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Calvert admits it was him

Dean Calvert, District 3 Blount County commissioner, admitted during Monday’s commission meeting that he is the person in a recording speaking with a Warrior police officer and said to the officer, “Them is just throwing them together,” referring to homes being built in Oneonta by an African-American contractor. The recorded conversation is also awash with multiple sexists and misogynistic remarks, […]

Roger’s Ramblings

One of my beats over the last three years has been the Blount County Memorial Museum and the Blount County Historical Society. I enjoy the assignment because every time curator Amy Rhudy calls me and says, “I have a story you might be interested in,” I’ve discovered she’s right. She introduces me to someone who is making history, been a […]

Recipe Corner

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip

10 strips bacon,cooked crisp and diced1 (8 oz.) block 1/3 less fat creamcheese, softened2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese1 cup plain Greek yogurt½ cup thinly-sliced green onions1 packet ranch seasoning mix Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Garnish with extra bacon and green onions, if desired. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days (if it […]

Freezing summer’s bounty of fruits

County Agent’s Corner

Fresh fruits can be frozen and still be as appetizing and tasty as fresh fruit if they are properly selected, prepared, packaged, frozen, stored, and thawed. Skipping just one step, however, can damage the quality and nutritional value. Select the best ripeness and variety for freezing Fruit selected for freezing should be firm-ripe, meaning ripe enough to eat. It will […]

Agape Medicine

Having a love for Jesus, a love for people, and a love of medicine, Matthew Fallin PA-C and Dr. Angela Clifton officially opened a new medical facility on Aug. 17. The name, Agape Medicine, came about as the Greek word “agape” is often translated as love in the New Testament of the Bible. The two medical professionals felt their love […]