Snead council discusses sewer expansions


Snead Town Council briefly discussed the topic of sewer expansions during their last meeting as utility operator Jeff Whited urged the group to consider price increases for new business hook-ups. Whited suggested new business customers should be charged from $3,000 to $4,000 to hook up to the sewer expansions since the city will be doing their own financing with no […]

Recipe Corner

Nancy Criswell’s Caramel Popcorn 2 cups dark brown sugar½ cup dark Karo syrup2 sticks margarine½ tsp. baking soda2 gallons popped corn, unsalted Put the popcorn in a large, disposable foil pan. Mix sugar, Karo syrup, and margarine in a large saucepan. Over medium heat, cook until it comes to a boil. Boil for one minute. Add soda and stir until […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October, 1968

Trooper captures armed pair Trooper Clayburn Atwell of Oneonta successfully apprehended an armed couple Monday morning on U.S. 278 only minutes after receiving radio instructions to be on the lookout for a white male and white female in conjunction with an armed robbery in Decatur. Shortly after receiving the call, Attwell met a vehicle answering the description just given. Turning […]

Jane Buse-Cannon

JANE BUSE-CANNON, 69, Cleveland, died Sept. 27, 2019. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed sitting outside in the sun listening to her music, working in her flower beds, and spending time with family. Predeceasing her were parents Fred and Adelle Buse; brothers Richard Buse, Frank Buse, John Buse, Jimmy Buse, and Cleve Buse; sisters Ollie-Mae Buse, Lucy […]

John Remus Clowdus Jr.

JOHN REMUS CLOWDUS JR., 79, Oneonta, died Sept. 24, 2019, at the residence. He sang with The Valleyairs quartet and was a member of Fowler Springs Baptist Church who enjoyed woodworking, photography, reading, and geneaolgy. Predeceasing him were parents John Remus Clowdus Sr. and Jeanette Hoagland Clowdus and brother Jerry Clyde Clowdus. Surviving are wife Irene Clowdus; sons John Stephen […]

Johnny Lee Deavers

JOHNNY LEE DEAVERS, 57, Oneonta, died Sept. 27, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Funeral service will be held Oct. 5, noon, at Cornerstone Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

Jerry Lavon Hays

JERRY LAVON HAYS, 71, Pinson, died Sept. 19, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and attended Gateway and Agape churches. Predeceasing him were parents J.D. and Marilyn Prince Hays; siblings Judy Elizabeth Hanner and Perry Hays; and sons Shannon Hays and Jeremy Hays. Surviving are wife of 52 years Judith Yarbrough Hays; children Laura Calvin, […]

Billie Ruth McAndrews

BILLIE RUTH MCANDREWS, 89, Tarrant, died Sept. 23, 2019. Graveside service was held Sept. 27, at 11:30 a.m., at Marvin’s Chapel Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Lewis William Tidwell

LEWIS WILLIAM TIDWELL, Remlap, died Sept. 25, 2019, at the veterans home in Pell City. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was an active member and deacon of Pleasant Mount Baptist Church. He worked for 42 years at Alabama Bi-Products. Predeceasing him were parents John B. and Helen Hampton Tidwell, daughter Brenda Drukenmiller, and sister […]

Bragan Williams

BRAGAN WILLIAMS, 20, Trafford, died Sept. 19, 2019. She was a manager-in-training with Winn Dixie. Predeceasing her were parents Barry W. and Teresa C. Williams and grandfather Bill Williams. Surviving are brothers Bo Holloway, Morris, Caleb (Jessie) Cole, Mt. Olive; grandparents Wayne and Gail Bullard, Trafford, Lyn and Concetta McCombs, Morris, Nettie Williams, Trussville; nephews, aunts, uncles. Hunter Smith, Jess […]


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