‘We had a good fair…’

The 64th annual Blount County fair is in the books. After a slow start due to rain and cooler weather on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, attendance quickly rebounded. Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center Director Chase Moore said, “We had a good fair considering the weather.” Moore said that new vendor Paradise Amusements offered exceptional service. Fairgoers commented to Moore on how […]

More charges for former school administrator

A former Blount County Schools administrator has been hit with more charges related to the filming of a minor. Tim Clevenger, a former principal at Susan Moore High School and assistant principal at Locust Fork High School, was scheduled to go on trial last week after he was originally charged in 2015 with videotaping a 14-year-old girl in the nude […]

The time has come for Moore and Strange


The very interesting and entertaining Republican Primary for our open U.S. Senate seat culminates this Tuesday with the clash between two titans. Judge Roy Moore and Big Luther Strange will be in a Titanic battle to fill the seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions became U.S. Attorney General. We will see if Moses with his Ten Commandments and Hebrew children […]

Blount County BOE begins strategic planning process

The Blount County Board of Education announced yesterday that it will begin a strategic planning process soon involving school system stakeholders to “redefine and refocus our priorities”, and “to make well-informed decisions about the future direction of the school district.” A strategic planning team will be formed to implement the process, consisting of school employees, parents, students, board members, and […]

Tigers hold off Hornets

The J.B. Pennington Tigers used a balanced offense and just enough defense to hold off Locust Fork 20-14 for a big 3A Region 5 win last Friday in Locust Fork. Pennington took an early 7-0 lead on a 10-yard touchdown run from quarterback Noah Allison, who added the extra point himself. Locust Fork came back with a touchdown in the […]

Victory comes back to knock off Appalachian

The Appalachian Eagles built a big lead but couldn’t hang on as Victory Christian’s second-half offensive explosion led the visitors to a 49-35 victory. Appalachian put together more than 400 yards of offense on the night – 224 on the ground; 191 through the air. Jasper Hutchens completed 10 of 18 passing for 191 yards and two touchdowns and also […]


Lighthouse Warriors perfect so far

The Lighthouse Homeschool Warriors are three games into the season and so far the opposition has struggled to stay on the field with them. Lighthouse opened the season with a 50-28 victory over Tuscaloosa Christian on Aug. 25 and followed that up with a 43-16 victory over Lyman Ward on Sept. 8. Last week, the Warriors played their home opener […]

Church Briefs

TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have ‘Wonderfall Day’ on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be vendors, a car show, food, and fun for the entire family. The church is located at 337 Tabernacle Road in Locust Fork. All proceeds benefit local missions. AUTUMNWOODS CHURCH at Dailey’s Chapel in Rosa will begin an eight-week […]

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