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December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Liberty Bank

to open branch in Snead

Snead continues to enjoy economic expansion with the announcement that north Alabama's 43-year old Liberty Bank will be opening a branch in the town in the upcoming year. More...

Columns

2014 – a political year in review

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

As we approach the end of the political year, a few thoughts and observations on 2014 political happenings in the Heart of Dixie. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 19, 1929

The jury returned a verdict of “not guilty” in the case of Charley Moses charged with the murder of his wife. More...

Sports

Panthers take early control of area race

Conny Lowery’s Cleveland Panthers went on the road last Friday night and knocked off Asbury, the No. 4 team in Class 2A and the Panthers’ top challenger for Area 12 supremacy. More...

SportsBriefs

CLEVELAND YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold a fundraiser turkey shoot each Saturday. Look for the signs near the river bridge on county road 33. Hams, turkeys, and other prizes are available and cost is $3 per shot. More...

Garner resigns at Pennington

J.B. Pennington is looking for a new head football coach. Keith Garner will not return after finishing his third season at Blountsville. Under Garner, the Tigers struggled. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have the Christmas Eve service Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

LIGHTS AND SANTA AT PALISADES PARK The 14th annual Chistmas Lights in the Park will be open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. every night in December except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Santa and Mrs. More...

Looking back

with Probate Judge Chris Green

The Blount Countian sat down last week to review the ups and downs of 2014 in the governmental life of Blount County with Probate Judge Chris Green, the county official who oversaw much of it. More...

Hayden sets Jan. 20 for wet/dry election

The town of Hayden has set an election for Jan. 20, 2015, to determine whether its citizens favor legal sale of alcoholic beverages within its corporate limits, according to Mayor Larry Armstrong. More...

Snead to help with Susan Moore schools expansion

Following remarks by Eddie Phillips, director of transportation and maintenance for the Blount County School System, the Snead Town Council agreed to absorb costs to expand fire protection to the Susan Moore campus. More...

 

News

Standridge, Shedd

elected officers of Alabama House Rural Caucus

Rep. David Standridge (R-Hayden) was elected chairman of the Rural Caucus of the Alabama House of Representatives, it was announced last week. More...

Blount County Art Show

Judy Laroque of Oneonta displays her favorite painting among a dozen or more included in her exhibit last week at the Blount County Art Show held at Heritage Golf. More...

Oneonta accepts church alley vacation request

In its latest brief session, the Oneonta City Council agreed to vacate the alley in the 100 block between Third and Fourth avenues east. More...

People

Bodine-Williams

Kathy BreAnna Bodine, daughter of Calvin and Jennifer Bodine of Susan Moore and Tonya Bodine of Oneonta, and John Casey Williams, son of Richard and Dawn Williams of Oneonta, were married Nov. 8, 2014. More...

Moore’s baby born on 12/13/14

Chase Moore, director of the Blount County- Oneonta Agri-Business Center, and his wife, Becca, welcomed their son Oliver Lawrence Moore, 6 lb. 10 oz. and 20.5 inches long, on Dec. More...

Obituaries

LULA IRENE CORNELIUS LOWRY BAILEY ALBRIGHT,

99, Duluth, Ga., died Dec. 13, 2014. She was retired from Montclair Baptist Hospital, enjoyed traveling, and had an extensive thimble collection. More...

ELDRED MCKINLEY CLEMENTS,

ELDRED MCKINLEY CLEMENTS, More...

DARRYL LYNN GARGUS,

DARRYL LYNN GARGUS, 51, Oneonta, died Dec. 7, 2014, at the residence. Predeceasing him were father Arthur Wilburn Gargus, brother Bryan Delane Gargus Sr., wife Arline Rena Gargus, and grandparents D.C. and Estelle Wise Sr. More...