Animal shelter manager dismissed

Blount County Animal Shelter manager Andrew Alexander was dismissed from the job last week. County administrator Zac Marsh said Alexander was dismissed in connection with the county’s probationary policy for new hires for not satisfactorily meeting the requirements of the job. In fairness to Alexander, another informed source said not all of the job’s implicit requirements were stated in the […]

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The Southern Democrat, August 14, 1930

Big Vote Polled In Blount The election Tuesday brought out the biggest vote ever polled in a Democratic primary. The unofficial returns indicate that more than twenty-seven hundred voters participated in Tuesday’s election. George McPherson defeated T.W. Posey for Sheriff by approximately 160 votes. E. Harmon won for Tax Assessor over B.E. Alldredge by about 200 votes. E.N. Blackwood won […]

Vipers win national title

Two Hayden girls were part of the Birmingham Vipers 10-andunder team that won the ASAUSA Girls A Fastpitch National Tournament last month. Becca Benton and Marissa Painter helped the Vipers go 53- 18 overall this summer and 7-0 in the national tournament at Normal, Ill. In the national championship game, the Vipers defeated the Heartland Havoc 8-3 to become the […]


SNEAD STATE FALL BASEBALL LEAGUE is now accepting registration. The league is open to high school baseball players in grades 9-12 and all games are played in late August and September. There will be six teams with 12 players each and the teams will be coached by Snead State players. Registration is $120 and provides game T-shirts, helmet useage, baseballs, […]


Kaydence Beard, pictured on last week’s front page, was the victim of incorrect name spelling. Apologies.

Church Briefs

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host Christian vocalist Daniel Crews tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a free concert. He is from Starke, Fla. and blends classical sound with contemporary appeal. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HAYDEN will celebrate ‘A Century of Service’ with a three-day event. Friday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. members will be ‘Remembering the Past’ with an ice […]

Donald Lewis Adams

DONALD LEWIS ADAMS, 84, Blountsville, died July 28, 2015, at the residence. Wife Verlie Adams predeceased him, as did parents Gussie and Annie Jones Adams and siblings Eugene Adams and Fred Adams. Surviving are son Randall (Faye) Adams, Albertville; daughter Kathy (Howard) Chambers, Brooksville; grandchildren Wade (Renee) Adams, Douglas, Shawn (Amy) Adams, McClarty, Clifford (Amber) Adams, Albertville, Anthony (Jennifer) Chambers, […]

Dan A. Bagley

DAN A. BAGLEY, 78, Blountsville, died Aug. 6, 2015, at the residence. A retired truck parts salesman, he served in the U.S. Marines and was a member of the Faith Church of the Nazarene. Predeceasing him were wife Carolyn Bagley, parents Henry and Nona Preabt Bagley, sons George Olivares and David Bagley, and daughters Veronica Trevline and Michaele Aquilar. Surviving […]

Ramona Adelaida De La Rosa

RAMONA ADELAIDA DE LA ROSA, 72, Altoona, died July 29, 2015, at the residence. Predeceasing her were sons Juan Galvan Jr. and Santos Perez, grandsons Tristan Angel Galvan and Mauriceo Rivera, parents Cruz and Solia Rodriquez De La Rosa, and nine siblings. Surviving are daughters Silvia (Angel) Aspeitia, Altoona, Angela (Dale) Sheftic, Cullman; son Gilbert (Sarah) Galvan Sr., Blountsville; grandchildren […]

Elvie B. Hays

ELVIE B. HAYS, 96, Oneonta, died Aug. 8, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a retired teacher with Blount County Schools and had also retired from Blount Memorial Hospital. Predeceasing her were husband Jim Hays and sisters Jeanette Hays and Gertie Thomas. Surviving are daughter Sibyl Patterson, Oneonta; son Ben (Sandy) Hays, Cleveland; grandchildren Dusty Hays, Vicki Ellis; […]

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