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January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Snead council has informational session to start new year

Meeting for the first time in the 2015 calendar year, the Snead Town Council received reports and acted on limited matters. Mayor Curtis Painter obtained approval to attend the Governor's inauguration. More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 19, 1983

Carr joins administrative staff; newspaper loses editor Charles Carr of Oneonta has accepted a position as administrative assistant to Gov. More...

Sports

Locust Fork and Cleveland

win junior high titles

The top seeds held true in last week’s Blount County Junior High Basketball Tournament at Locust Fork. At least until the finals. The top-seeded Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs rolled past No. 5 J.B. More...

Winter Workouts

It’s cold outside, but many people still want to get in a daily run, ride, or walk. Outdoors exercise can be done safely in lower temperatures, but some precautions are necessary: More...

First place for Oneonta JV cheer squad

Oneonta Middle School's JV cheer squad competed in the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Cheer competition held at Wallace State College recently. They brought home the first place trophy in the Sideline Cheer division. More...

News Briefs

NEWS briefs

MEETINGS BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Janice Charlesworth, executive director of the AERA. More...

West Blount Chamber introduces new businesses, previews assessment

The West Blount Chamber of Commerce met Thursday night at the Hayden Community Center, providing a forum for new and renovated businesses to introduce themselves to the membership. More...

Shedd, Standridge report committee assignments

Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard last week announced legislative committee assignments for the coming session. More...

 

News

Oneonta advertises for additional employees

With the forthcoming retirement of police officer Delane Moon, the Oneonta City Council voted to advertise for a replacement during last week’s meeting. In addition to that slot, the council acted similarly for several other positions. More...

SUPER CHILI BOWL COOK-OFF

Saturday, Feb. 7 at Park Avenue Baptist Church, Oneonta

Sponsored by the Oneonta Business Association, the event awards cash prizes for the chili entries deemed best in a blind taste test by the judges. The public is invited to stop by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Soccer kicked to the curb at Susan Moore

Reader writes

The Susan Moore High School soccer program began five years ago and to say it has been a struggle is putting it mildly. The first year we were told there would be no second year unless we had money in our coffers and were showing a profit. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH will feature an evening with Ivan Parker on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Special guests include Single Purpose Trio and Melanie Thomas. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

IDELLA ATKINSON

IDELLA ATKINSON, 98, Holly Springs Community, died Jan. 8, 2015, at the residence. She was predeceased by husband Marion Elmer Atkinson, parents Call and Susan Phillips Puckett, sons Willie J. More...

ALMA RUTH BAKER

ALMA RUTH BAKER, More...

WILLARD MASKCLE ‘MACK’ MORTON

WILLARD MASKCLE ‘MACK’ MORTON, More...