J.B. Johnson



J. B. JOHNSON, 92, Pinson, died Dec. 28, 2015. He owned a jewelry store and was a watch repairman. Predeceasing him were wife Florence Johnson, ex-wife Mary E. Johnson, and son Wayne Johnson. Surviving are daughters Charlotte Sullivan, Dianne Vaughn; stepdaughter Frances Cole; stepsons Kenneth Chapman, Charlie Chapman, James Chapman, Jeff Chapman; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. A graveside service was […]

Tommy Lenward Reece



TOMMY LENWARD REECE, 70, Birmingham, died Dec. 30, 2015, at East Glen Nursing Home, Birmingham. He served with the U.S. Air Force, was a member of Gardendale First Baptist Church, and had worked as a truck driver with Jefferson Transit Company. Father Lenward Reece predeceased him. Surviving are wife Linda Mahoney Reece, Tarrant; sons Brandon (Beth) Reece, Gardendale, Timothy Reece, […]

Macon Scott



MACON SCOTT, 65, Oneonta, died Dec. 28, 2015. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Altoona. Predeceasing him were parents Euel Lee and Ruby Jo Bowling Scott, brothers Vindal Lackey, Charlie Scott, and Danny Ray Scott, and sisters Barbara Snell and Betty Jo Scott. Surviving are wife of 43 years Becky Scott; daughter Cindy Ryan, Oneonta, Heather (Joe) […]

Ceawilla ‘Sue’ Smith



CEAWILLA ‘SUE’ SMITH, 86, Horton, died Dec. 29, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter, Arab. A member of New Prospect Baptist Church, she was a retired sewing machine operator. Predeceasing her were parents Elijah and Bertha Bryant Kelsoe and husband Bennie Smith, who died in 1974. Surviving are son Timothy Gerald (Rose) Smith, Grant; daughters Gayle H. Ashworth, Guntersville, Teresa Annette Moore, […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 8, 1986

Migrant workers charge violation of civil rights Claiming their constitutional rights were violated during an illegal entry, search, and arrest June 26, four Mexican migrant workers have filed suit against Oneonta Police Department, Oneonta City Council, and two former policemen. Torbido Hernandez, Rufino Calderon, Rogelio Estrada, and Genaro Moctezuma filed the civil action in United States District Court Dec. 24, […]

50th Anniversary



EMT of the Year



Battle of the Bulls barreling into Oneonta this weekend



Battle of the Bulls is set for Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at the Blount-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children up to 5. The event is being put on by PCA Bo Campbell’s Rodeo Production and will feature bull riding, barrel racing, clowns, specialty acts, and […]

2016-01-06 E-Edition


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