Found this site that has entire issues of the Democrat Reporter, Linden, AL, on-line. It is free to search and view these issues that range from the 1980's to 2003. Not every year is there, but there's lots of obit's and local news tidbits. Especially interesting is the "Old Times" section by Joel D Jones.
the website is worldvitalrecords.com :http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=stp_drp