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April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Oneonta supports ambulance advisory board

Oneonta city councilors unanimously passed a resolution of support for an ambulance service advisory board, following a presentation by Blount County 911 director Caleb Branch. More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 21, 1960

Primary election next Tuesday   The Democratic Primary will be held Tuesday, May 3rd, and the tempo of the campaign has taken on added zeal for the past few days. More...

Letters

Thanks for progress and good news

What a knockout gorgeous county we live in. Tourists come here to explore our many covered bridges, Rickwood Caverns, Palisades Park, the Locust Fork River, and much more. More...

Sports

Regular season ends, playoffs for Mustangs, Panthers, Hornets, Tigers and Redskins

The high school baseball regular season has come to an end and the playoffs will start this week.  Five Blount County teams have made the playoffs and two – Locust Fork and Oneonta – won their areas and will host first round playoff More...

Homewood wins Tom Bell Classic

Homewood High School shot a two-day score of 578 (2 over) to win the seventh annual Tom Bell Memorial Classic at Limestone Springs last week. Spain Park was second at 581 while host Oneonta finished sixth at 595. More...

Riley Slone signs with JSU

“And let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 NKJV. These words are the drive behind Oneonta High School (OHS) senior Riley Slone’s motivation to always “finish the race.” More...

Faith

Church Briefs

WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services through Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. nightly. David Harper is evangelist, Tommy Riggs is pastor. The church is located on Terry Heights Road in Palmerdale. More...

Obituaries

Regina S. 'Gigi' Delashaw

REGINA S.’GIGI’ DELASHAW, 61, died April 14, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and employed with Gill Family Medicine. More...

James Thomas 'Jimmy' Duncan Jr.

JAMES THOMAS ‘JIMMY’ DUNCAN JR., 49, Walnut Grove, died April 11, 2017. Known as “Poppa D” to family, he was an avid Alabama fan, enjoyed drawing, and was a graduate of St. Clair County High School. More...

Deborah Smith Fox

DEBORAH SMITH FOX, 62, Snead, died April 9, 2017, at a Birmingham hospital. She had worked in the dietary department at St. Vincent's Blount Hospital for several years. More...

Citizens seek council help in latest Snead meeting

Despite the routine nature of much of the meeting, three residents requested help from the Snead Town Council at the body's most recent session. More...

Meet the new administrator

St. Vincent’s Blount

If there is a single dominant impression from an introductory conversation with St. Vincent’s Blount’s new administrator Greg Brown, it’s this: he’s going to take a good hospital and make it even better. More...

News

Loan for paving approved

TOWN OF CLEVELAND

At last week’s meeting, the Cleveland Town Council approved a motion to move forward with plans for a loan from Hometown Bank for the purpose of repairing the town’s roads and the park’s walking track. More...

OPD chief on the job

With the first week under his belt, Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton said, “It was very positive for me. I have received an acceptance and reinforcement that I’ve never experienced before. More...

Alcohol license committee recommends three

Oneonta's seven-member alcohol license review committee voted to recommend licensing for three establishments in their April 11 meeting. More...

People

Happy 20th anniversary

Happy 20th anniversary to my best friend, my husband, my everything. With boys Andrew, 19, and Gavin, 15, we have had ups and downs but through it all we have stayed strong.  I am so glad I said “I do” at 10:05 a.m. More...

Winterguard winners

Susan Moore High School debuted their winterguard program this year, the only such program in the county, proving that you don’t always start at the bottom when beginning a new endeavor. What is winterguard?  More...

Fundraising for Molly Grace

Molly Grace Register has missed out on so much over the past nine months. She had so many plans for her senior year at Oneonta High School. All of those hopes and dreams quickly faded when she began having seizures in August of last year. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, April 20, at Catfish Cabin restaurant, at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Tracy Honea, mayor of Albertville. More...