In last week’s front page photo of the ground-breaking ceremony for the new fire station in Nyota, Blount County Revenue Commissioner Gregg Armstrong, the last person shown on the right of the line of dignitaries, was incorrectly identified as Greg Reid, who also appears in the photo.

Honoring Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Wall in 1982, seeks to honor all Vietnam veterans and help heal the nation’s wounds from the Vietnam War. As they continue their mission, they are seeking to connect a face with every name on the Wall through both their interactive digital Wall of Faces as well as in the future […]

Rapist sentenced to 15 years

An Oneonta man was sentenced to 15 years in prison yesterday (Tuesday) in connection to the assault of a 15-yearold in June 2015. Michael Eugene Wade, 26, was found guilty by a Blount County jury of firstdegree rape in April. Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey said that testimony at the trial showed that Wade entered the bedroom of the […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 18, 1946

More Polio There have been two additional cases of polio reported in Blount County since that of a six-year-old which was reported three weeks ago. A three-year-old Blountsville child died in a Florence Hospital last week as a result of the disease. The child was first taken to a Cullman Hospital, where a diagnosis of polio was given, and was […]

A mission to protect

Oneonta Fire Department (OFD) is looking for a different and better way to respond to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls in the future. If funding is available in next year’s budget, Chief Arthur Willis will ask the city council to purchase a “Quick Attack” vehicle, a smaller 1-ton truck that will not only allow first responders to answer an EMS […]


ONEONTA BOOSTER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Monday, July 31, at 9 a.m. at Limestone Springs. The tournament will be a four-man scramble with costs of $100 per player of $400 per team. Lunch will be served following the tournament and mulligans will be available for purchase. There will be prizes for golfers and $100 sponsorships are offered for individuals […]

Education Briefs

SUSAN MOORE ELEMENTARY will have kindergarten and new student registration today from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the school. Guardians must provide student’s birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of immunization ‘blue card,’ proof of residence – deed, lease, utility bill, etc.. ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS announces the following important dates: Wednesday, July 26, schedule pickup for grades 6-12 from […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS WELCOME #2 MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have summer revival through Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. nightly. Johnny Allred is helper, Tommy Riggs is pastor. The church is located in Palmerdale on Terry Heights Road. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Lunch will be served after […]

Howard Dewaine Boatright

HOWARD DEWAINE BOATRIGHT, 73, Oneonta, died July 15, 2017, at the residence. Formerly of Locust Fork, he was a member and Sunday school teacher at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. After retiring from Meadowcraft Inc., as a quality control supervisor, he often ministered to area nursing homes. He enjoyed golf and Alabama football. Parents Robert Ralph and Rosie Lee Boatright predeceased […]

Janatha Phillips Brumeloe

JANATHA PHILLIPS BRUMBELOE, 65, Cleveland, died July 10, 2017. She was a member of Turning Point United Methodist Church. Parents Floyd Clayton and Margaret Louise Phillips and brothers Roy Grady Phillips and Edward Eugene Phillips predeceased her. Surviving are husband Roger Brumbeloe; children Carol (Danny) Daily, Robin ( Jerry) Underwood, Rena Laughlin, David (Amanda) Brumbeloe, Jonathan Brumbeloe; grandchildren Joshua Daily, […]

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