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Weevil time

County Agent’s Corner

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From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 12, 1937

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Recipe Corner

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What Ricky’s Reading


Recursion by Blake Crouch Memory is the ability to encode, store, retain, and subsequently recall information and past experiences in the human brain. We can almost feel the sand between our toes and smell the salty breeze when we think back to our beach vacation. We remember our grandmother’s kitchen and can almost taste those chicken and dumplings. Memory is […]

Recipe Corner

Shrimp & Grits 2 cups chicken broth2 cups milk6 Tbsp. butter1 tsp. salt½ tsp. pepper¾ cup old fashioned grits1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded1 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled1 Tbsp. hot sauce2 tsp. blackening seasoning8 strips of bacon3 garlic cloves, minced4 green onions, chopped Combine chicken broth, milk, butter, salt, and pepper in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Whisk […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 30, 1981

Modern meat-processing plant opens in Oneonta The opening of Fieldstone Meats, Inc., here brings something new to Blount County. The opening, made possible with the assistance of many individuals, also brings the realization of a dream to two Blount County brothers, Don and David Wilson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Wilson of Oneonta. While it opened several weeks ago, […]

Roger’s Ramblings


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad I love traveling and visiting new places. I grew up in east Tennessee and […]

Starting your fall vegetable garden

County Agent’s Corner

Many of our summer gardens may be winding down. Now is the perfect time to plan and plant our fall gardens. If you still have a craving for snap beans, you can sow a late crop this month. Also, now is a great time to plant a second round of various peppers and heat tolerant tomato varieties, such as Amelia, […]

Recipe Corner

Buffalo Chicken Dip 2 ½ cups diced rotisserie chicken8 ounce cream cheese2/3 cup ranch dressing2/3 cup buffalo sauce1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded2 diced green onions1 ½ tsp garlic powder With a hand mixer, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, and garlic powder. Stir in the chicken, green onions, and half of the cheeses. Spread […]


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