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May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Oneonta City Board of Education elects officers for coming year

The Oneonta City Board of Education held its annual election of officers at the board’s monthly meeting Monday night. Re-elected president was Pat Adams. More...

Three die in weekend traffic accidents

Three people died in weekend traffic accidents, including a 3- year-old child in a head-on collision on Ala 79 south of Locust Fork.  That accident occurred just after 6 p.m. More...

Columns

Why not ‘Shorty’ Price?

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Well, folks, the field is set for the sprint to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions.  More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 24, 1945

Hospital Committee met Friday night   The Executive Board of the Blount County Hospital Committee met on Friday evening at the American Legion Building with the chairman, W.P. Gordon, presiding.  More...

Sports

Season ends short of title for Hayden and Locust Fork

The run to the state tournament for Hayden and Locust Fork was a good one but it ended short of a state title for both schools.  Each team won the first game in Montgomery but then dropped the second game and that meant that a slow grind through More...

Blount County Fury wins State Cup Tournament

The Blount County Fury U12 soccer team won the State Cup Tournament in Decatur earlier this month. The team posted wins over Birmingham United (4- 2) and the Hoover Phantoms (3-1) and tied Mobile United (1-1). More...

Redskins finish second in state

The Oneonta Redskins put together two solid rounds of golf at the state tournament last week but it wasn’t enough to take down UMS-Wright.  More...

Obituaries

Ellen Allison

ELLEN ALLISON, 65, Gibbs Chapel, died May 14, 2017, at Cullman Regional Hospital. She was a member of Hendrix Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of the Red Hat Club.  More...

Barbara Ferguson

BARBARA FERGUSON, 70, Locust Fork, died May 10, 2017. She was predeceased by parents Hugh and Mary Petty Eades.  Surviving are husband of 50 years C.D. More...

Charles E. Hill

CHARLES E. HILL, 75, Locust Fork, died May 11, 2017. Predeceasing him were parents J.C. and Ruby Stephenson Hill.  More...

Man for all seasons heads for California in a 2-dp (dogpower) buggy

This is a story about a man – Georgie Cutright – going 2,500 miles to California in a dog-drawn vehicle. That’s it you see in the photo: a long, flat skateboard with a beach chair mounted on it. More...

Junior Fire Academy

“It gave me a lot of hands-on experience.”  “It feels like real life firefighting.”  “It gave me a feel for what firefighting is like.”  These are statements from 2016 Junior Fire Academy attendees. More...

News

Oneonta Post Office conducts food drive; its customers supply the food – to Hope House

Talk about a nice, neat, little plan to provide relief to hungry people – the Oneonta Post Office has got it going. More...

Civitan International returns to Blount County

Civitan International has organized a return to Blount County after an absense of 75 years. A number of community leaders have been contacted about restarting the club and it has already met twice with a growing membership of about 20.  More...

Rib Rally proves to be success

Terry Sligh Automotive hosted the first-ever Rib Rally last Saturday and it proved to be a success – both for those in attendance and for the Blount County and Oneonta City school systems. More...

People

Cornelius receives Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Madison Cornelius, Appalachian High School senior, was awarded a $1,000 grant-in-aid by the Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International earlier this month.  Allison Hill, president of the Blount County Beta Delta chapter, said this awa More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS FORREST HOME CEMETERY will have Decoration on Sunday, May 28. The cemetery is on Forrest Home Road, west of Boaz on Ala 168. ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have a friends and family singing on Sunday, May 28, beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Calling all pastors

This week’s submission is from Rick Luman, pastor of The Worship Center in Oneonta.  The word “ammunition” in the dictionary means “anything exploded as a weapon, as bullets, gunpowder, shot, shells, bomb, grenades, rocke More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

WORLD WAR II AND KOREAN VETERANS CEREMONY will be Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m., at the Woodmen of the World Lodge, 28340 Ala 75, Oneonta. More...