Senate seat up for grabs


Alabama is going to fare well under President Trump. There is an old adage that says, “Those that bake the pie get to eat it.” We truly baked the pie for Trump. We overwhelmingly supported him in the GOP primary and helped him secure the nomination. We then gave him one of the largest mandates in the nation in the […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 15, 1925

Noted educator dead Prof. W.Y. Adams, noted educator, minister, and legislator, died at the home of Tom Hudson, on Route 1, Cleveland, early Tuesday morning. He contracted pneumonia just a week ago while teaching at Concord and was never able to be removed to his home at Gum Springs. He was the founder of Walnut Grove College, just over the […]

More of the same for Locust Fork

In a matchup of two of the better girls teams in the county, the Locust Fork Lady Hornets used a dominant second quarter to pull away from J.B. Pennington for a 62-31 victory over the Lady Tigers last Thursday in Blountsville. In a game moved up one night in anticipation of icy weather, the Lady Tigers went toe-to-toe with the […]


ONEONTA YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is going on now through Jan. 26. Players can register each Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, call 625-3534. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL, T-BALL, AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will continue until Feb. 10 or until teams are filled. Cost is $100 per child. To register […]

First Team All-County Banquet tomorrow night


The First Team All-County Football Team, presented by The Blount Countian and WCRL Sports Network, will be honored at a banquet tomorrow night at Twin Oaks at Heritage, beginning at 6 p.m. Larry “Pod” Patterson Player of the Year– Leonard Johnson, HaydenOffensive Player of the Year – TravisCleveland, J.B. PenningtonDefensive Player of the Year – HunterGreen, Cleveland, and Drew Rogers,Locust […]

LFHS Class of 1959

Seventeen members of the Locust Fork High School Class of 1959 recently met at Charlie B’s Restaurant to celebrate the 57th reunion. Front row, from left: Wayne Lee, Carolyn Robinson Greer, Vera Hallmark Marsh, Gerald Horsley, Sandra Rutherford Holt, Celia Whittington Shell, Charlette Hallman McCay, Janice Honeycutt Griffin, Sue Hays Young, and Richard Reid. Back row, from left: Marris Holt, […]

Five generations

Abigail Hays, front, is pictured with relatives making five generations in the family. Back, great-great grandparents Doyle and Luenette Putman Praytor and great-grandmother Sandra Praytor Johnson. Grandmother Jennifer Hays is holding Abigail seated next to Abigail’s dad, Mark Hayes.

Church Briefs

EVENTS LEBANON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will feature The Blackwood Quartet in concert on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. The church is located at 925 County Road 42. A love offering will be taken for the group. WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH will have the third Sunday singing Jan. 15 at 2 p.m., featuring special singers Crimson Stained. The church is […]

Margaret ‘Margie’ Clingan Adams

MARGARET ‘MARGIE’ CLINGAN ADAMS, 81, Cullman, died Dec. 31, 2016, at the residence. She enjoyed collecting clocks, watching her favorite TV programs, and cooking. Parents James and Sara Adison Clingan predeceased her, as did husband Eldredge Adams, brothers Sonny Clingan and Norman Clingan, and sisters Betty Jo Clingan and Billy Lou Calvert. Surviving are sons Kevin (Misty) Adams; daughters Debra […]

Shirley Jean Bodiford

SHIRLEY JEAN BODIFORD, 74, Pell City, died Dec. 30, 2016. Surviving are husband Ray O. Bodiford; son David Bodiford; daughter Gloria Quinn; grandchilden Amanda (Glen) Good, Erin Bodiford, Owen Quinn; sister Tammy Johansen; brothers Ray Tawbush, Don Tawbush. Wayne Arnold and Allen Brasher officiated the 11 a.m. service held Jan. 3 at Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, with burial at […]