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.

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.

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