Recipe Corner

This is my dad’s favorite cake that his mom made. After she died, my mom had to learn how to make it. Mom only makes it for him on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and his birthday though. Last week was his birthday and his favorite gift was his pecan cake. I have had to learn to make it as well so that […]

Snead to spend more than $12,000 on repairs and maintenance

In their regular bi-monthly meeting, Snead Town Council members approved spending almost $13,000 for work on the town hall and their recreation fields. Councilman Greg Ogles advised members of $4,250 in expenses for assisting drainage on town ball fields and work on restoring parking lots. Mayor La’Shone Price asked town utilities head Jeff Whited to report on problems at the […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 19, 1981

Music fills the air Band and choral students from Pennington, Cleveland, Susan Moore, Locust Fork, Hayden, and Oneonta high schools entertained their listeners Saturday night at the fourth annual All-County Band and Choral Festival. The audience enjoyed rousing band music directed by Rip Reagan and varied choral pieces directed by Dr. Frances Moss. The band was composed of 97 musicians. […]


(March 11-16)

Baseball APPALACHIAN had one win and two losses last week. The Eagles crushed Greene County 18-0. Max Glaze was the winning pitcher with zero runs on zero hits and walked zero during his three innings. He also struck out seven. Appalachian came out strong from the very beginning, scoring five runs in the first inning, 11 runs in the second, […]

Scores and games

Lucky number seven

I have always heard that seven is a lucky number. It seems to be true for J.B. Pennington’s number seven, Shea Putman. She set a national and AHSAA record last week hitting seven home runs in seven consecutive at bats. Putman hit her first three home runs March 7 in three plate appearances at Hanceville. The remaining homeruns occurred at […]

Sports Brief

NINTH ANNUAL TOM BELL MEMORIAL CLASSIC High School Golf Tournament hosted by Oneonta High School will be held April 15 and 16 at Limestone Springs Golf Course. This annual event is run entirely by volunteers and has provided over $16,000 in college scholarships. If you would like to donate or get more information, visit the website at

Fallin signs with Roane State

Micah Fallin signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn., last week. Fallin scored 1,545 career points at Cleveland. He is pictured with parents Randy and Shelia Fallin and Roane State head coach Randy Nesbit.

Church Briefs

EVENTS WALNUT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH continues the 12-week gathering to discuss Max Lucado’s book Unshakable Hope on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. through April 28. Refreshments will be served. Email for more information. MULBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH continues revival tonight, March 20, through Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Randy Burtram, pastor is Jay Washburn. The church […]

Bonnie Clara Kirby Bousquest

BONNIE CLARA KIRBY BOUSQUET, 73, of Rosa, Blount County, Alabama, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 7, 2019. Bonnie “Mom” was such a caring soul! She loved her Boston Red Sox almost as much as her four sons, David Bousquet, who preceded her in death (Shout out to big brother. I know you came to walk Mom […]

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