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From The Southern Democrat, March 28, 1935

CIRCUIT COURT CONVENES MONDAY, APRIL 1ST Circuit Court will convene here Monday, April 1st. It has not been decided which judge will preside yet. The work of remodeling the court house is being rushed in order to have everything in readiness for the opening of the this term of the court. This session will be devoted to the trial of […]



It is difficult to calculate how much activity it takes to burn calories from a certain food. For example, how far would you have to walk to burn the calories from a Big Mac? Although you see such calculations frequently, they are approximations. Calories burned in activity depend on the size of the individual as well as the intensity of […]

Did You Know

The most expensive items sold on eBay: 1. Gulfstream II jet: $4.9 million. 2. 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card: $1.65 million. 3. Diamond Lake Resort in western Kentucky: $1.2 million. 4. Shoeless Joe Jackson’s “Black Betsy” baseball bat: $577,610. 5. Round of golf with Tiger Woods: $425,000. When is it “antique”? According to US legislation enacted in 1930, an object […]

Reader writes

Restriping would solve problem

In regards to the repaving of the county roads, I understand that Hwy 26 connecting Ala 75 and Ala 79 and even from Blountsville to Garden City may not be highly travelled enough to warrant repaving. I don’t believe the road’s in bad enough shape to be repaved. But what CAN be done to this road, and to many others […]


Area races begin this week

The high school baseball season has been going for almost two months now but the games that count – at least for our local teams – began this week. Ernie Willingham’s Appalachian Eagles have already played a couple of area contests but the other six schools got their first taste of area play this week. Starting Monday of this week, […]


Redskins roll Lions

Oneonta’s first-year soccer programs continue to make strides. The girls team picked up its first win of the year last week at Brindlee Mountain while the boys team annihilated the Lions to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. Thursday, March 19 at Brindlee Mountain Girls Oneonta 1, Brindlee Mountain 0 The Lady Redskins picked up their first win […]


Redskins dominate Hanceville Invitational

The Oneonta golf team dominated the field Monday at Cullman Golf Course in the Hanceville High School Golf Invitational. The tournament, which consisted of 40 teams, was divided into two brackets. Oneonta, which finished fourth in the state last year and with an overall record of 36-5, shot 303 on a perfect afternoon for golf. The Redskins finished 28 shots […]


Redskins win own tournament

The first Oneonta Redskin Round Robin softball tournament wrapped up Saturday and the host school won the championship. Oneonta actually dropped the first game of the tournament 3-1 to Guntersville on Friday afternoon but stormed back to win five straight. The Lady Redskins rebounded to knock off Ashville (6-3), Etowah (6-1), Susan Moore (4-0), St. Clair County (1-0), and Boaz […]

Photos from last weekend’s Oneonta Redskin Round Robin Softball Tournament


APPALACHIAN YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION has begun. Players (ages 4 – 12) can register any day of the week at Whispering Pines Golf Course. For more information, contact Brent at 205-601- 8198. CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS will sponsor a chicken finger dinner on Sunday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu includes chicken […]

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