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The Southern Democrat, March 13, 1980

Locust Fork school vandalized Vandals broke into Locust Fork High School over the weekend and caused damage throughout the building. Broken water pipes flooded the library along with hallways and several classrooms. Powder discharged from fire extinguishers was spread over copiers and fluid from the copiers coated walls and lockers. The destruction was discovered early Monday morning and students were […]

Redskins lose one but win five


The Oneonta Redskins debuted at No. 10 in Class 4A in last week’s poll by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) and could move up a slot or two after going 5-1 last week. Oneonta handled Cleveland in a pair of doubleheaders by scores of 8-2, 16-0, 12-2, and 10-0 before traveling to Vinemont Saturday. Oneonta 8, Vinemont 2 The […]


TOWN OF BLOUNTSVILLE is accepting applications for volunteer cheerleader coaches for the fall season. All applicants must pass a criminal background check as required by the town and concussion training as required by the state. Applications will be taken through Friday, March 23. For more information, phone 429-2406. BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP hosted by the town of Blountsville will […]


CROSS HALO COWBOY CHURCH presents “A Unique Equine Fair” Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in cooperation with the Alabama Horse Counsel and the Just Keep Smiling Foundation. A special presentation by trainer Phil Adamson and his horse “Witness” and expert information will be provided through “Ask the Vet” and “Ask the Farrier” sessions. This is a […]


Behold the man!

Background Scripture: John 18:1-19:42. Devotional Reading: John 18:28-38. “Ecce Homo”* (Latin for “Behold the Man”), a painting by 19th century Italian artist, Antonio Ciseri, is a dramatic depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting the scourged Jesus on a balcony overlooking an angry crowd calling for the swift execution of the man from Galilee. Many painters have attempted to portray the verse […]


71, Blountsville, died March 9, 2012. Mr. Atchley, a carpenter by trade, was son of Greene and Ila Idell Lee Atchley. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are wife Patricia Steed Atchley; sons David Ray Atchley, Montevallo, Gerald Ray (Sandy) Atchley, Blountsville, Nathan Earl (Amber Nicole) Atchley, Blountsville; daughter Tami Carla Pearce, […]


79, Blountsville, died March 13, 2012, at Altoona Health and Rehab. A retired carpenter, Mr. Fallin was predeceased by parents John R. and Ethel Hann Fallin, two brothers, and one sister. Surviving are sons James (Cynthia) Fallin, McKenzie, Robert Fallin, Texas, Clint (Monica) Fallin, Andalusia; daughter Teresa (Harris) Theriot, Wing; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Al (Addie) Fallin, Argo, Jess […]


88, died March 17, 2012, at Fairhaven Retirement Center, Hartselle. He was born in Cleveland to John Hershall and Rozie Mae Tidwell McCullough, both of whom predeceased him. Also predeceasing him were wife Virginia Coston McCullough; brother Elly LeRoy McCullough; and sister Nelda Beasley Gardner. Mr. McCullough attended school in Blount County, graduated from the Candler School of Theology in […]


84, died March 13, 2012, at McGuffey Healthcare, Gadsden. He was predeceased by parents William Columbus and Clara Elizabeth Holley Jackson; wife Eulene Jackson; son Michael Jackson; brother Billy Jackson. He is survived by Waunetta Jackson Mackender, mother of his children; daughters Sandra (Larry) Brooks, Snead, and Jennifer ( Terry) Converse, Manhattan, Kan.; sons Dennis ( Jeanna) Jackson, Gadsden, and […]


84, died March 12, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Trussville. Born in Blount County, she was predeceased by parents Arthur and Golden Miller Elrod; husband, Coyce Morton; brother Bill Mac Elrod; sisters Helen Elrod King and Peggy Elrod Pate. Surviving are brother Ronald Elrod, Ft. Myers, Fla.; sisters Shirley ( William) Dole, Clay, and Eloise ( James) Logan, Pleasant Grove. […]

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