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The Southern Democrat, December 11, 1975

Cleveland seeks to reduce traffic danger Because of eight accidents having occurred recently at the intersection of Highways 79 and 160, Officer Neal Staton recommended Cleveland Town Council ask the state to reduce speed limits on Hwy 79. By unanimous vote, the council will apply for a 40-mile speed limit on the highway 300 feet above and 300 feet below […]

River Tales needs your stories

The Friends of the Locust Fork River, with support from the Blount County Memorial Museum, have officially launched a project called River Tales: Make Your Mark on History. Nancy Jackson and Donna Matthews are leading this project, and they need your help. River Tales will be an oral and written history project. They are gathering tales about life on the […]

Oneonta man found dead

An Oneonta man found dead in a Birmingham hotel last week has been identified. Woody Dewey Woodard, 67, was found last Thursday in a room at the Holiday Inn Express on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard, near the airport. He was scheduled to check out of the room that morning and hotel management discovered his body around noon after he failed […]

Lady Mustangs pick up big area win

The Southeastern Lady Mustangs opened 1A Area 11 play at home last Friday and got off to a great start with a 53-46 victory over Coosa Christian. Coosa Christian (2-3 overall, 0-1 in 1A Area 11) led 10-8 after one quarter but the Lady Mustangs led 22-19 at the half and then built a 10-point lead (39-29) after three quarters […]


NORTH ALABAMA RIM ROCKERS seventh-grade travel basketball team will have tryouts for the upcoming season on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13. Those interested should phone 256- 590-2235 or email for more info.

Church Briefs

EVENTS FOWLER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH The youth Christmas program will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., the children’s Christmas play will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., the adult choir cantata will be Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m., and the annual Christmas Day service will be Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH The choir will […]

Katherine Annette ‘Kathy’ Alldredge

KATHERINE ANNETTE ‘KATHY’ ALLDREDGE, 43, Oneonta, died Nov. 24, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. Mother Denese Gilliland Tolbert predeceased her. Surviving are son Alex Alldredge; parents Buster and Cheryl Tolbert, Oneonta; sisters Marsha (Greg) Alldredge, Blountsville, Melanie ( Joey) Prusha, Karlee Tolbert, all of Oneonta; brothers Tyler Tolbert, Chattanooga, Tenn., Tanner Tolbert, Oneonta; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends. Tim […]

Billie Lee ‘Stick’ Anderton

BILLIE LEE ‘STICK’ ANDERTON, 81, Pinson, died Dec. 2, 2016. A carpenter by trade, he owned and operated Birmingham Acoustical and Drywall and Steel Fab for many years. He attended Clay United Methodist Church and was a member of Zamora Shrine Temple for 42 years. After retirement, he farmed in Susan Moore and enjoyed gardening and yard work, earning the […]

Kischea Lee Atchley

KISCHEA LEE ATCHLEY, 40, Oneonta, died Nov. 14, 2016. She enjoyed family time, the outdoors, and bonfires. Husband Troy Jackson Atchley predeceased her. Surviving are son Andy (Brandie) Atchley; grandchildren Carson Simpson, Colton Wolinski; mother Shelia Morgan; father Donald Thrasher; brother Denton Kenny Ewayne Gilliland; sisters Sheena ( Joseph) Ellsworth, Whitney (Amanda) Gilliland; neices Kaylee Ellsworth, Zoey Ellsworth; “Grandma” Linda; […]

Edith Clapp

EDITH CLAPP, 76, Locust Fork, died Dec. 2, 2016. She was predeceased by sons Jerry Reid Jr. and Paul Reid and parents Tsurukichi and Fumie Moriwake. Surviving are husband Freddie Clapp; daughter Arlene Long, Trafford; son Danny Reid, Hayden; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Bud Jones officiated the 3 p.m. service held Dec. 3 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home.

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