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July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Midsummer Night's Run

The fifth annual charity run sponsored by Hometown Bank is coming next month – Saturday, Aug. 8 to be exact. More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 31, 1980

Meningitis outbreak watched About 50 suspected cases of aseptic meningitis have hospitalized at Blount Memorial and many milder cases have been allowed to recover at home. More...

Letters

Rudiment/Basics

If you are to be proficient in music, you must begin with and learn the rudiments of music. The scale, timing, rhythm, and beat. What are the rudiments that serve as the basis for living our lives today in our changing culture and society? More...

Sports

Southeastern’s Zamora signs with Faulkner

Mauris Zamora (center), pictured with his father Froylan and his brother Alan, signed a football scholarship Monday with Faulkner University in Montgomery. As a senior, Zamora rushed for 398 yards and four touchdowns on just 84 carries (avg. More...

SPORTS Briefs

SUSAN MOORE TOUCHDOWN CLUB is selling chances to win a John Deere Gator. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from any booster club member. More...

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

COVERED BRIDGES CLOSED All Blount County covered bridges will be closed for a short time this week to install surveillance cameras. More...

Blount County Schools introduce BYOD

(Bring Your Own Device)

The new Blount County Schools BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy allowing – make that encouraging – students to bring their personal technology devices to school, represents a sea change in thinking about the place of such devices in the More...

Board approves flurry of personnel appointments

ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS

At its Monday night meeting the Oneonta school board approved a flurry of personnel and related actions as the first day of fall semester approaches Aug. 6. More...

 

News

Phelps projects dire need for construction trades workers; directs youth to Go Build Alabama

In an appearance before the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, Jason Phelps described the nearcrisis situation concerning replacement of the current workforce in the building/construction trades in the state. More...

CORRECTIONS

In last week’s article on Oneonta alcohol taxes, The Blount Countian referred to the total of beer excise taxes and general sales taxes from alcoholic beverages – an amount estimated at $300,000 to $320,000 – as if it were all subje More...

County leader, benefactor Eldridge Bynum passes at 82

Eldridge Bynum, 82, of Cleveland died July 21 at UAB Hospital from complications of pneumonia following a fall a week earlier. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS WONDERFUL WORSHIP CENTER and Norchris Productions present The Hoppers in concert on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and reserved seating is available for $25. Phone 994-0988 to purchase tickets. More...

Obituaries

Euguene Alexander

EUGENE ALEXANDER, 72, Snead, died July 18, 2015, at the residence. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Parents Jackson and Lena Alexander predeceased him, as did son Jimmy Alexander, granddaughter Dianna Bailey, and sister Alene Key. More...

Jerry Armstrong

JERRY ARMSTRONG, 77, Remlap, died July 18, 2015, at the residence. He retired from ABC Coke and had also worked as a brick mason. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of Oneonta Church of Christ. More...

Eldridge Bynum

ELDRIDGE BYNUM, 82, Cleveland, died July 21, 2015, at UAB Hospital. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and served for many years as an ordained deacon at Cleveland First Baptist Church. He was retired from PEMCO after 41 years of service. More...