Recipe Corner

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar½ cup milk¼ cup butter4 Tbsp cocoa powder2 ½ cups quick oats½ cup chopped pecans2 tsp vanilla Mix sugar and cocoa in saucepan. Add milk and butter. Bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil, start timing for 1½ minutes. Remove from heat, add other ingredients, and mix well. Spoon cookies onto wax paper. Let them […]

Outdoor Expo Gun and Knife Show


With more than 200 tables of guns, knives, ammo, holsters, and accessories, the fourth annual Outdoor Expo Gun and Knife Show is sure to strike the interest of any outdoor enthusiast. The show will be held at the Blount County Oneonta Agri-Business Center on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24. from 10 a.m. […]

Ethics commission investigator speaks to Snead council


At the invitation of Mayor La’Shone Price, special agent Chris McCay with the Alabama Ethics Commission spoke at the latest Snead Town Council meeting. As the meeting opened, Price moved for the body to recess into executive session, citing “good name and character.” Councilor Ann Sullins seconded the motion, but no other council members responded. Price asked town attorney Brett […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 21, 1946

Former Cleveland girl wins high distinction The accounting firm of George D. King and Company recently announced that Miss Clara B. Chambers, a member of their accounting firm, has become the first woman to receive a certified public accountants certificate from the State of Alabama. Miss Chambers graduated from Cleveland High School in 1939… and received her degree in accounting […]

And then there were none


Blount County basketball concluded after Susan Moore’s girls lost to Pisgah Monday, and after Oneonta’s boys and girls lost to Anniston Tuesday. Although their seasons are finished, it was an encouraging sign of things to come for each of the three teams. Many of the players from the three will be returning next season. Being in the Sweet 16 is […]

Scores and games

Warren signs with Troy

Oneonta senior Jaden Warren (center) is pictured with parents Misty Kent and Percy Warren as he signs a letter of intent Wednesday, Feb. 13, to play football at Troy University where he will pursue a business degree. Head football coach Phil Phillips said during the ceremony that Jaden has worked hard to get here today and we look forward to […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS THE CHURCH AT REMLAP The perpetual care/cemetery care board will meet tomorrow, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. WALNUT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH continues the 6 p.m. 12-week gathering to discuss Max Lucado’s book Unshakable Hope on Sunday nights through April 28. Refreshments will be served. Email wgbaptist@gmail.com for more information. ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have the […]

Jesse Joe Abel

JESSE JOE ABEL, 85, Oneonta, died Feb. 9, 2019. Joan Hand spoke at the 2 p.m. service held Feb. 12 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial was at Pleasant Mount Cemetery.

Leo Aldridge Jr.

LEO ALDRIDGE JR., 89, Hueytown, died Feb. 12, 2019, at Diversicare of Oneonta. He retired as a boilermaker from U.S. Steel and he was a veteran. Predeceasing him were parents Leo Sr. and Evi Bailey Aldridge. Surviving are children Paula (Danny) Gray, David Leo Aldridge, Gary Wayne Aldridge; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of family and friends. A memorial […]


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