EXTENSION WELCOMES PUBLIC INPUT Blount County Extension office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Syustem invites you to provide input into county and state programming efforts in 2012 and beyond. A grassroots meeting will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Frank Green Building auditorium, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Oneonta. The program will get underway at 6 p.m. The information you […]

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The Southern Democrat, August 15 1984

School board to save $60,000 Blount County Board of Education has taken action expected to save more than $60,000 during the coming school year. The board will let bids on four types of food needed for all lunchrooms instead of each school letting and awarding bids individually. The resulting lowered and consistent unit prices will enable the school board to […]

Diamond Divas win world series

The Diamond Divas 10-and-under girls softball team from Hayden captured the championship of the 2011 USSSA World Series in Gulf Shores last month. The Divas won eight games in the tournament and defeated the Tupelo Express 10-2 in the championship game. Members of the team are Hannah Aycock, Sarrah Aycock, Anna Boger, Marissa Collett, Kylee Frazier, Meagan Frazier, Madison Simmons, […]


APPALACHIAN YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold final registration for players and cheerleaders on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. until noon at the pavilion across from the school. Registration will also be taken by phone through that date. For more information, or to register, phone 625-6737. DANNY B. HICKS SCHOLARSHIP MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Thursday, Aug. 18, at Limestone Springs. […]

59th wedding anniversary

Allen and Betty Moody, who married in 1952, marked their 59th wedding anniversary Aug. 2, 2011. He grew up at Clear Springs, and her home was in Oneonta. The two now live at Tait’s Gap. The Moodys have seven children: Betty, Gail, Phillip, Wallace, Charlotte, Randy and Jason. There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Tiffany Shedd and Brandon Jarrett will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. at Val Monte Lakeside Resort in Guntersville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Les and Denise Shedd. The prospective groom is the son of the late Doyle Jarrett and Danny and Darlene Knox. Miss Shedd’s grandparents are Jim and Arnice Smith of Arab and Wendell […]


daughter of Kris and Autumn Hyde of Oneonta, was born May 14, 2011, at St. Vincent’s. She weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Sophie is the granddaughter of Jerry and Candy Hyde, Oneonta; Larry and Thresea Mann, Hanceville; and Mike and Denise Hamby, Highland Lake, Oneonta. Her great-grandparents are Ruth Putman and the late H.L. […]


has been elected historian of the Alpha Chi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa membership is based on academic achievement. Members are provided opportunities for growth and development in scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Fox, from Oneonta, is the daughter of Mary McMillon of Springville and wife of Craig Fox. […]


Snead State Community College at Boaz announces names of students for spring 2011 semester enrolled for 12 or more credit hours of regular college level courses who made 4.0 grade averages (all A’s) and were named to the president’s list and those who made 3.50-3.99 grade averages and were named to the dean’s list. They are listed by addresses: PRESIDENT’S […]


son of Adam and Holley Shirley of Oneonta, celebrated his first birthday June 7 with a Mickey Mouse party at home with family and friends. Aiden is the grandson of Greg and Kay Gargus and Jeff and Lynn Shirley, all of Oneonta. Great-grandparents are the late Igatherun and Milton Shirley and the late Lawrence and Wanda McKay, all of Oneonta. […]

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