Benchmarks pending on two fronts: academic and technical

Wallace State building update

Progress is approaching important benchmarks on two Wallace State building construction projects. The completion of the new 15,000 square-foot academic building is in sight, and the 4,000 to 5,000 square-foot addition to the existing technical building on Second Avenue East is already started – as dirt is now being moved. “We’re looking at the end of February for construction of […]

Recipe Corner

Oreo Truffles

8 oz. cream cheese, softened1 package Oreos, finely crushed(about 4 cups, divided)1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips1 Tbsp shortening Mix cream cheese and 3 cups of crushed Oreos. Shape into one inch balls. Arrange them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for one hour. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler. Dip […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 5, 1956

Redskin band on parade Christmas cheers and Christmas parades have occupied the Oneonta Redskin Band the past week. On Thursday, the Redskin Band loaded their instruments and journeyed to Attalla for the Attalla Christmas Parade. Oneonta was the only band representing a neighboring city outside the Gadsden area. The following night, the Redskin Band did a terrific job representing the […]

Redskins finish at semi-finals

The Redskins last went to the semi-finals in 2013. Unlike 2013, the Redskins’ 2018 season finished there after a tough 35-20 loss to Deshler last Friday. The Tigers took control almost immediately when Deshler scored a 60-yard touchdown on their first snap. Before the first quarter ended, Deshler scored 14 unanswered points. Oneonta began to come alive in the second […]

Woodard signs with UA

Hayden’s Savannah Woodard signed a national letter of intent with The University of Alabama softball team Friday. The senior infielder earned all-tournament accolades in 2015 after leading the team to a runner-up finish in the state championship and is a two-time all-state honoree, receiving first-team accolades in 2016. She has earned Blount County All-Tournament honors for both softball and basketball […]

Scores and games


Blount County children a part of Christmas at Governor’s mansion

The Blount County Children’s Center and 34 other child advocacy centers across Alabama were invited to decorate a Christmas tree for the Governor’s mansion. Together they decided to use children’s handprints as the theme, to represent abused children who received care and support from the child advocacy centers across the state. The Blount County Children’s Center staff asked 10 of […]

BES Can Food Drive

Blountsville Elementary School held a can food drive the week before Thanksgiving. Students brought in more than 1,000 cans. Items were donated to the Blountsville United Methodist Church to be used in their food pantry program. Pictured are BES students (front, from left) Gatlin Cox, Omar Teletor Ralios, Brody Blackwell, and Marcos Pu Solis, (back) Jacob White and Jesse Amos, […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS THE SANCTUARY COFFEE SHOP presents ‘What God Wants for Christmas,’ the true story of Christmas through a live Nativity, on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, with start times at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $5 for ages 4 through 10 and includes cookies, cocoa, and crafts. The church is located at 400 […]