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Something to crow about

County Agent’s Corner

The last time my family had yard birds I was in the first grade. About the only thing I remember is that when it came time to put them in the pot, there were kids and chickens running everywhere. In most cases kids were chasing chickens but in others, chickens were chasing the kids! Entertainment was cheap back in the […]

Recipe Corner

Frito Corn Salad

While standing in line at a salad luncheon at Lester Memorial UMC recently, I overheard one lady whisper to another, “Is that Joan Cleveland’s corn salad? If so I have to get some.” I knew at that moment it was going on my plate. As soon as I returned to my office with my to-go plate and took a bite, […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 28, 1939

Stray bird dog came to my house. Describe it, pay me for my trouble and this ad, and the dog is yours. Bill Woods, Oneonta. Bantam – America’s Pioneer economy car. The smart car for smart people! Drive the new Bantam and you’ll see why thousands of shrewd buyers are changing to Bantam pleasure cars. Owners report 42 to 56 […]

Between the Lines


A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to leave the comfort of my home and travel abroad on a mission trip to Senegal, Africa. A far cry from the slow and easy life most are afforded in Blount County, I learned the real meaning of poverty and disadvantage. Since I have been home, I have developed an […]

How to squirrel proof deer feeders

County Agent’s Corner

Corn is a universal grain and we are blessed to be able to grow, enjoy, and utilize this wonderful plant. Everything likes corn: deer, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and a host of predators that feed on these critters, including fox, bobcat, coyotes, maybe even a weasel or two. When you put corn out as a food source for any animal, you’re […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, September 22, 1949

From local merchants: Large chenille bedspreads – $4.95Ladies’ good wearing oxfords – $2.95Men’s dress shirts – $2.95GE Wringer washer – $99.95Men’s genuine leather belts – .98cFlat sardines – .10cPaper towels – 16cBeautiful gaberdine suit coats – $19.50 Chrysler will show you things you never dreamed possible! The first safety cushioned dashboard ever designed to protect your children. Windshield wipers electrically […]


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