A candidate after Shelby?


Many of you liked last week’s column detailing our senior Sen. Richard Shelby’s ascent to the U.S. Senate in 1986. Sen. Shelby has represented us admirably for close to three decades now and he has no plans to retire any time soon. Shelby will tell you straight away that he is running for reelection to his sixth, six-year term in […]

Floor plans for new campus center signify breadth of usage

The floor plans shown here are by no means final, according to city manager Ed Lowe. They represent a first estimate of floor space needs for the several different functions to be incorporated into the design of the multipurpose Wallace State campus center building. The floor plan will be amended as circumstances dictate, he said. The building is scheduled for […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 19, 1983

Oneonta’s $2.6 million sewer rehabilitation project now funded The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the final go-ahead for funding of Oneonta’s sewer project, releasing some $2.6 million to allow the local utilities board to complete rehabilitation of its sewer lines, as well as construct a new pump station and wastewater treatment plant. Plans for such sewer work were […]

Redskins tame Tigers

The Oneonta Redskins jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 49-13 victory over visiting J.B. Pennington last Thursday night. Oneonta got an 8-yard touchdown run from Ko Powell on the opening possession of the night and then a pair of scoring runs (45 yards and 13 yards) from Tomoz Rudolph to lead on downs on the […]

Central runs over Appalachian

The top of 1A Region 5 is absolutely loaded and Appalachian found that out again last Friday night as Talladega County Central rolled to a 37-7 victory over the visiting Eagles. The Tiger defense has gotten better each week and Appalachian struggled to get anything going on the night, finishing with just 135 yards of total offense. Trey Calvert had […]

Tanner mauls Mustangs

There are three or four 2A teams in the state that are probably capable of winning a state title and Southeastern will play two of them this year. The first meeting with a contender didn’t go well as visiting Southeastern saw Tanner score 35 first-quarter points and roll to a 70-0 victory. Junior quarterback Chadarius Townsend, an Alabama commitment, returned […]

Playoff spots could be decided

High School Football Week 9 Preview

Playoff spots are up for grabs this week – unless you’re Cleveland or Oneonta. The Panthers and Redskins have wrapped up playoff berths but still have work to do to cement playoff seeding. With a win this week, Cleveland will claim the 2A Region 7 title and have home-field advantage in the first round. If Oneonta wins this week at […]

Cleveland clobbers Section

The Cleveland Panthers – ranked No. 3 in Class 2A – delighted a big homecoming crowd by blasting Section 64-22 last Friday night. Cleveland got on the board early when Peyton Gilliland hit Evan Faust with an 8-yard touchdown pass. Section answered on the ensuing possession with an 83-yard touchdown run but Cleveland got touchdown runs of 27 and 60 […]

Lighthouse holds off Hope

The Lighthouse Homeschool Warriors held off Hope Christian of Pelham for a 48-38 win on homecoming last Friday. After a scoreless first quarter, Lighthouse took a 20-12 lead at the half. Each team scored a touchdown in the third quarter and the Warriors outscored the visitors 22- 20 in the final quarter to get the win. Micah Beard completed 7 […]

Susan Moore wallops Winston County

The Susan Moore Bulldogs put themselves right in the thick of the playoff race with a dominant 50-29 win over Winston County last Friday night in Double Springs. Susan Moore got on the board early – and often. Kobe Justice went 65 yards for a touchdown on the second snap of the game and the Bulldogs never looked back. Winston […]