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September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CDC tests confirm water uncontaminated

Spring Valley Beach...

Results from water tests for Cryptosporididium confirmed that the water at Spring Valley Beach was clear of the gastrointestinal parasite on the day after the water park closed as a precautionary measure in mid-August. More...

Columns

Sipping on Sunday

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Alabama’s most famous political restaurant and watering hole for 50 years was Montgomery’s Elite Restaurant. Until it closed about 1995, the Elite (pronounced “E-light”) was the place to eat and be seen. More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 29, 2010

100th chamber breakfast draws record crowd for gubernatorial debate More...

Sports

Redskins romp past Susan Moore

The Oneonta Redskins pounded out 266 yards on the ground, averaging better than nine yards per carry, to get past visiting Susan Moore 30-14 for a homecoming victory at Gilbreath Stadium last Friday night. More...

Appalachian gallops past Gaylesville

The Appalachian Eagles rolled up almost 400 yards of offense and used three defensive scores in a 49-21 blasting of Gaylesville last Friday night. More...

Sports Briefs

PENNINGTON FOOTBALL ALUMNI NIGHT All former PHS football players are invited on Sept. 30 to be recognized at 6:30 p.m. before the Pennington-Fultondale game. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON The monthly luncheon will begin at noon today at Locust Fork Baptist Church. Guest speaker is Lisa Nichols, administrator of St. Vincent’s Blount. More...

Moving Blount County Forward community meetings set

One of the first of a series of community meetings to introduce the Moving Blount County Forward tax referendum– and to provide reasons to support it – kicked off at Cleveland High School gym last week. More...

Radiothon record falls again

The Blount County Education Foundation’s annual Radiothon has shattered its own record...again. Last Thursday, the Radiothon generated $302,983 in pledges and all the money will go back into the classrooms of the Blount County School System. More...

Oneonta further tweaks its likely budget

Meeting for a third time to project a 2017 city budget, Oneonta City Council members present appeared to support the latest version of the more than $7.8 million proposal. More...

News

Hayden Middle School Ambassadors

This photo came about as Hayden Middle School Ambassadors relaxed after serving as hosts and greeters at an important community event: the Moving Blount County Forward tax referendum presentation at Hayden Community Center. More...

Inland Lake closed to boating

This sign on Boat Landing Road tells most of what is known about the closing of Inland Lake to boating, either for fishing or simply for pleasure. More...

Mother and daughter work – and spread hope – together

Sheree Sweatt and Bethany Tyree have done a lot of things together. They like to shop together and work on crafts together. But, this mother/daughter duo may be at their best when working together with the substance abuse program at the Hope House. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH The youth group will have a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7 a.m. until noon, at the church located on Ala 75, Snead. Proceeds will benefit youth group community projects. More...

Obituaries

Tim Battles

TIM BATTLES, 46, Altoona, died Sept. 16, 2016, at the residence. Predeceasing him were grandparents Pharon Battles, Joe King, and Beulah King. More...

Emma Mae Brant

EMMA MAE BRANT, 51, Hayden, died Sept. 24, 2016. Predeceasing her were mother Emma Christine King Roberts, father Charles “Buddy” Roberts, stepmom Fairy Roberts, brother William Earl Roberts, and brother in-law Clem McWhorter. More...

Margaret Elaine Grigsby Oden Corbin

MARGARET ELAINE GRIGSBY ODEN CORBIN, 71, Oneonta, died Sept. 19, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. She retired with the USDA as a poultry inspector and attended Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was a community caregiver and enjoyed camping. More...