Congressman Aderholt celebrates the 4th of July in Blount County

On Sunday, July 5, Congressman Robert Aderholt visited the 4th Congressional District and attended a service at Crossroads Baptist Church in Hayden and an evening fireworks display to honor our nation’s birthday. The congressman addressed church members on the importance that the holiday holds for the nation as a whole. The congressman kicked off the evening’s festivities in Hayden where […]


Why Must We?

Background Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:1-27. Devotional Reading: Matthew 22:34-40. Nothing might appear simpler and more understandable than the Decalogue, commonly known as The Ten Commandments. But appearances can be deceiving. For one thing, there are two separate listings: one in Exodus 20:1-17, and the other in Deuteronomy 5:6-21, our passage this week. Side by side, the differences are quite minor. There […]


O God: Give me strength to live another day; Let me not lose faith in other people; Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness; Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them; Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten […]

Alabama Scene

When will Alabama hit the wall?

California will hit the wall financially this month, which will send a ripple effect across the U.S. economy and over the next two years many more states will follow suit as the federal stimulus money, which has been keeping states alive in the short term, ends in 2011. That’s the dire prediction David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of […]

Culinary creations

Recipes this week come from “Seminary Samples,” a 1963 compilation of recipes by the Faculty Wives Club of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Remember to watch for unusual measurements or ingredients. Hot Fruit Salad 1 1-lb. 13 oz. can of apricot halves 1 1-lb. 13 oz. can of pear halves 1 1-lb. 13 oz. can of peach […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 6, 1950

Thirty-Five Bed Hospital To Be Built Here Architect Charles H McCauley has submitted plans for the hospital to be built in Oneonta under the Hill-Burton Act. The building will be located on five acres in the McCay Addition one block from Highway 32. R.B. Ingle and H.W. McCay each donated two and one-half acres for the site. George Hallman, chairman […]


Fat Burning Exercises

Being overweight or obese is one of the most dangerous conditions one can have. Obesity affects more than 40 percent of the U.S. population and the problem is spreading fast. Obesity is measured in what is called BMI or the body mass index, which is your weight in relation to your height. A BMI of 25 or more is considered […]

Wallace’s ponderings

The country store of yore

In the 1930s and ‘40s, it was known simply as “the store.” It did not seem to need a name since it was the only store for miles around. It usually functioned as the hub of a community on weekdays, ceding that status only on Sundays to the area churches. The family-owned “mercantile” thrived on the country’s lack of transportation […]


Stop running

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. “Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have […]

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