Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Charles Jackson and Sandra Carden Jackson of Athens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise celebration on Friday, June 5, from 5-6:30 p.m., hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Stephanie Jackson, at 766 County Road 187 in Athens. Family and friends are …

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rev. Mart and Wilma Duggan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, with a reception in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Athens from 2- 4 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Maxine and Bill Roberts will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Dec. 14, 2019.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Doug and Christine Taylor of Englewood celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary today, Dec. 6.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Don and Judy Hammonds of Athens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2019.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Jim and Judy Payne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a drop-in reception at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Tellico Plains.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Leroy and Wanda Atkins will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary with a reception at Life Care Center in Athens. The reception is invitation only.

Myrl and June Vaughn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Clearwater Baptist Church, located at 964 County Road 180 in Athens. No gifts please.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Jerry and Inez Fain of Athens, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 5, 2018.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tom and Cissie (Gaston) Joines of Etowah, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 7, with a drop-in shower given by their family at Central Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend through this announcement. No gifts please.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Harry and Velma Morgan of Etowah, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jim and Teena Hogan of Athens, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jimmy and Nerina Sani - the previous owners of Sunny Store in Decatur - celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, July 13, 2018.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Johnny and Judy Jenkins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows at Wildwood Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018. hosted by children and family. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Mel and Ruth Ann Barker of Athens will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 30, 2018. They are the parents of two daughters and sons-in-law: Meloyne and Chris Adams and Faun and Natalie Ramey. They have five grandchildren.

Frankie and Mary (Jodie) Williams celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on June 27, 1987. They have three children: Vine, Alicia, and Joshua. They are the proud grandparents of Jermiah.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Buddy and Faye (Creasman) Parsons of Etowah will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2018. Buddy is a retired CSX Railroad engineer and Faye is a homemaker. They are the parents of Kelley Key and her husband, David, of Athens, and Jeremy Parsons and his wife, Casey, of Athen…

Friday, June 08, 2018

Jim & Allyson Kirkland invite you to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary at a drop-in reception in Larry Herd's courtyard, 208 N. Jackson St., Athens, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m.

John and Marian Casteel Hale will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a reception on Sunday, June 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Englewood Christian Church. Married June 7, 1968, John and Marian have two children, Heather and Josh, and their spouses. Marian and John als…

Friday, April 20, 2018

Cecil Henry Nixon and Lydia Carleen Bain Nixon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 27, 2018. The couple has three children: Tracey W. Burke (Dawn Esposito-Burke), Leon T. Nixon, and Celia A. Nixon. They have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Jay and Joy Thurman celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on April 5. The Thurmans have two daughters, Fay Hawkins of Decatur, and Margaret Calfee of Cleveland. They have three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tom and Sandy Sanders celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 22. The couple celebrated at Sullivan's in Maryville with their family, including daughter Lisa Lay and son-in-law Butch Lay; three grandchildren, Jacob, Aaron, and Sarah Lay; and other family members, Jerry and …

Friday, December 15, 2017

Carl and Priscilla Brannon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19, 2017. The couple celebrated by going on a cruise to the Western Carribean Islands.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bud and Carol Walker of Riceville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29, 2017. The Walkers are the parents of Donna Spurgeon of Cleveland and Tony and Jeff Walker, both of Riceville. They have four grandchildren - Brandy, Boone, Jedi, and Lucas - and eight great-grandchild…

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jim and Bobbi White of Athens celebrated their 55th anniversary on Oct. 12, 2017.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fred and Hazel W. Hicks of Englewood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. They are the parents of Denise Hicks Roach and son-in-law, Billy Roach, and they have one grandson, Joshua Roach. Their daughter will host a reception at Englewood United Methodist C…

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kenneth and Betty Derrick of Englewood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. They are the parents of Rita and Buford Hackler of Englewood, David and Pam Derrick of Athens, Penny and Michael Lunsford of Madisonville, and Richard and Charlotte Derrick of Niota. They are th…

