The stingers are coming!

Nothing can ruin a summer outing faster than a sting from one of our many stinging insect pests. As a matter of fact, for some of us, these stings are much more than a hurtful irritation. Stings from some insects may send you to the hospital and, in some instances, be fatal. Bees. The first stinger on my list to […]

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The Southern Democrat May 11, 1967

Gas tax fund, tag bill to cost Blount $257,000 Representative Bill Lemley has advised The Southern Democrat that Blount County can expect a total of $595,000 in state gasoline tax funds in 1967. This fund totaled $717,000 in 1966, including farmto market road funds. Of Blount’s $595,000, the seven municipalities in Blount (Oneonta, Blountsville, Hayden, Allgood, County Line, Cleveland, and […]


Hayden makes state tournament

The Hayden Lady Wildcats didn’t travel the smoothest route through the North-Central Regional Tournament in Tuscaloosa last week. However, the journey hasn’t ended as John Simmons’s team will head to Montgomery this week for the state tournament at Lagoon Park. Hayden won their first game over Springville (2-0) but then lost to McAdory (5-4) in a game that started on […]


SUSAN MOORE YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE will hold registration on Sunday, May 19, and Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Susan Moore Community Center. Phone 456-0104 for more information. ALABAMA COACHES ASSOCIATION WORKOUT REGISTRATION The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association (ALABCA) is taking registration from high school players in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 classes for Underclassman […]

Redskin tennis teams make state


What is your fair share?

Background Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-1. Devotional Reading: Galatians 5:13-26. The world that the writer of 1 Peter lived in was radically different from ours today. His was a world in which Christianity was both a minority faith and a constant threat to the established culture. Before Christianity became a state religion in the fourth century AD, it was often dangerous […]


Oneonta, died May 6, 2013, at the residence. From Straight Mountain, Mr. Adamson was a farmer. He was predeceased by parents Charles Grafton and Lois Vivian Brown Adamson. Surviving are daughter Gail McCay, Ocean Springs, Miss.; son Glenn Adamson, Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren Jesse McCay and Cassie McCay, both of Locust Fork, Crystal Adamson, Jasper, Elizabeth Adamson, Arab, Cindi Adamson, […]


Susan Moore, died May 10, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. He worked in construction with Brasfield & Gorrie and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mr. Armstrong was predeceased by father Ralph Armstrong; mother Carolyn Dempsey Ellison; grandparents J. Ben and Ella D. Dempsey and Hoyt and Laura Armstrong. Surviving are wife Donna Armstrong, Oneonta; sons […]


Arab, died May 4, 2013, at the residence. A former resident of Blountsville, he graduated from J.B. Pennington High School in 1979 and worked as an automobile mechanic for 31 years. He was a member of Liberty Church in Arab. Father Idus Bullard, brother Idus Wayne Bullard, and grandchild Kevin Michael Barkley predeceased him. Surviving are wife Sheila Bullard; son […]


Oneonta, died May 7, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. A teacher at Summit School for several years, she was co-founder of Interfaith Hospitality House in Birmingham and was a founding member of Calvary Episcopal Church. She was predeceased by parents E.N. and Stella Logan; brother Dwight Moody Logan; and sister Maxine Logan. Surviving are husband Samuel Burke, Oneonta; son […]

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