Corpus Christi honors first responders

Corpus Christi Catholic Church of Oneonta held a Sacred Mass on Sept. 23 presided by Father James Hedderman for all of Blount County’s first responders on Sept. 23. Lunch, provided by Our Lady of Victory Guild, Knights of Columbus and the Hispanic Prayer group of Corpus Christi was served in the Parish Hall following the Mass. -Jamishae Woodard

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 4, 1928

New Bridges The Nectar bridge, which has been under construction for several weeks, has been completed and is now open to traffic. The structure is a lattice covered bridge and spans the Warrior river near Nectar. It is over 400 feet in length. The Yarbrough bridge across Little Warrior has also been re-built. It is 200 feet in length. Both […]

Hayden runs over Springville

After a week of non-region play, the Hayden Wildcats played host to Class 5A Region 6 foe Springville and rolled up more than 500 rushing yards in a 39-29 victory. On the second play of the game, junior fullback Levi Snider raced 54 yards but a Tiger defender poked the ball loose and it went through the endzone for a […]

Lynn too strong for Southeastern

The visiting Southeastern Mustangs fell behind 14-0 early and couldn’t make up the deficit in a 62-33 loss at Lynn last Friday night. The Mustangs put together a solid night on offense – finishing with 270 total yards – but Lynn rolled up almost 500 rushing yards and had three backs combine for almost 400 yards on the ground. Southeastern […]

Falcons fly past Eagles

Visiting Donoho rolled up more than 400 yards of offense and cruised to a 38-7 victory at Appalachian last Friday night. The Falcons took advantage of a pair of Eagle turnovers in the first half to build a 24-0 lead after two quarters. Donoho running back Mitchell Baker finished the night with 201 yards and two touchdown on just 10 […]

Playoffs? Yes…no…maybe


Last week was not a great week for our teams, more on that in a minute, but it did provide some clarity – or a good dose of reality, at least. All eight Blount County teams faced a region opponent from outside the county and the results weren’t good as only Hayden, Locust Fork and Susan Moore came away with […]


Hornets rally past Broncos

The Locust Fork Hornets used a decisive second half to send a big homecoming crowd home happy in a 37-31 victory over Holly Pond last Friday night at Gary Pate Field. Holly Pond built a 21-14 halftime lead but the Hornets got big plays from the defense and the offense to start the second half. Elliott Dodson sacked Bronco quarterback […]

Fultondale tames Tigers

The J.B. Pennington Tigers made plenty of plays but it wasn’t enough as visiting Fultondale knocked off the Tigers 49- 34 to assume control of 3A Region 6. The Tigers, a banged-up bunch coming into the game, were tied 7-7 after one quarter and 14-14 at the half with the powerful Wildcats. Fultondale assumed a 28-21 lead after three quarters […]

Snead utilities would like all radio-read meters

Snead utilities department head Jeff Whited expressed his preference for the purchase and installation of additional radio-read water meters before winter. Addressing the town council, Whited estimated the total cost at $320,000. Councilmen Dale Snead and Tim Kent suggested the council wait until the newly elected mayor and council take office in November to make that decision. Town clerk Rae […]

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