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The Southern Democrat February 10, 1966

City clerk dies Monday night William M. Graham, 56, long-time city clerk of Oneonta, died Monday night at a local hospital, which he had entered the preceding day. A native of Lawnville, Tenn., he was the son of the late George M. and Laura Ann Roberts Graham. He and his wife moved to Oneonta in 1946, at which time he […]

Area tournaments this week

The high school basketball regular season has ended and area tournaments are being held this week. Three county girls teams – Appalachian, Hayden, and Oneonta – won regular season titles and will host the area tournament. The Locust Fork boys tied for the regular season title with Fairview but lost a coin flip and will have to travel to Cullman […]


SNEAD YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Snead Community Center. ONEONTA BASEBALL, T-BALL, AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Feb. 12. Players can register Monday– Thursday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The fee is $100 and new players will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. […]


All County second team and honorable mention

The high school football awards continue to roll out but not without a correction to a major mistake from last week. The 2012 season was not a particularly strong one for our local teams but it was a bit better than we said it was last week. There were three schools from the county to qualify for the playoffs, not […]


Regular season ends

The high school basketball regular season ended this week and the Locust Fork Hornets were able to pick up a couple of nice wins and will enter the area tournament with a little bit of momentum. The Oneonta Redskins were unable to do the same but the Lady Redskins bounced back from a last-second loss to 5A No. 1 Brewer […]


THE BIBLE SPEAKS :A system or a person?

Background Scripture: Colossians 2:6-15. Devotional Reading: Romans 8:31-39. Paul is writing to the Christian congregation in Colossae because he has heard encouraging reports through Epaphras of their faith and, at the same time, he is aware that they are under pressure from people who want to lead them astray with philosophies and rituals quite contrary to the gospel of Jesus […]


MOUNTAIN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have a midwinter bible study Feb. 11–14 at 7 o’clock each evening. Teacher is Tom Ellenburg, pastor is Jerry Hackney. The church is located on county road 47 in Blountsville. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH in Cleveland will have a gospel singing featuring the group One Accord on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST […]


Blountsville, died Jan. 26, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter. She was predeceased by parents W.O. Sr. and Della Mae Holland Thomas, husband Claude Adams, son Mickey Otis Adams, daughter Mary Claudette Adams, two brothers, four sisters. Surviving are sons Dick (Linda) Adams, Morrison, Ill., Andrew F. Adams; daughters Donna Elaine Schultze, Blountsville, Patricia Mae (Randy) Lilly, Dixon, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 17 […]


Odenville, died Jan. 26, 2013. An operations manager with a printing company, Mr. Carroll also served with the U.S. Marines. Father John Carroll predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Brittany Carroll; son Cody Carroll, both of Odenville; mother Barbara Carroll, Altoona; brothers Danny Carroll, Altoona, Timmy Carroll, Trussville; nephew Jesse Carroll, Trussville. A graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery was held […]


Locust Fork, died Feb. 2, 2013, at the residence. Mr. Garrison served in the U.S. Army and worked as a restaurant cook. Father Silas Willard Garrison predeceased him. Surviving are mother Gladys Garrison, Locust Fork; sister Belinda Castaneda (Benito) Bertine, Snellville, Ga.; brother Adrian Willard (Eve) Garrison, Augusta, Ga.; nephews Adrian Willard Garrison Jr., Nashville, Tenn., Nolan Silas ( Tara) […]

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