COUNTY LEADERS



OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Average TD Long Devyn Murphree, JBPHS 174 1238 7.1 15 54 William Phillips, OHS 104 963 9.3 10 74 Colton Armstrong, LFHS 132 854 6.5 6 92 Coty Tawbush, AHS 69 606 8.8 8 56 Colby Harvey, AHS 80 598 7.5 9 32 Blake Weaver, SMHS 105 519 4.9 6 51 Isaac Veitch, HHS 75 442 […]

Hornets surprise Bulldogs



The Locust Fork Hornets trailed throughout the game but a second-half safety and a late touchdown proved to be the difference as the Hornets rallied for an 8-7 season-ending victory over the Susan Moore Bulldogs. Susan Moore had the better offensive statistics in the game – outgaining the home-standing Hornets by a 299 to 269 margin – but couldn’t overcome […]

Wildcats run over Yellow Jackets



The Hayden Wildcats used a dominating running game to pound the Corner Yellow Jackets into the turf and finish the season with a 24-14 victory last Thursday night. The Wildcats got off to a rough start. Corner took advantage of Wildcat mistakes to jump out to a 14-0 lead on the arm and legs of quarterback Zach Price. First, Price […]

2008 AHSAA State Football Playoffs



First-round pairings (All games are scheduled Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. CST unless indicated otherwise.) Class 1A Marengo (7-3) at Brantley (10-0) Ariton (8-2) at J.U. Blacksher (7-3), Uriah Geneva County (4-6) at Sweet Water (9-1) McIntosh (7-2) at McKenzie (9-1) Holy Spirit (7-3) at Talladega County Central (9-1) Loachapoka (7-2) at Maplesville (6-3) Winterboro (5-5) at Linden (10-0) Billingsley […]

Local insurance agent gives to Pennington band



Local Farmer’s Insurance agent Dennis Beavers made a donation of $500 to the J.B. Pennington marching band before last Thursday night’s game with Oneonta. Beavers, pictured above with J.B. Pennington principal Craig Sosebee says the money will be used for new instruments. – Rob Rice

Redskins run away from Tigers



The Oneonta Redskins overcame a slow start to sprint to a 34-6 victory over the J.B. Pennington Tigers last Thursday night in Blountsville. Oneonta got the ball to start the game but fumbled on the third snap. Pennington got a 17-yard pass from Lee Morton to Mitchell Doyle and a 12-yard run by Devyn Murphree to move to a first […]

Panthers hold off Eagles



The Cleveland Panthers got a big play to start the game and then held on in the fourth quarter to end the season with a 21-14 victory over the visiting Appalachian Eagles. The Panthers got a great start to the game when Billy Rushing gathered in the game’s opening kick at the Cleveland 13 and then motored 87 yards for […]

Alabama strong

U.S. Army commander offers fitness challenge to soldiers

The 5th Battalion of the 82nd Field Artillery’s commander is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Timothy Daugherty, a 1983 graduate of Alexandria High School and son of Gordon and Sue Daugherty of Oneonta. Since taking command in March 2008, he has had physical fitness and professional excellence on his mind to get his unit ready for Iraq. Daugherty started with an […]

Milestone at Hayden Elementary



Working together, several businesses, groups, and individuals have helped to beautify and make use of a section of vacant property at Hayden Elementary School. The project has unfolded in three phases over as many years and includes several major components: a playground, a soccer field, a cloverleaf-design butterfly garden, water fountain, landscaping trees and shrubs, walking track, and hiking trail, […]

Alabama strong

50 years on the job and still going strong

In 1957, when Red Dobbs came to work for Alabama Power, the company had celebrated its 50th anniversary the year before commemorating its founding in 1906 by Captain William Patrick Lay. Fifty years later, Elbert Dobbs’s friends, family and co-workers came together at the Trussville crew headquarters to honor the man who had given a half-century to doing his part […]