Amendments 1-14 simplified



A shortened and simplified explanation is given below for each of the 14 proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot on election day, Nov. 8 this year. These concise explanations in the first paragraph under each amendment were written and provided to the newspaper by the Alabama Republican Caucus. They are reprinted using the exact wording provided. However, […]

Wildcats wallop Lincoln



The Hayden Wildcats played host to the Lincoln Golden Bears last Friday with a home playoff game already guaranteed. The Wildcats ran over the Bears in route to a 39-21 win. The win moves Hayden to 8-2 on the season, the most wins in the regular season since 1992. The win also was the 10th regular season win in a […]

Mustangs rout Rams



Jordan Graham returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown to jump start a 26-point first quarter and the Southeastern Mustangs rolled to a 39-7 victory over visiting Asbury last Friday. Graham’s return was just one of many for a Southeastern team that led 26-0 after one quarter, 33-0 at the half and 39- 0 after three quarters. Seth […]

Blount Countian

Scholar Athletes of the Week

Cleveland High School Hunter J. Green Parents: Jay andRhonda GreenGrade Point Average:3.3Sports played/howlong: Football, varsity –4 years; Basketball, varsity – 3 years; Baseball,varsity – 4 yearsAthletic achievements: Football, firstteam all-state – 2015, Blount Countydefensive player of the year – 2015, TerrySligh player of the week – 2015, CHS mostvaluable defensive player – 2015, CHS bestlinebacker – 2015; Basketball B-teamcounty champions […]

Four make the playoffs, three play at home in the first round



Playoff time…you have to love the sound of that. For half of the county schools – Cleveland, Hayden, Locust Fork and J.B. Pennington – the hard work has paid off with a playoff berth this week. Three of the four – Panthers, Wildcats and Tigers – are at home. The Hornets are on the road and none of the four […]

COUNTY LEADERS



Cleveland pulls away from Susan Moore



For two quarters, it was a slugfest. Unfortunately, the Susan Moore Bulldogs ran out of punches in the second half as Cleveland outscored the home team 21-6 over the final two quarters for a 42-20 victory last Friday night. Cleveland led 13-7 after one quarter and 21-14 at the half but the Panther defense was having all kinds of trouble […]

Tigers pluck Eagles



One team came in 1-8 and was just trying to finish the year with a banged-up roster while the other team was 7-2 and looking ahead to the playoffs. I guess you could say it was almost inevitable as the playoff-bound J.B. Pennington Tigers rolled to a 48-14 victory at Douglas last Thursday night. The Tigers rolled up and down […]

Piedmont pounds Oneonta



Yards and points were hard to come by for the visiting Oneonta Redskins last Friday night as 3A No. 1 Piedmont rolled to a 45-9 victory. Piedmont built a 32-0 halftime lead by holding the Redskins to negative yards on the ground and just five total yards of offense. The Bulldogs got 60 yards rushing and 112 passing with three […]

Church Briefs



SINGINGS EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing dedicated to the memory of Edward Oden on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., featuring Mark Bishop performing. The church is located at 1745 Red Hill School Road in Hayden. Admission is free, but a love offering will be collected. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will feature the Dixie Echoes performing on […]


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