Hubbard-a case of power and corruption


The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. There is a political maxim that says, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It could very aptly be applied to the Mike Hubbard saga. Mike Hubbard was born and raised in northern Georgia. He went to college at the University of […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 29, 1988

Disaster at Nectar An integral part of Nectar community for some 40 years, Holt Milling Co. lost most of its plant to fire Sunday night. Although the newest part of the mill was saved, operations are down “for a minimum of six months,” according to Karen Holt. “We’re just taking it one step at a time for now, until we […]

Susan Moore FCA giving back

Susan Moore High School students began the year with between 5-10 students attending the Fellowship of Christian Athletes weekly meetings. The students, along with sponsors Adam NeSmith and Kelli Allison, wanted to grow the group and show the community that students are changing the high school for the better. During the year, local pastors, students, teachers, and community leaders were […]

How do you follow up the best season in school history?

In 2015, the Cleveland Panthers put together the best season is school history. With senior quarterback Peyton Gilliland leading the way, Gardner Gilliland’s team went 12-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2A playoffs. Cleveland knocked off top-ranked Fyffe in Week 2, went on to win 2A Region 7, and set a school record with 562 points (43 per […]

Tomahawks finish third

The Oneonta Tomahawks fourth-grade girls basketball team finished third in the 2016 ARPA State Basketball Tournament held in Gadsden. Pictured are: front (left to right) Analisa Gargus and Carolyn Watson. Back (left to right) Lily Freeman, Bailey Glover, Lona Jo Henderson, Madison Gargus, Chole Moore, Maggie Roddam and Carolyn Watson; Front: Analisa Gargus; Kymaria Martin. The team was coached by […]

Susan Moore graduate makes All American team

Susan Moore graduate Hunter Penney fishes like a pro. If not, he certainly is on his way to becoming one. Penney was recently selected to The Bassmaster High School All American Fishing Team, which consists of the top 12 high school anglers from a pool of 220 applicants from 36 states. To become a member of the elite team, judges […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION has been extended through June 30. 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 […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS NORTH BROAD STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST will have the annual holiday blood drive on Tuesday, July 5, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The church is located at 308 N. Broad Street, Albertville. ADULT AND YOUTH WORKERS NEEDED Area churches are coming together to work for God on Wednesday, July 13, through Saturday, July 16. Register by calling Michele […]

Mavis Edwards Bates

MAVIS EDWARDS BATES, 73, Oneonta, died June 19, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Husband Harvel Ray Bates predeceased her, as did parents George Verbon and Pearl Edith Edwards, sister Eudean Leach, and brothers Jerry Edwards and Conrad Edwards. Surviving are son Harvel Ray Bates III, Blountsville; daughters Leona Isbell, Oneonta, Elizabeth Bates, Blountsville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kyle Isbell, […]

Ethel Juanita Dye

ETHEL JUANITA DYE, 90, Altoona, died June 22, 2016, at Altoona Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of the Oneonta Worship Center. Predeceasing her were husband J. D. Dye, daughter Dorothy June Dye, parents Claude and Shirley Graves Ridgeway, brother Mozell Ridgeway, and sisters Alene Brothers and Jessie Casey. Surviving are sisters Luvene Allen, Margurette Ridgeway, Betty Carden, […]

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