Recipe Corner

Homemade Taco Seasoning 1 Tbsp chili powder1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powder¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes¼ tsp dried oregano½ tsp paprika1 ½ tsp ground cumin1 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. Brown two pounds of ground beef, drain, and add the seasoning mixture to the meat, along with 1 cup of water. […]

Mea culpa

The front page of the May 29 issue of The Blount Countian featured a report of this year’s Memorial Day observance. The photo identified the master of ceremonies and two other participants shown prominently at the speaker’s stand. The article described the reading of the county’s casualty list from seven foreign wars. It named the featured speaker for this year’s […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 12, 1975

Big plans by firemen The Spirit of ’75 is coming to Blount County. Dallas Selfville Volunteer Fire Department is planning a big affair to raise money for operation and to dedicate the building now under construction. Congressman Tom Bevill is making plans to attend and other dignitaries are being invited. A patriotic festival endorsed by the Blount County Bicentennial Committee, […]

Southeastern hires girls basketball coach


Blount County welcomes new teacher and coach Alice “Alex” Cole to Southeastern school. Cole began her education at Wallace State Community College with a basketball scholarship that allowed her to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. She is in the process of earning a master’s degree from the University of West Alabama online. Cole accepted positions as […]

Pennington soccer receives Power to Play grant


The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded J.B. Pennington High School one of 35 Power to Play grants in the amount of $2,500. The grants, which are designed to support arts and athletic programs at high schools and middle schools across Alabama, help increase students’ extracurricular participation. Alabama Power Foundation president Myla Calhoun said, “This program is unique because it reaches […]

Smith, Woodard named to Super All-State


The Alabama Sports Writers Association has named their high school all-state teams for the 2019 season. Each team represents the best players in each of eight classes. ASWA selects a player of the year and hitter of the year in each class, as well as the super 10 players, regardless of class. Hayden’s Lindsey Smith and Savannah Woodard were both […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA YOUTH AND CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION for ages 5 through sixth grade continues through Friday, June 14. Come by the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Bring a copy of birth certificate and registration fee ($120 full contact; $85 flag). For more information phone 205-625-3534. FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION for boys and girls ages […]

Martha Faye Pettus Bynum

MARTHA FAYE PETTUS BYNUM, 90, Oneonta, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The family invites you to join them in celebrating the life of Mrs. Bynum Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, with Pastor Harvey Beck officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior […]

Dillard Crouch

DILLARD CROUCH, 75, Remlap, died June 2, 2019. Tommy Riggs and Johnny Allred officiated the 2 p.m. service held June 5 in the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Remlap Cemetery.

Weldon Foust

WELDON FOUST, 83, Rosa, died June 4, 2019. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.