From the Archives

The Southern Democrat August 11, 1955

Two Blount Men Shot On Market Two Bangor farmers were in University Hospital with gunshot wounds today after a clash with a group of boys in which bullets buzzed like angry bees around Second Avenue Curb Market. William Ted Armstrong, 46, was shot in both knees and Huey R. George, 19, received a hip wound in the shooting Sunday night. […]

Redskins start the year ranked No. 2


The Oneonta Redskins will start the 2013 football season where they ended the 2012 season – looking up at UMS-Wright. UMS defeated Oneonta 42-14 in the 4A title game at Auburn last December to close out the 2012 season. In the preseason rankings released today by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA), UMS received 389 points to Oneonta’s 319. The […]

Sports Briefs

J.B. PENNINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday, Aug. 10, at Heritage Golf in Oneonta. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost of $60 per player or $240 per team includes lunch. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, phone Travis Gilliland at 205-601-7481, the Pennington Alumni Office at […]


ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS will have open house on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. for grades K- 12. A brief orientation for grades 6-8 will be in the auditorium at 4 p.m., followed by a presentation by Oneonta Elementary School for grades K-5 at 5 p.m. Schedule pickup for grades 6-12 will be Aug. 5-8 from 9 […]


Unchanging purpose in a changing world

by Lawrence W. Althouse Background Scripture: Nehemiah 9:1-37 Devotional Reading: Luke 15:1-10. At last we have arrived at one of the most controversial passages in Ezra and Nehemiah: “And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers” (9:2). The Book of Nehemiah is comparatively reserved in raising the problem […]


ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST fourth Sunday singing Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Guest singers will be One Accord. Questions? Phone Beverly Hunt at 363-1605. CROSSROADS BAPTIST annual clothing drive Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon. Questions? Phone 647-3880. Located in Hayden on Ala. 160. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST regular third Sunday night singing Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. The […]


died July 29, 2013. A former Blount County resident, Mrs. Bullard had lived the last 40 years in Jasper. She was a member of Jasper First Baptist Church and was assistant division director of Jasper Goodwill Industries, managing the store for 24 years. While in Blountsville, she was employed by Simon and Mogilner for 12 years. She was predeceased by […]


Cleveland, died July 31, 2013, at the residence. Mr. Gilliland was a retired mechanic with Blount County, a member of Tidwell Hollow Hunting Club, Alabama Farmer’s Federation, and the Army National Guard. Parents Lester and Louise Johnson Gilliland predeceased him. Surviving are wife Elizabeth Shell Gilliland; son Morris Wade (Kathy) Gilliland; daughter Sabrina Gilliland; grandchild Daniel Gilliland; great-grandchildren Kylee Gilliland, […]


Cleveland, died July 30, 2013, at the residence. Mr. Lesley was a dairyman. Predeceasing him were parents Shirley Franklin and Bertha Mae Lee Lesley; daughter Betty Joyce Lesley; brothers Frank Lesley, James “Buck” Lesley, Hoyt Lesley; sister Juanita Odom; and son-in-law Richard “Butch” Patman. Surviving are wife Brenda Joyce Lesley; daughters Bertha Deline Patman, Moody, Katie Marie Ruple, Cleveland, Angela […]


Locust Fork, died July 31, 2013, at the residence. A builder by trade, Mr. Mullins enjoyed fishing, hunting, working, and watching his grandsons play ball. He was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Ross and Lula Yancy Mullins; wife Sally Thomas Mullins; and sister Laura Stephenson. Surviving are wife Shirley Bailey Mullins; son Keith (Mary) […]