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The Southern Democrat, March 7, 1935

Boxing and wrestling matches coming Boxing and wrestling matches will resume on Tuesday, March 19, at the Community House. Buck Walker will be matched with Tooney Reeves and Harold Wright with Leon Cheek. Other fighters to be on the program are Eli Robbins, Carl Lecroy, W.T. Hitt, Jay Cornelius, and Denton Cornelius. Opposition for these fighters will be furnished by […]

Redskins sweep Susan Moore


Any time Oneonta and Susan Moore get together – on the field, court, or pitch (think soccer field) – it usually makes for entertaining and intense competition. Last Tuesday at Gilbreath Stadium was no different. On a night that featured a damp field but was otherwise perfect for soccer, Oneonta won both the girls and boys matches for an early-season […]

Burkett resigns at Southeastern


Rather unexpectedly, Southeastern is looking for a new head football coach after the resignation of Michael Burkett this week. “I love the Remlap community and Southeastern School,” said Burkett. “This is a special place. I have had the benefit of nothing but support from everyone here. Even those who voiced disagreement with me continued to support the program, and that’s […]

DAR Good Citizen Awards

Each year, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sponsors an annual Good Citizen Award Scholarship Program for high school seniors who have demonstrated the qualities of good citizenship: dependability, truthfulness, loyalty, service, cooperation, courtesy, leadership, and patriotism. The students selected by faculty and peers are in a unique group of people. The winners were honored recently at […]

Read Across America

Last week, The Blount Countian visited Cleveland Elementary School for Read Across America Day. Rob Rice read to kindergarten students of Jodi Hudson, Brandy Salamone, Cheryl Friese and Dawn Hardeman and students later dined on Green Eggs and Ham.

Church Briefs

MT. VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have The Crimson Stain Quartet group singing on Sunday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. The singing will follow the regular services: Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. The church is located on Arkadelphia Road one mile northwest of the Skyline Drive intersection. Phone 647-1865 with questions. JONES CHAPEL […]

Nannette Carter Elrod

NANNETTE CARTER ELROD, 85, Remlap, died Feb. 14, 2018. She retired from Carraway Hospital and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Grandson Johnny “JK” Elrod predeceased her. Surviving are husband of 65 years Hoyt Elrod; sons Eddie (Pam) Elrod, Johnny (Nicole) Elrod; daughters Janet Elrod Little, Teri Elrod Patterson; grandchildren Lindsay (Spencer) Murray, Merridith Elrod, Christina Elrod, Michelle Little, […]

Walter Alvis Graves

WALTER ALVIS GRAVES, 80, passed away at his home on Pine Mountain on Feb. 27, 2018. Walter was born on Feb. 1, 1938. Mr. Graves was preceded in death by wife Janice Sue Horsley Graves and parents Maude Florence Ford Graves and Quinton Alvis Graves. He is survived by son Kevin W. (Jessica) Graves. Mr. Graves was employed by the […]

Helen Evens Hogland

HELEN EVANS HOGLAND, 66, Blountsville, died Feb. 23, 2018. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and time with family. Parents Austin and Ruby Alexander Evans, husband Danny Hogland, and brother Ivan Evans predeceased her. Surviving are daughters Angela Elrod (Robert) Palmer, Jamie Hogland (Alan) Watson, Misty Hogland (Richard) Knight, Crystal Hogland (Dusty) Thomason; 12 grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Scott Gross and George Lankford […]

Molly Howard

MOLLY HOWARD, Enterprise, 92, died Feb. 25, 2018. She was predeceased by parents Rice Milford Howard and Mary Lou Boazman Howard, only child Lisa Ryan Still, and son-in-law James E. Still Jr. Molly was a native of Oneonta and a graduate of Blount County High School. She attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, and graduated summa cum laude from Judson College. […]


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