NEWS Briefs



B-SNAP SPRING SPAY/NEUTER DAYS will be held during March as a memorial tribute to Eugene Jackson, a longtime supporter of the Blount County Animal Shelter. Fees are $25 for males and $35 for female dogs or cats. Space is limited. Blount County residents only phone 647- 8340 to schedule an appointment. DOG FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED Crossing Paths Animal Rescue finds […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 20, 1930

Re-opening of bank in sight Practically all the stock has been subscribed for the re-organization and re-opening of the Blount County Bank which closed its doors about three weeks ago. Payment of more than half the subscriptions is now in hand and it is expected that all will be paid by the last of the week. The date of the […]

Regional round of playoffs begins this week

High School Basketball

The high school basketball season moves on to tournament time this week. In year’s past, the area tournaments would wrap up one week, followed by the sub-region round the next week and then regional tournaments. However, the schedule is now compacted to where area tournaments wrapped up last week, sub-regional games were played Monday and Tuesday and regional tournaments begin […]

SPORTS briefs



ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION has begun. Players (ages 3-12 for baseball; 4-12 for softball) may register Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration fee is $100 per player and a copy of the child’s birth certificate must be provided. For more information, contact the Oneonta Rec Center at 625-3534. […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS MOUNTAIN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have a midwinter Bible study through Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Mark Jones is teacher, Jerry Hackney is pastor. The church is located on County Road 47 in Blountsville. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will show the movie ‘War Room’ on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. Pizza will be served. Phone Joslyn Blair at […]

Alene J. Bradford



ALENE J. BRADFORD, 90, Blountsville, died Feb. 7, 2016, at Hanceville Rehab and Nursing Home. She worked at Blountsville Manufacturing and later for Nicholson File, retiring from there. She was a member of Mt. Zion Nazarene Church. Predeceasing her were husband, Ray Oliver Bradford, who died in 1964, son Rodney Bradford, parents Johnny and Luvinia Starnes Johns, and six siblings. […]

Odelia ‘Deedee’ Moore Henderson Buford



ODELIA ‘DEEDEE’ MOORE HENDERSON BUFORD, 92, Oneonta, died Feb. 11, 2016, at TLC Nursing Center. A member of Autumnwoods Church, she enjoyed watching TV, sewing, working in her flower garden, scrapbooking, looking at cards and pictures, and playing with her dogs. Predeceasing her were parents Marshall and Florence Partain Moore, daughter Geraldine “Jerri” Henderson Carlee, great-grandson Michael Ballew, two sisters, […]

James Edwin Caster



JAMES EDWIN CASTER, 78, Blountsville, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was a retired heat and air conditioning company technician and had served with the U.S. Navy. Predeceasing him were parents Martin and Dora Creasy Caster, daughter Tammie McGuire, and son Danny Townson. Surviving are wife of 56 years Nellie Ruth Caster; sons Kenneth Townson, Blountsville, […]

Nellie Jo Collins



NELLIE JO COLLINS, 84, Snead, died Feb. 10, 2016, at Princeton Hospital, Birmingham. She enjoyed cooking and playing on her iPad. Husband Aubrey Collins predeceased her, as did son Danny Collins, sons-in-law Mike Hamilton and Billy Mann, parents Tom and Josie Skillman Compton, and five siblings. Surviving are daughters Cecilia Jean Mann,Horton,Diane Hamilton, Albertville, Tera Jo (Jason) Smith, Janice (Ronnie) […]

Betty Culwell



BETTY CULWELL, 89, Hayden, died Feb. 1, 2016. She was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church and had worked as a beautician in Hayden for more than 60 years. She was known as a very supportive mother and friend. She is predeceased by husband of 67 years, Elton Culwell, parents Carl and Velma Standridge, one brother, and one sister. […]