Board handles personnel matters, approves significant expenditures

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education met Monday evening, approving the full slate of Superintendent Daniel Smith’s operating recommendations. It approved: Students • an overnight trip for cheer camp in Tuscaloosa for high school varsity cheerleaders June 28-30. • continued enrollment of one elementary school non-resident student for the remainder of the current school year. • continued enrollment of one […]


DOG FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED Crossing Paths Animal Rescue finds homes for hundreds of Blount County dogs every year. Dogs can be saved if there are foster homes to house them for a short time. Contact Mary Ellen at 205- 559-7648 if you are interested in being foster parents to a homeless dog. All food and medical care is provided while […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 2, 1974

Three Oneonta stores lost in Saturday night fire Persistent and recurring flames destroyed three business houses on Oneonta’s main street Saturday night. Razed by the blaze were buildings housing Buy-Wise Discount Center, Prickett’s Store for Men, and Lorch Jewelry Store. All three are losses. What started as a small fire in the rear of the discount store quickly mushroomed into […]

Baseball season ends

After one win and one loss, J.B. Pennington found themselves in a final matchup against Vinemont in the first round of the state playoffs. The Tigers defeated Vinemont in game one 15-3. Luke Cassity received the win from the mound. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out six over six innings. J.B. Pennington collected 14 total hits. […]

Scores and games

Redskin soccer advances

Oneonta surpassed round one of the state playoffs after an intense game against Scottsboro. The game was tied at zero to send the game into overtime. Jevaughn Myers scored after an assist from Chris Beason with two seconds left. The Redskins had 11 shots on goal to Scottsboro’s four. The win improved their record to 15-2 and they continued to […]

Warren Dane Bailey

WARREN DANE BAILEY, age 86, Remlap, was born August 19, 1932, in Birmingham, and died Easter morning, April 21, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents Ila Evarea Headley Bailey and Arnim St. Elmo Bailey, and siblings Doreen, Ray, Ramona, Elmo Doyce, and Buddy. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Janet Robbins Bailey, daughter Dana (Mike) Levering […]

Leora Gaither

LEORA GAITHER, 102, Sugar Creek Community, died April 25, 2019. She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Winford V. Gaither; son Dan W. Gaither; grandchild Frankie Carr; parents Lee and Venia Hogeland Marsh; four siblings. Surviving are sons Johnny (Jean) Gaither, Felix (Sue) Gaither, Grady Gaither; daughters Ida Lee Carr, Sheila (Mark) NeSmith; 12 […]

Donald Louis ‘Don’ Gebbs

DONALD LOUIS ‘DON’ GEBBS, 86, Oneonta, died April 19, 2019. He was a minor league pitcher for the Pittsburg Pirates Organization and a member of First Baptist Church of Oneonta. Predeceasing him were parents John and Corinne Gebbs; son Donald Louis Gebbs Jr.; sisters Ione Gebbs, Norma Gebbs, Lynn Gebbs; brothers John Gebbs Jr., Clyde Gebbs. Surviving are wife Penny […]

Margaret Gail Green

MARGARET GAIL GREEN, 76, Blountsville, died April 23, 2019, at the residence. She was a member of Fowler Springs Baptist Church and retired from the Blount County ARC as a personal sitter with the elderly. Predeceasing her were husband Zebiedee Coker Sr.; son Jerry D. Coker; parents Dyer and Pearlie Warren; brothers Sonny Goodwin, Dyer Warren, Bob Warren, Tommy Warren; […]