The Odd Couple

– both flavors – coming up this weekend and next

The Community Arts Council of Blount County will present the comedy The Odd Couple this weekend at the Frank Green Building auditorium at 7 p.m., Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6. The performance this weekend is the ‘male’ version, with leading characters Oscar and Felix played by Ed Shirley and Scott Harvey, […]

Merit board hearing delayed

Attorneys involved in The City of Oneonta vs. Blount County Merit Board suit asked Circuit Judge Steven King to postpone their Feb. 26 scheduled hearing before him. According to city attorney Alex Smith, county attorney Jeff Sherrer, who represents the merit board, had a conflict with the date. Smith reported that in a conference call with King, Sherrer, John Saxon […]

Big winner

Jessie Moore of Oneonta is pictured holding the big check from H&R Block, Oneonta. The Moores won $1000 as a part of H&R Block’s 1000 Win $1000 Daily sweepstakes held last month where the company gave away $1 million a day for 32 days during the first month of tax season. According to manager Charlene Quinn, the winnings are in […]

The Electoral College system


You know the outcome of our presidential preference primary yesterday. I do too, today; however, this column had to go to press a few days prior to the primary. Therefore, I will have to report and analyze your voting in a later column. One thing I do know is that we had a lot more attention paid to us in […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 1, 1962

Snead folks work on mill plans The prospects for a sorghum syrup mill for the Snead Community are looking brighter. The sponsors hope to have it going this year, but the plans may not be completed by planting time. About 40 farmers have attended two meetings on the project and about 25 are interested in growing the sorghum. At a […]

Locust Fork runs past Saks to claim Northeast Regional

The Saks Lady Wildcats had built a reputation this season for run-and-gun basketball. Many times this year, Michelle Lively’s team had used a stifling press to dominate most teams en route to a 27-6 record and a ranking of No. 1 in 4A. An impressive record, no doubt. However, the Lady Wildcats had not run into (or with) a team […]

Cleveland comes up short

In the end, not a whole lot separated the two teams. The final score showed Section edged Cleveland 49-48 and, if possible, the game was even closer than the one-point margin indicated. Neither team could pull away from the other. Section’s largest lead was five points while Cleveland’s was three. The score was tied 8-8 after one quarter and 24-24 […]

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 & REVIVALS 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. BLOUNTSVILLE CHURCH OF GOD will have revival services Sunday, March 6, at 10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., and […]

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