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The Southern Democrat, January 19, 1983

Carr joins administrative staff; newspaper loses editor Charles Carr of Oneonta has accepted a position as administrative assistant to Gov. George Wallace, and he and his wife Brenda Maynor Carr, The Southern Democrat feature editor, moved to Montgomery Jan. 14 after receiving only a week’s notice of the appointment. Carr resigned his teaching position at J.B. Pennington High School to […]

Locust Fork and Cleveland

win junior high titles

The top seeds held true in last week’s Blount County Junior High Basketball Tournament at Locust Fork. At least until the finals. The top-seeded Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs rolled past No. 5 J.B. Pennington 36-20 in the semifinals while second-seeded Cleveland held off No. 3 Hayden 45-41 in the other semifinal. In Saturday’s championship game, the Lady Panthers sprung the […]

Winter Workouts

It’s cold outside, but many people still want to get in a daily run, ride, or walk. Outdoors exercise can be done safely in lower temperatures, but some precautions are necessary: • Layer up. The first layer should be synthetic to draw sweat away. The second should be heavy fleece or wool to insulate. The third should be waterproof material […]

First place for Oneonta JV cheer squad

Oneonta Middle School’s JV cheer squad competed in the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Cheer competition held at Wallace State College recently. They brought home the first place trophy in the Sideline Cheer division.


UMPIRES NEEDED for Dizzy Dean county baseball for the spring season. If interested, phone 601-3803. LOCUST FORK YOUTH SOFTBALL will have the annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Locust Fork Town Hall. Parents are encouraged to attend. Phone 369-9104 with questions. ROYAL YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Sunday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 31, […]

Church Briefs

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH will feature an evening with Ivan Parker on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Special guests include Single Purpose Trio and Melanie Thomas. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10 general admission, with a limited number of front and second row VIP tickets available. For more information or to order tickets, phone 994-0988, 587-0068, or […]


IDELLA ATKINSON, 98, Holly Springs Community, died Jan. 8, 2015, at the residence. She was predeceased by husband Marion Elmer Atkinson, parents Call and Susan Phillips Puckett, sons Willie J. Atkinson and Curtis Elmer Atkinson, two infant sons, and two grandchildren. Surviving are daughters Estelle Atkinson Crowe, Margie Atkinson Hawkins; son Terry Lee (Judy) Atkinson; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Ed […]


ALMA RUTH BAKER, 85, Blountsville, died Jan. 13, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a retired machine operator with Wrangler and a member of the Blountsville Church of God. Husband Isaac Baker predeceased her, as did parents James V. and Eva B. Alldredge Latta, grandson Jeremy Bullard, brother Wayne Latta, and sister Louise Green. Surviving are son Bobby (Bennie) […]


WILLARD MASKCLE ‘MACK’ MORTON, 72, Altoona, died Jan. 16, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. A retired welder, he enjoyed building wagons and participating in trail rides. Predeceasing him were parents Luther and Nola Richardson Morton, wife Linda Whittington Morton, son Autrey Morton, grandson Jonathan Norris, five brothers, and one sister. Surviving are daughter Brada (Tim) Graul, sons Russell (Jennifer) Morton, […]


WILLIAM STEVEN PARTAIN, 57, Oneonta, died Jan. 12, 2015, at McGuffie Health Care Center. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed playing pool and karaoke singing. Predeceasing him were father Hugo Partain, brother-in-law David Townsend, and nephew Jason Andrew Bryant. Surviving are mother Pat Partain; brother Terry Partain, both of Straight Mountain; sisters Vicki Hendrix, Corpus […]

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