Pigs make the best better!

County Agent’s Corner

The 4-H motto is “To make the best better.” That is certainly what the 4-H Pig Squeal project is all about. Fifteen young folks, fourth through sixth graders, took possession of two barrows in early January. They took these market animals home, cared for them, maintained records on them and brought them back to the 4-H Pig Squeal Show and […]

Will downtown return as the psychic center of civic consciousness?

The future of downtown

The working theme behind this article is that downtown Oneonta is about to change dramatically – in the coming decade. But it may occur gradually enough that the sense of drama is diminished. So, if the following story seems a little sketchy, it’s because the vision itself, while relatively confident, is not fleshed out completely, nor fully projected in the […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 6, 1948

Household hints For extra plump, juicy raisins, rinse them in hot water before using! When using raisins in baking, dust them with part of the dry ingredients: this helps keep them from sinking and spreads their flavor. Add a few drops of glycerin to the rinse water when washing pigskin gloves: it helps soften the leather. No fooling – water […]

Locust Fork and Oneonta advance to round three

High School Baseball

Friday, April 27 Game 1: Locust Fork 9, Ohatchee 8 Brody Washburn and Aaron Ray each had two runs and two hits. Asa Dodd assisted in the win with one run and three hits. Washburn received the win on the mound pitching six innings and Ray closed the game the last inning. Game 2: Locust Fork 8, Ohatchee 3 Ryan […]

Standridge signs with Southeast Missouri State

Flanked by parents Doug and Donna Standridge and brother Will, Oneonta senior Wes Standridge signed a track and field scholarship with Southeast Missouri State University. Standridge throws discus and javelin for the Redskins. At the Mountain Brook Invitational this season he set his personal best record for javelin with a throw of 173 feet 3 inches. Standridge will begin studies […]

Board handles personnel matters, other items

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education approved a list of superintendent’s recommendations dealing mainly with personnel matters, but including three operations matters, as well. Personnel The board approved: • John Fallin as 2018 summer school instructor for the middle school. • Brent Patterson as 2018 summer school instructor for the high school. • Johnathan Butler as volunteer assistant coach for […]

Scores and games

Snead considers variety of topics in lengthy session


In an extended session, the Snead Town Council addressed several matters, interviewed two new police chief candidates, held an executive session, and voted to offer the chief position. As noted in an article last week, the council offered Oneonta police officer Steve Gunn its top law enforcement position. As for other business, police, utilities, and park and recreation issues consumed […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have a yard sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The church is located at 5375 Ala 160 in Hayden. Proceeds will benefit church projects. There will be a benefit singing on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with a $5 spaghetti lunch at 1 p.m. Performers […]

Johnny Barto Adcock

JOHNNY BARTO ADCOCK, 82, Albertville, died April 27, 2018. Lula Dobbs officiated the 2 p.m. graveside service held April 29 at Gilbreath Cemetery with Masons as pallbearers. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.


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