New physical therapy office open for business



Extensive working hours, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and acceptance of all insurance separates Drayer Physical Therapy from the pack, according to center manager Stephen Guthrie. The center, which specializes in orthopedics, pre- and post-operative care, manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, sports medicine, occupation rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, spinal traction therapy, TMJ rehabilitation, and gait training, is in its second month of […]

Hope House issues Christmas wish list, rules for recipients



by Ron Gholson Hope House last week announced the beginning of its annual Childrens’ Christmas Drive to provide toys and clothing to underprivileged Blount County children. The agency will collect toys and clothing during the period Nov. 12 to Dec. 13. Donations may be brought to Hope House offices in the Family Services Mall. The age range covered by the […]

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The Blount Countian October 29, 2008

Ray ready for the job “Danny (Hicks) has been one of the best mayors this city has ever had, in my opinion,” said soon-to-be Mayor Darryl Ray. “He would not make a hasty decision and he only did what he thought was best for this city and its citizens.” Ray will be sworn in next Monday, Nov. 3, at 8 […]

White Plains pulls away from Susan Moore



The visiting Susan Moore Bulldogs got behind big early and couldn’t come back as White Plains rolled up 364 rushing yards in a 50-26 victory last Friday night. Susan Moore got a 1-yard touchdown run from Keith Jackson in the second quarter but trailed 30-6 at the half as White Plains scored on runs of 64, 77, and 39 yards […]

Wildcats clobber Yellow Jackets



In front of a big homecoming crowd, Hayden jumped out to a 20-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back in a 54-31 win over Curry. It was the first win of the year for the Wildcats and the first under head coach Keith Register. The Wildcats got three 1-yard touchdown runs in the first quarter from Walter Finley, […]

Redskins trample Lions



The Sardis Lions jumped out to an early 7-0 lead but the Oneonta Redskins responded with the next 56 points and rolled to a 62-14 victory last Friday night. Sardis got on the board in the opening quarter with a 35-yard touchdown pass and the lead stayed 7-0 through the first quarter. However, the put up 35 points in the […]

End of the road for most teams



The 2013 high school football regular season comes to an end this week and that means no more football for most of the schools we cover. The exceptions are Appalachian, Oneonta, and possibly J.B. Pennington. The Eagles and Redskins are locked into next week’s playoffs but the postseason is still up in the air for the Tigers. The job for […]

Saints end Hornet playoff hopes



The Locust Fork Hornets got out to an early 9-0 lead but couldn’t hold on as the visiting St. Clair County Saints came from behind to take a 31-24 win and eliminate the Hornets from the 4A Region 6 playoff chase. Locust Fork took an early 3-0 lead when Kyle Hornbuckle knocked home a 33-yard field goal attempt on the […]

Eagles fly past Mustangs



Sumiton Christian got touchdowns from the offense, defense, and special teams in building a 21- 0 halftime lead and cruised to a 41-0 victory over visiting Southeastern last Friday night. Sumiton took an early 7-0 lead but Southeastern moved the ball deep into Eagle territory and had a first-and-goal at the Eagle 1. However, the Eagle defense had back-to-back sacks […]

Saks runs over Cleveland



The Saks Wildcats pounded out 400 yards on the ground and eased to a 62-20 victory over Cleveland last Friday night at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium. Cleveland generated some yards – 290 on the night – but Saks had touchdown runs of 50 and 44 yards to start the game and later added a 97-yard punt return for a […]


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