Final Four Bound

For the first time in school history, the Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs will play in the Final Four. The Lady Bulldogs beat Lauderdale County 63-54 early today to advance. They will face the Prattville Christian Academy Lady Panthers at 9 a.m. Monday, March 1, at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham in the 3A semifinal game. With a win on Monday, […]

2021-02-24 E-Edition

Lady Bulldogs make Elite 8

Susan Moore’s Cali Smallwood (23) shoots over a Phil Campbell defender. See page A7 for complete story.

Two men, two nights, two speeches, one message

On April 3, 1968, a great American made a historic speech in Memphis, Tenn. The next night another great American also made a historic speech. The minds and hearts of both men were focused simply on making our country a better experience for each and every American. Neither man was perfect; yet, the Bible shows us over and over again […]

Dicey’s song

When you think of someone who made a difference, there is one name in particular that stands out to many people in the town of Blountsville. That name is Dicey Childers. She lived in Blountsville the majority of her life, but the last couple of years she lived in a retirement home in Tuscaloosa near her son James Childers. Recalling […]


SIXTH ANNUAL E.L. AND PAULINE D. KILGORE LYCEUM, in association with the Community Arts Council of Blount County, presents Jim Connor Tuesday, March 16*, at 5:30 p.m., at Oneonta High School Eris Horton Auditorium. A Gadsden native, Connor is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and Harvard University and has been inducted into the Alabama Blue Grass Hall of Fame. […]

Let’s get this (Spring) party started

Winter officially ended for me this year at 8:42 a.m. on Feb. 18. It has nothing to do with an equinox, groundhogs, or the fact that we were sweeping snow off our sidewalks two days before that. It all depends on when I see the first daffodil has burst into bloom in my backyard. Everyone has their own personal milestone […]

Setting financial goals

County Agent’s Corner

Do you have a financial goal? With careful planning, any goal can be achieved. Use these steps to identify financial goals and steps to achieve them within one year. Setting realistic goals is a vital part of being on schedule to achieve any objective. Start by setting a short-term goal to build your confidence. Seeing success will drive you to […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 23, 1922

CALVERT WITHDRAWS J.R. Calvert, who made his announcement for Sheriff last week, has withdrawn from the race. Mr. Calvert tells us that after talking the matter over with his wife and some of his church people that he had come to the conclusion that it would interfere with his work as a minister and that after due consideration he had […]

Crock Pot Beef Stew

This is the last soup recipe for this winter. Because surely it’s going to be warming up soon, right? Surely. Please get here soon Spring! -Jenna Wood Crock Pot Beef Stew 3 lb. chuck roast, cubed12 small potatoes, peeled and cubed1 bag carrots, peeled and sliced2 cans golden mushroom soup1 ½ cups water1 package onion soup mix Add all ingredients […]