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The Southern Democrat, July 3, 1930

Picnic at Cleveland Fourth of July The Blountsville Band is taking its “Daily Dozen” putting on the finishing touches to the music. The Lehigh, Snead, and Cleveland baseball clubs are getting in good shape to put on a real game. The candidates are reviewing their notes for their talks. The Parent-Teachers Association has everything to keep you from getting hungry […]

Pennington cheerleaders bring home camp honors

Redskins win T-ball title

Hayden 8-and-under wins state

Oneonta 10-and-under wins district


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 13-18) is […]


The big ‘if’

Background Scripture: 1 Samuel 7:3-11, 15-17. Devotional Reading: Ezekiel 18:25-32. “If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart,” says the prophet Samuel to the house of Israel, “then put away the foreign gods and the Ashteroth from among you, and direct your heart to the Lord, and serve him only, and he will deliver you…” (7:3). The […]


Hayden, 56, died June 24, 2012, at the residence. He was married to Debra Lynn Bostic Cheek and was the owner-operator of Cheek Pool Company. He was attending Wallace State Community College and had also served in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by parents Paul and Peggy Morgan Cheek; son Thomas Lee “Buddy” Maples; and brother Paul Carlton Cheek […]


76, Oneonta, died June 25, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount. She was predeceased by parents Delmer Lee and Betty Crane Horn Hansard and five brothers. Surviving are son Kenneth G. (Wandah) Barkley, Madison; daughters Dorothy (Carl) Free, Oneonta, and Carolyn Jane Woods, Springville; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sisters Mildred Juanita (Royce) Martin, Charlene Horn, Linda Hansard, Lena Mae Hansard, and […]


77, Pinson, died June 27, 2012, at the residence. He was married to Mildred Hansard Martin and had worked as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of Good Samaritan Baptist Church. Mr. Martin was predeceased by parents Roy and Mary Lee Geer Martin; daughter Belinda Brooks; brother James Martin; and sister Neila Hunt. Surviving besides his wife are sons […]

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