Recipe Corner

Mom’s Grilled Cream Cheese Sandwich Sliced white loaf breadSoftened cream cheeseButterCinnamon and sugar mixture Spread softened cream cheese between two slices of bread and grill with butter in a skillet like you would a normal grilled cheese sandwich. As soon as it comes out of the skillet, dip each side in a plate of cinnamon and sugar mixture. I have […]

Thrasher receives scholarship

Kiera Thrasher, 21, Hayden, is one of two recipients of the 2019 Go Build Alabama Career Kickstart Scholarship. Thrasher attends Wallace State Community College where she is pursuing a building construction and engineering technology degree. Reed Holbrooks of Glencoe received the second scholarship.

Perfect attendance

Blountsville Elementary School held a school-wide celebration Friday, Oct. 18, for students with perfect attendance during the first nine-week grading period. Robert Baird with Alfa Insurance in Blountsville sponsored the contest. Students were entered into a drawing for bicycles by being present at school every day during the first nine weeks. Diego Mejia and Eliza Palmer (pictured with Baird) were […]

Powell wins scholarship

Weslie Powell, operations manager and critical care paramedic with Blount EMS Ambulance, was selected winner of the 2019 Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Scholarship for EMS World Expo 2019 held in New Orleans. The Childress scholarship recognizes providers who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the performance of pediatric emergency medical services, with their primary role being prehospital patient care. […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 23, 1975

Out of step “Look! Look! Everybody’s out of step but Johnny,” the doting mother is supposed to have cried when she watched Johnny marching in a parade. We’ll be in the same predicament this weekend when our inner clock differs with the hour we set on our timepieces at bedtime Saturday night. Oh, for the fortitude of the rooster who […]

A monarch’s journey


Years of traveling, searching for new finds, and settling into her retirement home is where it all started. Darnell Whited became fascinated with the monarch butterfly and began following its journey. She knew one important part of her following would be viewing them up close. To do that, she had to attract them to her garden. Milkweed – that was […]

Shirley June White Dailey

SHIRLEY JUNE WHITE DAILEY, 81, Allgood, died Oct. 14, 2019. She was a member of First Independent Church of Oneonta. Predeceasing her were husband James L. Dailey, parents James Clifford and Zelma Wood White, grandchild Amie Fox, and nine siblings. Surviving are children Lounette Miller, Doyle Dailey; grandchildren Jennifer Burke, Hannah Williams, James Earl Dailey; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and […]

Johnny Lee Deavers

JOHNNY LEE DEAVERS, 57, Oneonta, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. Mr. Deavers is preceded in death by his parents Rupert and Luegene Deavers of Oneonta; brother Archie Deavers, Gene Deavers, and Rex Deavers; and sister Joanne Mitchell. Johnny leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his son Joshua (Elizabeth) Deavers of Springville; […]

Hobert Ray Hallmark

HOBERT RAY HALLMARK, 87, Springville, died Oct. 14, 2019. Formerly of Oneonta where he owned and operated a small plumbing business, he enjoyed fishing, collecting coins, and coaching baseball. Predeceasing him were parents Hobert and Cora Clay Hallmark and four siblings. Surviving are children Michael David Hallmark, Debora Elizabeth Hallmark (Ray Herrera), Paul Steven (Kathryn) Hallmark; five grandchildren; eight siblings. […]

Cletus Hopkins

CLETUS HOPKINS, 80, Hayden, died Oct. 15, 2019. He loved music, especially the pedal steel and rhythm guitar of country music. He and his late wife, Sherry, attended many steel guitar conventions where he made videos and photographs. He always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart. Surviving are daughters Kelly (Jimmy) Armstrong, Lisa (Greg) […]


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