Dewey Norris Jr.

DEWEY NORRIS JR., 81, Center Point, died Dec. 19, 2017, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Graveside funeral services were held at noon on Dec. 21 at Mount Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Brilliant. Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home directed.

Don Ratliff Poole

DON RATLIFF POOLE, 69, Pell City, died Dec. 16, 2017. A graduate of Hartselle High School and UAB, he was retired from the Jefferson County Board of Education. Parents Rufus Mitchell Poole and Iva Lee Legg Poole predeceased him. Surviving are wife Susan Poole; daughter Adriana Lee Willingham, Crofton, Md.; stepson Jason Patrick Appling, Birmingham; grandchildren Henry and Simon Willingham, […]

Community Foundation grants benefit Blount


With the announcement of $1.34 million in grants by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Blount County Children’s Center, the Blountsville Historical Park, and the city of Oneonta will receive a total of $54,500 of that award money. The focus of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is to improve economic security and further develop sustainable, livable communities in […]

Blount County Special Senate Election Results

News Alive in Fifty-Five

Oneontans Go To Interlochen Josephine Sellers and Patricia Harris will attend the two month National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. Sellers will study organ, piano and oboe while Harris continues for a second summer in music and music education. The Southern Democrat, June 30 [Josephine Sellers Rouse’s father Lawrence worked at and later owned Garner Drug. Retired college professor Rouse […]

First Memories


[Several have touching memories of their experiences on 1st Ave. E. A few appear below.] Gary McGill reports his mother resisted attempts to have his blond curls cut until he was five. She finally relented and let his aunt’s husband Grady at the O. K. Barber Shop do the job. McGill says after his mother’s death, he found a container […]

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