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The Southern Democrat,

April 5, 1962 PM announces Locust Fork hours Ned Franklin, postmaster of the newly established Locust Fork Post Office, announces the following hours of service: Window services – 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mail dispatched 9:30 p.m. to Birmingham and 10:15 a.m. by carrier to Cleveland. Mail received 1:30 a.m. from Birmingham by truck and 10:15 […]


THE LADY EAGLE BASKETBALL TEAM is hosting a beauty pageant Saturday, April 16, at Douglas Middle School. Groups include girls birth to high school seniors and boys birth to 3. Entry fee is $30 with an additional $10 for photogenic entries. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m. Open registration and practice will be that day also […]

Lady Hornets roll through Albertville tournament

In the final game of the tournament, Hood dominated 5A Boaz in a 6-0 shutout.

The Locust Fork Lady Hornets have been the only softball team from the county to stay in the top 10 of the rankings by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Last week, the Lady Hornets showed why with an impressive run through the Albertville Tournament. Locust Fork didn’t have a perfect week. The Lady Hornets suffered a tough area loss […]


NO KILL BLOUNT ADVOCATES say a petition asking the county to pass a “no kill” resolution and support spay/neuter will be presented at an upcoming Blount County Commission meeting. To sign the petition, to volunteer, or to find out more information, call Jo at 967- 8016 or e-mail Among the standing room-only crowd attending the first meeting of No […]

Cleveland hosting Blount County softball tournaments

Cleveland Town Park will be the site this week for the junior high and varsity county softball tournaments. The junior high tournament began earlier this week while the varsity tournament will run Thursday through Saturday. Junior High The junior high tournament was to begin Monday but the threat of severe weather led to the postponement of all games till Tuesday. […]


PALS ROADSIDE PICKUP of litter will continue through April 15. To register your group to participate, phone Sue Tidwell at 274-2072. The $4000 provided by the Blount County Commission will be divided among those registered, according to poundage of litter collected. NECTAR’S NEXT TOP MODELS will be on stage for the womanless fashion show Saturday, April 9, between 6 p.m. […]

Winsome scouts cheer patients


FULL CONTACT FOOTBALL Cleveland will host Holly Pond on Saturday, April 16, in a full contact football game featuring players that are 30 and older. The game will be played at Cleveland’s Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium with kickoff at 7 o’clock. Admission is $5. BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION is now looking for officials for the 2011 season. For […]


Are you antinomian?

Background Scripture:Jude 17-25.Devotional Reading:2 Corinthians 4:1-12. Last Sunday, while teaching an adult Sunday school class, I asked on what grounds we could determine who is a Christian. Most agreed that it would depend upon “whether or not they believed in Jesus Christ.” Then, I asked: “So, if on a census, 10,000 identify themselves as ‘Christian,’ does that mean there are […]


56, died March 31, 2011, at his residence in the Fridays Crossing community of Susan Moore. He was predeceased by parents James Rexall and Vergie Mae Snell Bailey; brothers Walter Bailey and P.D. Bailey; and sister Genell Vice. Surviving are wife Rachel Garcia Bailey; children Samantha (Curt) Harrison, Greg (Andrea) Bailey, Diane (Ben) Riddle, Christy Sorrell Bailey, Roxie (Kevin) Latta, […]

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