Hand-hewn cabin latest acquisition

Blountsville Historical Society has recently added another building to the town’s Historical Park it has been creating north of town on U.S. 231. A hand-hewn log cabin joins an interesting array of old and historic buildings there. The cabin was acquired from local resident Jimmy McCullough, whose parents had moved it from southern Tennessee to the Blountsville area in the […]

Alabama Scene

What will we learn about next in the Siegelman case?

What else could possibly turn up in the Don Siegelman case? Would you believe prosecutors nicknamed a juror “Flipper” because she entertained jurors with her gymnastic acts …? How about the fact that “Flipper” tried to communicate with prosecutors during the trial by passing notes through U. S. Marshals? It has also been said that “Flipper” was one of the […]

Clearly Speaking

Year End Tax Write Off Strategy's with Oil and Gas Partnerships.

An oil and gas limited partnership is comprised of at least one general partner (who manages the business and assumes liability for it) and at least one limited partner (who provides capital, enjoys limited liability, and forgoes an active management role). Oil and gas limited partnerships fall into two categories: exploration/drilling programs and income programs. Drilling programs involve ventures engaged […]

From the Archives

From The Southern Democrat, November 14, 1935

Farm Program Favored By Voters By a vote of 1420 to 977 the citizens of Blount registered their approval Tuesday of a farm program that calls for an appropriation of $4,500.00 annually out of the general funds of the county for the next five years. The money is to be used to match State and Federal funds in the employment […]

Reader writes

'Little that's worth reading'

Please remove the column entitled “Faith Matters” from the religion section of your newspaper. It has no place there. It belongs in the political arena because that is all I see it spouting week after week with an obviously liberal, leftist bent. The column printed on Wednesday, Nov. 12, was the last straw. I couldn’t keep from writing anymore, not […]

Fatal wreck looms on Jones Chapel Road

I have lived on Straight Mountain since 2003 and have been driving since 2005. There is one road that many people in my community use on a daily basis. Jones Chapel Road is in a deplorable state of disrepair; in the worst places, drivers swerve and dodge potholes and various rough places. If this road would be repaved – not […]


Eagles and Redskins are quarterfinal bound

Time to play big-boy football. Appalachian and Oneonta are at least one round deeper into the playoffs than most so-called experts would think. The Eagles are in uncharted territory for an Appalachian program that was just 2-17 in 17 previous playoff trips. Oneonta is back in the quarterfinals for the first time in three years and has had to do […]

Eagle defense throttles Cedar Bluff

The Appalachian Eagles played a game for the ages and took down an old nemesis in a 7-0 win over visiting Cedar Bluff in the second round of the playoffs last Friday night. On a night when the skies opened up and drenched the playing surface and the crowd, the Eagles did it with an old standby. Defense. No, make […]

Piedmont takes battle of Bulldogs

Neither the stormy weather nor the Susan Moore defense never slowed down visiting Piedmont last Friday night. The visitors cruised to a 42-7 win to advance to the quarterfinals of the 3A playoffs. Susan Moore got off to a good start. Justin Hawkins hit Trey Parsons on a 43-yard scoring toss and the home-standing Bulldogs took a 7-0, first-quarter lead. […]


OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Average TD Long Devyn Murphree, JBPHS 202 1429 7.1 18 54 William Phillips, OHS 138 1158 8.4 11 74 Colton Armstrong, LFHS 132 854 6.5 6 92 Coty Tawbush, AHS 82 657 8.0 9 56 Colby Harvey, AHS 102 654 6.4 10 32 Blake Weaver, SMHS 105 519 4.9 6 51 Isaac Veitch, HHS 75 442 […]