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May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Expanding Horizons: Summer camps and library programs

“Summer 2017!!!! The camps are planned! More...

Columns

Archibald goads Democrats with insight and humor

Alabama media commentator John Archibald entertained, informed, joked, inspired, and warned during his nearly hour-long dialogue with attendees at the Blount County Democrat Club last week. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 17, 1928

Twenty-Nine Graduate From Blount High   The Commencement exercises of the Blount County High School come to a close tonight (Wednesday) when twenty-nine young men and women will receive their diplomas.  More...

Sports

Locust Fork and Hayden move on to Montgomery

Six Blount County high school softball teams qualified for last week’s North Central Regional in Tuscaloosa and two were able to navigate their way through the field and make it to this week’s state tournament in Montgomery.  3A Locu More...

Bulldogs fall in title game

One of the most impressive – and unexpected – runs in Alabama high school soccer history came to an end last Friday as Susan Moore fell 2-1 to Indian Springs in the 1A/3A boys final at John Hunt Park in Huntsville.  Susan Moore didn& More...

Appalachian wins Anything Goes

The smallest school in the county? More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

BLOUNT COUNTY COMBINED HONOR BAND CONCERT AND LUNCH Cleveland and Susan Moore High School bands have joined forces and will perform in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade as the Blount County Combined Honor Band. More...

Swamp Tails seeking up to $150,000 tax relief

CITY OF ONEONTA

The Oneonta City Council has scheduled a public hearing on a tax abatement request for Swamp Tails restaurant. City manager-economic developer Ed Lowe presented the request, before the council agreed to a hearing on May 23 at 5:15 p.m.  More...

Indivisible Alabama, District 6 stages Oneonta ‘Die-In’

by Ron Gholson  More...

Music man aims to build band at Appalachian

Crist Sperling of Nectar, who previously taught music and directed the band program at Locust Fork High School, has been hired by the Blount County Board of Education to teach music and develop a band program at Appalachian High School. More...

News

Historical Site designation propels park forward

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK

The Alabama Legislature passed a resolution in April, recognizing Blountsville Historical Park as a state historical site, and placing it on the State Registry of Historical Places. The legislation was introduced by District 11 Rep. More...

Spring Carnival this week!

Drop Zone. Drop Tower. Scream Zone. Free Fall. This ride has been called all those names and a lot more less printable ones when the bottom drops out. It will be prominently featured among the 18 or so rides at this week’s Spring Carnival. More...

One killed, two injured in head-on collision on Co. Rd. 1

A head-on collision between a Dodge Dakota truck and a Volkswagen Passat on County Road 1 just north of St. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS LEE’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a gospel concert featuring Robert and Pam Glass on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. More...

Calling all pastors

The Blount Countian, in an effort to enhance our “church page,” invites all local pastors to submit devotionals for publication consideration. Please limit your submission to 150 words or less. More...

Obituaries

Betty Jean Abercrombie

BETTY JEAN ABERCROMBIE, 86, Blountsville, died May 10, 2017. She was a longtime member of Blountsville Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Charlie J. More...

Erabelle Neely Allinder

ERABELLE NEELY ALLINDER, 87, Hayden, died May 10, 2017. She was predeceased by husband of 67 years, James C. “J.C.” Allinder, parents Lumis and Agnes Neely, and brothers Roy Neely and Elmo Neely. More...

Renate Poth Fritz

RENATE POTH FRITZ, 85, Oneonta, died May 10, 2017, at Diversicare Oneonta. Born in Geislingen, Germany, she was an animal lover, caring for many on the farm over the years. More...