Redskins hold off Green Wave, improve to 12-0

The Oneonta Redskins tightened their hold on the 4A Area 9 lead Monday night but it wasn’t easy on the road at Leeds. The Redskins (who have been ranked No. 1 in 4A since the start of the season) battled the athletic Green Wave throughout the game with neither team able to take control. Oneonta led 21-20 at the half […]

Lady Bulldogs, Panthers win titles

The seedings were correct for the Blount County Tournament last week at Hayden High School. There were a couple of upsets along the way but the top seeds in each bracket brought home the hardware as Susan Moore won the girls and title with Cleveland winning the boys. GirlsSusan Moore 49, Hayden 35 The host Lady Wildcats entered the tournament […]

Church Briefs

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a Watch Night service on Sunday, New Year’s Eve, beginning at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be The Singing Commodores. Refreshments will be served at 10 p.m., then the group will pray the old year out and the new year in. The church is located on U.S. 278, two miles east of Holly […]

Blount County Bicentennial Essay Contest

Attention students in grades 6-12. Do you want to be a part of an historic event, and win some cash too? Then consider entering the Blount County Centennial Essay Contest, sponsored by the Blount County Historical Society. The contest, which is divided into two divisions, will award a monetary prize to the winner and runner-up of each division, and will […]

Wreck claims Birmingham couple

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a Dec. 14 head-on collision on Skyline Drive, four miles west of Hayden, claimed the lives of a Birmingham couple. James Kenneth Sims, 72, and his wife, Dorothy, were pronounced dead on the scene in the 8:45 p.m. accident. Neither was wearing their seatbelt. According to the report, Sims was driving a 2005 Dodge […]

‘Suspicious circumstances’ in Cleveland incident

Following calls from the public inquiring about a possible shooting at a residence in Cleveland, The Blount Countian asked Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrrington to comment on the incident. He released this statement: “The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating suspicious circumstances at a residence in the Cleveland area. The circumstances are very suspicious, but no victims have been located […]


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