Self asks citizens to observe common sense courtesy, caution



Here’s the news peg for this story: District 2 Commissioner Carthal Self said his road crews are experiencing altogether too many “near miss” accidents lately – accidents that didn’t happen but were such close calls, they nearly scared everybody to death. He attributes such incidents to drivers who simply don’t observe common sense rules of courtesy, caution, and selfpreservation when […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 18, 1986

Annexation – Birmingham claims to be protecting water source Birmingham claims it moved into Blount County last week to protect one of its water sources. Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday of last week to annex Inland Lake, which Birmingham Industrial Water Board already and from which it sometimes sells water to Birmingham Water Works Board. Probate Judge Frank Green held […]

Lambert leaving Oneonta

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Oneonta head baseball coach Matt Lambert has resigned. In a move to get closer to family, Lambert has accepted the position of head softball coach at 6A Albertville. “It was probably the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” said Lambert, who was 85-32 in three seasons at Oneonta.“It just made sense for me and my family. I hope that […]

Wall sets state record



Oneonta’s Luke Wall put together a great career for the Redskins and the senior center fielder (and Faulkner of Bay Minette signee) set a state record in the process. Wall finished with a .522 career batting average, ahead of former record holder Dan Fontaine of Daleville who hit .517 (1995-1997). Wall hit a career-high .566 as a sophomore and batted […]

Alabama State Parks Partners Coalition Launches to Support State Parks



Alabama’s State Parks Partners is a new coalition that has formed to support the State Parks system. Alabama State Parks Partners have one mission – to highlight Alabama’s beautiful state parks and the important role they play in the quality of life in Alabama. The coalition is comprised of businesses, park user groups, nonprofit organizations, tourism boards, and others that […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS EASLEY BAPTIST CHURCH holds yard sales on the first and third weekend of every month at 62866 U.S. 231. Proceeds benefit Redeemed Ministries, a group which helps people coming out of rehab transition back to a normal, healthy life. CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will feature Relentless Flood in concert on Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Also performing […]

Live or die



“Greater love hath no man than this, that a manlay down his life for his friends.” KJV John 15:13“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because helaid down his life for us: and we ought to lay downour lives for the brethren.” KJV 1 John 3:16 I love it when I’m studying and God reveals more about his word. While […]

Randy Blake Clements



RANDY BLAKE CLEMENTS, 26, Oneonta, died June 3, 2015. Grandparents Elmer and Mary K. Clements predeceased him. Surviving are parents Tony and Sandra Wilson, Rosa; brothers Johnny Clements, Montevallo, Scotty Wilson, Blountsville, Anthony Wilson, Cullman, Jessie Green; uncles and aunts Greg Clements, Matthew Stewart, Tonya Clements, Mary K. Clements. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on June 9 at […]

Dalton Ray Cox



DALTON RAY COX, 75, died June 9, 2015. Parents Saul and Rosa Cox and brothers Ralph and Jerry Cox predeceased him. Surviving are wife Doris Washburn Cox; daughters Darlene Cox (Randy) Johnson, Dannett Cox; grandchildren Nick (Dana) Johnson, Andy (Barbara) Johnson, Leslie (Justin) Romine, Andrea Johnson (Keith) Roberts; great-grandchildren Tyana, Cody, Joslyn, Mia, Seth, Aubree; brother Duke (Ruby) Cox; sister […]

Margaret Lorene Martin



MARGARET LORENE MARTIN, 83, Oneonta, died June 8, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. She was a member of Hayden Church of God and enjoyed visiting and helping friends. Parents Willie and Anne Henson Turner predeceased her, as did daughters Kelly Martin and Roberta Almanza and grandchildren Poncho Almanza and Victor Villalobos. Surviving are sons Rodney (Janice) Martin, Ocala, Fla., Emmett (Bonnie) […]


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