Herrington pleads guilty



Teddy Herrington, 60, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge as part of a plea deal in Blount County District Court on Monday for setting fires during the severe drought in November 2016. According to the Blount County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Herrington must pay $647 in fines and court costs. He did not serve any jail time for this offense.

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 21, 1934

Blountsville Bank Robbed Bandits get about $500.00. Two suspects in county jail The Bank of Blountsville was the victim of another holdup and robbery last Thursday morning. Three bandits entered the bank shortly after it had opened for business and wanted to know if there was a Notary in the bank. When Mr. C.O. Davis, the Cashier, replied that he […]

Bulldogs looking for new leader

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Susan Moore Bulldogs are in the market for a new head football coach after Ken Adams (right) retired last week. Adams, a native of Fulton, Miss., has retired from teaching in Alabama and will return to Mississippi as head coach at Hatley High School. Adams was hired in March 2015 after eight successful seasons at Lamar County. In two […]

Hayden subscribes to air evac coverage for residents



The town of Hayden has contracted with a helicopter emergency transport service, Air Evac Lifeteam, to provide airlift services to the nearest trauma center to its residents in the event they experience a life-threatening injury or other medical emergency anywhere within Blount County. Coverage includes family members and others living at the Hayden address. The town council voted in April […]

Water supply problems: a thing of the past?



The Blount Countian polled five of the county’s water authorities to determine the status of their water supply going into the dry season of the year. Paraphrasing and condensing the replies of the five heads of water systems – Oneonta Utilities, Blount County Water Authority, Snead Water Department, Cleveland Water Works, and Pine Bluff Water Authority – would yield a […]

Sports Briefs



YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 26-30 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Boys and girls of all ages and all skill levels are invited to participate. There is a $10 registration fee and registration has begun at the Oneonta Rec Center. Instruction will be provided by Darein Rhetta, Cordell Webb, Corbett Webb and Nate Butler. For more information, phone […]

Church Briefs



NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming services on Sunday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon, with The Daily Bread quartet performing at 1:45 p.m. The church is located on Ala 79 between Locust Fork and Cleveland. AUTUMNWOODS CHURCH will have a new pastor dedication service on Sunday, June 25, at 3 p.m. for David […]

Calling all pastors



This week’s submission is from Rick Luman from Worship Center in Oneonta. One of the greatest weapons used against the devil is the ammunition of prayer. Satan becomes a nervous wreck when we begin to load our spiritual guns with the ammunition of prayer, because prayer helps us shoot down the devil, flesh, and sin. Through the ammunition of prayer, […]

Vallery Michelle Dalryple



VALLERY MICHELLE DALRYMPLE, 16, Wynnville Community in Susan Moore, died June 8, 2017, at UAB Hospital. She was a senior at Susan Moore High School and worked at McDonald’s in Oneonta. Surviving are parents Daniel and Victoria Dalrymple; brothers Branden Dalrymple, Daniel Dalrymple Jr., Michael Dalrymple, all of Wynnville Community; sisters Trinnity Dalrymple, Wynnville Community, Tori Gurganus, Hanceville; grandparents Leon […]

Max Denney



MAX DENNEY, 69, Blountsville, died June 16, 2017, at the residence. He was a 1966 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and had worked with Tyson Foods in the maintenance department. Parents John Wesley and Wanda Dawson Denney and daughter Shannon Denney predeceased him. Surviving are son Sam Denney, Blountsville; daughter Lesley Denney (Chris Roberts), Blountsville; grandchild Allison Hall, Blountsville; […]


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