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February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Columns

New session begins, redistricting looms

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

This third year of the quadrennium regular session of the Legislature has recently gotten a lot more complex. These next four months will be trying times for the Alabama Legislature.  More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 17, 1988

New department answering calls   Blount County has another active fire department and rescue squad.  Murphrees Valley has answered four calls and is “sitting on go” according to secretary Marjoe Sanders.  More...

People

Birth

Kennedy Noelle Beard was born Dec. 5, 2016, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. She is the daughter of Johnathan and Allison Beard and the little sister of 3-year-old Kaydence Beard of Cleveland. Kennedy weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. More...

Birthday

Riley Makenzie Mason, daughter of Richard and Susan Mason of Mount Hebron, celebrated her 10th birthday on Feb. 5. More...

Analog on Third is open

Analog on Third is the brainchild of owners Brad and Lea White. More...

Obituaries

Beatris Torres Acosta

BEATRIS TORRES ACOSTA, 68, Oneonta, died Feb. 2, 2017, at Marshall Medical Center South, Boaz. More...

Jeanette Woodard Bowling

JEANETTE WOODARD BOWLING, 71, Horton, died Feb. 4, 2017. A homemaker, she was predeceased by parents Willie and Lillie Higgings Woodard and sister Evelyn Wester.  More...

Phillip 'Peanut' Buttram

PHILLIP ‘PEANUT’ BUTTRAM, 81, Pinson, died Feb. 10, 2017, at St. Martin's in the Pines, Birmingham. He owned and operated B&B Trucking Company for 40 years and was a member of Pinson United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. More...

Approves two blockbusters: three-way Travel Center agreement and financing for MBCF projects

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News

Blountsville woman dies after being struck by car

A Blountsville woman died Sunday night after being struck by a car.  Jimmie Louise Bullard, 54, was hit as she walked in the roadway of U.S. More...

Cleveland handles routine items

The Cleveland Town Council last week approved a number of routine repairs and purchases and discussed two continuing matters of old business. More...

NOTICE: House of Kindness shuttered

The House of Kindness will suspend its mission of feeding the hungry on Feb. 28. The House of Kindness is a ministry partnership of Hope House and First Baptist Church of Oneonta. More...

Sports

Area and sub-region games are done

The timing could certainly be a lot better – at least as far as the publishing date for this newspaper. Area tournaments wrapped up last week and sub-region games were played Monday night for the girls and Tuesday night for the boys. More...

SPORTS Brief

ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION has been extended through Feb. 16. Players can register each Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, call 625-3534. More...

Redskins and Bulldogs tie

Oneonta and Susan Moore opened the 2017 soccer season with a 3-3 tie Monday night at Gilbreath Stadium.  The Bulldogs got a pair of goals by Angel Duarte and a single goal by Eduardo Robles. More...

Faith

ChurchBriefs

EVENTS  WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., featuring the Hoggle Family. The church is located in Palmerdale on Terry Heights Road. James Burgess is singing chairman, Tommy Riggs is pastor.   More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

CITY OF ONEONTA The regular council meeting has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. A public hearing will be held at 5:15 p.m. More...