CrossFit invades Oneonta

An innovative workout has made its way to Oneonta. CrossFit encourages ditching workout equipment and utilizing natural moves used in everyday life. “It’s not a typical gym scenario,” said Adam Vinson, trainer at Cross- Fit Oneonta. CrossFit has been gradually gaining popularity in recent years and is noted for how it pushes every person, no matter what their physical condition […]

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The Southern Democrat September 22, 1960

Gibbs elected to head city council J.C. (Chenk) Gibbs, of the J.C. Gibbs Tractor Co., was elected Mayor of Oneonta Monday in a fourman race. Gibbs received 441 votes to come in first. A.T. Moss was second with 395, Jack Ashley third, 175, and W.D. Bud Bailey, 45. The five high men for councilmen were Jack Fendley, 565, A.A. Tidwell, […]

Redskins roll over Hornets

The Oneonta Redskins jumped out to a 39-0 halftime lead and never looked back in a 59-20 win over Locust Fork last Friday night at Gilbreath Stadium. The Redskins, ranked No. 1 in 4A, improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 6, while Locust Fork fell to 0-3 overall, 0-2 in the region. Blake Bean recovered a Hornet fumble in […]

Late touchdown gets Ashville past Cleveland

The Cleveland Panthers won the second and third quarters but the Ashville Bulldogs did enough in the second and fourth quarters to take a 28-20 victory over the visiting Panthers last Friday night. Ashville improved to 2-1 overall, 1-1 in 3A Region 5, while Cleveland fell to 1-2 overall, 0-2 in the region. Ashville got a 21-yard run from Cortez […]

Blue Devils pull away from Eagles

The Falkville Blue Devils scored 21 unanswered second half points to erase a halftime deficit in a 42-24 victory at Appalachian last Friday night. Falkville improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in 1A Region 6, while Appalachian fell to 0-3 overall, 0-3 in the region. Falkville took a 6-0 lead after one quarter but the Eagles owned the second quarter. James […]

Tough opponents for county teams

Let’s put Week 3 of the high school football season behind us. WAY behind us. The teams in Blount County combined to go 1-7 last week and the only win was Oneonta’s 59-20 thumping of Locust Fork. Of course, there were some close losses. Hayden again came up just one play short in a 14-13 loss to Moody. Cleveland actually […]

Wildcats too much for Bulldogs

The Saks Wildcats broke open a close game with 14 points in each of the final two quarters for a 28-6 victory at Susan Moore last Friday night. Saks improved to 2- 1 overall, 2-0 in 3A Region 6, while Susan Moore dropped to 2-1 overall, 1-1 in the region. The defenses ruled in the first half as neither team […]

Addison too tough for Southeastern

The Addison Bulldogs put the game away early in a 48-0 win over Southeastern last Friday night. Addison improved to 1-2 overall, 1-1 in the region, while Appalachian dropped to 0-2 overall, 0-2 in the region. Addison started quickly. The Bulldogs recovered a fumble deep in Mustang territory on the first snap of the game and scored on the next […]

Rams run past Tigers

The Sylvania Rams scored 20 first-quarter points and then coasted to a 27-7 victory over J.B. Pennington Friday night at William R. Sutton Memorial Stadium. Sylvania improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in 3A Region 6, while Pennington fell to 1-2 overall, 1-1 in the region. The Rams had operated mostly out of the spread in the first two games of […]


JOIN 4-H A new community 4-H program will begin Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Youth ages 9-18 are invited to join. Contact the Blount County Extension office at 274- 2129 for more information. BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES OFFERED to parents/guardians of Blount County students the week of Oct. 22-26 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. […]

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