Republicans will have to fight for Senate control


Sometimes when I observe national politics I am enthralled by the magnificent creation of our American government. When our forefathers founded our democracy it was grounded in British parliamentarian philosophy with a unique American blend, which of course omitted a monarchy. Now, 240 years later, it is a very representative democracy. As our founders designed, we have three very independent […]

Cleveland to look at road repair

Mayor Jerry Jones led everyone in a moment of silence for the fallen Dallas police officers to begin last week’s Cleveland Town Council meeting. Jones then told those present that many of the town’s secondary roads were in desperate need of repair. Jones said he and utilities superintendent Steve Pass are planning to look at all the roads in town […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 20, 1961

Logan home razed by fire Sunday The home of O.B. Logan, Sr., retired mail carrier, was destroyed by fire Sunday morning about 10:30. The origin of the fire is unknown. Sunday School had dismissed at the Remlap United Methodist Church when the fire was discovered and the people aided in getting much of the household furniture out of the building. […]

New region, young team for Oneonta

The Oneonta Redskins were a schizophrenic bunch in 2015. Playing with a mixture of experienced upperclassmen and lots of youth, Don Jacobs was able to coax his team to a 5-2 start. Unfortunately, injuries hit the Redskins hard and Oneonta limped home on a four-game losing streak to finish 5-6. There are plenty of veterans that will be missed and […]

Church briefs

EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host Rabbi Eric Walker (Messianic Jew), on Wednesday nights, July 27 and Aug. 3, 10, and 17, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The theme of his messages will be ‘Setting the stage for Armageddon.’ Everyone is invited to the free event. The church is located at 30580 Ala 79. MT. VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have […]

Barbara Alldredge

BARBARA ALLDREDGE, 73, Pinson, died July 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by son Rusty Wilson, sister Wanda McElroy, and brothers Richard Winters and Dickey Winters. Surviving are husband of 46 years Billy Alldredge; daughter Amy (Mario) Martinez; son Steven (Venjalee) Alldredge; four grandchildren; sisters Mickey (Leon) Potts, Juanita ( Jeff) Middlebrook, Iris Moore; brothers Michael (Sherry) Winters, Donald […]

Clemon Jackson Ayers

CLEMON JACKSON AYERS, 88, Blountsville, died July 14, 2016. He was predeceased by wife of 51 years Audrey Lene Clark Ayers as well as parents Wyatt and Ida McRae Ayers, sisters Opal Ayers Dial and Mary Ayers Yeager, and brothers Donald Ayers and Jesse Ayers. Surviving are daughters Ellen (Michael) Hipp, Oxford, and Sarah (Wayne) Hamrick, Blountsville, Donna (Michael) Bowman, […]

Pernie L. McCay Dunn

PERNIE L. MCCAY DUNN, 94, Oneonta, died July 14, 2016. Formerly of Skyball Mountain, she was a member of Fowler Springs Baptist Church, the Blount County Quilters Guild, and was an avid quilter and seamstress who also loved vegetable and flower gardening. Predeceasing her were husband Clyde Dunn, parents Cannie and Ardelia Hayes McCay, sisters Estell Parson and Velma Hayes, […]

Kenneth E. Eller

KENNETH E. ELLER, 64, Boaz, died June 24, 2016, at Marshall Medical Center South, Boaz. He was predeceased by father Calvin Eller, mother Evelyn Haney Eller, sister-in-law Jackie Willbanks, and nieces Sherri Eller and Kandy Pankey. Surviving are sons Scotty Eller, Steven Eller, both of Albertville; daughter Tonya Rodriguez, Albertville; brother JerryWayne Eller, Blountsville; sister JoAnn Eller (Steven) Holliday, Boaz; […]

James Gregory ‘Greg’ Glover

JAMES GREGORY ‘GREG’ GLOVER, 53, Oneonta, died July 11, 2016. He owned and operated Glover Wrecker for 30 years and was a member of Mountain Pointe Ministries. He enjoyed fishing, collecting guns and rare currency, and spending time with his grandchildren. Sister Jennifer Glover and grandparents James E. and Eulene Bryant and Ira and Geda Glover predeceased him. Surviving are […]