From the Archives

The Southern Democrat March 26, 1942

Defense Bond Committee to Meet H. C. Blackwood, executive chairman of the Blount County Defense Bond Drive Committee, has issued a call for a meeting of all committee chairman in the county to meet at the city hall in Oneonta on Monday night, March 30th. It is very important that all chairmen be present as Mr. Blackwood is very anxious […]

Lady Hornets stay hot


The Locust Fork Lady Hornets have rolled to a 10-2 mark to start the season, including a 3-0 mark in 4A Area 12. Last week, Locust Fork pounded Fairview 13-3 behind an offense that piled up 14 hits against the Lady Aggies. Christian Rhodes (3 for 3, triple, three RBIs), Haley Glasscox (3 for 4, double, four RBIs), Jaime Gail […]

O’Toole signs with Central Alabama


MEETINGS SNEAD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will have a meeting Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, 268 Richman Dr. District Attorney Pamela Casey will be the guest speaker. Phone Jane Childers at 466-7628 or (256) 738-2894 with questions. TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold its regular council meeting on Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, […]


Recognizing Christ

THE BIBLE SPEAKS Background Scripture: Luke 24:1-35. Devotional Reading: Luke 24:22-36. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, there were thousands of people along the way and millions more on television who witnessed, not only the terrible moment itself, but those directly preceding and following it. Nevertheless, the eyewitness accounts vary considerably and few question the sincerity of […]


Oneonta, died March 19, 2013, at the residence. She was predeceased by parents James Allen and Leland Louise McSpadden Lee; son Reginald Bass; brothers Aubrey Lee and Joe Wayne Lee; sister Delores Lee. Survivors include husband Gerald Franklin Bass, Sugarland Lake; sons Jeff Bass, Trussville, and Kerry Bass, Sugarland Lake; daughter Deana Battles, Oneonta; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Edward […]


Trafford, died March 23, 2013, at the residence. A Blount County native, Mr. Bryant was son of Jim L. and Jessie Irene Battles Bryant, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a retired welder with Precisions Manufacturing and member of Edgewood Baptist Church. He loved fishing, camping, and the Smokey Mountains. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased […]


Blountsville, died March 13, 2013, at the residence. Born in London, England, she was daughter of William Walton Smith and Edith Smith, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Finley met her husband, James W. Finley, while he was a Marine stationed in England during World War II. The two were married for 64 years. After retiring, they moved […]


Huntsville, died March 19, 2013, at Whitesburg Garden. A Blount County native, Mrs. King was daughter of Floy and Leora Bolding Elrod, both of whom predeceased her. Mrs. King had worked at Tyson Foods on the production line, was of the Baptist faith, and loved gardening – especially vegetables. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by husband Calvin Coolidge […]


daughter of Andrew Aaron Mahan and Theresa Marie Scott Mickle, both of Straight Mountain, died March 23, 2013, at BMC Princeton, Birmingham. She was predeceased by greatgrandparents Leonard and Maria Silletti. Surviving besides her parents are grandparents Angelina Scott, Toms River, N.J., Michael Scott, Toms River, N.J., John and Susan Mahan, Straight Mountain; uncles Chris Mahan and Adam Mahan; aunts […]