Visiting geneologists examine museum scrapbook treasure trove

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The Southern Democrat, August 23, 2000

Wildfires rage across county No outside burning! Forestry officials and fire departments urge residents to heed that message after 33 wildfires raged across tinder-dry Blount County last week. Doug Smith, Blount forester, said Monday, “Even though we’re not officially under a no-burn order or fire alert, we are asking everybody please to refrain from any outdoor burning until we receive […]


WILLIE J. THOMAS, a master sergeant in the Air Force, has retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of military service. Prior to his retirement, Thomas served as a maintenance flight chief with the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, N.M. He is the son of Willie C. Thomas of Gainesville, Ga., and brother of […]

Calvert prepares for upcoming District 3 job

Having won the runoff election for the job of District 3 commissioner, Dean Calvert now shifts into a very different gear: trying to get prepared to tackle what many feel is one of the county’s toughest jobs. It’s all about trying to meet burgeoning citizen expectations with an un-burgeoning budget. Calvert discussed some of his preliminary plans and thoughts about […]


is being sponsored by Superior Bank through Aug. 31 at its Blountsville, Cleveland, Oneonta, Snead, west Blount, and Cullman offices. All school supplies collected will be donated to local area schools. In addition, ABC 33/40 will also host a drop box for donations and will donate supplies to the Superior Bank efforts to be distributed to local area schools. The […]

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GIRL SCOUT FALL KICKOFF will be Thursday, July 29, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Oneonta City Pool for all girls kindergarten through 12th-grade in Blount schools who are registering for their troops or for girls and adults interested in joining Girl Scouts. Yearly membership fee is $12.00. Don’t forget swimsuits and towels! Contact PJ Bicknell, bicknell@otelco .net, […]

Girl Scouts enjoy day camp

Sheriff’s department hits jackpot with Bud Mountain drug bust

Oneonta police arrest three in drug raids

The Oneonta Police Department arrested three men on felony drug charges over the last couple of weeks. A 26-year-old male was arrested at the Springville Boulevard Apartments last week after a warrant was served on previous charges. The man was found to be in possession of 2.62 ounces of marijuana, 2 grams of crack cocaine, and 113 morphine tablets. He […]


66, of Blountsville, died July 22, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Oneonta. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Earnest and Gracie Louise Davis Atchley and the sister of the late Lonnie Atchley. She was an egg processing plant supervisor and a member of Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church at Holly Pond. Surviving are husband Johnny […]