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Powers celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. "Prof" and Ozelle were married at First Baptist Church of Athens on Aug. 10, 1947. They are the parents of Kris Powers and Dr. Kathy Nichol. Their grandchildren are Adam Powers, Blake Powers, …

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jerry and Velva Howell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 29, 2017, with a reception at First Baptist Church of Athens to be given by their children. The reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Baker Fellowship Hall. Friends and family are invited. The cou…

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hoyt and Vickie Swafford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 21, 2017. The couple has three children and three children-in-law: Missy and Jimmy Hill, Cindy and Brad Steele, and Wendy and Jacky Cook. They are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren: Amanda and A…

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jean Veach and Scott Duckworth of Etowah, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 5, 2017.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Charles A. and Betty Firestone Kennedy of Athens will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2017. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy were married on June 19, 1947, at Sewee Church in McMinn County.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Harrianne and Charles Thompson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 923 Ohio Avenue in Etowah.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Douglas and Alice Coleman of Decatur celebrated their 40th anniversary on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Colemans are the parents of Eliza Pillion of Decatur, Ezra Coleman of Riceville, and Elissa Henley of Decatur. They have seven grandchildren.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ronnie and Karen (White) McDowell of Niota will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2017. They are the parents of Ronnie and Geneva McDowell of Sweetwater and James Allen McDowell of Niota. They have one grandson, Emmitt.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Larry and Diane McKenzie first met during a firemen's carnival in Diane's native Maryland. The couple dated for 18 months before marrying on Sept. 3, 1966, in Landover, Md.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jim and Jo Burnette of Riceville will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Burnettes have four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Diane Burnette of Athens, Greg and Brenda Burnette of Riceville, Mark and Carol Burnette of Athens, and Cliff Burnette of Athens; and one da…

Friday, January 27, 2017
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Dennis and Linda Bordwine of Etowah will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Family and friends are invited to join the couple in celebrating this milestone during a reception on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at North Etowah Baptist Church. The couple req…

Friday, December 16, 2016
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Dan and Linda McConkey of Athens will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The couple has two children, Marc McConkey and Tori McConkey, both of Athens.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
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Eddy and Edwina Dalton of Englewood will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. The Daltons are the parents of Kim Dalton of Englewood. A reception for the couple will be held Friday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Dixon Avenue Baptist Church in Englewood.

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Charles and Edna Ross celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2016. They are the parents of Debbie Dyke of Etowah and Jennie Maloomian of Lewes, Del. They are the grandparents of Drake Chandler and his fiancee, Jasmine Calleras, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Alison Dyke of Etowah; Bo…

Friday, July 15, 2016
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Dee and Ruby Goforth, of Riceville, will celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2016. They are the parents of Terry and Layna Goforth of San Jose, Calif., and Jerry and Tammy Goforth of North Lauderdale, Fla. They have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Friday, July 08, 2016
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Dee and Ruby Goforth, of Riceville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2016. They are the parents of Terry and Layna Goforth of San Jose, Calif., and Jerry and Tammy Goforth of North Lauderdale, Fla. They have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be …

Friday, July 01, 2016
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Jessie and Paulette Webb, of Sweetwater, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2016.

Friday, June 24, 2016
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J.B. and Jewell Arnwine, of Calhoun, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2016. They are the parents of Keith and Melanie Arnwine, of Cleveland, and Karen and Doug Reynolds, of Athens. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A drop-in anniversary party will…

Friday, May 06, 2016
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J. Harold and Becky Smith, of Athens, who were married on April 28, 1966, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 7, with a drop-in party at the Eastanallee Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They are the parents of Christy Smith Elliott, of Athens, …

Friday, April 22, 2016
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Jerry and Sherry Dunnahoo, of Decatur, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2016.

