The fallen veterans all around us

Nov. 11, 2010: Another Veterans Day is almost gone. I say prayers for all the veterans that have gone before us and for their families that had to live on after they were gone. I also say a prayer for the ones on active duty all around the world. They are protecting freedom for us and those in other countries. […]


will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Oneonta, to raise funds to help with medical expenses for Mallory Paige Brown, 24, daughter of Donna (Alldredge) and Byron Brown. Mallory suffered a massive stroke Sept. 26, 2010, and spent three weeks in the neuro intensive care unit at UAB Hospital, followed by more than three weeks at Lakeshore […]

Cleveland council sails smoothly through November 4 business

Cleveland Mayor Jerry Jones reported to the town council he had discovered the Cleveland medical clinic building isn’t insured. Accordingly, members unanimously passed Mike Evans’s motion to allow the mayor to order a temporary insurance binder for the building until permanent coverage is arranged. Council member Doug Hill reported the “Christmas in the Park” program had been set for Dec. […]


SAUSAGE/PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held Dec. 4 at Blountsville VFW Hall with serving between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Adult plates with a stock of three plus two pieces of sausage are $5 each. Two pancakes and one piece of sausage make up a child’s plate, available at $3 each for those 11 to 3. Children three and under eat […]


JOSEPH B. SIMMONS has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration. and logistical support. Although continued military training and […]

Long, lanky, length of lightered

This 18-foot length of lightered (more often spelled colloquially as “lighterd”) was found in the woods along the Locust Fork River in the Williams Settlement area by Eric Williams (left) and Otis Perkins above, who were scouting for deer sign at the time. In case anyone in the county doesn’t know what lightered, “fat pine,” or “fat lighterd” is, it’s […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 19, 1925 Killed while hunting Glenn Silvey, a young man about 17 years of age, accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting near Altoona Monday afternoon. From reports reaching us the young man left his home about noon Monday and went into the woods near his home hunting. When he failed to return home in the […]


County commissioners sworn in

Impressions Unlimited heavily damaged by fire


will be displayed again this year. Reservations for those interested in spots to decorate for their businesses, churches, clubs, or families will be taken through Nov. 15. Contact Jeff Todd at the park at 274-0017. Decorating begins in November. There is no charge for reservations. Prizes will be awarded in four categories.