Council to rebid cable TV contract

Oneonta City Council

After apparently overlooking their contract renewal deadline, OTELCO no longer has a cable TV contract with the City of Oneonta. On the recommendation of city manager Ed Lowe the council approved rebidding the contract on a yearly basis with a franchise fee of 5 percent. Lowe explained to the council that the OTELCO bid has expired and the law requires […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 4, 1980

Residents want cable TV Councilman Bill Self raised the question of cable TV service at Blountsville Town Council meeting Aug. 27. He said a number of people had asked him about it and he had been told that cable representatives are waiting on the city to act. Blountsville Telephone Company asked a year ago to be allowed to install service. […]

Additional sewer line

Snead Town Council

Following a presentation by Angie Vaughn and Misty Mashburn, co-owners of Klein Drug Shoppe, the Snead Town Council voted to obtain the services of an engineer to get a cost estimate of a possible sewer extension down Ala 75 from the U.S. 278/ Ala 75 intersection toward Oneonta. Council members expressed interest in the project saying that it would serve […]

Body approves 2020 ATRIP-II, Rebuild Alabama road projects

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission last Thursday approved county engineer Dustin Stewart’s recommendations on two major state-funded road improvement programs for 2020: the Rebuild Alabama program and the second iteration of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, called ATRIP-II. The Rebuild Alabama program has its inception in the 10-cent fuel-tax increase passed by the Alabama Legislature this spring. It consists […]

Bobby neal Faulkner

BOBBY NEAL FAULKNER, 82, Oneonta, died Aug. 22, 2019, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of American Legion #72. He attended Blountsville Church of God. Predeceasing him were wife Bonnie Ruth Self Faulkner and parents William Squire and Eugenia Lucille Faulkner. Surviving are son Ronnie Faulkner, Oneonta; daughter Julia (James) […]

Patsy Moss Hendrix

PATSY MOSS HENDRIX, 87, Oneonta, joined her beloved husband Charles and a host of family and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. She was born in Blount County on May 22, 1932, to parents Loree Hill and Joseph Homer Moss. She grew up in McDonald’s Chapel, graduating from Minor High School in 1950. She worked at Birmingham City […]

Stephen Craig Hudson

STEPHEN CRAIG HUDSON, 52, Oneonta, died Aug. 27, 2019. He loved to be at the lake, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his family. His greatest pastime was watching Alabama football. Predeceasing him were son Austin Hudson, brother David Hudson, and grandparents Sara and Luther Anderson and Miles and Mozelle Hudson. Surviving are wife Janet James Hudson, children Jonathon […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a Swamp John’s fundraiser dinner today, Sept. 4, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The $12 plate includes fish, shrimp, or chicken with all the fixings. Proceeds benefit local missions. Phone 205-540-2036 for information. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA continues Super September Sundays. There will be a special speaker and music each Sunday […]

Time to Eat, Y’all


The Alabama Bicentennial Commission recently announced the publication of Time to Eat, Y’all: Celebrating the Culinary Heritage of Sweet Home Alabama. The publication, written by Hayden’s own Danna Standridge, celebrates Alabama food history and family stories. The Bicentennial cookbook weaves recipes with funny, heartwarming stories featuring Standridge’s own family, which has called Alabama home since 1818. It also features cherished […]

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