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Warren Davis Merrell Sr. and Azalea Long Merrell, of Etowah, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Congratulations to Raymond and Juanita Jackson who will celebrate their 72 wedding anniversary on April 1, 2016.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Charles Jackson and Sandra Carden Jackson of Athens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise celebration on Friday, June 5, from 5-6:30 p.m., hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Stephanie Jackson, at 766 County Road 187 in Athens. Family and friends are …

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Rev. Mart and Wilma Duggan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, with a reception in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Athens from 2- 4 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Maxine and Bill Roberts will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Dec. 14, 2019.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Doug and Christine Taylor of Englewood celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary today, Dec. 6.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Don and Judy Hammonds of Athens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2019.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Jim and Judy Payne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a drop-in reception at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Tellico Plains.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Leroy and Wanda Atkins will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary with a reception at Life Care Center in Athens. The reception is invitation only.

Myrl and June Vaughn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Clearwater Baptist Church, located at 964 County Road 180 in Athens. No gifts please.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Jerry and Inez Fain of Athens, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 5, 2018.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tom and Cissie (Gaston) Joines of Etowah, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 7, with a drop-in shower given by their family at Central Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend through this announcement. No gifts please.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Harry and Velma Morgan of Etowah, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jim and Teena Hogan of Athens, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jimmy and Nerina Sani - the previous owners of Sunny Store in Decatur - celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, July 13, 2018.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Johnny and Judy Jenkins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows at Wildwood Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018. hosted by children and family. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Mel and Ruth Ann Barker of Athens will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 30, 2018. They are the parents of two daughters and sons-in-law: Meloyne and Chris Adams and Faun and Natalie Ramey. They have five grandchildren.

Frankie and Mary (Jodie) Williams celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on June 27, 1987. They have three children: Vine, Alicia, and Joshua. They are the proud grandparents of Jermiah.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Buddy and Faye (Creasman) Parsons of Etowah will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2018. Buddy is a retired CSX Railroad engineer and Faye is a homemaker. They are the parents of Kelley Key and her husband, David, of Athens, and Jeremy Parsons and his wife, Casey, of Athen…

Friday, June 08, 2018

Jim & Allyson Kirkland invite you to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary at a drop-in reception in Larry Herd's courtyard, 208 N. Jackson St., Athens, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m.

John and Marian Casteel Hale will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a reception on Sunday, June 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Englewood Christian Church. Married June 7, 1968, John and Marian have two children, Heather and Josh, and their spouses. Marian and John als…

Friday, April 20, 2018

Cecil Henry Nixon and Lydia Carleen Bain Nixon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 27, 2018. The couple has three children: Tracey W. Burke (Dawn Esposito-Burke), Leon T. Nixon, and Celia A. Nixon. They have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Jay and Joy Thurman celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on April 5. The Thurmans have two daughters, Fay Hawkins of Decatur, and Margaret Calfee of Cleveland. They have three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tom and Sandy Sanders celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 22. The couple celebrated at Sullivan's in Maryville with their family, including daughter Lisa Lay and son-in-law Butch Lay; three grandchildren, Jacob, Aaron, and Sarah Lay; and other family members, Jerry and …

Friday, December 15, 2017

Carl and Priscilla Brannon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19, 2017. The couple celebrated by going on a cruise to the Western Carribean Islands.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bud and Carol Walker of Riceville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29, 2017. The Walkers are the parents of Donna Spurgeon of Cleveland and Tony and Jeff Walker, both of Riceville. They have four grandchildren - Brandy, Boone, Jedi, and Lucas - and eight great-grandchild…

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jim and Bobbi White of Athens celebrated their 55th anniversary on Oct. 12, 2017.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fred and Hazel W. Hicks of Englewood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. They are the parents of Denise Hicks Roach and son-in-law, Billy Roach, and they have one grandson, Joshua Roach. Their daughter will host a reception at Englewood United Methodist C…

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kenneth and Betty Derrick of Englewood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. They are the parents of Rita and Buford Hackler of Englewood, David and Pam Derrick of Athens, Penny and Michael Lunsford of Madisonville, and Richard and Charlotte Derrick of Niota. They are th…

