Oneonta boys and girls roll on to Jacksonville

The Oneonta Redskins and Lady Redskins have qualified for the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State University and each did it in style. The Lady Redskins put together a dominant defensive night and hammered visiting Guntersville 43-23 last Thursday night in the sub-regional round. Just 24 hours later, the Oneonta boys totally dismantled visiting DAR and rolled to an 80-49 victory […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 23, 1961

Over quarter-million dollar contract let for new Locust Fork High School Clyde Blackwood, county superintendent of education, announced Monday the awarding of a contract for Locust Fork High School to replace the structure burned last month. The new school will include 16 classrooms, a library, science department, kitchen and cafetorium, offices and restrooms. The building, said Mr. Blackwood, will be […]


BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Topic of the program will be volunteering with RSVP. Questions? Phone 274-7260 or 353-1221. SOUTHERN STATES SUPPORTS FFA PROGRAMS and will be selling FFA emblems for $1 each from Feb 24–March 18. The money raised will support FFA activities at the local and national […]

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith, 35, was born in Oklahoma, moving to Blount County at an early age. He grew up alternating between family homes in Trussville and the Blountsville area, attending schools in both areas, including J.B. Pennington and Hewitt Trussville High Schools. He received his general equivalency diploma (GED) from Jefferson State Community College in 1994. He attended Bessemer State Technical […]

Council honors Oneonta High School head football coach

Recognizing the accomplishments of the 2011 Oneonta High School football team and head coach Don Jacobs, Oneonta Mayor Darryl Ray presented a plaque to Jacobs at the council’s most recent regular meeting. All council members spoke of Jacob’s success with a team many had thought would enjoy only moderate success. The proclamation underscores Jacob’s selection as one of the top […]