Westminster holds off J.B. Pennington

A pair of second quarter touchdowns gave visiting J.B. Pennington a 14-10 halftime lead but the second half was all Westminster Christian as the Wildcats pulled away for a 38-20 victory to clinch a playoff berth. Pennington’s 14 points came on a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs – one from Brandon Butts and another from Brenner Drain. The Tigers missed […]

Lighthouse can’t overcome mistakes

Hope Christian jumped out to a 38-6 halftime lead and never looked back in a 44-26 victory over visiting Lighthouse Home-school last Friday night in Pelham. The Warriors didn’t pick up their first win but they definitely enjoyed their best offensive night of the season, as Lighthouse finished with 450 total yards. Micah Beard completed 13 of 36 passing for […]

Blue Devils take down Hayden

The visiting Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils held Hayden to less than 60 yards of total offense and dominated in a 39-0 victory last Friday night. Hayden simply could not get anything going against a Blue Devil defense that limited the Wildcats to just 47 rushing yards on 32 attempts. Hayden completed just one of five passes for 5 yards. The […]

Final region games this week

The next to the last week of the regular season is here and that calls for a hard look at the playoff possibilities. First up, Appalachian, Hayden, J.B. Pennington, Southeastern, and Susan Moore will not make the playoffs this year. Each will wrap up region play this week and the season next week. Cleveland, Locust Fork, and Oneonta are in […]

Late surge gives Falkville win over Southeastern

The Falkville Blue Devils outscored visiting Southeastern 27-7 over the final two quarter to pick up a 33-13 victory last Friday night. The Blue Devils led just 12-6 after three quarters but the home team took advantage of three turnovers in the final 12 minutes to outscore the Mustangs 21-7 down the stretch. Southeastern put together plenty of offense with […]


EVENTS LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host a free trunk or treat and harvest festival on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. There will be treats, hayrides, a cakewalk, and food. HIGH ROCK METHODIST CHURCH will have a trunk or treat and harvest festival Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The church is located on county road […]


Birmingham, died Oct. 7, 2014. Surviving are half brother Scott Chamblee, Hoover, other family and friends. Eddie Tawbush officiated the 3 p.m. graveside service held Oct. 20 at Youngblood Cemetery in Locust Fork. Family members served as pallbearers. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.


Oneonta, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the residence. Surviving are husband Christopher S. Bolster; son Wesley P. Self, Cullman; daughter Kristy Yvonne Craft, Moody; grandchildren Emma Reese Self, Cullman, Porter Shawn Williams, Payton Grace Williams, both of Moody; sisters Mary (Dennison) Lee, Florida, Elizabeth Crumpton, Pinson, Claudia (Joe) Cochran, Trussville. The family had a private memorial service on Oct. 19. […]


Altoona, died Oct. 13, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a member of Hendrix Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband John Sisson, sons Tony Sisson and Marlin Sisson, daughterin law Judy Boughner, and sister Faynell Weaver. Surviving are granddaughters Tonya (Jeff ) Stephenson, Oneonta, Wendy (Jerry) Hogeland, Snead; great-grandchildren Randee Stephenson, Skylar Hogeland, Austin (Angel) Hogeland; great-great-grandchildren Kameron […]


Orange Park, Fla., died Oct. 11, 2014, with her husband of 55 years, David Ralph Eastridge, by her side. Born in Oneonta, she was daughter of the late Henry and Lucille Bellew. She enjoyed crafts and collecting bears, baskets, and dolls. Son Rick Estridge and sister Connett Garner also predeceased her. Surviving besides her husband are daughter DeeDee (Kenny) Rearden; […]

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