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From The Blount Countian, Oct. 10, 1990

ARC breaks ground for new facility Clients of Blount County Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) adult training center broke ground for a new building Monday. The 6,000-square foot structure is due to be completed in March of 2001 and will allow the present center to extend services to 25 additional clients. Added to the 20 clients now served, these 45 […]

Wet/Dry Issue

Well, looks like the wet/dry issue will be on the ballot for voting next month. It got the required number of signatures. I am torn on my stance with this issue for multiple reasons: 1. The extra tax money may, and I do stress may, benefit our county; however, I have failed to see how it has benefited “the schools” […]

‘Think and pray before you vote’

I would like to comment on the wet/dry vote Blount County will vote on. I for one am sick and tired of all the money-hungry store owners of Blount County trying to push alcohol on Blount County in the names of little children! All these Quick Marts and stores simply want to make money, and they are trying to make […]

‘Reality of alcohol use’

If you have ever waited in a hospital with the family of a child who was injured by a drunk driver and then had to tell the grandparents of that child that she is never coming home, you know the reality of alcohol use. Attend traffic court and see the total disregard an intoxicated person has for your rights, property, […]

Letters welcome

The Blount Countian welcomes letters from readers and invites them to express their views on matters of public interest. Writers should sign their letters and give the name of the post office that serves them. The newspaper reserves the right to shorten or otherwise edit submissions and to decline to publish those that offensively and libelously criticize others, make patently […]

The fight for playoff positioning begins


Week seven of the high school football season means it’s time to think about playoff positioning. While three of our local schools (Cleveland, Locust Fork, and Hayden) will appear to be sitting out when the playoffs start next month, our other schools are alive and kicking. Appalachian has led 1A Region 5 from the second week of the season and […]

Eagles get by Lions

The Appalachian Eagles broke open a 21-21 tie with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to take a 35-21 region win from visiting Victory Christian last Friday night. For a while, it looked the Eagles were trying to supply a “keepa team-in-the-game” blueprint for Alabama to use the next day. Appalachian took a 13-7 lead to the half but the lead […]

Redskins cruise past Bulldogs

The Oneonta Redskins jumped back into region play last Friday night with a business-as-usual 41-17 victory over the visiting Ashville Bulldogs. Oneonta used a balanced offense – 188 yards rushing; 271 yards passing – and solid defense to get the win over the upsetminded Bulldogs. William Phillips got the Redskins on the board early with a seven-yard run. After Ashville’s […]

Covered Bridge Tennis Tournament deadline nears

The deadline to register is Oct. 10 for individuals or teams interested in participating in the Covered Bridge Tennis Tournament. The tournament will be held Oct. 13 – 16 and Oct. 18 – 19 at the tennis courts at Oneonta Rec Park. The tournament format calls for best two-out-of-three sets per match with each entrant guaranteed at least two matches. […]

Alexandria wears down Locust Fork

The visiting Locust Fork Hornets knew that last Friday night’s trip to Alexandria would be tough. They were right. The Valley Cubs led at the half and were never really threatened in a 24-0 blanking of the Hornets. Locust Fork was a banged-up football team with two starting linemen sitting out and the first two running backs unable to go. […]