Imagine you’re a former inmate…



Think of yourself as a convicted felon. It’s perhaps not as much of a stretch as you think. But for the grace of God, you could be. Imagine being released from prison after paying your debt to society. You’ve EOS’ed (pronounced ee-oh-est) in prison slang, meaning you’ve served your time, reached the End Of your Sentence, and been released without […]

Alabama Scene

Benefiting from Obama's win

Former Gov. Don Siegelman must be one of the happiest persons in Alabama that Barack Obama has been elected President. One of Siegelman’s foremost defenders of his claim of political prosecution in his corruption trials is Rep. Artur Davis (D), Birmingham, and a close confidant of the President-in-waiting. Davis has been Siegelman’s most outspoken advocate concerning possible political reasons behind […]

Clearly Speaking

Evaluating Early Retirement Offer

In today’s corporate environment, cost cutting, restructuring, and downsizing are the norm, and many employers are offering their employees early retirement packages. But how do you know if the seemingly attractive offer you’ve received is a good one? By evaluating it carefully to make sure that the offer fits your needs. What’s the severance package? Most early retirement offers include […]

From the Archives

From The Southern Democrat, November 19, 1925

Killed while hunting Glenn Silvey, a young man about 17 years of age, accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting near Altoona Monday afternoon. From reports reaching us the young man left his home about noon Monday and went into the woods near his home hunting. When he failed to return home in the afternoon a search was instituted and […]

Thanks to them all



Last Friday, Nov. 7, Locust Fork School presented a program honoring all Veterans. My husband, Gene Story, is a disabled veteran and we were invited to attend. I just want to applaud the faculty and students for such planning that went into this very honorable and emotional presentation. I especially want to mention that the auditorium was filled with students […]

ROUND TWO PLAYOFF PREVIEW

Eagles, Redskins, and Bulldogs head to second round

Three of the four Blount County teams that made the playoffs have advanced to the second round. Two of the three – Appalachian and Susan Moore – will again play at home while Oneonta will be on the road this week. Oddly, all three Blount County teams carry 9- 2 records into the second round. Odder still, all three teams […]

YOUTH FOOTBALL

Championship games set for Saturday

The top seeds in all four divisions won last week to make the championship games of the Blount County Youth Football playoffs. In last week’s games at Hayden, the top two seeds in all but one division advanced to the championship game. Only third-seeded Blountsville 30-0 upset of second-seeded Pinson in the junior division kept the top two seeds from […]

Eagles storm into second round



The Appalachian defense basically overwhelmed one of north Alabama’s most explosive small-school offenses last Friday night and the Eagles rolled into the second round of the playoffs with a 21-7 win over visiting Collinsville. The Eagles won handily but there is room for improvement. Appalachian committed three turnovers and was hit with eight penalties for 60 yards. However, the Eagle […]

Heartbreak for Pennington



The J.B. Pennington Tigers stayed in the locker room as long as they could after a disappointing 35-26 loss to Elkmont last Friday night. The Tigers let a good opportunity to upset Region 8 top seed Elkmont slip away. It was a playoff game that won’t soon be forgotten by the players or anyone who made the trip to the […]

COUNTY LEADERS



OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Average TD Long Devyn Murphree, JBPHS 202 1429 7.1 18 54 William Phillips, OHS 125 1053 8.4 11 74 Colton Armstrong, LFHS 132 854 6.5 6 92 Coty Tawbush, AHS 76 630 8.3 8 56 Colby Harvey, AHS 87 611 7.0 10 32 Blake Weaver, SMHS 105 519 4.9 6 51 Isaac Veitch, HHS 75 442 […]


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