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Recipe Corner

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From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 24, 1980

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Out and About

Blount County the Beautiful

With the arrival of spring, our senses are aware of the fresh green hues of new vegetation, animal courtship, and spring cleaning as our world prepares for new life. It is a perfect time of year to birth some new habits. Why not a personal campaign to make Blount County beautiful again? I know Blount County has always been beautiful, […]

Strawberry season is open

County Agent’s Corner

Spring is a wonderful time of year! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and it’s time to pick some delicious, red, ripe, locally grown strawberries. As a child, and even now, nothing tastes better to me than a bowl of cut up strawberries, sprinkled with a small amount of sugar; throw in some heavy cream and BAM! There is nothing […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 18, 1946

Famous radio stars coming to Oneonta From radio station WSGN in Birmingham, one of the most popular group of entertainers now touring the country will make personal appearance in Oneonta at the Blount County High School. The FFA has announced that The Forty Niners will present a program of music, comedy, songs, and novelties on April 30, at 8 p.m. […]

Recipe Corner

It’s the best time of year…strawberry season. Strawberries have officially arrived at the local stand. When Ginger Perkins worked here she, Melanie, and I ate this spring salad almost every day for lunch. We ordered a gallon jug of balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing from a local restaurant and we emptied the entire jug during strawberry season. We kept the strawberry […]

Between the Lines

Spring has sprung in Blount County and I love seeing the dogwoods bloom and porches exploding with color. Spring always adds a little pep-in-your-step with the bright sunshine and warmer temperatures. For years I found myself driving to Birmingham to grab the few flowers and plants I needed to make my home have the “springtime vibe.” Luckily, in recent years […]

Vegetable varieties for the home garden

County Agent’s Corner

When it comes to selecting varieties of vegetables to plant, we all have an opinion. Some like yellow sweet corn, some like white field corn, and some of us are just glad to get an ear or two to eat. The same is true when it comes to tomato varieties; we all have a favorite. The following is a partial […]

Recipe Corner

Salsa Chicken 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 jar of your favorite salsa Rice, cooked per package instructions Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and cover with salsa. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve over rice. Top with shredded cheese and sour cream if desired. I first had salsa chicken when Melanie made it for us […]


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