Airmen graduate

Brian S. Loomis and Justin B. Dailey have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Both are now Air Force Airmen 1st Class. Each completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 18, 1964

Oneonta-Blount airport named Robbins Field Oneonta-Blount County Airport was officially named Robbins Field Sunday afternoon at a dedication program held there at 2:00 o’clock. The large crowd attending gave a warm ovation to Davis Robbins, who was asked to stand as the announcement was made, for it was he who donated the airport site and furnished machinery and labor for […]

Blount all stars win tournament

Tiger varsity cheerleaders earn Superior at camp


BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION is now looking for officials for the 2011 season. For more information, contact Tim Clevenger at 205-617-1102 or Blake Pettus at 429-2079. SOUTHEASTERN YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will be held every Saturday in June and July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school concession stand. Registration is for players ages 5-12. For more information, […]

Tiger junior cheerleaders are second at camp


JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY awarded graduate degrees during spring commencement to Brooke Camp, Amber Dudley, and Emma Tolbert of Oneonta and undergraduate degrees to Ashley Carr, special honors in nursing, Hayden; Kayla McCay, special honors in exercise science and wellness, Locust Fork; Idania Gonzalez, special honors in Spanish, and Kateland West, Oneonta; Lauren Cain, Snead, and Adam Blakely, Susan Moore.


GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE students from Blount County on the president’s list for the spring semester were Taelor Bunch, Duncan Green, Patrick Ledbetter, Tristan Lemons, Lanitta Mayo, Matthew Parrish, and Joshua Patton – Altoona; Lyle Oden and Benjamin Standridge – Oneonta. Dean’s list achievers were Cira Brewer, Ashley Fincher, Stacey Firestone, Jordan Greer, Derick Harris, Paige Norris, Jacob Pounds, Ryan […]


HAMER FARMS of Hayden is a new member of the American Angus Association®, according to Bryce Shumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.


BELLA REESE DIXON, daughter of Joey and Lynn Dixon of Cleveland, was born June 7, 2011. She weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Bella has a big brother Brilyn, who is 4, and shares a birth date with her 6-year-old cousin, Madie Alldredge. Her grandparents are Catherine Weems of Hayden and Larry and Linda Dixon of […]