R&S Team Sports:

five years and going strong

Five years ago, brothers Robert and Sean White were met with an opportunity they couldn’t, and didn’t, refuse. Since then, while owning their own business, R&S Team Sports, the White brothers have made many improvements to offer more options to their customers when it comes to uniforms and apparel. Their latest addition is a direct-to-garment printer which now allows customers […]

ALFA has regained the throne

When I went to the Legislature in 1982 as a 30-year-old freshman, there were two powerful organizations. The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) and the Alabama Education Association (AEA) were omnipotent. The Farmers Federation had prevailed as the King of Goat Hill for decades. You chose early which side you were on, either ALFA or AEA. It was almost like football […]

New, improved transfer station reopens

Local group assembles necessities for prisoners

A group of local churches, working through the certified chaplaincy of Oneonta resident and former minister Glenn Bynum and prison assistant chaplain Jeremy Miller, will deliver more than 1300 packets of toiletry items to St. Clair prison inmates on Dec. 19, in response to their needs. The project was approved by the prison administration as gifts for inmates for Christmas. […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat December 15, 1966

Auto Accidents Injure Six Six motorists have been injured in two Blount County auto accidents in the past week. Jack Robinson of Oneonta and Zelma C. Thompson of Pinson were seriously injured Friday morning Dec. 9, in a two-car accident which occurred around 7:20 at the Village Springs Bridge on Highway 75. According to Trooper H.M. Hurst the accident was […]

Lady Redskins win battle of ranked teams

The Oneonta Lady Redskins were ranked No. 1 in the first poll of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. The Brewer Lady Patriots came into last Thursday night’s game at Oneonta as the No. 1 team in Class 5A. With that kind of match-up, you would expect a great game and that’s exactly what the fans at O.R. […]


NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at The Outlaw Steakhouse in Guntersville. The Sullivan Family of the Lake Guntersville Music Academy will present a program of Christmas and Celtic music. Questions? Phone 256-891-1113. BLOUNT COUNTY 911 will have a reception Friday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., to honor Regina Wilson on her retirement […]


Scarlett E. Webb, daughter of Capt. Joshua and Sarah Webb, celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 3 in London, England, with family and big sister Sophia. Scarlett’s grandparents are Dennis and Liz Webb of Remlap, Flint and Cindy Davis of Butler, Ga., and greatgrandmother is Glenda Webb of Remlap.

Silent night, holy night

by Lawrence W. Althouse Background Scripture: Luke 2:1-20. Devotional Reading: Galatians 4:1-7. Last year just before Christmas, I was driving in one of the well-heeled neighborhoods of Dallas, noting the extravaganzas of flamboyant decorations, near-blinding lights, ubiquitous Santas, reindeer, and roly-poly snowmen. I began to consider what I could do at my house to out-do my neighbors and thus insure […]


Pinson, died Dec. 4, 2013. She was known as a people person and was a great helper to others. She was predeceased by grandparents Victor DuBoise, Charles Calvin, and Cynthia Clark Calvin and uncle Edgar Calvin. Surviving are children Dylann Calvin and Desaray Russel; parents George Calvin and Wilhelmina DuBoise; sister Melissa (Double) Blakeney, all of Pinson; brother Phillip (Monique) […]

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