Not much in the way of state races

Usually gubernatorial years are marquee political events in Alabama politics. However, this year is shaping up as a mundane affair. Not only is Gov. Robert Bentley headed for a cakewalk coronation, so are the other four incumbent constitutional officeholders. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, Attorney General Luther Strange, Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan and State Treasurer Young Boozer, all appear to have […]

Ebell Road homicide suspect indicted for capital murder

On Feb. 3, a Blount County grand jury indicted Jimmy Lane Maxwell, 58, on seven charges in connection with the death of 66-year-old Donald Clayton Whited, according to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey. Whited’s body was found in a burned-out home on Ebell Road near Oneonta in January. According to the indictment, on Jan. 13, Whited was restrained, shot […]

Revamped technology initiative discussed

During last month’s meeting, the Oneonta City Board of Education invited teachers from the technology/curriculum committee to discuss the revamped technology initiative. After the tax increase to fund One Vision was voted down last year, Supt. Scott Coefield has been searching for other ways to bring technology improvements to the system. “We don’t have enough money to do everything we […]

From The Achives

The Southern Democrat, February 9, 1941

Parking Limit Set In Restricted Zone The City Aldermen have passed an ordinance to restrict the time of parking automobiles in some parts of the town. A two hour limit has been placed on 1st Avenue between Fourth St. and First St. between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. On the highway the time limit is 15 minutes in front of […]

Sub-region games this week

The high school basketball season has reached the sub-region round with the winners this week advancing to next week’s region tournaments at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville or Jacksonville State University. After area tournaments, only three Blount County teams won titles and the right to host this week’s sub-region game. Four teams made it to the finals of the […]

Breaking down the Nutrition Facts Label

Reading Nutrition Facts labels can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what to look for. The Nutrition Facts Label gives a lot of information but the key is to know how to use it to help you make healthy food choices. 1. Serving Size: This is the foods recommended serving size. It can include a weight measurement (for example: […]

All-County named

BoysFirst TeamMVP Emanuel Terry (G, Cleveland)Brandon Butts (G, J.B. Pennington)Tristan Price (G, Susan Moore)Duncan Parker (F, Hayden)Kyle Hornbuckle (F, Locust Fork)Second TeamKhalil Johnson (G, Cleveland)Todd Goodwin (G, Locust Fork)Hunter Etheredge (G, J.B. Pennington)Caleb Corder (G, Cleveland)Chris Whitt (F, Hayden)Coach of the YearConny Lowery (Cleveland) GirlsFirst TeamMVP Kristen Cox (Locust Fork)Katie Parr (Hayden)Leandra Glass (Cleveland)Stephanie Metzler (Appalachian)Kasi McMillian (Locust Fork)Second TeamDarby […]

All-County First Team

The players and coach of the year were named last week and this week the first team is announced. The competition was fierce for firstteam spots as several of the skill positions have multiple players. One thing that was in short supply this year was quality linemen, especially on offense. Several teams had players that could make plays at the […]


ONEONTA 3- AND 4-YEAR-OLD TBALL REGISTRATION has been extended through Feb. 14. The child must be at least 3-years-old as April 30 to play. For more information or to register, e-mail or call 205- 446-8691. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Friday, Feb. 14. Players (ages 4-12) may register at the Blountsville Town Hall from 8 […]

A holy alliance: faith & works

Background Scripture: James 2:14-26. Devotional Reading: Luke 7:1-10. Martin Luther didn’t hold the Epistle of James in high regard. In fact, he said that the epistle was composed, not of wisdom, but of straw. It is often regarded as a refutation of Paul’s teaching that we are saved by faith, not works. James is not as such condemned for his […]

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