Council approves valves to help maintain water supply

Town of Snead

On the recommendation of utility operator Jeff Whited, the Snead council approved the purchase of two “insertion valves” to help maintain water supply to certain areas of the town in the event an incident might happen during state improvements around the intersection of Ala 75 and U.S. 278. On a motion from councilman Dale Snead, the council voted to give […]


The article in last week’s paper titled “Four arrested, charged” reported that Adam Beard was reported missing by his mother on Monday, April 2. His mother, Melody Hopkins, actually reported him missing on Monday, September 2.

Recipe Corner

French Bread Pizzas one loaf French breadone jar pizza sauceone block mozzarella cheese, shreddedpepperonis Slice the French bread and place the slices on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each slice and top with cheese and pepperonis. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted. I first had these at a VBS that I attended […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 19, 1974

Redskins play first game in new stadium It was an exciting night as the opening, rain-delayed home game finally got here. It was Oneonta’s first game in the new stadium. What few inconveniences one might have met were well worth it as one got inside the stadium and saw the results of the many efforts made to have the stadium […]

Vicki Penn Baker

VICKI PENN BAKER, 69, Pine Mountain, died Sept. 7, 2019. Predeceasing her were parents Linwood and Jane Terrell Penn and two brothers. Surviving are husband George Baker; son Steven (Kirk) Baker; daughter Lora D. Baker; sister Luann Vandetta. Glenn Bynum officiated the 2 p.m. service held Sept. 11 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery.

Hazel Puckett Boren

HAZEL PUCKETT BOREN, 85, Oneonta, died Sept. 7, 2019, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Predeceasing her were parents Charlie and Elsie Atkinson Puckett, great-grandson Connor Wilson, and sister Lillian (Bill) Mitchell. Surviving are husband Russell F. Boren Sr.; children Fred (Janie) Boren Jr., Patrick F. Boren (Brittany Noojin); grandchildren Amanda Boren, Andrea Boren, Rachel (Kevin) Little, Olivia Boren, Russell Boren […]

Shirley Lee Henry Carruth

SHIRLEY LEE HENRY CARRUTH, 75, Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Blount County, died Aug. 26, 2019. The family has chosen cremation and will have a celebration of life service at a later date with Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

Martha Rebecca ‘Becky’ Bryant

MARTHA REBECCA ‘BECKY’ BRYANT MORTON, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, following an extended illness. Becky was born in Blount County on Oct. 15, 1934. She lived in the Birmingham area several years before her family returned to Oneonta, where she graduated from Blount County High School in 1952. In 1955, she married the love of her life, […]

Harley Clellon Mount

HARLEY CLELLON MOUNT, 83, Blountsville, died Sept. 12, 2019, at the residence. Tim NeSmith and John Calloway officiated the 2 p.m. service held Sept. 14 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Velma Anita Prickett

VELMA ANITA PRICKETT, 102, Hoover, formerly of Blountsville, died Sept. 10, 2019, at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Alex Beaube officiated the 2 p.m. service held Sept. 12 at Blountsville United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Hood Cemetery. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.