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The Southern Democrat, September 25, 1941

Wrestling and boxing Saturday night Elmer Snodgrass, the bewhiskered Tennessee Hillbilly will meet Rod Fenton of Canada, at the local outdoor arena Saturday night in the main event of the Legion’s weekly program. Snodgrass, who is angling for a match with Farmer Jones, will meet a worthy opponent in Fenton, who holds the light heavyweight championship and who recently gave […]

Scam alert

Editorial

A reader called this week concerned about a scam call she received. The caller identified themselves as an employee of Basic Security. The story went that she had signed up for a trial security service when she purchased her computer and it was now time to pay for said service. If she didn’t pay, Basic Security would automatically take $299 […]

Out and About

Buck Creek: a success story

I read an excellent al.com article last fall written by Dennis Pillion called “2 Years, $1.25M Later, Buck Creek has Life Again.” It was about how “life” in an industrialized and populated part of Buck Creek in Shelby County was revived when industry and the community pooled their concerns into restoration. Little did I know then how similar that situation […]

Infamous lawn burweed:

County Agent’s Corner

Q. Last spring, I noticed our family dog almost tip-toeing through the yard. He acted like something was pricking his feet. When I walked in the same area, I realized that he wasn’t just acting. Whatever it was pricked my feet too. On closer inspection, I found this weed that had small stickers all over it. What is this weed […]

Recipe Corner

French Bread Pizzas one loaf French breadone jar pizza sauceone block mozzarella cheese, shreddedpepperonis Slice the French bread and place the slices on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each slice and top with cheese and pepperonis. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted. I first had these at a VBS that I attended […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 19, 1974

Redskins play first game in new stadium It was an exciting night as the opening, rain-delayed home game finally got here. It was Oneonta’s first game in the new stadium. What few inconveniences one might have met were well worth it as one got inside the stadium and saw the results of the many efforts made to have the stadium […]

Recipe Corner

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites with Dipping Sauce 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts½ cup apricot pepper jam18 center cut bacon strips, cut in halfSauce:1/3 cup apricot pepper jam2 Tbsp. water Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a nonstick, oven-safe cookie cooling rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cut chicken breasts into one inch cubes and place […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 9, 1926

Alleged ‘shiner’ is denied bond If moonshiners in Alabama arm themselves to resist arrest when officers raid their still and one of their members kills an officer, all of the party are guilty of murder. This ruling had been made Wednesday by the Alabama Court of Appeals, following an attempt of Harold Lawrence, of Blount County, who is charged with […]

What Ricky’s Reading


Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson What is the worst thing you did today? Last week? Last month? Last year? What is the worst thing you have ever done? “It’s in the past,” we tell ourselves. “No one has to know about it. It is locked away and will never see the light of day again.” In Joshilyn Jackson’s […]

Recipe Corner

Butter Mints 1/2 package cream cheese (4 oz.)2 Tbsp. butter1 box powdered sugar1/4 tsp. peppermint extract1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract In a nonstick saucepan, melt cream cheese and butter. Stir in powdered sugar. Add extracts and stir. When it starts to cool and can be handled, roll into ropes and lay out on parchment paper and cut into bite size […]


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