Oneonta School Board lays groundwork for ad valorem referendum next year

In a work session prior to a called meeting Sunday to consider hiring a new superintendent, The Oneonta City Board of Education discussed progress toward calling for a property tax increase referendum early next year. Additional revenue to meet accelerating needs for important capital projects on the near horizon – as well as expanding operational needs – has been the […]

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The Blount Countian, October 15, 2014

Weekend shooting leaves one dead John Wesley Hall, 37, is charged with murder and is being held in the Blount County Jail on a $1 million bond. Hall allegedly shot Andrew Osborn in the chest with a handgun, according to an affidavit filed with the Blount County Circuit Clerk on Tuesday. The incident occurred Sunday at the victim’s residence on […]

Susan Moore hammers Hanceville

The visiting Susan Moore Bulldogs broke open a scoreless tie after one quarter with 26 straight points over the second and third quarters to ease past Hanceville 40-22 last Friday night. Susan Moore pounded out 311 rushing yards on the night while the Susan Moore defense limited the Hanceville rushing attack to just 47 yards on 27 attempts. After a […]

Falcons fly past Eagles

The Appalachian Eagles put up plenty of yards but points were a different story as the visitors fell 35-12 at Donoho last Friday. The Eagles finished the night 352 total yards – 162 on the ground, 191 through the air – but the Falcons’ bigplay offense repeatedly gashed the Eagle defense. Jasper Hutchens completed 13 of 22 passing for 226 […]

Springville upsets Hayden

The Hayden Wildcats traveled to St. Clair County Friday night to take on the Springville Tigers and lost a heartbreaker to the Tigers by a score of 21-20. Hayden scored on their first two drives to take an early 14-0 lead. The first came after a seven-play, 65-yard drive as senior running back Austin Turner scored from 2 yards away. […]

Sports Briefs

ONEONTA BOYS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION will continue through Thursday, Oct. 12, Monday through Thursday until 4 p.m. each day at the Oneonta Rec Center. Registration is for kindergarten through sixth grade and players must not turn 13 before Sept. 1, 2017, to be eligible. Applications for coaches will also be accepted. For more information, phone 625-3534. ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION […]

The playoff chase picks up


Week 7 is here and it makes for an odd slate of games. First up, you have some rivalry-type stuff with Cleveland visiting Locust Fork and Corner coming to Hayden. For the Yellow Jackets and Wildcats, it’s extra special because it’s a region game to boot. You also have some good old-fashioned region football with Southeastern traveling to Decatur Heritage, […]


Lady Wildcats take county volleyball title

The Hayden Lady Wildcats swept through the Blount County Volleyball Tournament last week to take the title. Just days after the Hayden JV captured their title, the varsity girls duplicated the feat sweeping through the tournament they hosted undefeated. Later in the week, the Lady Wildcats went to Tuscaloosa to compete in the Hillcrest ‘Volleybrawl’ Tournament and defeated Jess Davis […]

Fultondale pounds Pennington

The bright lights of television proved to be quite a motivator for Fultondale as the Wildcats ripped through visiting J.B. Pennington 56-8 last Friday. The game was close early – Fultondale led just 7-0 after one quarter – but a 28-8 advantage in the second quarter proved to be the beginning of the end for a Tiger team that had […]