From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 21, 1932

Lincoln’s grammar An intimate memento of Abraham Lincoln and his youthful sweetheart Ann Rutledge was recently received by the Library of Congress, where it will be preserved with other relics of our first martyred president. It is the Kirkham’s Grammar which Lincoln and Ann studied in New Salem, Ill., 100 years ago. Textbooks were scarce in those days and Lincoln […]

Appalachian pitcher Ashley Maddox delivers against Douglas. -Traci Price

Lady Eagles on a roll

Down 2-6 heading into the bottom of the third inning, Appalachian scored four runs to even the score. They took the lead in the fifth inning and held on to beat Douglas 14-9. Douglas got on the board with one run in their first at bat, but Appalachian answered. Taylor Woodard led off Appalachian’s first at bat with a fly […]

Playoffs begin Friday

Appalachian v Collinsville, L 5-8 Collinsville scored four runs in the sixth inning to take the lead and extended it with two more in the seventh as they beat the Eagles 8-5. The teams exchanged runs through the first four innings with Collinsville scoring once in the first and third and the Eagles in the second and fourth. Caden Jones […]

Kind + Kups celebrates one-year anniversary

Kind + Kups Coffee in Cleveland celebrated their one-year anniversary with a birthday bash on April 3. Families from across Blount County came out to join the celebration. Kind + Kups invited customers to come play lawn games, enter coloring contests, and enjoy their new birthday cake frappe topped with whipped cream and sprinkles (released for the big bash and […]


MELVIN THOMAS ‘SHORTY’ HARDMAN of Straight Mountain in Blount County passed away April 1, 2021, at the age of 87 at TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta. He was a graduate of Appalachian High School. Shorty worked at Ebsco Corp. in warehouse inventory control and lived in Birmingham for almost 35 years until he retired. Shorty retired in Oneonta in the […]

Six things to be thankful for

“I’m thankful for my glasses!” the little boy said when it came his time to share with the class. “Why?” the teacher asked. “Well, they keep the boys from hitting me, and the girls from kissing me!” he answered. We may not have new glasses to be thankful for, but all of us have something. As Americans, we can be […]

Church Briefs

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP for boys and girls in first through sixth grades will continue Thursday, April 22, Tuesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 29, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Registration fee is $25 and you may pre-register at Contact Alex Faulkner at 205-446-1855 or for more information. HIGH ROCK METHODIST CHURCH will have decoration Sunday, April […]


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