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June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Eight days left and counting

A couple of weeks ago a highly placed official predicted Zaxby’s is going to be moving dirt on Ala 75 by the end of the month and that there would be be a sign up there on site ‘any day now.’ Score the sign prophecy as points on the More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 24, 1954

Fire lashes basket factory Fire destroyed the Oneonta Basket Factory last Wednesday afternoon about 6:30 o’clock. More...

Sports

Appalachian moves to Region 4

The Appalachian Eagles were a work in progress in 2015 under first-year head coach Zach Jones, who was hired last summer. More...

People

Birth

Rusty and Tamra Alldredge announce the birth of their son, Brooks Cullon Alldredge, on April 21, 2016, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Brooks weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and measured 19.5 inches. More...

Obituaries

William Jerry Holaway

WILLIAM JERRY HOLAWAY, 68, Blountsville, died June 10, 2016. He was a 1966 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and worked as a chicken farmer. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. More...

Linda Sue Hallon

LINDA SUE HOLLON, 71, Jasper, died June 16, 2016. Formerly of Oneonta, she was predeceased by husband Lloyd Wayne Hollon, sister Billie Jean Teague, parents Leslie and Doris Holt Perryman, grandson Samuel Eric Hogeland, and son-in-law Troy H. Moorer. More...

Sherry Hosek

SHERRY HOSEK, 71, Center Point, died June 15, 2016, surrounded by family. She was predeceased by parents William and Audrey Richie Price and sister Sonya Nunnley. More...

Oneonta council to solicit quotes for $6 million financing

At city manager Ed Lowe’s request, the Oneonta City Council in last week’s meeting approved soliciting quotes from area banks for $6 million in financing to build the Wallace State permanent Oneonta Campus Center. More...

Wife charged with fatal shooting of husband

by Jamishae Woodard Bobbie Green Holaway, 60, of Blountsville, was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 15, accused in the fatal shooting of her husband. More...

News

Appalachian teacher wins grant

Nancy Dowdy, a special education teacher at Appalachian High School, has won a $250 grant from the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) in Cambridge, Wisc. More...

Dr. Philip Cleveland to address Chamber luncheon June 29

Dr. Philip Cleveland, interim State Superintendent of Education, (pictured at right) will be the guest speaker at the Blount County- Oneonta Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, June 29. It will be held at noon at the World Outreach Center. More...

Want a common-law marriage?

You have till January in Alabama

Many people may have never heard of common-law marriage. That could be because Alabama is one of only 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, that recognizes common-law marriage. Most people go to the courthouse and pay for a marriage license. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS BETHLEHEM UNITED BAPTIST will have an all day singing and celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, June 26, beginning at 10 a.m. The Ball Brothers Quartet will perform. The church is located at 10770 Gallant Road in Gallant. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASSES will be Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Exercises are approved by the American Arthritis Association. Phone Sonya at 625-6079 with questions. More...