Neely Arts Center boasts new dimensions, starting in August

Neely Arts Center will add new course offerings in several exciting areas for those seeking opportunities in arts and arts-related activities, according to coowner Deborah Beason. Below is a summary of new courses available. Recreational Music Making (RMM) This course, offered for both adults and teens, focuses on music making in the context of popular bands or ensembles. It includes […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 18, 1946

More Polio There have been two additional cases of polio reported in Blount County since that of a six-yearold which was reported three weeks ago. A three-year-old Blountsville child died in a Florence Hospital last week as a result of the disease. The child was first taken to a Cullman Hospital, where a diagnosis of polio was given, and was […]

Pair from county to play in all star contests

A Hayden softball player and an Oneonta baseball player will represent the county in next week’s high school all star games in Montgomery. Hayden’s Sharley Miller and Oneonta’s Ko Powell – both rising seniors – will play next Tuesday, July 21, in the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association games. The games are part of All-Star Sports Week, […]

Bulldogs 12-U champs


SUSAN MOORE TOUCHDOWN CLUB is selling chances to win a John Deere Gator. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from any booster club member. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION is underway. Players at Blountsville Elementary (or those homeschooled in the area) in grades one through six can register at town hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will have an evening of praise and worship tonight at 6:30 p.m. with Randy Beason and Jeremy Lesley performing. The public is invited to the free event. PLEASANT MOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be inside the family […]


Kreg and Cindy Reid of Locust Fork announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Kara Deandra Reid, to Jonathon Douglas Whitehead, son of Doug and Pamela Whitehead of Decatur. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carolyn Reid and the late Kenneth Reid of Locust Fork and Donald and Judy Reeves of Oneonta. She graduated from Hope Christian School. […]


Karra and Mark McKenzie and Phil and Janine Theophilus of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Chelsea Theophilus, to Zach Marbut, son of Lisa and Gary Pope of Snead and Kenny and Becky Marbut of Ashville. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Ohio Virtual Academy and the South Carolina School of Leadership in […]

Turning 100

Mamie Hollingsworth Brand, formerly of Allgood and currently residing at TLC, will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 21. One of six children born to George Claude and Ada Tidwell Hollingsworth, she married Luther Denton Brand in 1934. The couple has four children, Betty (Perry) Lee of Trussville, Nelson (Ann) Brand, Allgood, the late Luther Ronald Brand, and Kenneth […]


The We-Tote-Em Quick Stop in Blountsville is partnering with Hunt Brothers Pizza and the Hope House to help the hungry in the area. Donate non-perishable food items in the donation box at We-Tote-Em and receive a coupon for a free Hunk of Hunt Brothers Pizza. All donated food items will be delivered to The Hope House to distribute to needy […]

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