Tale of a turnaround



Debra Adams of Hamilton Mountain Road was beside herself when she brought a photo of a section of her road by the newspaper office week before last. The 3-mile stretch of road from Royal west to Ala 79 was an obstacle course of potholes and broken pavement over much of its length, with the worst section being the part Debra […]

Blountsville council allocates funds to J.B. Pennington High



At its regular meeting Monday night, the Blountsville Town Council voted to apportion $500 to J.B. Pennington High School. Pennington Band Booster representative Carolyn Whitmier spoke of the need for a new marching-band banner that lists the town and the state; the previous banner listed only the school. The estimated cost of the replacement is $600. The school will decide […]

From the Archives



House Burns The residence of Homer Woodard, on route 2 Oneonta, was destroyed by fire last Thursday afternoon. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mr. Woodard was away from home at the time and members of his family were in the field picking cotton. Most of Mr. Woodard’s personal effects and clothing were burned with very few saved. We […]

Patriots rally past Panthers



The West End Patriots used a stingy defense and the kicking game to get past Cleveland 12-6 and spoil the Panthers’ homecoming last Friday night. West End dominated the first two quarters but could only muster a 32-yard field goal by Logan Moore. The Patriots picked up 175 yards (142 rushing; 33 passing) in the first half but had a […]

Bulldogs blow out Wildcats



The Susan Moore Bulldogs finally stepped out of region play last Friday night and it paid off with a 41-14 win over home-standing Oakman. Susan Moore got a 1-yard touchdown run from Cody Alldredge to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and led 21-7 at the half after Preston Kent (4- yard run) and Phillip McEvoy (19-yard run) […]

Falcons run over Eagles



The Donoho Falcons piled up 356 rushing yards in a 34- 8 victory over Appalachian last Friday night in Anniston. Donoho got touchdown runs of 5, 3, and 30 yards from Teddre Williams to lead 20-0 in the first half before Appalachian got on the board. The Eagles scored with 1:40 left in the first half when Cameron Cox hooked […]

Anniston blasts Locust Fork



The Anniston Bulldogs had no problems breaking a two-game losing streak last Friday night with a 67-0 victory over visiting Locust Fork. Troymaine Pope rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries – all in the first half – and added scores on a 21-yard reception and a 60-yard punt return. Locust Fork moved the ball at […]

Pennington falls at Ashville



The Ashville Bulldogs jumped out to a 27- 0 halftime lead and cruised to a 39- 12 victory over visiting J.B. Pennington last Friday night. The Tigers put together a good effort on the road. Pennington pounded out a season-high 227 yards on the ground and played the Bulldogs on even terms for the most part. Pennington was led by […]

COVERED BRIDGE GOLF CLASSIC



will be Thursday, Oct. 20, at Heritage Golf in Oneonta. The four-man scramble tournament will be a kickoff for that weekend’s Covered Bridge Festival. Entry fee is $250 per team and there will be prizes awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and the putting contest. Players could also win a new truck courtesy Terry Sligh Chevrolet. Lunch and […]

Region races heat up



Oneonta and Susan Moore picked up big wins last week but it was a rough night for the rest of the county. Appalachian dropped a tough game at Donoho, Cleveland lost a homecoming tussle with West End, Hayden fell at Walker, Locust Fork was buried at Anniston, and Pennington went down at Ashville. Region play continues this week and it’s […]


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