williams of Guntersville, and special aunt is Alichia Killough.

A wish come true

The value of a teacher

How much is a good teacher worth – in terms of actual dollars? That’s the question that some researchers at Harvard University and Columbia University tried to answer with a remarkable study. They developed a database of over one million students and followed them from fourth grade through adulthood. In their findings, published in 2012, they reported that children who […]

100th birthday

Opal Margaret Moore Elliot will turn 100 years young on Aug. 9. She was born in Blount County to Percy and Edna Moore of Allgood and grew up on the family farm there. She attended Shiloh Methodist Church and is a graduate of Blount County High School. She and Earl Elliot married in September of 1947 and they lived in […]


John Bobby and Wadeene Green will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a reception given by family and friends. Mr. Green is former circuit clerk of Blount County and he and Mrs. Green are longtime members of Oak Grove Methodist Church in Blountsville. They have four children: Sharon (Claude) Bullard; Bobbie Holaway; the late Larry Green; Debbie (Michael) Bagwell; daughter-in-law Kay […]


Johnathon and Tabitha Boatwright West of Pinson announce the birth of their daughter Sophia Gray West, born June 21, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Sophia weighed 7 lbs. 9.6 oz., and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Rhonda Whited Boatwright of Remlap, Dennis Boatwright of Morris, and Johnny and Terri Kent West of Palmerdale. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Bailey of […]

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