2021-12-01 E-Edition

Cleveland and Oneonta to play for state championships

Hometown Hero

Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, and the Christmas season is officially underway. But for one family, Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday will be extra special. Not because of all the lights, gifts, celebrations, or gatherings, but because of the actions of a 9-year-old boy that saved his mother’s life. On the evening of Oct. 24, Regina Alfaro began having […]

FedEx packages dumped

On what was supposed to be a day of family, food, football, and fun, many Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies spent Thanksgiving morning securing the scene of more than 300 FedEx boxes that were dumped down a ravine at River Oak Trail in the Hayden community. The packages were discovered late Wednesday afternoon by a private citizen on his property. […]


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK The annual drive-thru light show is open tonight, Dec. 1, through Friday, Dec. 31, from 5 p.m.until 9 p.m. The park will be closed Dec. 24 and 25. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. ALABAMA WASTE SLUDGE AWARENESS PUBLIC MEETING is tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., at Guntersville Rec Center, MP Room, 1500 […]


Sean of the South

M. Judson Booksellers is located downtown Greenville, South Carolina, right on Main Street. This is your quintessential bookstore, complete with comfy chairs, hardwood floors, and high-brow autobiographical material authored by Willie Nelson. I walked inside and was immediately greeted by The Smell. You know The Smell. It is the sacrosanct aroma found inside all establishments that peddle the printed word. […]

Recipe Corner

Change things up with mashed sweet potatoes instead of regular mashed potatoes. Sweet potatoes do not need tons of sugar or tiny marshmallows on top of them in order to be delicious! -Jenna Wood Mashed Sweet Potatoes 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed1/4 cup half and half6 Tbsp. butter2 Tbsp. maple syrupsalt and pepper Place potatoes in a large pot […]

CHS concession stand goes up in flames

As the Cleveland Panthers were preparing for what was then their biggest football game of the season last Thursday, members of the Golden Force Marching Band Boosters were finalizing the stocking of the concession stand with necessities to keep the fans happy and content while watching the semifinals take place at their home stadium. But the latter would not happen. […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 30, 1977

Homemakers’ corner by Mildred M. Gilbert County Agent – Home Economics Infants are a source of boundless joy to parents as they grow through successive stages of healthy physical, mental, and social development. This year, 4,000 children less than 4 years old will be injured by accidents in their homes and one child in every 12 will be injured seriously […]

Clara Nell Marsh Anthony

CLARA NELL MARSH ANTHONY, 76, Oneonta, passed away Nov. 22, 2021. Preceding her in death were father Odis Marsh; mother Sarah Vernell Bradberry Marsh; son Rodney Smith; daughter Tammy Harvey; and two brothers, Joey Marsh and Jack Marsh. Survivors include her daughter Tandy Barco; grandchildren Angel Oliver, Autumn Chiz, Kreston Chiz, and Kaidance Chiz; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Christine Henderson and […]