A sixth term for Shelby


In 1986, Richard Shelby was a 50-year-old congressman from Tuscaloosa. He was elected to congress eight years earlier, after two successful four-year terms in the Alabama State Senate. However, Shelby was ready to move up again. He was planning to run for the United States Senate. Shelby had never lost a political race. He was six for six in races […]

County school systems reap legislative largesse

Susan Moore gymnasium named for Bruce McAfee

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 6, 1927

House Burns The residence of Homer Woodard, on route 2 Oneonta, was destroyed by fire last Thursday afternoon. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mr. Woodard was away from home at the time and members of his family were in the field picking cotton. Most of Mr. Woodard’s personal effects and clothing were burned with very few saved. We […]

Panthers pull away from Bulldogs

Leading just 13-12 at the half, the Cleveland Panthers exploded for 34 unanswered points in the second half for a 47-12 victory over visiting Susan Moore last Friday night. Susan Moore made the Panthers work for everything over the first two quarters and actually led 6-0 after Enrique Navarro scored on a 36-yard run early in the second quarter. Cleveland […]

Winterboro whips Appalachian

The Appalachian Eagles have played a loaded schedule and that theme continued last Friday night as visiting Winterboro took down the Eagles by a score of 37-13. The Eagle offense struggled to do much consistently against the Bulldogs. Jasper Hutchens completed 7 of 29 passing for 114 yards and a touchdown and added 55 yards rushing. Trey Calvert led the […]

Playoff spots up for grabs

It was a tough week for Blount County teams. Cleveland came back from a rocky first half to take care of Susan Moore and Locust Fork rolled over Good Hope in Cullman County but that was all the good news to be found. Oneonta played well in the first half at Priceville but played a flat and listless second half. […]


After a much-needed bye week, the Locust Fork Hornets got back on the right track with a 31-15 demolition of Good Hope in Cullman County last Friday night. The first half belonged to the Hornets as they bolted out to a 19-0 lead after two quarters and held the the home team to -2 yards in total offense. Locust Fork […]

Lincoln upsets Hayden

In a game that would have put the Wildcats in the driver’s seat for a playoff berth, turnovers doomed Hayden and the Wildcats lost a heartbreaker 17-14 to the Lincoln Golden Bears. The Bears built a 10-0 halftime lead on a 39-yard field goal and a 2-yard run, following a bad exchange between the Cats snapper and punter which gave […]

Second half dooms Redskins

For almost three quarters, the visiting Oneonta Redskins pretty much owned the No. 6 team in 4A. However, in the second half the Redskins wore down and Priceville outscored the Redskins 20-0 to take a 36-28 victory. Oneonta led 28-16 at the half with scores coming from Ko Powell (20-yard run), Jordan Bothwell (1- and 2-yard runs) and Jaden Kent […]