Forestry letter

As a Blount County landowner, I recently received a letter from the Alabama Forestry Association stating that they have filed a lawsuit against Blount County Commissioner Allen Armstrong. They claim that a landowner, his forester and contracted logging companies are trying to utilize their timber resources and that Mr. Armstrong, in his capacity as county commissioner, is requiring that this […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat November 9, 1967 Sheriff raids still; arrests man, woman Mortimer Smith, 48, and Joyce Dale Isbel, 24, both of Guntersville, were arrested around 3:30 Monday afternoon by Sheriff J.C. Carr and charged with possession of a still. Both were taken to the Blount County Jail but were arrested around 10:00 Tuesday morning after $1000 bond was posted […]

Hornets hold off Panthers

The Locust Fork Hornets shut out the visiting Cleveland Panthers in the final quarter to pick up a 33-21 season-ending win. Each team finished the year with a record of 3-7. Locust Fork got out to an early 14-0 lead as Geoffrey Bramblett tossed touchdown passes of 13 yards to Brandon Rylant and 33 yards to Clay Smith. Cleveland came […]

Bulldogs blow out Tigers

The Susan Moore Bulldogs got off to a bit of a slow start but roared back to blast visiting J.B. Pennington 39-6 last Friday night. Susan Moore improved to 6-4 with the win while Pennington fell to 4-6. The night started out promising for the visitors. The Pennington defense forced a turnover on downs on the first possession and the […]

Broncos too strong for Eagles

The visiting Holly Pond Broncos scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and held off the Appalachian Eagles 33-14 last Friday night. Holly Pond finished the year with a record of 2-8 while Appalachian finished 2-6. Holly Pond led 6-0 after one quarter but Appalachian got on the board early in the second quarter when Oziel Maldonado scored on […]

Redskins at home, tough trip for Tigers and Bulldogs

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • ROUND ONE PLAYOFFS The regular season is over and that means no more football for five of Blount County’s eight high school football teams. Three teams from the county have made the playoffs and two of those face tough opponents on the road this week. J.B. Pennington looks to have the toughest trip with the Tigers […]

Arab scores late to beat Hayden

The playoff-bound Arab Knights got a touchdown in the closing seconds to defeat Hayden 27- 20 last Friday night. Arab improved to 8-2 on the year while Hayden ended the season at 2-8. The visiting Knights got run over early in the game as the Wildcats jumped out to a 14-0 lead. Corey Ward hit Luke Wall on a 28-yard […]

Coosa conquers Mustangs

The Southeastern Mustangs finished the year with a 37-0 loss at Coosa Christian last Friday night. Coosa finished the year at 4-6 while Southeastern wrapped up their first varsity season at 0-9. The Conquerors got touchdown runs of 96, 65, and 53 yards in the first quarter in building a 37-0 halftime lead. Justin Boyles completed 8 of 19 passes […]


ONEONTA BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION is now underway. Players in grades two through six can register at the Oneonta Rec Center Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day. For more information, phone 625-3534.

Oneonta overwhelms Mortimer Jordan

They keep lining up and the top-ranked Redskins keep knocking them down. Last Friday night, 4A Oneonta took apart a 5A playoff team with a 50-6 win over Mortimer Jordan. Oneonta improved to 10-0 with the victory while the Blue Devils fell to 5-5. The Redskins – who had outscored the opposition 308-20 in the first half – dominated on […]