The Makers Downtown studios and gallery

Just in time for Christmas, just in the nick of time for that ridiculously hard-to-buy-for person you always struggle to find something distinctive for. It’s a new business, a new category of business downtown: a gallery, a studio, a gift shop, a place for art objects and artisan items, such items distinguished from crafts by being generally one-of-a-kind, distinctive, unique, […]

Recipe Corner

Pimento Cheese

2 blocks (8oz each) sharp cheddarcheese, grated8 oz cream cheese, softened½ cup mayonnaise4 oz jar chopped pimentos, drained½ tsp garlic powder½ tsp dried onion flakes¼ tsp salt¼ tsp pepper Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on low to combine and then on high for one minute. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for […]

Four arrested on drug charges

A search warrant executed Monday on Pine Lane in the Smoke Rise community by deputies from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and an investigator from the Warrior Police Department resulted in the arrest of four suspects and the seizure of as yet undetermined quantities of heroin and methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia, according to Sheriff-elect Mark Moon. Moon said the […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 19, 1962

Season’s Greetings! from The Southern Democrat It is that time of year again. The time to wish all of our readers the merriest of Christmases ever. No matter how many of these seasons come and go, the spirit and the meaning grow dearer and dearer to us. It is the time of year to forget the trials and troubles of […]

Basketball continues

Monday, Dec. 10 at J.B. Pennington Varsity Girls Locust Fork 69, J.B. Pennington 46 It was a close first half for the Tigers and Hornets, but J.B. Pennington scored only seven points in the third quarter while Locust Fork scored 17 giving the Hornets a 51-31 lead. Carissa Horton led the Lady Hornets to victory with a double-double, 25 points […]

1,129 points hit on 11/29

Southeastern senior Jordan Graham hit 1,129 career points on Nov. 29. Coach Keith Moore said, “Most players are recognized when they reach 1000 points, but we were on the road. I decided to wait until we were in front of a home crowd to make the presentation and it just so happened that our next home game was on Nov. […]

Scores and games

2018 Blount County Basketball Tournament


2018 Blount County Basketball Tournament


Church Briefs

CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents their Christmas cantata (Sing Christmas) on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. There will be a candlelight ceremony during the service and light refreshments will be served following. The church is located at 186 County Highway 36 in Oneonta. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a watch night service on Monday, Dec. 31, at […]