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December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Still time to pick a name from the Striped Angel Tree

The Striped Angel Tree is back for the second year to help children in Blount County. More...

Columns

An unintended consequence

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

It is Christmas time, and since Alabama is one of the most charitable states in the nation, I would expect that many of us are in the giving mood and plan to help many worthy causes across our great state.  More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 11, 1975

Cleveland seeks to reduce traffic danger   Because of eight accidents having occurred recently at the intersection of Highways 79 and 160, Officer Neal Staton recommended Cleveland Town Council ask the state to reduce speed limits on Hwy 79. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS FOWLER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH The youth Christmas program will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., the children’s Christmas play will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., the adult choir cantata will be Sunday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

Katherine Annette 'Kathy' Alldredge

KATHERINE ANNETTE ‘KATHY’ ALLDREDGE, 43, Oneonta, died Nov. 24, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. Mother Denese Gilliland Tolbert predeceased her.  More...

Billie Lee 'Stick' Anderton

BILLIE LEE ‘STICK’ ANDERTON, 81, Pinson, died Dec. 2, 2016. A carpenter by trade, he owned and operated Birmingham Acoustical and Drywall and Steel Fab for many years. More...

Kischea Lee Atchley

KISCHEA LEE ATCHLEY, 40, Oneonta, died Nov. 14, 2016. She enjoyed family time, the outdoors, and bonfires. Husband Troy Jackson Atchley predeceased her.  More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

BLOUNT COUNTY CHILDREN’S CENTER will have the annual Christmas Open House on Friday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 106 First Avenue West, Oneonta. Delicious homemade sandwiches, soups, and desserts will be served. More...

Superintendent announces 2016 ACT results for Oneonta

show student performance in five subject areas of the 2016 ACT. The top chart represents percentage of students scoring at or above benchmark levels in134 school systems across the state. More...

Retired flag collection box reports for duty

What do you do with your faithful, long-serving American flag after it has outlived its usefulness? Many people don’t know, so they call and ask the traditional depository of flag care and lore, the firefighters at the local fire department. More...

McCutcheon sketches outlines of pending budget travail

Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon (pictured below) of Monrovia minced no words in outlining the budget struggles facing the Legislature in the upcoming 2017 session. More...

News

Class of 1971 reunion

The Oneonta High Shcool Class of 1971 met recently to celebrate the 45th reunion.  More...

Courthouse Holiday Schedule

Christmas   Christmas Day is Sunday, Dec. 25.  The courthouse will be closed all day on Friday, Dec. 23 and on Monday, Dec. 26. It will be open normal hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., before Dec. 23 and after Dec. 26. More...

Christmas meal – to go

House of Kindness, a partnership of Hope House and First Baptist Church of Oneonta, will serve Christmas meals again this year to citizens who might not otherwise have a hot holiday dinner, according to Hope House director Bud Jones. More...

Sports

Lady Mustangs pick up big area win

The Southeastern Lady Mustangs opened 1A Area 11 play at home last Friday and got off to a great start with a 53-46 victory over Coosa Christian.  Coosa Christian (2-3 overall, 0-1 in 1A Area 11) led 10-8 after one quarter but the Lady Mustangs More...

SPORTS Brief

NORTH ALABAMA RIM ROCKERS seventh-grade travel basketball team will have tryouts for the upcoming season on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13. Those interested should phone 256- 590-2235 or email cullmanrimrockers@gmail.com for more info.   More...

Scholar Athletes of the Week

Southeastern High School

Ryan Davis   More...