He had to park on the Capitol steps


While observing the Legislature the other day, I fondly remembered a very eventful day as a youth. As a teenager, I grew up working at the Capitol as a page in the House and Senate. Albert Brewer had been elected to the House from Morgan County in his late 20s and became speaker of the house in only his second […]


AT&T has new location in Oneonta

With elected officials, members of the Blount County- Oneonta Chamber of Commerce and guests on hand, store manager Hollie Williams (middle) was joined by Oneonta Councilman Danny Robinson last Wednesday for the ribbon cutting of the new Cellular World, an AT&T store, on Hwy. 75 in Oneonta. The AT&T location had been in the former CorrWireless building in Oneonta but […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 11, 1986

Birmingham after Blount property Blount County Probate Judge Frank Green was informed yesterday that Birmingham City Council has voted to annex Remlap, Village Springs, Inland Lake, Pinson, and Palmerdale provided a majority of residents affected (including Jefferson and Blount residents) vote in favor of annexation. David Vann, chairman of the Birmingham Industrial Water Works Board and Birmingham city attorney, told […]

Patrick wins Birmingham Junior Shootout

Playing on his home course, Oneonta’s Will Patrick fired rounds of 74 and 67 to take the title in the 14-15 division of the Birmingham Junior Shootout last week at Limestone Springs. Patrick’s two-day total of 141 was 19 shots better than second-place finisher Brock McNeeley of Glencoe. Pepper Miller of Columbus, Ga., was third at 164. Patrick birdied three […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will continue through June 16. Players can register Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. The fee is $120 per player and is due at the time of registration. New players will need to present a copy of their birth certificate. For more information, phone 625-3534 or 625-3805. […]

Of the Spirit

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host the Love Unlimited Youth Choir from Augusta, Ga., tonight at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. HOPEWELL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have the annual Homecoming and Decoration services with a Sacred Harp singing followed by a covered dish lunch on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. MT. CHAPEL UNITED […]

Michele Adams

MICHELE ADAMS, 48, Bradenton, died May 31, 2016. She was a 1985 graduate of Pinson Valley High School. She had worked at Palmetto Christian School, Walmart, and volunteered with MADD. She moved to Bradenton in 1999. Predeceasing her were grandparents Onis and Lorene Dyer and Robbie and Leona Masters. Surviving are husband Timmy Shane Adams; sons Andrew Patrick (Lexie) Adams, […]

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