Oneonta needs funds to finish project

The Oneonta Athletic Booster Club is in the final stages of fundraising for the new athletic complex. The “Buy a Brick” campaign began last month with all money raised going to finishing the construction of the facility. For a donation of $500, each contributor will get a brick that can feature up to three lines of text (maximum 18 characters […]

‘A dream coming true’

It may look like a mess to outsiders, but to members of Mountain Pointe Ministries, it’s a dream coming true. Church members are excited to see building begun on their new 400-seat sanctuary with two nurseries, a choir room, and restrooms. Pastor Bob Bryant says contractors – and church members – hope to have the construction complete by July. Located […]

Local author Odis Epps tells of ‘An Incredible Journey’

In his new book, An Incredible Journey, Oneonta’s William Odis Epps recalls with nostalgia personal and local events experienced in growing up in the rural Blount County during the Depression. Young people will relate to it with delight, as indicated when they beg their elders to tell them tales of what it was like in “the olden days,” he says. […]

Coundown to Christmas

MONTGOMERY DEC. 17 – Counting today, only 12 shopping days are left before Christmas. The Alabama Retail Association offers these daily tips to make sure you get the most out of those days. 8 days till Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 17 Save money. Coupons are back. Before you head to the store, check your newspaper and other sources. Don’t forget to […]

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 […]

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