Recipe Corner

Malted Milk Buttercream Icing 1 stick butter, softened3 ½ cups powdered sugar5 Tbsp. malted milk powder¼ cup milk1 tsp. pure vanilla extract In a mixing bowl, blend butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, malted milk powder, milk, and vanilla. Mix on low until incorporated then beat until light and fluffy. This icing is best on chocolate […]

Battle Axe open

Battle Axe, Blount County’s new axe throwing venue, celebrated their grand opening Nov. 8. They are located at 202 First Avenue East (across the street from Regions Bank) in downtown Oneonta and are open from 5p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. No experience is needed! Owners Eddie Hove (holding the scissors) and Kelsey Horn (below the TV screen) will […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 16, 1967

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a holiday uniquely American. Growing from the early colonists’ celebration of a bountiful harvest, it is a favorite special day throughout the United States. Homemakers all over the the land will polish their silver and get out the best china that may be used only a handful of times during the year; they’ll bake turkeys and mincemeat […]

Quilts of Valor

The Blount County Quilters Guild honored 10 U.S. military veterans last Thursday by presenting each of them with a handmade quilt. The ceremony, which took place at Palisades Park, was part of a nationwide celebration of veterans known as Quilts of Valor. Local guild members have been honoring veterans with quilts for years, but this is the seventh consecutive year […]

Infant Alexa Gonzalez Bautista

INFANT ALEXA GONZALEZ BAUTISTA. Jim Hedderman officiated the 10 a.m. graveside service held Nov. 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Paul Dean Crane

PAUL DEAN CRANE, 83, Hayden, died Nov. 3, 2019. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a pharmacist at Gilmore Drug Company in Ensley for years, a member of the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association, and a dedicated member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents John Irving Sr. and Era Crane and brothers George Crane, J.I. Crane, and Leyland […]

Samuel David Higginbotham

SAMUEL DAVID HIGGINBOTHAM, 50, Oneonta, died Nov. 1, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Blount hospital. He was involved with The Arc of Blount County and sang at nursing homes. He loved gospel music and listening to his Bible. Predeceasing him was father Coy Ervin Higginbotham. Surviving are mother Donna Moon Higginbotham; brothers Coy Higginbotham, Zendal Higginbotham, Wendal Higginbotham; sisters Nila (Martin) […]

Danny Roy Robinson

DANNY ROY ROBINSON, lifelong resident of Oneonta, went to be with our Lord and Savior Nov. 6, 2019. Danny is survived by sister Betty (Ulysses) Crowe, son Daniel Robinson (Candis) Blackwell, nephew Leland (Valerie) Crowe, and extended family. Danny was born April 9, 1951, to Clara and Roy Robinson. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1969. After graduation, he […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have the regular third Sunday singing Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., with Southern Heritage. The church is located on U.S. 278 approximately two miles from Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 for information. NORTH BROAD CHURCH will have Friendsgiving Sunday, Nov. 17. Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is at 11 a.m. Phone 256-878-0861 for […]


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