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The Southern Democrat, June 18, 1970

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Stung one time too many!

County Agent’s Corner

This week, as you drive by the Frank Green Building in Oneonta, you may see an unusual sight. Beekeeping Camp will be underway Wednesday through Friday, and you may see some of the kids suited up ready to rob the hive. This is simulated of course; we would never let the kids work with live honeybees. About 55 years ago […]

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The Southern Democrat, June 14, 1951

From the Want Ads Found – pair of child’s sandals, nearly new, in front of McCurry Furniture Monday. Owner can have same by calling the Democrat office and paying for this ad. We have a good supply of Asbestos siding in pastel colors. – Frank Holcombe Co. For sale: fresh cow, heavy milker. Inquire at Helens Barbecue. Oneonta now has […]

Blackberry time!


County Agent’s Corner I don’t know about you, but I really like just about anything made out of blackberries! I guess you could say I never ate a blackberry I didn’t like, except those that the stink bugs got to first. Stink bugs don’t taste good. “Tame” blackberries are a much larger fruit than what we picked down on the […]

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The Southern Democrat, June 6, 1939

Make plans now to join and enjoy a vacation tour of Washington and the New York World’s Fair! From Birmingham including round-trip railroad fare, hotel room with twin beds, private bath; all sightseeing, boat cruise tour, night club, tips, and all meals on train and in Washington. Truly a wonderful trip! $87.60 Facts indefinite in Altoona fray Brothers Vurdell and […]

Growing your tomatoes

County Agent’s Corner

It’s almost tomato time Blount County. As a matter of fact, there are some county-grown, vine-ripe tomatoes here, if you know where to look. Producers that have high tunnels or greenhouse operations are picking ripe tomatoes, and they are good! Of course they may cost a little more, but I am willing to pay for that first tomato sandwich. Field-grown […]

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The Southern Democrat, June 1, 1922

Should Death Occur We carry suits and dresses, any size from the smallest to the largest in stock for less than you can buy the cloth to make them. Call Oneonta Coffin & Casket Co., Oneonta. Ford Cars Scarce Place your order now if you want a Ford Car any time soon. While the production is greater than ever before, […]

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The Southern Democrat, May 21, 1981

Bear sighting Novella Murphree, her two daughters, and her granddaughter are convinced they saw a bear in her yard on Straight Mountain. They say anyone doubting it should inspect the claw marks made on the tree the bear climbed when her dog ran it from behind wood stacked at her porch. All county basketball County coaches named the following to […]

Where’s my catfish?

County Agent’s Corner

A gentleman from out on Straight Mountain called me one day last year and said something had happened to the catfish in his pond. I asked him if he had seen any beaver slides on the dam or around the pond. He indicated that he had noticed some beaver slides. I told him that these probably weren’t beaver slides but […]


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