From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 28, 1979

About People Beverly M. Bains, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin Bains of Oneonta, has been appointed to the Campus Elections Board at Auburn University. She was appointed by the president of the Student Government Association, and her appointment had then to be passed on by members of the Student Senate and members of the faculty. Beverly is the […]

Two councilors for workshop but no regular meeting quorum

Snead councilmen Tim Kent and Dale Snead attended the Monday, Nov. 26, scheduled 6:30 p.m. budget workshop, as town clerk Rae Ware advised them that increasing town expenses without securing additional revenues makes balancing the budget difficult. Police chief Stephen Gunn, utilities head Jeff Whited, and volunteer fire chief Lee Netherton, at times, huddled with the three as Ware detailed […]

Redskins advance to semi-finals

Oneonta hosted Good Hope last Friday. Game time weather conditions were questionable all week leading up to the contest. Neither Good Hope nor the elements could stop the Redskins as they continued marching through the state playoffs. The Redskins scored on their first drive when David Hall sprinted two yards to the end zone for a touchdown. Erick Vargus kicked […]

Scores and games

Redskins in Choo Choo Bowl

Brayden Southwell (left) and Cy Dilliapree spent their Thanksgiving weekend in Chattanooga playing football for the Black Storm in the 21st Annual Choo Choo Bowl. The Black Storm, coached by Ben Hulgan, was comprised of 7 year olds from Marshall, DeKalb, and Etowah counties, along with Southwell and Dilliapree who are second graders at Oneonta Elementary. They were selected by […]


Blount County to Uganda

On Jan. 17, 2019, three Blount County Christians who have been called to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15), will depart for Uganda on a 13-day mission trip. Their undertaking is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people located on the islands of Lake Victoria, Uganda. Mandy Cox, Kayla […]

‘Come Back to the Manger’

Oneonta First Baptist Church will once again host the “Come Back to the Manger” event on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2. As in past years, Nativity scenes that have been provided by the ladies of the church will be displayed in the fellowship hall for everyone’s enjoyment. Some unique and distinctive Nativity scenes will be featured in this event. In addition […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS LAKEVIEW BAPTIST Mandy Cox, Sandy Holland, and Kayla Duarte present Giggles & Grub, dinner and something funny, on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under (includes pizza and childcare). Dinner will be grilled pork loin, potato bar, salad, and dessert. Entertainment will be provided by comedian Judah Hollis. […]

Edward Ray Atchley

EDWARD RAY ATCHLEY, 67, Brooksville, died Nov. 11, 2018, at the residence. Predeceasing him were parents Fred Dee and Zunie Elizabeth Teal Atchley and three siblings. Surviving are wife Myrtle Atchley; son Tony Ray Atchley, Blountsville; daughter Wendy Lynn Atchley, Blountsville; “Little Honey Bun” Debra (Jeff) Smith, Arab; three siblings. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 15 […]