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June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chase leads to car in pond, arrest of two women

An attempted traffic stop in Sardis turned into a two-hour chase with speeds in excess of 100 mph in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 20.  A Sardis Police officer attempted to stop a silver 2000 Honda Civic but the two females in the car More...

Columns

A loaded election year in 2018

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

The much-anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for the Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September.  More...

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 21, 1934

Blountsville Bank Robbed Bandits get about $500.00. Two suspects in county jail   The Bank of Blountsville was the victim of another holdup and robbery last Thursday morning.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs looking for new leader

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Susan Moore Bulldogs are in the market for a new head football coach after Ken Adams (right) retired last week. More...

Sports Briefs

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 26-30 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Boys and girls of all ages and all skill levels are invited to participate. There is a $10 registration fee and registration has begun at the Oneonta Rec Center. More...

Faith

Church Briefs

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming services on Sunday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon, with The Daily Bread quartet performing at 1:45 p.m. The church is located on Ala 79 between Locust Fork and Cleveland. More...

Calling all pastors

This week’s submission is from Rick Luman from Worship Center in Oneonta.  One of the greatest weapons used against the devil is the ammunition of prayer. More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Tomorrow, June 22, at 5:30 p.m., the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ will be shown for adults and refreshments will be provided. More...

Practical matters and a vision of the future

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

An hour-long interview with Oneonta city manager Ed Lowe Monday focused first on practical matters such as status of activities already in progress, later graduating to future directions and meta-concepts of community development. More...

Oneonta slashes liquor fees, redefines lounge

In last week’s meeting, city manager-economic developer Ed Lowe won approval for his recommendations that the Oneonta City Council redefine the word "lounge" in its business code and alter its charges for most of its liquor enterprises. More...

News

Let’s get to know...

Aimee Wilson, executive director Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce   More...

Use front door only to enter and leave courthouse

All members of the public entering and leaving the Blount County Courthouse are directed to use the front entrance only. Other entrances, while open to employees, are closed to the public. More...

Oneontan continues at ‘ham for Hamlet’ theatre

Oneonta native Barrett Guyton began his sixth year with Abingdon, Virginia's Barter Theatre in May. He labels work there as his "dream job."  More...

People

Small spaces, large benefits

While working at Oneonta City School, Darnell Whited developed an “almost English Garden” at her Oneonta home. She used gardening as a type of therapy for herself. More...

Ingram wins state

Seth Ingram, a 2017 graduate of Susan Moore High School, was recently named the Alabama FFA state champion for prepared public speaking. More...

Hofstalar remembered

The Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Birmingham Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran George Hofstalar (Huffstutler) by placing a memorial marker a More...

Obituaries

Vallery Michelle Dalryple

VALLERY MICHELLE DALRYMPLE, 16, Wynnville Community in Susan Moore, died June 8, 2017, at UAB Hospital. She was a senior at Susan Moore High School and worked at McDonald’s in Oneonta.  More...

Max Denney

MAX DENNEY, 69, Blountsville, died June 16, 2017, at the residence. He was a 1966 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and had worked with Tyson Foods in the maintenance department. More...

Marion Elizabeth Ratliff Fowler

MARION ELIZABETH RATLIFF FOWLER, 84, Snead, died June 16, 2017 at TLC Nursing Home. More...