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July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Oneonta elected leaders profess ‘on same page’

Oneonta Mayor Ross Norris, city manager Ed Lowe, and city school board member Don Maples referred to being "on the same page" as they neared conclusion of a public meeting involving the Oneonta City Council and the Oneonta City Board of Education. More...

Columns

Republicans will have to fight for Senate control

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Sometimes when I observe national politics I am enthralled by the magnificent creation of our American government. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 20, 1961

Logan home razed by fire Sunday The home of O.B. Logan, Sr., retired mail carrier, was destroyed by fire Sunday morning about 10:30. More...

Letters

Recycling is important to a growing city

In the mid-1990s, the City of Oneonta had a recycling program where recycling was picked up at the home of the citizen. More...

An insult

This letter is about the audacity, Birmingham the ultimate Water insult, Works of the Board actions when of the they by the go so new far board to sue members to prohibit from representation As a Blount Blount and County Shelby property Counties. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Alldredge

BARBARA ALLDREDGE, 73, Pinson, died July 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by son Rusty Wilson, sister Wanda McElroy, and brothers Richard Winters and Dickey Winters. More...

Clemon Jackson Ayers

CLEMON JACKSON AYERS, 88, Blountsville, died July 14, 2016. More...

Pernie L. McCay Dunn

PERNIE L. MCCAY DUNN, 94, Oneonta, died July 14, 2016. More...

Prospects looking up for drug court

NEWS PERSPECTIVE

by Ron Gholson Drug court is an effective program doing a solid job dealing with a monumental problem: rehabilitating drug addicts and returning them to the world as fully functioning and productive people. More...

Disgruntled Snead resident speaks on months-old dispute

Resident Fred LaRue addressed the Snead Town Council over a lingering dispute he and neighbor Jeff Lackey have had with a nearby repair business. More...

Calling all aspiring commercial drivers

Due to a critical need for certified commercial drivers, Wallace State Community College is seeking to make it more convenient to qualify. More...

News

Candidates for municipal elections take their places

Appearing below are qualifiers for mayor and city council in Blount County’s twelve municipalities. Tuesday, July 19, at 5 p.m.was the deadline to qualify for the Aug. 23 election. More...

Correction

In last week’s article on compensation of county employees, several errors and misunderstandings occurred. Corrected figures are given here by job title. For Captain-investigator, the correct annual compensation is $45,905. More...

Cleveland to look at road repair

Mayor Jerry Jones led everyone in a moment of silence for the fallen Dallas police officers to begin last week’s Cleveland Town Council meeting. More...

Sports

New region, young team for Oneonta

The Oneonta Redskins were a schizophrenic bunch in 2015. Playing with a mixture of experienced upperclassmen and lots of youth, Don Jacobs was able to coax his team to a 5-2 start. More...

Faith

Church briefs

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host Rabbi Eric Walker (Messianic Jew), on Wednesday nights, July 27 and Aug. 3, 10, and 17, beginning at 6:15 p.m. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

SUSAN MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will hold new student and kindergarten registration tomorrow, July 21, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...