From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 21, 1934

Blountsville Bank Robbed Bandits get about $500.00. Two suspects in county jail The Bank of Blountsville was the victim of another hold-up and robbery last Thursday morning. Three bandits entered the bank shortly after it had opened for business and wanted to know if there was a Notary in the bank. When Mr. C.O. Davis, the Cashier, replied that he […]


Two from county selected for all star event

Locust Fork’s Geoffrey Bramblett and Oneonta’s Carter Sims have been selected to play in the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All Star Weekend at Troy University this week. Bramblett, who will be a senior this fall, helped to lead the Hornets to a 17-12 mark on the season. On the mound, the 6’2, 190- pounder was almost unhittable. He finished […]

Cornelius signs with AUM

Snead Bulldogs win county

Church Briefs

NEW EMMAUS MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have revival June 25-29 with two services daily at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. Evangelist is Greg Stone; pastor is Wayne Allcorn. The church is located on county road 34 in Snead. VALLEY GROVE BAPTIST will have revival beginning Sunday, June 24, at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday services, […]

45th anniversary

The children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild of Rickey and Gail King of Oneonta wish them a very happy 45th anniversary.


Logistics Specialist Second Class Brett Everett Blakely and Tonya Marie Lowe were married June 5 in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Tonya is the daughter of William and Cassie Lowe of Walnut Grove and Sherry Edwards of Locust Fork. Brett is the son of Colan and Judy Blakely of Straight Mountain. The couple and their two children, Linda, 3, and Braxton, 1, will […]

60th anniversary

Dot and Dillard Light will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 21. Both were born and raised in Arab, eloping to Iuka, Miss. Since they were married, they have lived in Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, and Alabama. Mr. Light is a retired executive of VF Corporation, formerly Blue Bell/Red Cap, and Dot continues to be a homemaker. […]

70th anniversary

Lester F. and Lillie Bell Putman Reeves will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary June 20. Both were born and raised on Straight Mountain, and married by P.J. Jordan of Tait’s Gap. Mrs. Reeves was the youngest of nine children and attended Appalachian School. She has enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, and sewing. Mr. Reeves was one of 10 children and […]

50th anniversary

Joe Lynn and Carol Daughtery Whitworth were married in Lockhart, Fla. on June 22, 1962. Mr. Whitworth is a retired welder who graduated from J.B. Pennington High School. Mrs. Whitworth is a retired secretary and graduated from Maynard Evans High School in Lockhart, Fla. The couple lives in Holly Pond. Daughters Donna (Rodney) Shikles, Denise Sivley, and Danett (Billy) Dorning […]