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March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BLOUNT’S BEST

Friday, March 27 is the deadline for entries. Cam’s, Ken’s, O So Good, and Phil’s Grill have been nominated so far. Make sure your favorite barbecue restaurant is in the running. More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 22, 1995

Tax renewal supported in light vote In a remarkably light vote, the few Blount Countians who went to the polls March 14 voted overwhelmingly to renew two property taxes for schools. More...

Sports

Top teams stay hot

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

The Hayden Lady Wildcats had a very good week and should stay at or near the top of the 5A rankings. John Simmons’s team was ranked No. 2 last week by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. More...

Triplett signs with Snead State

Oneonta High School senior Alesha Triplett will continue her tennis career at Snead State Community College. More...

Bulldogs finish perfect season – again

The Susan Moore Bulldogs fourth-grade girls basketball team captured their third straight regular season and tournament championships this year in the Blount County Youth Basketball League. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

BLOUNT COUNTY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION All county elementary schools will hold kindergarten pre-registration the month of April during school hours. More...

Body of missing teen found on Tucker Mountain Road

A couple has been charged with capital murder in connection to the discovery of the body of a 17-year-old girl last week on Tucker Mountain Road in Remlap. More...

Appraising appraisal

Reading this article on appraisal may be a lot like watching paint dry for some. To nip that reaction in the bud, here are some gee-whiz facts related to appraisal to get you hooked right in the beginning. More...

Board accepts early retirements

BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Blount County Board of Education accepted two retirements during last week’s called meeting. William Rowdy Evatt, system technology coordinator, and J.B. Pennington teacher Jennifer J. More...

 

News

Text-to-911 now available

A new text message feature allows for emergency messages from Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers to be sent directly to 911 in situations where a spoken phone call would be inadvisable or even dangerous – for example, someone in a hostage situati More...

Clarification

In last week's edition, Alice Tilley was listed as a youth worker for the city of Oneonta, when she should have been listed as a supervisor. More...

Oneonta

then and now

True to it’s motto “A small city with big ideas,” when Oneonta’s main chance came to rise in the world in 1888-89, it made its move with vigor. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

SINGINGS PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will feature Josh Feemster with friends and family in concert on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. No admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. Phone 994-0988 with questions. More...

Obituaries

Janice Owen Dumas

JANICE OWEN DUMAS, 63, Locust Fork, died March 21, 2015, at the residence. She enjoyed going out to eat on Fridays and sitting on the porch, and was devoted to Valley Grove Baptist Church. More...

Edna Copeland Henry

EDNA COPELAND HENRY, 79, Highland Lake, died March 22, 2015, at the residence. She attended World Outreach Center, enjoyed crocheting, reading her Bible, and talking on the telephone. More...

Robert Allen Latta

ROBERT ALLEN LATTA, 77, Brooksville, died March 16, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Mr. Latta served with the U.S. Air Force. Parents Julius and Allene Watts Latta and sister Geraldine Latta predeceased him. More...