SINGINGS CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have gospel singing featuring the Primitive Quartet from Candler, N.C., on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. There will be no admission charge but a freewill offering will be taken. Singing is sponsored by New Bethel Baptist Church (pastor Eric Stone) and Calvary Baptist Church (pastor Waylon Thrasher). Calvary is located on U.S. 231 north […]

Wallace’s ponderings

Stars really did fall on Alabama

Had Chicken Little existed on November 13, 1833, he (or she) would have been hailed as the Paul Revere of the chicken world. Indeed, an astronomical occurrence scared half the population of the United States and Europe on that night, because it appeared that every star in the sky was falling. One report handed down from generation to generation said […]

Alabama has 63 flu cases

Update from the chamber of commerce

Commissioner Ron Sparks of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is speaking today, May 27, at the monthly Blount County/Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Twin Oaks. The commissioner, who is sponsored by Hometown Bank, will speak at 7:30 a.m. Sparks is completing his second term as commissioner and has announced that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination […]

Alabama Scene

Creating a Davis phenomenon

It is absolutely amazing how the pollsters for Congressman Artur Davis have been able to bamboozle both the state media and the Washington press with polling numbers in the governor’s race that seem to me more optimistic than realistic. On May 18, the Montgomery polling and political research firm of Anzalone/Liszt released numbers purporting to show that Davis leads Agriculture […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, May 29, 1985

Bridge built by countians Blount Countians have several reasons to be proud of Blalock Bridge, which is expected to be completed this year, according to Probate Judge Frank Green, County Commission chairman. Residents of Little Shenandoah and others who live on Center Springs Road, which connects Ala 79 and Ala 160, will have the convenience of a safe, reliable bridge […]



The first step on the path to becoming physically fit is to seek information on how to get started. The next step is to decide that you want to be physically fit. The decision to carry out a physical fitness program cannot be taken lightly. It requires a lifelong commitment of time and effort. Exercise must become one of those […]

Culinary creations

From county cooks ...

Patrons of The Chocolate Cottage, Robert Vaningan’s former restaurant in Oneonta, will be pleased to see another selection of his recipes this week. These recipes are from his book Cooking in the Deep-South with Chef Bob. Readers alert: We need recipes to publish! Why not share one of your special recipes! Fax to 625-3239, mail to P.O. Box 310, Oneonta, […]


Tolerance, a characteristic

This article is one of a series on the faces and forms of addiction. It is a collaboration among Alden Brindle, intensive outpatient director at Hope House; his wife Marie, Hope House counselor; and writer Nancy Jackson. Addiction shows the following characteristics: Tolerance, Withdrawal Symptoms, Denial/Deception and Loss of Willpower DEVELOPED ABILITY Today’s article focuses on tolerance – the developed […]

2009-05-27 E-Edition