Kathy Rena Ransom and Todd Weston Holland will exchange wedding vows Oct. 30, 2010, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Oak Hill Chapel in Oneonta. Formal invitations will be mailed. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenneth C. and Brenda K. Pate of Cordova and the granddaughter of the late Grady B. and Beatrice Barnett of Parrish and the late […]


Scott and Sherry England of Cullman announce the engagement of their daughter, McKinze Brook England, to Cory John Gunter, son of Danny and Annette Gunter of Guntersville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Randle and Gaynell England, Estelle Maynard, and the late Palmon Maynard, all of Cullman. She is a 2008 graduate of Fairview High School and is employed at […]


Exercising During Pregnancy Although you may not feel like running a marathon, most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. There is no doubt about it – exercise is a big plus for both you and your baby. It can help you feel better at a time when you wonder if your body can possibly be yours and exercise […]


Non-region for some but not all

Week five of the high school football season is traditionally a non-region week and that’s true this week for all but two of the Blount County schools. J.B. Pennington and Susan Moore are in 3A Region 6 which is a nine-team region and that means those schools will have one fewer non-region game. This week, the Tigers travel to Saks […]

Eagles rough up Rams

The Appalachian Eagles welcomed the Akron Rams to 1A Region 6 with a 41-6 thumping of the visitors last Friday night. Appalachian wasted very little time in establishing control of the game. The Eagles got a 22-yard touchdown run from Esgar Covarrubias less than two minutes into the game to take a 7-0 lead. Covarrubias scored again in the first […]

Panthers win shootout over Wildcats

The Cleveland Panthers piled up almost 400 rushing yards in a 31-27 victory over visiting Fultondale last Friday night. Fultondale got a 55-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and a short touchdown run in the second quarter to build a 14-0 lead. Cleveland responded with a pair of touchdowns. Luke Awtry set up the first touchdown with a 53-yard […]

Hayden clobbers Curry

The Hayden Wildcats broke open a close game by scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half for a convincing 43-11 victory at Curry last Friday night. Hayden got off to a good start as Aaron Witt caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Corey Ward to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 8:54 left in the first quarter. Curry […]

Susan Moore blasts Ashville

The Susan Moore Bulldogs piled up more than 550 yards of offense in a 51-6 blasting of visiting Ashville last Friday night. In the first half alone, the Bulldogs got a pair of touchdown passes from Justin Hawkins to Preston Kent (one of 11 yards, the other of 29 yards), a pair of touchdown runs from Phillip McEvoy (2 yards […]

Piedmont powers past Pennington

The Piedmont Bulldogs, the defending state champion and current No. 3 team in the state, came to Blountsville last Friday night and had little trouble with the J.B. Pennington Tigers in a 48-13 victory. The visiting Bulldogs jumped out to a 34-0 lead at the half but the Tigers didn’t go down without a fight. Senior quarterback Lee Morton fired […]

Redskins roll over Hornets

The Oneonta Redskins used a big second half to pull away from the Locust Fork Hornets in a 49-7 victory last Friday night at Locust Fork The Redskins got a 2-yard touchdown run from Zac Whited to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. The defenses then took over for the remainder of the first quarter and most […]