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Hicks – Smith

Elizabeth and Ricky Hicks announce the upcoming marriage of their daughther, Elyssa Richelle Hicks, to Trevor Glenn Smith, son of Angela and Troy Smith, all of Oneonta. The bride-elect and prospective groom are both graduates of Oneonta High School. Elyssa is a graduate of Auburn University and teaches at Southeastern Elementary School. She is the granddaughter of the late Elowayne […]

Snead State NSLS inductees

Snead State Community College recently inducted 57 students into the National Society of Leadership and Succes. Included were: Mikayla Arntz, Jamie McCartney, Alyssa Duncan, and Tyler Nash of Altoona; Dani Jewel of Hayden; Esmeralda Alvarez and Isaac Soriano of Horton; and William Fuller of Oneonta.

Nolen awarded scholarship

Lyndsey Nolen of Horton received two transfer scholarships during Snead State Community College’s recent awards ceremony to continue her education at Auburn University. Nolen is a 2018 graduate of Susan Moore High School and the daughter of Eric and Lea Ann Nolen.

Students named to Dean’s list at Cumberlands

In recognition of academic performance, Lauren McHan and Jacob Washburn of Blountsville were named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at University of the Cumberlands.

70 years in one family at Hayden High

Harold Jones (center) graduated from Hayden High School in 1949. His granddaughter Brandi Jones (right) graduated from Hayden in 1999. Great-granddaughther Elizabeth Michele Taylor (left) graduated from Hayden this year.

UWA announces Spring 2019 honors

The University of West Alabama honors undergraduate students with a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher on at least 12 semester hours credit with no grade lower than a C on its President’s List. Students enrolled for 12 semester hours or more and have earned a quality-point ratio between 3.25 and 3.79 with no grade lower than a C are […]

Lovejoy graduates

Trey Lovejoy graduated from Athens State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in logistics and supply chain management. Lovejoy resides in Oneonta with his wife, Danielle Shelton Lovejoy, and three daughters, Emily, Lillian, and Rosilee.

Master Gardeners state conference

Susan Hagan (from left), Sherilyn Osborne, and Dan Porch, County Extension Coordinator, pause at the Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) state conference held in Clanton in early May. Hagen and Betty Warren (not pictured) were presented with gold badges representing more than 1,000 volunteer hours. Osborne was elected secretary of AMGA.

JSU graduates

Jacksonville State University conferred degrees to 774 students at its spring commencement ceremony in May. Degree recipients included: Oneonta: Darren Bradley, Austin Crim, Grace Coburn, Lisa Cox, Holly Daily, Dustin Lybrand, Agustin Martinez, Brittany Street, Kayla Weaver, Amy Williams, Maria Guadalupe Vargas Pineda. Trafford: Brock Echols. Blountsville: Alethea Ivey, Justin Ortiz. Hayden: Catherine Makofsky, Joshua Phillips, Zoe Sitton, Austin Whitt

Snead State Phi Theta Kappa inductees

Snead State Community College recognized the academic achievement of students at its recent spring induction ceremony for the Theta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Included were: Alyssa Duncan, Jamie McCartney, and Natalie Morton of Altoona; and Jose Espinosa and Isaac Soriano of Horton.


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