Out-of-district tuition increase, elects officers

Oneonta City Board of Education

At its regular meeting Monday, the Oneonta City Board of Education voted to increase out-of-district tuition from the current rate of $450 to $500 per student per school year for up to three students. For families with four enrolled out-of-district students, the rate for the fourth student would increase from $338 per year to $375 per year. Board of Education […]

Oneonta personnel matters dominate meeting


The Oneonta City Council made several hires at its latest meeting. Councilors added Jordan Duncan as a new part-time circulation clerk at the public library. Members also voted to hire two adults and 14 youth as temporary seasonal pool workers. Sharon Blackwood and Stephanie Gilliland will supervise pool lifeguards: Ethan Adams, McKenzie Adams, Chaney Anderton, Ashton Brooks, Morgan Chambers, Samantha […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 22, 1952

Local furniture man appointed to board Claude B. McCurry, of the McCurry Furniture Company, has been notified of his appointment of Board of Directors of The Alabama Retail Furniture Association. This is quite an honor, as this association is comprised of all the furniture dealers of the state. Worthwhile Club entertains with open house The last meeting for the year […]

Lady Wildcats State Champs

Just as they’ve done all season, Hayden overpowered their opponents going 4-0 on their way to winning the 2019 5A state championship. The Lady Wildcats outscored their opponents (Satsuma, Ardmore, John Carroll, and Rehobeth) 36-15 to bring home the school’s first softball state title since 2013. Up 3-0 going into the seventh inning against Rehobeth, Lindsey Smith launched a two-run […]

Sports Brief

ONEONTA YOUTH AND CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION for ages 5 through sixth grade is going on now through Friday, June 14. Come by the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Bring a copy of birth certificate and registration fee ($120 full contact; $85 flag). For more information phone 205-625-3534.

Historical run ends at state

What a year for the Appalachian softball team as they made school history becoming the first team to make it to the AHSAA state tournament in Montgomery. They fought hard, against their opponents and the elements, as they made their run towards a state championship eventually falling to defending state champion Brantley. The Lady Eagles don’t have a senior on […]

Coe and Dodson are state team roping champs


Blount County’s Connor Coe and Colby Dodson earned the title of Alabama Little Britches team roping champions in May and are headed to Guthrie, Okla. in July for the Little Britches National Championships. Despite stiff competition from all over the southeast, the teens held the top position in the state all year. They are also tied with another team for […]

Church Briefs

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have the fourth Sunday singing May 26, at 2 p.m., with Chosen Witness. ‘In the Wild’ VBS will be Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Registration will be Monday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have Homecoming Sunday, May 26. Service is at 10 […]

Clyde ‘Lewis’ Deaver

CLYDE ‘LEWIS’ DEAVER, 63, Locust Fork, died May 15, 2019, at TLC Nursing Center. He graduated in 1974 from Locust Fork High School and was an avid Alabama fan and fisherman. Predeceasing him were father Mitchell Deaver and brother Michael Deaver. Surviving are children Bradley (Amber) Deaver, Dustin Deaver; mother Virginia Deaver; grandchildren Alivia Watkins, Cash Watkins; Marie Clements. Daryl […]

Wanda Carol Adamson Lovell

WANDA CAROL ADAMSON LOVELL, 68, Holly Springs Community, died May 14, 2019. Predeceasing her were parents Riley Lindeburg and Carol Marie England Adamson and daughter Jenifer Lyn Hodges. Surviving are husband Robert Lovell; son Michael Robert Lovell; grandchildren Brian Michael Lovell, Jonna Lyn Hodges, Kayden Lovell; siblings Lonnie Wayne (Nancy) Adamson, Wyvon Adamson (Eddie) Childers, Vicky Swindel. A noon service […]