City Market


Last week, officials unveiled the City of Oneonta’s plans for a local artisanal food market to be held in downtown Oneonta by the gazebo. Inspired by Birmingham’s Pepper Place Market, Oneonta’s City Market will offer local farmers, specialty food vendors, and makers of artisanal items the opportunity to show off. The first City Market is set for Saturday, May 22, […]

Recipe Corner

Serve in small corn tortillas with your favorite toppings. Sour cream, cheese, green onion, shredded red cabbage, salsa, etc. -Jenna Wood Slow Cooker Beef Tacos 1 (3 to 4 lb.) beef chuck roast1 large onion, diced2 tsp. garlic powderJuice of 3 limes1 Tbsp. chili powder1 Tbsp. ground cumin1 Tbsp. dried oregano4 c. low-sodium chicken broth Add all ingredients to a […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 16, 1925

Ads for medicinal products: RESINOL For babies tortured by chafing or rashes or any of the other skin troubles to which infants and children are subject, mothers will find that Resinol Ointment stands unsurpassed. Doctors and nurses recommend it with utmost confidence because of its harmless ingredients and its success in healing eczema. Stops the itching and burning at once […]

Congratulations to all 2021 Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce annual award winners.

Business of the Year – Pink Porch MarketIndustry of the Year – Earth StewardSolar ConsultingCommunity Service – Sleep in Heavenly PeaceVolunteer of the Year – Sondra HorsleyEmerging Business of the Year – Dutton’s SeafoodCitizen of the Year – Douglas E. SharpYoung Entrepreneur Award – Ian EvansLifetime Achievement Award – Bill BarnettLifetime Achievement Award – Oscar Bothwell Teachers of the YearBlount […]

Wildcats sweep Blue Devils, earn playoff spot


Hayden began its second round of Region 12 play at home last Tuesday with the Cordova Blue Devils. Cordova entered the matchup at 1-1 in the region after splitting their first series with Corner. Hayden had a huge second inning which led the Wildcats past Cordova 9-1. Carson Simmons was the lead off batter for Hayden in the second inning. […]

Lady Wildcats win ninth straight county championship


Hayden took care of business last week in the Blount County Varsity Softball Tournament. The Lady Wildcats beat Cleveland 17-1 in game one last Wednesday setting up a semifinal matchup with Locust Fork, which Hayden won 14-2. The Lady Hornets started day two of the tournament in the loser’s bracket with a game against the Lady Panthers to determine who […]

Oneonta pitcher Ashtyn Sligh -Brooke Wilson

Lady Bulldogs, Tigers score 27 runs on 26 hits


Before the county tournament got underway, most teams got a game in. Susan Moore and J.B. Pennington racked up a combined 26 hits and 27 runs in a 3A Region 13 matchup. Susan Moore scored three in their first at bat, but Pennington answered with three of their own to start the second inning. The Lady Bulldogs then scored four […]

Perkins does it again

When the soccer coach’s poll came out last Wednesday afternoon, the Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs were back on top of 1A-3A and moved up to No. 14 in the girls “super” poll. Last Wednesday, Susan Moore traveled to Hokes Bluff for a region game against the Eagles. The boys won 5-2 and the girls won 11-2. Claire Perkins scored five […]

Final push toward sectionals

High School Track and Field

Track and field teams are making their final push toward sectionals, which will be April 23 and 24. Oneonta hosted its second meet last Thursday with Appalachian, Cleveland, Locust Fork, J.B. Pennington, Southeastern, and Susan Moore participating. Teams from Springville, Pinson, Glencoe, Southside, Jasper, and John Carroll competed as well. Oneonta junior Tommy Rodriguez (right) reached a special milestone at […]

Church Briefs

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH concludes its spring revival tonight, April 14, at 6 p.m., in the sanctuary. Ricky Statham is evangelist. Bobby McCullough is pastor. Services have resumed with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday and Wednesday night services are at 6 p.m. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have its regular third Sunday singing […]