Blood drive this Friday at Oneonta High School

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The Southern Democrat, March 13, 1980

Blount stays dry Results from last week’s wet/dry referendum: No – 5081 Yes – 2929 Whether Blount County would stay dry or go wet brought greater numbers to the polls March 11 than anything else on the ballot. Blount County refused to legalize liquor sales by casting 64% of the votes in the referendum in the dry column. More unexpected […]

Hornets win Blount County Baseball Tournament

The Locust Fork Hornets knocked off Hayden in the championship game Saturday to win the Blount County High School Baseball Tournament in Blountsville. After picking up wins over Appalachian (10-0) and J.B. Pennington (5-3) earlier in the tournament, the Hornets faced a Hayden team they had lost to twice earlier in the season. However, this time the Hornets had junior […]


HAYDEN HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK CLUB will host a bass fishing tournament on Saturday, March 17, at Smith Lake. The entry fee is $50 per boat (it is tax deductible) and entries will be accepted the day of the event. There will also be an optional $5 big fish pot and half of all tournament fees collected will go to the […]


Beyond the sign

Background Scripture: John 2:1-12. Devotional Reading: John 17:1-50. In the last few weeks, we saw that the first chapter of the gospel according to John set forth some of the main themes of the Fourth Gospel: the Word, grace, truth, darkness, light, acceptance, rejection, and the Lamb of God. John 2 is an introduction into the ways in which those […]


54, Buxton, North Dakota, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, North Dakota. Born August 9, 1957 in Florida, he was the son of Byron and Vera Holland Beavers. Mr. Beavers had been employed for NoKota Packers in Buxton for the past 18 years and was where he met his wife, Brenda Robinson Beavers. He was an avid […]


73, Oneonta, died March 7, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount in Oneonta. Born in 1938 to James Leroy and Francis Melnona Burtram Hill of Oneonta, Mr. Hill had been a concrete laborer with ARC Kyle. Besides his father, he was predeceased by brothers James Olen Hill and Teddy R. Hill. Surviving are his mother; brothers Jimmy Wayne and Thomas Eugene […]


70, died March 7, 2012. He was son of Monroe T. and Earlene R. Hull, both of whom preceded him in death. A Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Hull served with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as crew chief from 1969 through 1971. He retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service. Mr. Hull was also a champion skeet […]


75, Gardendale, died March 8, 2012, at Magnolia Ridge Rehab. Born in Blount County to Floyd Charlie and Lula Wynn Tawbush, Mrs. Isbell was a seamstress and was retired from Orthotics & Prosthetics. She was Freewill Holiness by faith, Mrs. Isbell loved flowers, camping, and enjoyed church. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by husband Donald Dwayne Isbell and […]


84, Oneonta, died March 12, 2012, at the residence. Born in Blount County, she was the daughter of Gaius and Corine Elnora Gilbreath Bicknell. Mrs. Kelley had been a self-employed bookkeeper, working with her husband, Leslie Kelley, as owners of Blount Building Supply for many years. She was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. Her parents and husband […]