Making life work – healthy food choices

County Agent’s Corner
Eat more fruits and vegetables

Good alternatives to processed foods are fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables are best, but frozen and canned are good choices too. An excellent nutritional option is green, leafy vegetables. Opt for greener salads with spinach, kale, and romaine lettuce. Other nutrient-rich vegetable selections include red, yellow, or green bell peppers. Canned vegetables are less desirable because of high […]

Recipe Corner

Pecan Pie Bars 2 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup sugar1/4 tsp salt3/4 cup cold butter, cubedFilling:4 large eggs1 ½ cups corn syrup1 ½ cups sugar3 Tbsp butter, melted1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract2 ½ cups chopped pecans In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, and salt; cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 9×13 baking […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 16, 1943

Ribbon Rumblingsby H.O. Coffey Neighbors! What a common word to mean so much. Men used to say it a lot, in the old days, when they met at the blacksmith shop or the corner grocery or general merchandise store. What a change! The blacksmith shop still exists in certain localities, but in most places it’s the service station and “neighbors” […]

Redskins shut out Bulldogs


The Oneonta Redskins handed the Ashville Bulldogs a goose egg in their home opener. The Redskin defense dominated the first quarter never allowing Ashville past midfield. A four-play Redskin drive into the red zone was halted as time expired in the first. Continuing the drive to begin the second quarter, an incomplete third-down pass in the end zone brought out […]

Tigers bust Broncos


The J.B. Pennington Tigers traveled to Holly Pond Friday and handled business early and often as they came away with a 56-8 win over the Broncos. Dawson Tinker forced a fumble and recovered the ball for the Tigers on the opening kickoff. Two plays later, Hayden Floyd hit Jaxon Timmerman on an 8-yard touchdown pass. A quick three and out […]

Hayden holds off Corner


The Hayden Wildcats opened Class 5A Region 6 play on the road at rival Corner. The Wildcats came away with a 27-20 victory over the Yellow Jackets. Hayden running back Collin Chappell returned the opening kickoff to the Corner 26 yard line. Then, on the first play from scrimmage, Carson Rickels raced 26 yards for the score. The point after […]

Mustangs fall to Warriors


After falling behind 24-0 in the first half against Westbrook Christian, the Southeastern Mustang defense shut down the potent Warrior offense the rest of the game. But, the Mustangs’ two fourth quarter touchdowns weren’t enough as they suffered their first loss of the season, 14-24. Offensively, the Mustangs finished the night with 219 total yards with 105 yards through the […]

JBP cross country season starts strong


After an impressive showing in the Pepsi XC Challenge cross country meet and the Chickasaw Trails Invitational, the J.B. Pennington cross country team started the season off with two top-10 ranked runners. Senior Paul Gonzalez (left) is currently ranked seventh overall in Alabama’s 3A male division while freshman Autumn Sansing (right) is ranked ninth overall in the 3A female division. […]

Blount County Youth Football

Week 2 scores

SophomoresAppalachian 12 – West End 43Southeastern 41 – Blountsville 0Cleveland 34 – Susan Moore 20Springville 40 – Moody 0 JuniorsAppalachian 6 – West End 16Southeastern 37 – Blountsville 6Cleveland 6 – Susan Moore 0Springville 12 – Moody 0 SeniorsAppalachian 12 – West End 18Southeastern 33 – Blountsville 0Cleveland 18 – Susan Moore 0Springville 29 – Moody 0

COUNTY STATS