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Some things even a bird won’t eat!

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The Southern Democrat, August 8, 1929

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Pecans 101

County Agent’s Corner

Sometimes we let our wants and desires out run our education. For example, close to 30 years ago, ole Dan graduated from Auburn’s Department of Horticulture with a master’s degree in horticulture. About the same time he purchased a spot of land and decided to plant pecan trees so that one day he could have some pecans to eat and […]

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The Southern Democrat, August 3, 1944

Advertisers and their wares: Yodora Deodrant Cream – a dab a day keeps P.O. away! (perspiration odor) Dr. Fred Palmer’s Skin Whitener – Lighten your tanned, dark skin. Money back guarantee. Tire trouble? When you have a flat use Dixie self-sealing patches. Use Adlerika to relieve the pressure of large intestines on nerves and digestive track. Bowels will return to […]

Pecans for Thanksgiving

County Agent’s Corner

Pecan pie is my favorite pie at Thanksgiving, or any other time! Taking care of my pecan trees is important to me because without the trees, I have to spend $6–$8 a pound for the nuts. In-shell pecans go for about $2.25 a pound on the market, if you can find them. While there are no commercial pecan orchards in […]

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The Southern Democrat, July 25, 1968

Offered by local merchants – Mink Trimmed Coats – $36.99 Save on Mustangs – 1968 Hardtop – reduced to $2401.79 Aluminum handle, rip-proof 30 qt. Ice Chest – $1.99 Coffee, with chicory – .59c lb. Ice Milk – 1/2 gal. – .39c One group Summerettes – $2.99 Muslin sheets Fitted, $1.99; Flat, $1.79 Spin drying washer – $2 weekly Free […]

Nuffield scholars tour Blount County farms

County Agent’s Corner

Nuffield Australia scholars visited Blount County farms last week to see how our agriculture producers work their farms and commodities they produce. The scholars must have a farming background and are selected from a pool of applicants. They tour worldwide, visiting different types of farms in different countries. They all have a different background and different interest. Among them were […]

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The Southern Democrat, July 20, 1933

Strand Theatre to Re-open The Strand Theatre which has been closed for several months will open Friday night with George O’Brien in Zane Grey’s “Smoked Lightning.” Cartoons will also be shown. The same program will be put on Saturday afternoon and night. Mr. Lester Neely, who formerly operated the Theatre is in charge again. He says that he has put […]

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The Southern Democrat, July 13, 1950

Blount County Schools to open. All schools in Blount County will open Monday, July 17, run nine weeks, then vacate five weeks for harvesting. Henry Hayes of Rt. 3 Bangor, brought an odd ear of corn to the Democrat office one day last week. It had one large central ear with six small ears grown around it. He says it […]

Reproducing your favorite plants

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When I was growing up, we didn’t live too far from my grandparents, so I was at their house a lot. I have wonderful memories of being there. The fig bush by the front bedroom window had a certain smell, especially in late summer into early fall. Grandpa had peonies that he took pride in, and they smelled wonderful when […]


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