OUTDOOR BURNING PROHIBITED On June 7, Gov. Robert Bentley signed an Emergency Drought Condition Declaration prohibiting outdoor burning in all 67 counties in Alabama. The lack of rain, unseasonably high temperatures, and burning of debris left from the April tornadoes have created high risk potential for devastating wildfires. Pursuant to the emergency declaration by the governor, which is effective immediately, […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 1, 1922

Eleven killed in explosion As the result of a gas explosion at Acmar Mines in St. Clair County, last Thursday, 11 men died. N. H. Ingle, a brother of our townsman R. B. Ingle, was killed as was G. F. White, a brother-in -law. The explosion closed the entrance of the mine and 80 men were entombed for eight hours […]


BLOUNT COUNTY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION is now looking for officials for the 2011 season. For more information, contact Tim Clevenger at 205-617- 1102 or Blake Pettus at 429-2079. SOUTHEASTERN YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will be held every Saturday in June and July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school concession stand. Registration is for players ages 5-12. For more […]

Snead Bulldogs win tournament

Hayden fishing team wins state title

Nectar Braves undefeated



Brent and Mary Newsome of Blountsville and Jeff Logan of Albertville announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Logan, to Matthew Franklin Pearce, son of Richard and Karen Pearce of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry Christy, the late Betty Christy, and Don and Jackie Logan, all of Blountsville, the late Amanda Jean Logan […]


William and Kristina Richardson of Hayden announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Richardson, to Randy Kyle Ellis, son of Randy and Vicki Ellis of Cleveland. Miss Richardson is the granddaughter of Ray and Pamela Bagwell of Hayden and Roy and Fairy Richardson of Pell City. She is a 2008 graduate of Cleveland High School and […]