From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 28, 1979

About People Beverly M. Bains, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin Bains of Oneonta, has been appointed to the Campus Elections Board at Auburn University. She was appointed by the president of the Student Government Association, and her appointment had then to be passed on by members of the Student Senate and members of the faculty. Beverly is the […]

Scammy Christmas


It’s sad that scammers and thieves ramp up their efforts during this time of year, but that’s the world we live in. I received multiple calls over the weekend (three of which I answered before ignoring the rest) with a robotic voice telling me that the IRS has four charges against me and I should immediately call this number before […]

Out and About

What a jewel

The Locust Fork River is ready to give its “all” to the citizens of Blount County. It is a jewel and very significant in your quality of life. It needs to be treated with respect for us to continue to get the most benefit and pleasure. We cannot take it for granted or we will lose it (a healthy river). […]

Recipe Corner

Cheeseburger Meatloaf 1 pound ground chuck1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp black pepper1 medium onion, chopped1 cup grated cheddar cheese2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce½ cup sour cream1 cup crushed Ritz crackers1 tsp seasoned saltCombine all ingredients and placeinto a large foil loaf pan. Bake at 350degrees for one hour. Sauce:1 can cream of mushroom soup1 cup milk1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese½ […]

Between the Lines

The past few weeks have been very busy. I had friends visiting from NYC recently who are first timers to the South and were headed down from Nashville. While in route to Oneonta, I got a text that they wanted “authentic southern BBQ.” I thought about where I could take them for quite some time. Saw’s in Birmingham… Full Moon […]

Recipe Corner

Polar Express Hot Chocolate

6 cups whole milk1 14 oz. can sweetened condensedmilk1 ½ cups Ghirardelli milk chocolatechips1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream1 tsp pure vanilla extract1/8 tsp salt Combine all ingredients in a large pot over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to crock pot to stay warm. Add milk to adjust chocolate preference. With Christmas parades coming soon I thought […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 23, 1972

Thanksgiving: An American Tradition (editorial) There are many things which make Thanksgiving a day to voice grateful thoughts and most of them are things we see and use and enjoy every day: MUSIC, modern or old fashioned, vocal or instrumental; CHURCHES with steeples, stained glass windows, and a pervading sense of peace and humility; OFFICES, pleasant and harmonious even on […]

Recipe Corner

Crockpot Chicken Dressing

4 bone-in skinless chicken breastsCook chicken breasts in 6 cups of boiling water untildone. Debone chicken and pull meat apart. Set aside.Strain the broth and add together in a crockpot with:1 can cream of chicken soup1 can cream of celery soup, plus one can of water1 tsp black pepper1 ½ tsp salt1 cup chopped onion1 stick butter1 Tbsp rubbed sageAllow […]

Be thankful for Blount County

Roger’s Ramblings

Thanksgiving is a fitting holiday to take a moment to discuss what we in Blount County should be grateful for. Blount is a beautiful county, and has been my home for 30 years, more than half my life. My wife and I choose to live here even though neither of us is a native. My wife is from Montgomery, and […]

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