Personnel matters dominate

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education held its regular meeting on June 24. The Blount Countian was not present, but spoke with superintendent Daniel Smith about the meeting. The meeting was dominated by personnel issues. Pay raises of 4 percent were approved for Smith and Kathy Loggins, chief school financial officer. The raises became effective July 1. In other personnel […]

Recipe Corner

Fish Taco Sauce ½ cup mayo½ cup sour cream2 chipotle peppers in adobo2 garlic gloves, minced1 tsp oreganojuice of 3 small Mexican limes1 tsp salt Finely chop the chipotle peppers. Finely crumble the oregano with your fingers. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate so the flavors can meld together. After a deep-sea fishing trip one year in Louisiana, I brought fresh […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 3, 1941

Morris W. Wimpee, who has been with The Democrat for four years, left on Wednesday, June 25th for a year’s training with the United States Army. His home is in Gadsden and he is a graduate of the Alabama Trade School of that city. Wimpee joined William Jefferson Gilley, Ralph David Williams, Farris Clemns Holt, Edward Emerson Blythe, J.T. Wester, […]

Hayden 14U state champs

Congratulations to Hayden’s 14U 2019 baseball team. The boys won the Dizzy Dean 14U State Championship last week in Columbiana. The team finished the season 15-2 culminating with a 12-4 victory over Spain Park to claim the state title. Pictured above are from left to right: Coach Dennis Snow, Gabe Schnittker, Trevor Cox, Bentley Briscoe, Jeremy Phelps, Peyton Jackson, Sam […]

Smith selected All-American

The accolades continue to come in for Hayden’s Lindsey Smith (right). Last week, Smith was selected as a 2019 MaxPreps National High School Sophomore All-American. She was selected as an infielder and recognized for her .460 batting average, 21 home runs, 74 RBIs, 69 hits, 67 runs, 11 doubles, .521 OBP, and 1.514 OPS. Smith was named MVP of this […]


presents ‘Sounds of Liberty’ tomorrow, July 4, at 12:30 p.m. Jon Ogle will be guest speaker as we understand why we celebrate Independence Day. Birthday gifts will be given to 200 attendees and the winner of a pine bench and table will be chosen. The park is open for weddings, reunions, and meetings. The park is open Thursday, Friday, and […]

Unpaid bills tabled

Town of Snead

The Snead Town Council met Monday, June 24, and there was a continuation of a discussion regarding bills submitted at the last council meeting, but not paid. The discussion ended when no one put forth a motion to pay the bills up for consideration. Councilor Tim Kent suggested they could discuss the bills the following night during a special called […]

That’s a big cabbage

S.T. Holloway of Straight Mountain stopped by last week to show off one of the cabbages he grew this year. The cabbage pictured at right weighed in at 29 pounds. He had a couple that were slightly larger, but had already given them away. “I just ordered a little pack of cabbage seeds and they’ve all put out cabbages just […]

Charlotte Ursula Proch Prickett

CHARLOTTE URSULA PROCH PRICKETT, 92, Altoona, died June 29, 2019. Born in Germany, she became a U.S. citizen in 1966. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Predeceasing her were husband Walter Andrew Prickett, parents Gregor Ambrosius and Martha Potrykus Proch, and siblings Hans Proch, Margaret Proch, Gisela Thiele, and Ilse Levering. Surviving […]

Martha Louise Reid

MARTHA LOUISE REID, 75, Hayden, died June 21, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nanny who loved any kind of flowers and was a big Alabama fan. Predeceasing her were parents Charles and Delois Lake Adams; sister Fairy Roberts; brother “Tuffy” Adams; sisters-in-law Imagene Black, Carolyn Adams; brothers-in-law Edsal Reid, Elzie Reid. Surviving are husband Franklin Reid; daughters […]