Siegelman, Scrushy have little reason to be upbeat

Alabama Scene

Attorneys for Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy got 48 minutes last week to persuade a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals their clients should receive a new trial. The panel of judges consisted of the chief judge of the circuit, James Larry Edmondson, age 62; a former chief judge of the court, Gerald Bard Tjoflat, age 79; […]

Clearly Speaking

What the "Bailout Plan" means to you

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, referred to by some as the “bailout bill,” or, as others prefer to call it, the “rescue plan,” was recently enacted in an attempt to stabilize the turmoil in the U.S. economy. The Act allows the Treasury to buy “bad paper” – mortgages and mortgagebacked securities – from banks and financial institutions. According to Treasury […]

From the Archives

From The Southern Democrat, December 15, 1966

Auto Accidents Injure Six Six motorists have been injured in two Blount County auto accidents in the past week. Jack Robinson of Oneonta and Zelma C. Thompson of Pinson were seriously injured Friday morning Dec. 9, in a two-car accident which occurred around 7:20 at the Village Springs Bridge on Highway 75. According to Trooper H.M. Hurst the accident was […]



Today there is a growing emphasis on looking good, feeling good, and living longer. Increasingly, scientific evidence tells us that one of the keys to achieving these ideals is fitness through exercise. But if you spend your days at a sedentary job and pass your evenings as a “couch potato,” it may require determination and commitment to make regular activity […]

Christmas at the library: new books hit the shelves

For those looking for reading matter with a Christmas theme, the Oneonta Public Library is ready to oblige. The list below includes recent additions to its collection. Adult Fiction Title Author Dashing through the snow Mary Higgins Clark Santa Clawed Rita Mae Brown Grace Richard Paul Evans Christmas Grace Anne Perry The Spy Who Came for Christmas David Morrell The […]

Culinary creations

From county cooks...

  The Blount Countian continues with seasonal recipes (as space allows), using mouth-watering recipes from cookbooks produced by groups within the county. Countians have responded with delight to see their own and friends’ recipes, and some have tried several to add to their own stores of loved concoctions. The paper invites interested readers to submit recipes of their own for […]

Readers write

Christmas: something to ponder

In my conversation recently with a good customer of ours, she related something that was profound and made me think about all she had said. In making small talk about Christmas and kids, I asked her if she had everything all ready for everyone and the kids. She said no, and that sadly she always tried to overdo it and […]

OFFER’s Open House prompts thanks to many

On behalf of the Oneonta Foundation for Education Resources (OFFER), I would like to thank everyone who had a part in making our Christmas Home Tour such a resounding success. We want to personally thank the four home owners, the Ethridges, Larsens, Clevelands, and Hardmans, for opening their beautiful homes for the public to enjoy, and Limestone Golf Club, which […]

Redskins win two in area

The Oneonta Redskins improved to 4-4 on the year and, more importantly, 2-0 in 4A Area 10 with a big home win last week. Neal Wester’s team defeated Locust Fork 59-49 on the road last month to go to 1-0 in the area. Last Friday night, Oneonta pulled away down the stretch to knock off St. Clair County 67-64. Hot-shooting […]

Oneonta juniors win

The Oneonta Redskins defeated Blountsville for the county championship of the junior division last month at Corner. Pictured Bottom row, left to right, Santana Acosta, Jarred Marcum, Riley Sloan, Blake Meeder, Christian Byers, Riley Boyd, Logan Sipper, Zack Kornegay, Parker King, Ferris Phillips; Middle row, left to right, Trevor Smith, Cole Johnson, Desmond Cozad, Gabriel Piceno, Trey Thomas, Colton Walker, […]