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Roger’s Ramblings


We will celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence next week, a moment in history when 13 British colonies in the New World decided to band together and fight, if need be, for freedom. The heroes of the American Revolution are fascinating. Many of the rebellious leaders were people of wealth. Many more were just plain folk scratching […]

Recipe Corner

Peach Cobbler 1 ½ cups self-rising flour½ cup shortening½ cup milk2 cups peaches, chopped1 stick butter2 cups sugar2 cups hot water Cut the shortening into the flour, then add milk, mix well, and roll out onto a floured surface. Spread 2 cups of chopped up peaches over dough, roll up, and slice. Melt one stick of butter in a 9×13 […]

Combatting the ‘silent killer’


Carbon monoxide (CO), often referred to as the “silent killer,” is a colorless and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without a sensing device. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, CO poisoning is a leading cause of accidental poisonings in the U.S. and is responsible for an average of 450 deaths each year. In a continued […]

Approves hiring two police officers, TUC Construction contract for paving, Beavers defends council membership

Blountsville Town Council

In a special meeting Monday evening, the Blountsville Town Council voted to hire two additional police officers and send them at town expense to the police academy for training. The council directed town attorney Brett King to prepare a three-year contract covering terms of their employment. Also passed was a resolution authorizing the town to enter into a contract with […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 26, 1985

¿Habla usted español? “Si, Si!” will be the answer given by scores of students in Oneonta and Blount County schools by 1990. State Superintendent Wayne Teague’s plan of excellence specifies that all high school students must be offered the opportunity to take a two-course foreign language study in order to qualify for advanced study diploma for high school graduation. Blount […]

About People

Air Force graduates U.S. Air Force Airman Nathaniel B. Aaron and U.S. Air Force National Guard Airmen Omar Garcia and Christopher A. Coker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. They completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles […]


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