Appalachian School awarded $20,000 for reading success


Appalachian School has been selected as one of 50 schools statewide to receive a share of $1 million allotted by the Alabama Legislature during the 2018 legislative session. The selected schools will each receive $20,000 earmarked funding as a way of recognizing and incentivizing teachers and students who have worked hard to achieve proficiency in reading by the third grade […]

Answered prayers

Donna Turner, left, and Sheral Henderson, receive keys to a double-wide mobile home in the Snead area from Bud Jones, director of Hope House. The mobile home was donated to Hope House by an individual who moved out of state and didn’t want to move it with him. Jones accepted the gift, without having anyone in mind specifically who needed […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 29, 1957

Offered by local merchants: Kitchen and counter topping, plastic finish, new patterns, only 25c per foot. Rental equipment: Floor sander, lawn mowers, asbestos siding cutters. Luggage – Samsonite men’s two-piece set only $44.50; Ladies’ three-piece set only $57.50 Big Boy and Bungalow coal heaters, $20.99 this week. Men’s summer dress trousers only $2.44 Pick Sacks – good weight, plastic reinforced, […]

Redskins crush Priceville


The Redskins started the season with a 40-17 on-the-road jamboree victory over the Priceville Bulldogs. Phil Phillips also earned his first victory as head coach. Collin Moon led the offense with 137 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. The Redskins also got plenty of help from Jaden Kent who hauled in four receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. […]

Tigers take a loss


The J.B.Pennington Tigers battled the 4A second round playoff team in their opening game. Jacksonville came out strong in the first quarter and quickly took a 21-0 lead. The Tigers held Jacksonville to one touchdown in the second quarter, closing the gap to 28-13. Noah Allison threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Cole Littleton and Sheldon Blythe ran for a […]

Cary Lee Johns 50-year ceremony set for Oneonta opening game


Who was Cary Lee Johns? He was a 1965 Oneonta High School graduate, a football player, a decorated Marine, and a born leader who was known for his dedication and commitment to excellence in all things and habit of exceeding expectations as a way of life. He was killed in action on June 18, 1968, in Quang Tri, South Vietnam, […]

Hayden handles Springville in OT


The Hayden Wildcats hosted the Springville Tigers Thursday night. The Wildcats came away with an exciting 21-15 overtime win. Jay Burrow returned the opening kickoff 80 yards to the Tigers 6-yard line. Evan Orr scored from 2 yards out. Jacob Dowd added the extra point to put the Wildcats up 7-0 with 10:37 left in the first quarter. The teams […]

Scores and games

This week in high school sports

For the sake of our children


Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, and continuing until the conclusion of the 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 mass, Corpus Christi Catholic Church is sponsoring three days of prayer and fasting in solidarity with victims of abuse and for protection of children at risk. The theme behind the three-day prayer vigil is, “If one member of the body […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS THE LORD’S HOUSE OF PRAYER will have revival with Rob Thacker on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. Phone 625-5152 for more information. CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will welcome new district superintendent Terry Bentley on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., to officiate […]


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