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The Southern Democrat, February 13, 1969

Movie news The greatest movie of all time: “Gone With the Wind” is playing at the Neely through Feb. 18. At SkyVue, you can see “The Fox” plus “Shock Troops.” Local bill would put sheriff on salary; raise deputies pay A proposed bill would put Blount County’s sheriff on regular salary instead of on the present fee system, would raise […]

What Ricky’s Reading


Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo Have you ever had one of those years? Everything went wrong. Everything seemed cursed. Louisiana’s Way Home is the story of a young girl named Louisiana Elefante and the effects of a generational curse set in motion by her great-grandfather, a magician. The story opens with Louisiana writing down her story. “I am going […]

Onions anyone?

County Agent’s Corner

Mosquitoes, gnats, and no-see-ums don’t seem to bother me as much as they do other people. For example, we can be fishing up Short Creek and the mosquitoes will be eating my brother up, but don’t seem to like me. I am glad! I have attributed this anomaly to the fact that I like to eat onions. Sweet onions are […]

Recipe Corner

Dirt Pudding

1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened¼ cup butter, softened1 cup powdered sugar2 small boxes Jell-O chocolate orvanilla instant pudding mix3 1/2 cups milk8 oz. Cool Whip1 pack Oreos, crushed In a medium bowl, whisk together the two pudding mixes and the milk and sit in the refrigerator. With a mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 6, 1974

Board requests school evaluation for accreditation “This is what we’re all about – educating these children,” Superintendent Donald Standridge told Blount County Board of Education after it passed a resolution requesting that elementary-school administrators and teachers undertake self-study and evaluation necessary to earn accreditation by Alabama State Department of Education. “Buildings are important. We want our children to have good […]

Recipe Corner

Whole30 Barbeque Meatballs

5 lbs. ground chuck1 small container mushrooms, dicedas small as possible1 large onion, diced6 cloves garlic, minced6 eggs3 tsp. black pepper Mix all ingredients in a very large bowl. On two parchment paper lined cookie sheets, make out into one-inch balls. Cover with parchment paper and place the cookie sheets in the freezer until the meatballs harden. Then divide them […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 30, 1952

Generous donors give organ to church At the Lester Memorial Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 27, formal announcement was made of the generous gift just made by Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Horton. These two prominent workers in the church are donating an Allen electronic organ, costing $8,634.43. The interior of the church will be greatly changed to accommodate the new […]


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