CFGB announces priorities for next 10 grant years


Following a year of listening to communities and strategic analysis of feedback and results, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) announced its five recalibrated priorities for the decade beginning in 2020. The final grantmaking cycle for 2019 under the current results-structured framework opens July 19, and will consider grants in two areas: • projects directed toward making communities more […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 11, 1968

Too many to pull out Carey Lee Johns, Oneonta marine killed June 18, is the 15th man Blount County has lost in the Vietnam War. The following was written by a friend of Carey Lee’s, Gene Curlette, who is back at home after completing military duty, including a year with the Ninth Infantry Division at Dong Tam in Vietnam. “Carey […]

60th reunion

Locust Fork High School class of 1959 celebrated the 60th reunion recently at Charlie B’s. Fifteen of the 28 graduating class members attended. Pictured are (front row, from left): Janice Honeycutt Griffin, Carolyn Robinson Greer, and Margaret Garren Hudson; second row: Richard Reid, Jimmy Callaway, Sue Hays Young, Celia Whittington Shell, Charlette Hallman McCay, and Gerald Horsley; back row: Ossie […]

Gadsden State honors

Full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 (with all A’s) and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work are named to the President’s List. Students named to the Spring Semester 2019 list include: Hunter Blanton, Tyler Nichols, Jeffrey Osborn, Brady Simmons, Jackson Stancil (Altoona); Jordan Hicks (Oneonta). Full-time students who earn a semester […]

Batemon earns degree

Morgan Batemon of Blountsville earned a bachelor of science degree in the field of wildlife biology and resource management from Auburn University in May. Batemon is employed at Environmental Resource Analysts in Auburn. She is the daughter of Darrell and Angie Batemon of Blountsville.

Dr. Jack C. Avery

DR. JACK C. AVERY was born Jan. 31, 1929, and passed away June 30, 2019. He was a resident at TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta. Dr. Avery was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir. He graduated from Susan Moore High School, Snead State Community College, Samford University, Vanderbilt University (master’s degree in […]

Brett Allen Beemer

BRETT ALLEN BEEMER, 51, Oneonta, died July 3, 2019. Predeceasing him were father Barry Scott Beemer, uncle David A. Hiese, and grandparents Scott Elton and Annetta Jean Hiese Beemer. Surviving are wife Carolyn Ann Beemer; mother Carolyn Hiese Holder; daughter Vanessa Lee (Derek) Moody; stepdaughters Amanda Lynn (Mark) Clowdus, Christy Lynn Dimauro; sisters Jennifer Elizabeth (Frank) Stark, Erin Jean (Walter) […]

William ‘Bill’ Lee Burks

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ LEE BURKS, 74, Susan Moore, died June 29, 2019. Mike Young will officiate the 4 p.m. service today, July 10, at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home.

Clyde L. Glasscox

CLYDE L. GLASSCOX, 82, Spoonhandle community, died June 29, 2019, at a Birmingham hospital. Predeceasing him were son Jeff Morse; parents Speaker Walker Glasscox and T.C. Glasscox; eight siblings. Surviving are wife Polly Glasscox; daughter Tammy Glasscox, Oneonta; grandson Jacob Morse, New York; brothers Joe (Carolyn) Glasscox, Pine Mountain, Paul (Carroll) Glasscox, Center Point, Carrol (Dutchie) Glasscox, Locust Fork, Bob […]

Claude Edward Godwin Jr.

CLAUDE EDWARD GODWIN JR., 80, Oneonta, died June 28, 2019. Predeceasing him were parents Claude Sr. and Sarah Godwin and brother John Godwin. Surviving are wife Peggy Dickie Godwin; daughter Vaness (Gavin) Parks; granddaughter Abby Parks; sister Cynthia (Therman) Mills; nephew Bo (Chantell) Mills; niece Rhonda (Clif) Martin. Dr. Larry Gipson officiated a private family service held July 1 at […]


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