Haven’t we been here before?


Deja vu, according to Webster’s New World College Dictionary, is defined as a feeling that one has been in a place or had a specific experience before. That sounds about right. Just last year, in the second round of the high school football playoffs we were getting ready for Susan Moore to host Piedmont and for Cedar Bluff to pay […]

Trojans no match for Eagles

Appalachian limited visiting Gaylesville to just 119 yards of total offense in a 41-6 thrashing of the Trojans last Friday night in the first round of the 1A playoffs. The Eagles got off to a fast start. A 32-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Hill to Jacob Chappelle and a 1-yard run by Zac Blythe gave the hosts a 14-0 firstquarter […]

Panthers fall in first round

Cleveland put together an impressive offensive night with 408 total yards.

The Cleveland Panthers gave favored Lexington all they could handle in the first half but the Golden Bears pulled away over the final two quarters for a 45-18 victory last Friday night. Lexington took the opening drive of the game 70 yards in just six plays to take a quick 7-0 lead but the Panthers answered with a 30-yard touchdown […]

Oneonta season ends at Fayette County

The Oneonta Redskins led 27-20 well into the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold on as Fayette County rallied for a 32-20 victory over the visiting Redskins last Friday night. The Redskins started out strong and led 7-0 after the first quarter on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Travis Hankins to Alvin Scott. However, Fayette County used the short-passing game to […]


Offense Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Wesley Stephens, JBPHS 165 1135 6.9 8 67 Dyland Schuman, AHS 123 966 7.9 13 45 Taylor Hughes, LFHS 188 897 4.7 7 67 Justin Hawkins, SMHS 107 877 8.2 6 66 Vernarr Hughes, OHS 118 828 7.0 9 60 Dusty Cornelius, CHS 160 785 4.9 6 34 Isaac Veitch, HHS 175 780 […]

Adopt a wild horse in Oneonta this weekend

Thousands of acres of habitat for America’s wild horses and burros remain in danger due to the lingering effects of drought and wildfires throughout the western United States. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has conducted several gathers aimed at saving as many of these animals as possible. As a result, thousands of horses are now in need of homes. […]

McCay – Doty

Keith and Joanna McCay of Locust Fork announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lynn McCay, to Tyler Paulk Doty, son of Cully and Rene Doty of Cleveland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Loggins and the late Douglas M. Loggins of Trafford, Barbara McCay and the late Nelson McCay of Locust Fork. She graduated from Locust Fork High […]

Fourth graders shake their Halloween bones

Friday, Oct. 30, was a festive day at Blountsville Elementary School, particularly because the hallways were filled with students dressed in colorful holiday garb. The weather was perfect and spirits were high as Kathleen Sosebee’s fourthgrade class “shook their bones!” This is Mrs. Sosebee’s fourth year of leading the group in a Halloween performance based on the book Shake Dem […]

Celebrating a miracle

“This birthday is a very special one for Emelia because she was not expected to live...”

Emelia Ash Marbut will celebrate her first birthday with a party Saturday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at World Outreach Center, 2115 Second Avenue East, Oneonta. This birthday is a very special one for Emelia because she was not expected to live but days after her birth at Children’s Hospital on Nov. 17, 2008. She was born […]


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