Local author helps raise awareness for shelter animals

Author Margretta Smith, of Snead, held a book signing at Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Summit in Birmingham on Saturday, July 30, to showcase her children’s book, “My Dog Can Talk.” Mary Ellen Tidwell of Crossing Paths Animal Rescue was there to give a presentation about her group’s mission for the shelter animals of Blount and Jefferson counties. She […]

What’s the lowdown on the lottery?

The Blount Countian talked to Blount County’s state representatives David Standridge (District 34) and Randall Shedd (District 11) this week to get their view of prospects for legislation authorizing a vote on a state lottery in the upcoming Aug. 15 special session called by Gov. Robert Bentley for that purpose. If passed by the Legislature, the legislation would authorize a […]

Snead awards police cruiser repair work

Town of Snead

Completing discussion on repair of the town’s newest wrecked police car, the Snead Town Council decided to award the job to the firm with the lower estimate. Councilman Charles Sanders took exception to reference of the estimate as a bid. He noted that no repair business can provide an actual bid for such work. The prior meeting’s discussion had centered […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 6, 1986

Klein Bridge, Hayden underpass topics of Washington meetings County officials have been assured that federal highway money will be available for 1987 contract lettings replacing Klein Bridge, located on Ala 75 north of Snead and classed as one of the major problem bridges in the state, and on replacing the Hayden underpass on Ala 160. Probate Judge/Commission Chairman Frank Green, […]

Bulldogs get new region, old rivals

The first year under head coach Ken Adams has to be considered a success for the Susan Moore Bulldogs. No, the Bulldogs didn’t win a region or a playoff game but they did put together a solid stretch late in the year, winning three in a row to claim the No. 3 spot in 3A Region 5 and make the […]

OHS Class of ‘66 celebrates 50th

Oneonta High School Class of 1966 had the 50th reunion recently at Twin Oaks at Heritage. Pictured front row, from left: Celia Cheney Ellis, Rita Robbins Coppock, Avon Hathcock Adamson, Cheryl Putman Glasscox, Sue Gibbs Sutton, Kathy Neill Montgomery, Rayburn Elrod, Shirley Allcorn Black, Diane Elrod Robertson, and Julia Stoddard Mullens. Back row, from left: Mike Currier, Danny Bentley, Lonnie […]

Church briefs

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host Rabbi Eric Walker (Messianic Jew), tonight and Aug. 17, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The theme of his messages will be ‘Setting the stage for Armageddon.’ Everyone is invited to the free event. The church is located at 30580 Ala 79. PINE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CHURCH will have a yard sale Friday, Aug. 12, and […]

Linda Fay Collins

LINDA FAY COLLINS, 73, Blountsville, died Aug. 3, 2016, at the residence. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Allie and Lillie Mae Pannell Dailey, son Lynn Collins, brothers James Dailey and Leo Dailey, sister Nettie Ruth Meade, and grandchild Reagan Jesse Collins. Surviving are husband Aubrey “Jr.” Collins; sons Danny (Teresa) Collins, Blountsville, Andy […]

Roland L. ‘Lit’ Copeland

ROLAND L. ‘LIT’ COPELAND, 79, Blountsville, died Aug. 2, 2016, at UAB Hospital. He was a member and deacon of Mountain Grove Baptist Church and a retired machinist with ACIPCO. He was predeceased by parents Wallace Ed and Nellie Holt Copeland, wife Elizabeth Jo Butts Copeland, brother Ben Copeland, and sisters Marjorie Holcomb, Doris McCay, and Brenda Copeland. Surviving are […]

Ferrell E. Deerman Jr.

FERRELL E. DEERMAN JR., 90, Albertville, died Aug. 3, 2016, at the Colonel Robert L. Howard Veterans Home, Pell City. Formerly of Walnut Grove, he was predeceased by parents Ferrell Eugene and Ona Mae Deerman, sister Dorothy Williams, and brother James E. Deerman. Surviving are sister Betty ( James) Cauley, Grand Bay; nephews David (Cindy) Deerman, Pinson, Harold (Mila) Vaughn, […]