Oneonta wins ED excellence award for Wallace State partnership


The City of Oneonta received a silver excellence in economic development award last week from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its annual conference in Atlanta. The award was for the ongoing, multi-year partnership with Wallace State Community College leading to the establishment of the Wallace State campus center here, triggering a transformative change in the local economy and […]

Recipe Corner

Jenna’s Lasagna 2 packs provolone cheese slices2 whole milk mozzarella cheeseblocks, shredded2 packs lasagna noodles (Cook according to package instructions) Meat sauce:2 pounds ground chuck3 pounds sausage4 gloves garlic, minced½ cup diced onionCook together and drain. Add:1 large can tomato paste4 jars fire roasted tomato and garlicsauce3 tsp sugar4 tsp Italian seasoningSimmer for one hour. Cheese mixture:2 eggs2 large containers […]

Veterans Day parade


The 11th annual Veterans Day parade in Oneonta is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to participate by entering a float can do so by picking up an entry form at the Blount County Memorial Museum or downloading one from the museum’s website at blountmuseum.org/gheart.html. Entry forms must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 30. Museum […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 9, 1952

Items of personal interest Jimmy Bains, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bains, suffered painful injuries last Saturday while riding a bicycle when he ran into the back of a truck. Treatment for Jimmy involved five shots and four stitches. For Sale: Five room house and bath in Blountsville. Has electric water heater, kitchen sink, butane heating system. Also garage […]

Redskins triumph over Warriors


Oneonta went on the road to Cherokee County and came away with a convincing 27-9 victory. The Redskin defense held the Warriors to 196 yards and forced two interceptions. Beau Ragsdale was all over the field, racking up 19 tackles including three for loss. Luke Hodge played a good game as well, collecting 14 tackles including two behind the line […]

Broncos defeat Hornets


Locust Fork kept Holly Pond’s ground attack largely in check during the first half, but an onslaught of rushing touchdowns in the third quarter proved to be the difference in the game and gave the Broncos a 36-10 win. Holly Pond scored the first touchdown of the game, but its two-point conversion attempt failed. The Hornets responded with a 58-yard […]

Bulldogs squash Eagles


Susan Moore improved to 6-1 after cruising to an easy 47-21 victory over winless New Hope Friday. Andrew McEvoy started the scoring with rushing touchdowns of 48 and 18 yards in the first quarter. After both teams scored touchdowns in the second quarter, Susan Moore led 20-7 at halftime. In the third quarter, McEvoy connected with Richo Findley for a […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration is underway for boys, grades K-7 and girls K-6, through Oct. 12 for boys and Nov. 2 for girls at the Oneonta Rec Center from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate and the registration fee of $40. For more information, phone 625-3534. NECTAR MEN’S BASEBALL TEAM […]

Scores and games

Wildcats are county champs

The Hayden Wildcats are Blount County varsity volleyball champs. Seeded number one, Hayden defeated Cleveland 2-0 and Appalachian 2-0 on Monday night. Appalachian emerged from the loser’s bracket to challenge Hayden again for the championship. Hayden defeated Appalachian 2-0 again on Tuesday to claim the championship. Players named to the All-County team are: Cassidy Riddle (Locust Fork); Hailey Head (Southeastern); […]


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