‘Keep Blount County safe’



I have finally had all I can stand on this Wet decision making Blount County a better place. I’ve seen all of those ads in the paper, the commercials with the kids begging for your vote. Using children to try and get votes is a very immoral thing to do. The latest ad in the paper said we would have […]

‘They just don’t know what they drink in their tea’



I wasn’t going to write, but family and friends wouldn’t leave me alone. They said this needs to be heard. Thank you for this forum. I will not assume to know the financial outcome of the wet/dry issue. We have no idea of the outcome; we have no experience with the volume of sales and revenue that will be generated. […]

‘Vote. Let your conscience be your guide’



The Church Covenant hangs on the walls of most Baptist churches in Blount County and is there to remind us of our thoughts, words and deeds as Christians of Baptist belief. There are a lot of Baptist churches in Blount County and a lot of people who profess to be members. In addition to the concern that we should have […]

‘Get Real!’



I have lived in this county nearly 40 years and it has always been the same, some for the county being wet and some not. Frankly, I do not know what the big fuss is, because as far back as I can remember, it has always been wet. While it is true, local stores do not sell it, they sell […]

WEEK NINE PREVIEW

Playoffs loom for three, maybe four

Three Blount County teams – Appalachian, Oneonta, and Susan Moore – are in the playoffs and one other team – J.B. Pennington – still has a shot. Some work remains to be done for three of the four. Susan Moore is in as the top seed in 3A Region 6 after last week’s and will host a playoff game in […]

Eagles wallop Wildcats



The Appalachian Eagles continued to lay waste to the also-rans in 1A Region 5 with a dominating 54-0 victory over the visiting Parkway Christian Wildcats in front of a homecoming crowd at Eagle Stadium last Friday night. Less than two minutes into the game the Eagles were on the board thanks to a 1-yard run from Tonny Strickland. Two minutes […]

Warriors rock Hornets



An injury-plagued Locust Fork Hornet team had the misfortune of facing Cherokee County, the No. 7 team in Class 4A, last Friday night on the road. The short-handed Hornets battled but couldn’t do much against the Warriors as Cherokee County wrapped up the 4A Region 6 title with a 38-7 victory. The Cherokee County offense had been tough on region […]

Bulldogs hold off Sardis for region title



Even though Susan Moore and Sardis both lined up in the spread, the game was more like a throwback wishbone or single-wing affair. In the end, the Susan Moore Bulldogs rode a gritty defense to an 8- 6 win over visiting Sardis last Friday night. With the win, the Bulldogs wrapped up the 3A Region 6 title and a home […]

Aggies too strong for beat-up Tigers



The J.B. Pennington Tigers had the misfortune last Friday night of playing the best team in 3A Region 7 at less than full strength. The visiting Hamilton Aggies made them pay in a 33-0 blistering that gave the Aggies the region title and left the Tigers with a must-win game this week to make the playoffs. The Tiger defense struggled […]

Missed opportunities doom Wilcats



The Hayden Wildcats failed to convert on a couple of early scoring chances and the visiting Erwin Eagles made them pay in a 28-0 loss last Friday night. Hayden took the opening kickoff and moved deep into Erwin territory. The Wildcats had a 1st-and-goal at the 5 and 2nd-and-goal from the 1 but the Eagle defense came up with a […]


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