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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 4, 2016

Tim Odom

Son continues father’s farming legacy at Holland Bottom

Driving through Cabot on Bill Foster Memorial Highway, it’s impossible to miss the fields and produce stand of Holland Bottom Farm LLC. The farm has been a Cabot institution since it started in 1982, when Larry Odom began growing strawberries as a U-Pick operation. Now Larry’s son Tim runs the family business. “I grew up here in Cabot all my life,” Tim Odom said. “My grandpa had this farm here beside us, so three generations have farmed this land.” Odom said he started working on the farm at a young age. “My first job that I can remember was hoeing in the watermelon patch w... READ MORE

Freda Cruse Hardison: Mountain View author wins Folklife Award By SYD HAYMAN

At the age of 12, while visiting her sister’s college town of Jonesboro, Freda Cruse Hardison racked up a $51 phone bill after using third-party phone calls to reach everyone she knew back home in Mountain View. Per her mother’s orders, Cruse Hardison paid her dues by penning a daily report on the 51 days she spent with her great-grandfather laying rock, repairing fences and cleaning cemeteries in the area.