NEWSBRIEFS



COPD SUPPORT GROUP Anyone interested in participating in a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease support group, contact Phyllis at 274-9184 after 1 p.m. BLOUNT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT To find out if you meet income and nutrition guidelines to qualify for WIC, phone 274-2120. WIC is an equal opportunity provider. DISABILITY RIGHTS AND RESOURCES is located in the Family Services Center. The […]

Blount County Commission schedule bulletin



November business meeting The November commission business meeting will not be held at its usual time on the second Monday of the month. Instead it will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m., a date set by state law having to do with the swearing in of newly-elected commissioners. The monthly business meeting will follow the swearing-in of two commissioners, […]

Forty-year milestone for Union Hill organist



Even with 40 years serving as Union Hill Baptist Church’s organist under her belt, Maura Phillips says its not time to hang up her organ shoes just yet. “I’ll be playing on Sunday, during the Christmas event, and for as many more years as the Lord will allow,” she said. Phillips, who was born and raised in Oneonta, began playing […]

Panthers take care of Mustangs



The Cleveland Panthers jumped out to a 29-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 36- 6 victory over visiting Southeastern last Thursday night. Cleveland rolled up 293 yards on offense and the Panther defense limited the Mustangs to just 144 total yards. Brett Erwin had touchdown runs of 5 and 3 yards in the first half and Peyton Gilliland added […]

Appalachian can’t hold on against Patriots



The Appalachian Eagles got out to an early 14-0 lead but couldn’t hang on as West End rallied for a 30-27 victory to close the season for both teams. The Eagles got a good night from the offense, at least as far as yardage. Appalachian rolled up 340 yards of offense but turned the ball over five times. West End […]

Bulldogs get by Tigers



The Susan Moore Bulldogs dominated the time of possession to pick up a 28-21 victory over visiting J.B. Pennington last Thursday night. Susan Moore ran 70 plays to Pennington’s 44 and pounded out 294 rushing yards to the Tigers’ 124 to get the win. Pennington got on the board first when Jacob Washburn found a seam and raced 59 yards […]

Playoffs begin for Panthers, Hornets, and Redskins

High School Football Playoff Preview – Round 1

Only three high school football teams from Blount County qualified for the playoffs this year and two of those three will be at home in the first round. The one team that travels – Cleveland – will have its hands full in Winston County. The Panthers get a physical, hard-nosed opponent in Addison. Locust Fork has a huge test with […]

Wildcats mash Yellow Jackets



The visiting Hayden Wildcats took out a season’s worth of frustration on Curry and rolled over the Yellow Jackets 53-14 last Friday night. Hayden finished with a season-high 492 yards of offense, including 398 on the ground. The Wildcats’ Hayden Shirley recovered a Curry fumble on the opening kickoff. On the first play from scrimmage, Tim Curry found Shirley on […]

Redskins beat Bulldogs

to take region title

The Oneonta Redskins shut out the high-powered Piedmont Bulldogs in the second half and claimed the region title with a 26-15 victory at Gilbreath Stadium last Friday night. Oneonta jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on a pair of Zach Dimmock touchdown passes – 5 yards to Riley Cole and 16 yards to Trevor Smith – but Piedmont rallied […]

Eagles surprise Hornets



Visiting Hokes Bluff proved to be doing much more than just simply playing out the string as the Eagles took advantage of Locust Fork mistakes to post a 31-29 victory over the Hornets last Thursday night. The Eagles jumped out to an early 17-0 lead before the Hornets finally got something going on offense. Todd Goodwin scored from a yard […]


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