Kon and Vice speak

In telephone conversation with The Blount Countian, Town of Highland Lake Mayor Connie Vice advised that Scott Kon, the town police chief since 2009, had violated the town vehicle take home policy. She holds the policy, written by Kon, permits actions beyond the town limits only in life threatening situations. Kon offered two events to which Vice may have referred. […]

Recipe Corner

Chicken Salad

1 avocadoShredded rotisserie chickenPecans or almondsSliced grapesSalt, to taste Anytime I am doing a Whole30 (which is basically when you don’t eat anything processed for 30 days) this is my go-to lunch at least twice a week. I have no measurements on this one because I simply throw the amount I want into a bowl. You simply mash up the […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 12, 1934

Cotton crop in Blount County The cotton crop in Blount County for 1934 is estimated at 34,000 bales. Up to December 1, 13,489 bales had been ginned. The average price has been about 12 1/2 cents per pound. When sold the farmers will realize from this crop approximately $1,397,375 (total) for an average value per farm in Blount County of […]

Blount County swimmers shine

Seven Blount County swimmers, representing three schools, competed in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Swim and Diving Championship, in Auburn, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Four swimmers from Appalachian High School, one from Southeastern, and two from Oneonta High School represented their respective schools. While all seven swimmers had strong performances, three swimmers stood on the medal […]

Redskins begin basketball

Football season is officially over for the Redskins, which means all focus is on basketball. Oneonta hosted last week, and both boys and girls won their four games. It began last Tuesday with a 52-26 Lady Redskin win over Altamont. Baylor Phillips led Oneonta with 15 points. Britney Chavez had 13 points and four steals. Teagan Hartman had 11 points, […]

Scores and games

40th Anniversary

Dennis and Sandy Nix celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 8. The couple were married in 1978 at their newly built home on Airport Road in Oneonta. Sandy is the daughter of the late Ralph and Ina Morton. Dennis is the son of the late Howard “Happy” and Luvenia Nix. The couple have two daughters, Kristy (Brian) Espy of […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH will have a walkthrough living Nativity on Thursday, Dec. 13, Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night. Refreshments will follow. The church is located at 801 State Highway 160 in Warrior. For more information phone 647-3880. THE SANCTUARY COFFEE SHOP presents ‘What God Wants for Christmas,’ the true […]

Faye Holmes Foster

FAYE HOLMES FOSTER, 76, Blountsville, died Dec. 2, 2018, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Predeceasing her were parents A.Q. and Maggie Holmes, husband Eron Frank Foster, son Brad Foster, and twin brother Bill Ray Holmes. Surviving are daughter Teresa (Greg) Skillman; grandchildren Candace Marsh, Josh Marsh, Kelsey Skillman; great-grandchildren Bailey Marsh, Adalyn Marsh. Matthew Fallin and Tommy Riggs officiated […]

Jerry Wayne Gibbs

JERRY WAYNE GIBBS, 70, Oneonta, died Dec. 3, 2018. Randy Hale officiated the 4 p.m. service held Dec. 8 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home.