Community agencies may help with students at risk

James E. Carr, superintendent of education of Blount County Schools, announces the availability of funds to provide services through community agencies to at-risk students. Alabama legislation specifies that eligible community agencies must be “non-profit – 501 (c)(3) status, nongovernment” and that the programs of the agencies will “directly assist in improving academic performance.” To obtain further information or a Request […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 18, 1968

Four places burglarized Four Oneonta business houses were broken into last Thursday night, according to Police Chief Earl Fortenberry. Investigation of the burglaries is being made by State Investigator Tucker, Chief Fortenberry and J.C. Carr. Losses to Jack Tidwell Ford, G & M Furniture Company, Morgan Pontiac Buick Company, and Stephens Building Supply Company were confined mostly to damage to […]


APPALACHIAN SCHOOL PREREGISTRATION All students are required to bring current proof of residence (current power, water, or telephone bill) to register. New students must also have their immunization records (blue slips), birth certificates, and copies of the students’ social security cards. Senior registration will be held July 26 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Junior registration will be July 27 […]

FLFR’s first educator award goes to Caffee

Friends of the Locust Fork River (FLFR) presented its first-ever Locust Fork Watershed Educator Award at the recent Day on the River. With this award, FLFR hopes to encourage, inspire, and recognize more teachers who use the outstanding, precious natural features and resources in this county to teach the curriculum and expose students to the world around them. The deserving […]

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BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC Executive Committee and Executive Board will hold their next meeting Saturday, July 31, at 9:30 a.m. at the Frank Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, U.S. 231, in Oneonta. There will be no separate board meeting. The board and full committee will meet together at 9:30. The public is welcome. BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN Executive Committee will meet […]


68, Remlap, died July 9, 2010, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Born in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Francis Jerome and Nancy Lou Self Brumbeloe. He served with the National Guard and was a retired pattern maker with Clow Pipe. An accomplished musician, he was a longtime member of Hopewell Baptist Church where he was very […]


81, died July 8, 2010, at her Blountsville residence. Born in Jackson County, she was predeceased by parents Jiles Washington and Mary Alldredge Shelton and brothers J.W. and Jeff Shelton. She was a retired restaurant cook and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at Susan Moore. Surviving are daughter Diane (Ricky) Norris, Blountsville; son Donald R. (Vicky) Foote, Kentucky; […]


75, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at her Center Hill residence. She was predeceased by parents Ray and Bea Nuss; husband Robert C. Gardner; grandson Nicholas Creel, and granddaughter Loren Moore. Surviving are children Vivian “Vicky” Gardner, Montgomery, Julia Gardner Creel, Hanceville, Greg (Angela) Gardner, Smokerise, and Kathy Smith, California; and grandchildren Jason Creel, Leslie Harvella, Amy Harvella, Seth Gardner, […]