County tournament loses out to weather

The Blount County High School Baseball Tournament couldn’t overcome Mother Nature last week as rain washed out play prior to the semifinals and finals. With area games scheduled almost every week for the rest of the season, the decision was made to shorten the tournament and advance Oneonta and Cleveland (the only undefeated teams left in the tournament) to the […]


BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is being held at parks throughout the county. Contact the following parks: Appalachian, Blountsville, Cleveland, Locust Fork, Oneonta, Royal, and Snead for more information or email blountcountysoftball@ gmail.com. Registration is for girls ages 4 – 12.   UMPIRES ARE NEEDED FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON of Blount County Youth Softball. If you are interested in umpiring, […]


Oneonta Softball Classic this weekend

Eight teams, including three from Blount County, will participate in the annual Oneonta Softball Classic this weekend. The eight-team tournament is divided into two four-team pools. Pool A has 6A Oxford and 5A Walker County along with 5A Hayden and 4A Locust Fork. Pool B has host Oneonta (4A) with 6A Pell City, 5A Arab, and 4A Guntersville. The pool […]

Strickin named all-state

Hayden sophomore Krista Stricklin was named second-team Class 5A All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). The 5’8 guard averaged 20 points a game for the Lady Wildcats and led the team to a 26-3 record before they were upset by Mortimer Jordan in the 5A Area 11 Tournament at Erwin. The Lady Wildcats won the Cullman Tip-Off Tournament, […]

Reader’s recipe easy, tasty

Brenda Reeves of Pine Mountain has sent the following recipe for subscribers’ enjoyment. The Blount Countian is happy to publish favorite recipes from interested readers. Bacon Ranch Slow Cooked Chicken from Brenda Reeves of Pine Mountain 2 Tbsp real bacon bits 1 tsp garlic minced 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 […]

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A Purse of Your Own

Nobody has to tell you that the economy is uncertain. You live it. The job (if you have one) is shaky. The savings account (if you have one) is emptying. Debt (you have that!) is growing and your way of life has changed, perhaps forever. You’d like to make your money go in a different direction but as far as […]

2010-03-17 E-Edition

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