From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 8, 1928

Susan Moore school burns The Susan Moore School at Clarence was destroyed by fire, the fire being discovered shortly after 6 p.m. last Friday. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is said to have caught from the inside of the building. An extension of the building had just been completed and was awaiting acceptance by the State […]

Billie Hugh Boatwright

BILLIE HUGH BOATWRIGHT, 74, Dallas, Ga., died Dec. 23, 2019, at Wellstar Tranquility at Cobb Hospice. Predeceasing him were parents Oliver and Velma Bryson Boatwright, son Michael Boatwright; and brothers Ray Boatwright and James Boatwright. Surviving are wife of 57 years Norma Boatwright; son Mark (Pamela) Boatwright; grandchildren LaShea Boatwright, Nash Boatwright; brothers Lewis (Edna) Boatwright, Ralph (Maxine) Boatwright, W.G. […]

Verna Ruth Vice Hays

VERNA RUTH VICE HAYS, 89, passed away Dec. 30, 2019. She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church and Oneonta Eastern Star. Mrs. Hays retired from the Blountsville Telephone Company after 18 years of service. She previously worked at Elrod’s Shoe Store in Oneonta for 13 years. Mrs. Hays enjoyed working in her yard and cooking. She was well […]

Marlene Golden Jackson

MARLENE GOLDEN JACKSON, 80, passed away Dec. 31, 2019, from an extended illness. Mrs. Jackson was born June 15, 1938, in Altoona, to John and Bertha Golden. She was a graduate of Altoona High School where she was named valedictorian and crowned homecoming queen. She later went on to work many years in Holy Name of Jesus/Riverview Regional Medical Center […]

Tommy Lane Pettit

TOMMY LANE PETTIT, 79, Brooksville community, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Glenda Pettit; his children Lane (Jane) Pettit, Brian (Karen) Pettit, and Renae (Greg) Jones, all of the Brooksville community; his grandchildren Jamie (Brianna) Pettit, Meagan (David) Connell, Cody (Kaitlyn) Pettit, Abbigail Pettit, Brady Pettit, […]

Glenda Tidmore Tawbush

GLENDA TIDMORE TAWBUSH, 72, died Jan. 3, 2020. She retired from UAB Hospital. Predeceasing her were parents Orville and Zuma Tidmore, son Tim Tawbush, and three brothers. Surviving are daughter Tina (David) Kelley; grandchildren Lauren Tawbush, Avery and Brinley Kelley, Timothy Tawbush; great-granddaughter Sarah Grayson; sister Reba (John) Allred; special friend David Garber. Marc Braugh officiated the 1 p.m. service […]

Roberta Lucy Condrey Tolbert

ROBERTA LUCY CONDREY TOLBERT, 85, Oneonta, died Dec. 29, 2019. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and the Rose Garden Club and a former member of the Red Hat Club. Predeceasing her were husband Alvis E. Tolbert, father Alfred T. Condrey, mother Lillie Mae Barnwell Condrey, son William “Bill” Tolbert, twin brother Robert Lindy Condrey, and […]

Church Briefs

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have the regular third Sunday singing Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., with Bama Blu-Grace. The church is located on U.S. 278 approximately two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 for information. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH continues its pastor and deacon study every Thursday in January, at 7 p.m. Jeff Logan will teach from the […]

All-county football


The 2019 high school football season proved to be one of the most exciting in recent history. With all but one county team making a playoff appearance, “successful” would be an understatement. Susan Moore and Oneonta were both able to advance to the second round. With these amazing seasons came some amazing performances from the athletes and coaches who helped […]

Scores and Games


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