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These are so festive for the 4th of July! And delicious! AND easy to make! I never fool with an actual piping bag; I just put the cream in a Ziploc bag and snip a corner off for a quick, homemade piping bag. -Jenna Wood Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened1/3 c. powdered sugar½ […]

And the winner of the best month award is… June!

If a trophy were given out for the best month of the year, it would have to go to June. Sure, December has Christmas, November has those autumn colors blanketing the hills, and late September can boast of two solid weeks of absolutely exquisite weather here in Blount County, but when you consider it from all angles, the case for […]

Alabama Extension continues working for Alabamians

County Agent’s Corner

We’re working for you. Through natural disasters, through personal hardships, through worldwide pandemics – Alabama Cooperative Extension System personnel are hard at work for the people of Alabama. Hybrid delivery During the height of the pandemic, Extension programming was completely virtual. As things return to normal, personnel will provide opportunities for in-person workshops, as well as virtual-only and hybrid events. […]

Recipe Corner

The farmer’s market is open with plenty of fresh squash to make this recipe! -Jenna Wood Squash Dressing 2 cups diced yellow squash 2 cups crumbled cornbread ½ cup butter, melted 2 tsp. dried sage 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 egg, beaten 1 large onion, diced 1 ½ tsp. sugar salt and pepper to […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 20, 1963

Fire fighting aid now for neighbors Long concerned with Oneonta’s inadequacy in lending assistance to county residents in fighting fires, the city’s volunteer fire department has assembled an auxiliary fire truck that can be carried outside the police jurisdiction without leaving Oneontans unprotected. Ingeniously designed by Fire Chief Verbon Elrod, the rig is mounted on a 1948 Dodge truck whose […]


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