Panthers smother Yellow Jackets

The Cleveland Panthers got a huge night from the defense in a dominant 20-8 win at Winston County Friday night. Winston County’s potent offense managed just 136 total yards against a Cleveland defense that collected eight sacks, 14 tackles for loss and recovered three fumbles. Cleveland got a 29-yard touchdown run from Daquarrious Phillips and a 27-yard field goal from […]


Tigers bash Bulldogs

The J.B. Pennington Tigers completely bottled up the Hanceville offense and cruised to a 42-0 victory over the visitors from Cullman County last Friday. The Tigers got off to a bit of a slow start, leading just 7-0 after one quarter, but added a pair of touchdowns in each of the next two quarters to build a 35-0 lead after […]

Big second half takes Sumiton past Southeastern

Southeastern trailed Sumiton Christian just 21-13 with less than a minute to play in the first half Friday but the Eagles took advantage of a couple of big mistakes and pulled away in the second half for a 50-13 win over the visiting Mustangs. After hanging with the Eagles for 23 minutes, the Mustangs lined up to punt from deep […]

Late kickoff return gives Warriors win over Redskins

The Oneonta Redskins put together more than 500 yards of offense and didn’t punt while holding Cherokee County to less than 300 total yards. Unfortunately, the Warriors used a pair of huge kickoff returns, including one in the final seconds, to hold off the visiting Redskins 44-41. Oneonta got a huge night from senior running back Sincere Baker, who torched […]

Winterboro rolls over Appalachian

Visiting Appalachian put up more than 260 yards of offense but points were an entirely different matter as Winterboro won 53-7 last Friday night. The Eagles rushed for 130 yards and passed for 132 more but it wasn’t nearly enough as the host Bulldogs were physical and efficient on offense and bent but didn’t break on defense. Jasper Hutchens completed […]

Church Briefs

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH will have a yard sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Sept. 28-30, from 7 a.m. until ? each day. There will be a huge assortment of items and proceeds will benefit church projects. The church is located on U.S. 278 in Snead. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH in Boaz will present the Mylon Hayes Family in concert on Sunday, […]

John Edward Bryant

JOHN EDWARD BRYANT, 61, Raleigh, N.C., passed away Sept. 13, 2017. John was born on an Army base in Germany. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1974, and attended Auburn University, graduating with an industrial engineering degree in 1980. After college, he went to work as a systems analyst for PPG in Lake Charles, La., then later at EDS […]

Gary O. Fox

GARY O. FOX, 73, Danville, died Sept. 18, 2017. Formerly of Oneonta, he was a member of Danville Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman, Alabama football fan, and he enjoyed telling long, detailed stories. He was a 50-year member of the Pipe Fitters Local #669. Predeceasing him were parents C.R. and Velma Butler Fox and brothers Raymond Austin Fox, […]

Angela Anne Justice

ANGELA ANNE JUSTICE, 44, Cleveland, died Sept. 18, 2017, at the residence. Father Talmadge Erwin Bailey predeceased her. Surviving are mother Barbara Cannady Bailey; son Kevin Justice; sister Pamela Kay Mauldin. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Holly Pond.