2020-10-21 E-Edition

Hustle and heart

Lady Bulldogs earn a spot in the Sweet 16

After area tournaments wrapped up last Wednesday, six volleyball teams from across the county earned a spot in a sub-regional match. Susan Moore, Hayden, and Southeastern breezed through their brackets winning their respective area championship, as well as securing a home game for the opening round. Appalachian, Cleveland, and Oneonta took second place in their area tournaments, which kept their […]

The power of pink

“I believe in pink. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” -Audrey Hepburn Pink is the quintessential female color. In color psychology, the profile on pink is affectionate, thoughtful, and insightful. It’s also playful, […]

Commission seeks public input, opinion

Blount County Commission

Monday’s meeting of the Blount County Commission covered a variety of issues ranging from typical administrative items to serious discussions on the best way to move forward with the building that serves as the heart of the county. The problems with the current Blount County Courthouse are well documented. Every square inch is utilized with nowhere to grow. The heating […]

Green, Moon work to mend fences

Calls for the resignation of Blount County District 3 commissioner Dean Calvert continue because of Calvert’s racially derogatory and misogynistic comments captured on a dash cam recording. They can be seen and heard on social media, in letters to the editor in The Blount Countian, from speakers at commission meetings, and from the statements of multiple elected officials in the […]


ONEONTA CITY HALL has recently updated their telephone system. You will now reach an automated system when calling 205- 274-2150. The menu is listed by departments. Listen to the entire menu and then make your selection of an employee or department. For direct assistance, choose option 6. QUILT SHOW The Blount County Quilters Guild will have the annual quilt show […]

Out and About

Palisades Park: A crown jewel

I went on a backpacking adventure recently at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County. I have not been on a trail with a heavy pack on my back in years. I learned that some of my equipment collected in the 80s and 90s is outdated. My stove was too heavy and my sleeping bag too bulky. But, I learned […]

Economic impact of a new poultry feed mill in Alabama

County Agent’s Corner

With construction of a new feed mill happening close by, I thought it might be timely to talk about the economic impact something like that can have. The entry of a new $30.2-million feed mill, producing 10,000 tons of poultry feed per week, causes a measurable increase in economic activity in terms of construction and ongoing annual operations. Consider the […]

Recipe Corner

Chicken Salad Chicken Salad Cooked chicken, shredded½ cup mayonnaise½ cup sour cream1 tsp saltRed grapes, quarteredDried cranberries, finely dicedSliced almonds I really don’t have measurements for this chicken salad. It just depends on how much chicken you are using. Add equal parts mayonnaise and sour cream to the chicken and the other ingredients until it is a good consistency. The […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 22, 1931

Thomas A. Edison, who died last Sunday, was the greatest inventive genius of all ages. The electrical developments of the past century have all centered around this great man. Electric lights and power have developed from his discoveries. The automobile, the airplane, and the radio, while not direct inventions of Edison, are the outgrowth of some of his inventions. The […]