The showdown that never showed up:

an offbeat review of a Memorial Museum lecture

Memorial Museum curator Amy Rhudy was understandably nervous about the upcoming lecture scheduled there on Nov. 3. She had visons of the Sons of the Confederacy sweeping down in a shocking raid on the place. Why? Well, the topic of the lecture had to do with Alabamians loyal to the Union before, during, and after the Civil War. And not […]

No quorum for Cleveland council

Because there was no quorum at Cleveland’s council meeting Thursday, those present could neither conduct business nor vote on issues. Mayor Jerry Jones, Doug Hill, and Glenn Puckett attended. Mike Evans, Kandy Little, and David Grigsby weren’t there. Before adjourning, the three officials present noted the second annual Cleveland Christmas in the Park is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, at […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, Nov. 24, 1982

Oneonta school board votes to sell property Oneonta City Board of Education has set a price on the now vacant site of the old elementary school and has voted to offer it up for sale. This action was taken at the last meeting of the board with Mayor Jack Fendley and Oneonta City Council on Nov. 17. Board member Ralph […]

Redskins blast Deshler

The Oneonta Redskins dominated one of the top programs in the state last Friday night and advanced to the semifinals with a 48-20 win over visiting Deshler. The Tigers came in with a high-powered offense and the big reputation and immediately jumped on Oneonta with a nine-play, 85-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard touchdown run by Juakeem Fuqua. The […]



OFFENSE OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Preston Kent, SMHS 162 829 5.1 10 59 Cameron Cox, AHS 7898296524119 807 6.8 80 Trevor Yates, CHS 96 760 7.9 50 Tyler Smith, OHS 95 630 6.6 43 Geoffrey Bramblett, LFHS 179 540 3.0 51 Justin Philyaw, JBPHS 132 459 3.5 77 Terrell McDaniel, OHS 97 433 4.5 26 Brett Glass, […]

Redskins get Anniston in semifinals

For the first time since 2004, and the first time ever in Class 4A, the Oneonta Redskins have reached the semifinal round of the high school football playoffs. The Redskins find an old nemesis waiting this week – the Anniston Bulldogs. Anniston has defeated the Redskins three times in the last 13 months and the Bulldogs seem to have mastered […]

The sin of worry

Background Scripture:Matthew 6:25-34.Devotional Reading:Psalms 37:1-18. I think I am very well qualified to write on the subject of “The Sin of Worry,” for I have had considerable experience with both. In one of the books Valere and I wrote, our first chapter was entitled, “Kicking The Worry Habit”: “Larry used to be a worrier. He worried before something happened; he […]


81, Remlap, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Mrs. Armstrong was widow of H.W. Armstrong. She was a member of Springville Road Church of Christ. Surviving are daughter Kathy (Stanley) Freeman; sons Jeffery (Brenda) Armstrong and Cotton Armstrong; brother Carl Stafford; grandchildren Chris and Kevin (Brooke) Armstrong; Stephen (Michelle) Freeman; and greatgrandchild Breck Armstrong. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing. Services and burial […]


79, Oneonta, retired civil engineer with NASA, died Nov. 16, 2011, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Mr. Clements graduated from Blount County High School here in 1949 and from The University of Alabama in 1957. He was husband of Sharon Ann Gray Clements and son of the late Eugene Sr. and Jessie Hill Clements. He was a veteran of the […]

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