Synthetic marijuana off the shelves



Gov. Robert Bentley has signed an executive order instructing authorities to start seizing synthetic marijuana from stores throughout Alabama. Synthetic marijuana comes in many forms but is most commonly packaged as “Spice” and “K2” and marketed as harmless herbal incense and not as the dangerous drug it has proven to be. Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey joined district attorneys […]

Agigaue Auction coming soon



The Agigaue Women’s Club will hold its annual auction on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Heritage Golf in Oneonta. The event, this year is the 14th annual, serves as the main fundraiser for the group’s many community projects that are held throughout the year. Those projects include bringing the Birmingham Children’s Theatre to Oneonta Elementary School for performances, providing activity bags […]

Immigration/agriculture rally set for Thursday



Organizer Amy Allman of Blount County’s Allman Tomato Co. confirmed yesterday that the Agribusiness Center meeting to highlight effects on agriculture of the new immigration law is planned to proceed as originally announced during early planning stages last week. The meeting is set for Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Agricultural representatives from several counties are expected to attend, Allman […]

From the Archives



Blount Convicts In Prison Break Two Blount County convicts were in the prison break at Speigner Sunday afternoon. Grover Shaddrix was among those who broke through the wall of the prison and Charley Dutton was slightly wounded in the riot which followed the shooting of a convict by the name of Carl Singleton. From newspaper reports it appears that the […]

Bulldogs tame Tigers



The Susan Moore Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter and were never really threatened in a 42-0 victory over visiting J.B. Pennington last Friday night. Susan Moore got touchdown runs of 1-yard by Preston Kent and 14 yards by Cody Alldredge sandwiched around a 14-yard pass from Brett Glass to Dylan Sloan to lead 21-0 after […]

Hayden blows out Brewer



With head coach Steven Kerby back on the sidelines, the visiting Hayden Wildcats rolled to a 42-0 halftime lead and never looked back in a 49-12 thrashing of Brewer last Friday night. Kerby missed last week’s 28-21 win over West Point after his daughter was injured in a car accident. With his daughter now recovering at home, the coach saw […]

Rattlers pound Panthers



The Tanner Rattlers were dominant in all three phases of the game and cruised to a 48-7 victory over Cleveland at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium last Friday night. The Panthers hung tough early, tying the game 7- 7 on a 20-yard pass from Christian Collum to Patrick Johnson with 3:31 left in the first quarter. The game stayed tied […]

COUNTY LEADERS



OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Preston Kent, SMHS 132 695 5.3 10 59 Trevor Yates, CHS 557162385382 535 6.5 50 Cameron Cox, AHS 72 525 7.3 52 Geoffrey Bramblett, LFHS 13 461 3.4 51 Justin Philyaw, JBPHS 112 388 3.5 77 Brett Glass, SMHS 71 351 4.9 54 Mason Campbell, JBPHS 100 343 3.4 40 Phillip McEvoy, SMHS […]

Playoff positions up for grabs



The final week of region play is here and there is still a lot to be decided when it comes to the playoffs. Appalachian is the only team that is assured of a playoff spot. The Eagles face 1A Region 6 champion Ragland this week and, win or lose, the Eagles are locked into the No. 3 spot. After that, […]

Cubs run away from Hornets



For the second week in a row, the Locust Fork Hornets put up big numbers on offense. Unfortunately, for the second week in a row it wasn’t near enough as the Alexandria Valley Cubs rolled up more than 500 rushing yards in a 74-37 win last Thursday night at Lou Scales Stadium. It was probably one of the strangest games […]


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