Snead council focuses on water solutions

Councilman Phillip McHan expressed his outlook on Snead’s utility situation with one sentence, “One step at a time,” he said. Last Tuesday, the Snead Town Council met and discussed possible solutions for utility complaints. Jeff Whited, utility operator, said the town is waiting on word from Douglas to see if they can handle a booster station. He said the engineer […]

Two plead guilty

Torrence Mitchell, 25, of Oneonta was sentenced to 10 years in the Alabama Department of Corrections for assault 2nd, a class C felony. After responding to a call of domestic violence on Larocko Road, Oneonta officer Mike Harris arrested Mitchell and placed him in his patrol car. Mitchell kicked out the window of the car, and then kicked Harris resulting […]

Faust lends 1894 edition copy of The Southern Democrat to Museum

Stewart (Bud) Faust holds up his copy of the second page of the very first edition of The Southern Democrat, published in Blountsville Thursday, Oct. 18, 1894. He has loaned the framed page to Memorial Museum for public display. He said he found the paper several years ago in a closet in his house lying among some other papers. “When […]

Residents encouraged to display house numbers correctly

Correctly posted numbers on mailboxes and houses may be the difference between life or death. Emergency personnel have experienced a recent increase in trouble locating residences as a result of housing numbers being incorrectly displayed or not being displayed at all. “I asked the fire chiefs last night for instances they could remember, and every one of them said it […]

Ambassadors visit the State House

Blount County Ambassadors made their second annual visit to the state Legislature on May 17 this year, accompanied by sponsors and supporters and met by members of the local legislative leadership. A whirlwind agenda of activities for the day began with a group photo with state leaders and local supporters on the Capitol steps, followed by a catered luncheon at […]

From the Archives

When you flip the switch… ‘nuttin’ hoppen’ All of Oneonta and a good deal of the surrounding area will re-discover a way of life their grandfathers knew without electricity. This will happen because of Alabama Power Company’s stepping up of the load capacity in electric current and the urgently needed replacement of defective equipment to reduce the possibility of an […]

All State selections made


The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) released their All State teams for baseball and softball this week and Blount County is well represented. In softball, Hayden and Oneonta each had a player named as a first-team selection. Hayden sophomore Katie Parr was named to the Class 5A team as one of two designated hitters selected. Parr helped lead the Lady […]

Team Awesome Blue places second

6-and-under champions


CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP will be July 16-20 at Oneonta Rec Park. First Kicks (ages 3- 4) is $71 and will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Mini Soccer (ages 5-6) is $84 and will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Half day (ages 7-12) is $109 and will be from 9 a.m. until noon; Advanced Camp (Ages 13- […]

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