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Powers celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. "Prof" and Ozelle were married at First Baptist Church of Athens on Aug. 10, 1947. They are the parents of Kris Powers and Dr. Kathy Nichol. Their grandchildren are Adam Powers, Blake Powers, …

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jerry and Velva Howell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 29, 2017, with a reception at First Baptist Church of Athens to be given by their children. The reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Baker Fellowship Hall. Friends and family are invited. The cou…

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hoyt and Vickie Swafford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 21, 2017. The couple has three children and three children-in-law: Missy and Jimmy Hill, Cindy and Brad Steele, and Wendy and Jacky Cook. They are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren: Amanda and A…

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jean Veach and Scott Duckworth of Etowah, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 5, 2017.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Charles A. and Betty Firestone Kennedy of Athens will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2017. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy were married on June 19, 1947, at Sewee Church in McMinn County.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Harrianne and Charles Thompson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 923 Ohio Avenue in Etowah.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Douglas and Alice Coleman of Decatur celebrated their 40th anniversary on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Colemans are the parents of Eliza Pillion of Decatur, Ezra Coleman of Riceville, and Elissa Henley of Decatur. They have seven grandchildren.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ronnie and Karen (White) McDowell of Niota will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2017. They are the parents of Ronnie and Geneva McDowell of Sweetwater and James Allen McDowell of Niota. They have one grandson, Emmitt.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Larry and Diane McKenzie first met during a firemen's carnival in Diane's native Maryland. The couple dated for 18 months before marrying on Sept. 3, 1966, in Landover, Md.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jim and Jo Burnette of Riceville will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Burnettes have four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Diane Burnette of Athens, Greg and Brenda Burnette of Riceville, Mark and Carol Burnette of Athens, and Cliff Burnette of Athens; and one da…

Friday, January 27, 2017
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Dennis and Linda Bordwine of Etowah will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Family and friends are invited to join the couple in celebrating this milestone during a reception on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at North Etowah Baptist Church. The couple req…

Friday, December 16, 2016
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Dan and Linda McConkey of Athens will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The couple has two children, Marc McConkey and Tori McConkey, both of Athens.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
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Eddy and Edwina Dalton of Englewood will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. The Daltons are the parents of Kim Dalton of Englewood. A reception for the couple will be held Friday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Dixon Avenue Baptist Church in Englewood.

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Charles and Edna Ross celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2016. They are the parents of Debbie Dyke of Etowah and Jennie Maloomian of Lewes, Del. They are the grandparents of Drake Chandler and his fiancee, Jasmine Calleras, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Alison Dyke of Etowah; Bo…

Friday, July 15, 2016
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Dee and Ruby Goforth, of Riceville, will celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2016. They are the parents of Terry and Layna Goforth of San Jose, Calif., and Jerry and Tammy Goforth of North Lauderdale, Fla. They have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Friday, July 08, 2016
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Dee and Ruby Goforth, of Riceville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2016. They are the parents of Terry and Layna Goforth of San Jose, Calif., and Jerry and Tammy Goforth of North Lauderdale, Fla. They have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be …

Friday, July 01, 2016
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Jessie and Paulette Webb, of Sweetwater, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2016.

Friday, June 24, 2016
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J.B. and Jewell Arnwine, of Calhoun, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2016. They are the parents of Keith and Melanie Arnwine, of Cleveland, and Karen and Doug Reynolds, of Athens. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A drop-in anniversary party will…

Friday, May 06, 2016
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J. Harold and Becky Smith, of Athens, who were married on April 28, 1966, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 7, with a drop-in party at the Eastanallee Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They are the parents of Christy Smith Elliott, of Athens, …

Friday, April 22, 2016
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Jerry and Sherry Dunnahoo, of Decatur, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2016.

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Warren Davis Merrell Sr. and Azalea Long Merrell, of Etowah, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Congratulations to Raymond and Juanita Jackson who will celebrate their 72 wedding anniversary on April 1, 2016.