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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man arrested after chase

The suspect who allegedly fired gunshots after a traffic stop and police chase in Snead last Thursday afternoon was captured in Marshall County late Thursday night. More...

Columns

The 2018 governor’s race

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Here in the Heart of Dixie, we are on the cusp of one of the best political years in modern history. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 19, 1986

Locust Fork school vandalized   Vandals broke into Locust Fork High School over the weekend and caused damage throughout the building. Broken water pipes flooded the library along with hallways and several classrooms. More...

Sports

Southeastern takes two from Appalachian

The Southeastern Mustangs opened 1A Area 11 play with a sweep of visiting Appalachian Monday. Head coach Michael Burkett got dominant pitching performances from Bailey Boak and Albert Tinney. More...

All state teams announced

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The 2016-2017 high school basketball season was a very good one for the Lady Hornets of Locust Fork and the honors continue to pour in.  Over the weekend, the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) released the all state teams and two Lady Ho More...

Furry Scurry coming in April

The Furry Scurry 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, April 8. Lynn Pass, owner of The Gym, has put this run together to benefit the Blount County Animal Adoption Shelter (BCAAS), which will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS ALLGOOD BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services tonight through Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. nightly. Bill Parkins is evangelist, Gary Thrasher is pastor. More...

Obituaries

Cathy Al-Khateeb

CATHY AL-KHATEEB, 58, Birmingham, died March 14, 2017, at a Birmingham hospital. Father Bert. B. Payne predeceased her, as did son Jason Glasscock, grandparents George and Lucille Smith and John and Willie Mae Hooper.  More...

James 'Steve' Baker

JAMES ‘STEVE’ BAKER, 65, died March 11, 2017. He graduated from Susan Moore High School and was a minister at Harmony and Sardis Baptist churches. More...

Jadea Daugherty

JADEA DAUGHERTY, 15, Oneonta, died March 8, 2017, at Children's Hospital, Birmingham. She was known as the type of girl that never complained and always had a positive outlook no matter the situation. More...

First conviction in Locust Fork double-murder

Paul Mason Trull was convicted last week by a Blount County jury in the September 2015 murders of Gary “Sambo” Hazelrig and Breann Sherrer. More...

Oneonta hires new chief

The city of Oneonta has announced the hiring of the city’s new police chief.  Charles Clifton was selected to succeed James Chapman, who retired at the end of 2016.  Clifton, 46, a Gadsden native, comes to Oneonta after serving as a d More...

City receives first new sales tax check

Accompanied by Blount County Commission Chairman Chris Green, District 3 Commissioner Dean Calvert presented a $15,183.21 check to the Oneonta City Council at its meeting last week. More...

News

Snead receives clean, unqualified audit opinion

In a heavily attended council session, Snead town auditor Lori Criswell presented the town's 2016 audit. Criswell noted the town received an unqualified, clean opinion, which reveals no problems for the town. More...

City takes preliminary look at historical landmarks and preservation

Oneonta City Councilman Richard Phillips chaired an informational session on the possibility of the city's establishing its own preservation commission. More...

DUI charges filed in weekend wreck

A wreck that occurred Sunday afternoon on the Blount-Marshall County line has resulted in DUI charges for the driver.  Glenda Renay Tedder, 45, of Marshall County, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault (felonies) and four coun More...

People

Wills visits Oneonta Public Library

Former television cameraman turned photographer Glenn Wills presented a slide presentation of images from his two books, Forgotten Alabama and More Forgotten Alabama. More...

Career Tech Center student places third

Justin Ramos (above), a second-year building construction student at the Blount County Career Technical Center, placed third in the Northeast Carpentry contest in March. More...

Wilson- Holaway

Keith and Laurie Wilson of Scant City and Angelia and Jack Karr of Arab announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter Kesha LaKole Wilson of Blountsville, to Christopher Holaway, son of Bobbie Holaway and the late Jerry Holaway of Blou More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

J.B. PENNINGTON FARM EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION will be Saturday, March 25, beginning at 9 a.m. Consignment fee is 10% and items may be brought to the school before noon on Friday, March 24. All types of farm equipment will be sold. More...