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The Blount Countian October 19, 2011

Commission votes to clear $257,780 from the books Blount County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to pay off $257,780 in installment debt for six dump trucks, a vibratory compactor, and a tractor, to free district road budgets of most short-term debt. The action was taken at the commission business meeting Oct. 17. Earlier this year, the commission paid the last installment […]

Locust Fork blasts Douglas



The Locust Fork Hornets spotted visiting Douglas an early 7-0 lead before scoring 42 unanswered points in a 42-22 victory over the visiting Eagles at homecoming last Friday night. The Hornets turned the ball over early and often and Douglas took advantage for a quick 7-0 lead. Once the Hornets started taking care of the ball, the visiting Eagles had […]

Redskins rout Aggies



With a big homecoming crowd looking on, the Oneonta Redskins piled up 339 rushing yards in a 63-19 victory over Fairview last Friday night. As Oneonta was building a 49-0 halftime lead, the Aggies were running in place against the Redskin defense. At the half, Oneonta had rushed for 268 yards and passed for 63 while Fairview had rushed for […]

Piedmont rocks Susan Moore



The Piedmont Bulldogs lived up their No. 2 ranking in Class 3A with a 56-0 win over visiting Susan Moore last week. Piedmont built a 21-0 lead after one quarter and outscored the visitors 28-0 in the second quarter to build a 49-0 halftime lead. Susan Moore finished with just 94 yards of offense in the game while Piedmont rolled […]

Post-season hopes on the line



Time for another quick playoff round-up. Appalachian – pretty simple for the Eagles. A win against Shades Mtn. Christian this week and Joe Willie Whited’s team is in as the No. 4 team in 1A Region 6. The Eagles could probably still get in with a loss but a win would be much easier. Cleveland – Gardner Gilliland’s banged-up Panthers […]

Eagles get big win over Mustangs



The Appalachian Eagles put themselves back in the playoff hunt with a 34-14 victory over Southeastern in a game played at Cleveland last Friday night. With the win, the Eagles can now lock up a playoff berth with a win over Shades Mountain Christian this week. Southeastern took an early 7-0 lead but the Eagles responded. Behind a ground game […]

Pennington beats Brindlee Mountain



The J.B. Pennington Tigers jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and eased to a 28-8 victory over Brindlee Mountain in front of a big homecoming crowd at William R. Sutton Memorial Stadium last Friday night. The Tigers got a pair of touchdown passes from Brandon Butts – a 13- yarder to Colby Bagwell and an 11-yarder to […]

Panther comeback comes up short



The Glencoe Yellow Jackets turned away a twopoint conversion attempt by Cleveland with a little more than a minute remaining to hold off the visiting Panthers 28-26 last Friday night. The game was close throughout. The score was 7-7 at the half and Glencoe led 21-14 after three quarters. Early in the fourth quarter, Cleveland got a 1-yard touchdown run […]

THE BIBLE SPEAKS Follow that person



Background Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6; 16; 17:1-14; 18:20-27; 21:9-21; 26:1-25. Devotional Reading: Hebrews 11:17-22. My father was the oldest of 10 children born to Edwin B. and Sallie K. Althouse. I am an only child and my two sons, although both married, had no offspring. So, every so often, it occurs to me that my two sons will be the last […]


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