Recipe Corner

Philly Cheese Steak Dip 1 medium onion, finely chopped1 green bell pepper, finely chopped1 Tbsp butter½ tsp each: Italian seasoning, garlicpowder, onion powder1/8 tsp cayenne pepper2 blocks cream cheese, softened¼ cup mayo2 Tbsp sour cream2 tsp red wine vinegar1 pound deli-sliced roast beef,chopped2 ½ cups provolone cheese, shredded Saute the veggies with the butter and a pinch of salt in […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 4, 1980

Honesty and perseverance Honesty and perseverance met at downtown Oneonta and created new hope for an elderly Blount County resident. Mrs. Talmadge Brooks, an Allgood widow, noticed a small bag in the parking lot of Central Bank. Seeing there was much money inside, she took it into the bank. There Gladys Posey of Nectar, the bank’s head teller, began what […]

Bicentennial bells across Alabama


The 70 chapters of the Alabama Society DAR invite everyone across the state to join them in ringing bells to celebrate statehood day in Alabama on Dec. 14. They hope that all the bells across the state will ring at least one time and as many as 22 times in honor of Alabama becoming the 22nd state on Dec. 14, […]

Manstream earns Eagle Scout honors


Oneonta High School senior Jason Manstream has achieved the highest award the Boy Scouts of America has to offer after appearing before the required Board of Review on Sept. 29. The review board offers a chance for adults to talk with the Scout about what they have done, what they have learned, how it has helped them in their advancement, […]

Lonita Irene Campbell

LONITA IRENE CAMPBELL, 87, Blountsville, died Nov. 27, 2019, at Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham. Michael Murphree officiated the 11 a.m. service held Dec. 2 at Fowler Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery, Locust Fork. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.

JR. Collins

JR. COLLINS, 81, Blountsville, died Nov. 25, 2019, at the residence. He was a retired logger and member of Mt. Zion Church of the Nazarene. Predeceasing him were wife Linda Dailey Collins, son Lynn Collins, grandchild Reagan Jesse Collins, parents Aubrey and Callie Mae Black Collins, and three siblings. Surviving are children Danny (Teresa) Collins, Laverne (Larry) Bromblow, Sheila (Nicky) […]

Hubert Ray Simmons

HUBERT RAY SIMMONS, 78, Blountsville, died Nov. 26, 2019, at the residence. He operated Riverside Trim Shop with his brother. Predeceasing him were wife Hazel Simmons, parents Price and Irene Simmons, son Jeffery Simmons, and sister Shirley McKoy. Surviving are children Tony (Tammy) Simmons, Bridget (Marc) Aplin, both of Cullman, Lisa Claburn, Mason Campbell, both of Blountsville; five siblings; five […]

James Frank Trantham

JAMES FRANK TRANTHAM, 62, died Nov. 30, 2019, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Randy Nix officiated the 2 p.m. service held Dec. 3 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home.

Carol Ruth Graves Weaver

CAROL RUTH GRAVES WEAVER, 73, died Nov. 22, 2019, after battling Parkinson’s disease. She worked at the family-owned fabric store and Vulcan Publications and was a lifelong Alabama football fan who loved ballroom dancing and spending time with family. Predeceasing her were parents Annie Ruth Lowry Phillips and Dowman Fitzhugh Graves. Surviving are children Eric Jason Weaver, Jennifer Weaver Lathram […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a missions revival today, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. nightly; Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. (supper) and 6 p.m. (service); and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Dr. Scott Caudill will be guest speaker. Matthew Fallin is pastor. The church is located at 100 New Home […]


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