Budget and livestock ordinance passed

Cleveland Town Council

The Cleveland Town Council met last Thursday, first in a work session to discuss the proposed budgets, followed by its regular monthly meeting. The bulk of the regular meeting dealt with the budgets and the continuing problem of animals roaming free in town. The overall revenue projected for the FY 2019 general fund budget is $745,820, an increase of more […]


The $100,000 special allocation reported for District 2 in the 2019 county budget article in the Sept. 19 edition of The Blount Countian was incorrect. District 2 will not receive that allocation in fiscal year 2019. The amount reported was for fiscal year 2018 only. Reporter’s error. The county commission budget document was labeled correctly. Also, an incorrect amount was […]

Bulldogs bury Lions

A pouring rain just minutes before the homecoming parade earlier in the day did nothing to dampen Bulldog spirit Friday night as they hosted and shut down the Brindlee Mountain Lions 56-0. After homecoming festivities where Makenzie Criswell was named queen, the Bulldogs got down to business. Six minutes into the game, Andrew McEvoy tucked the ball and ran for […]

Panthers lose thriller in overtime

Cleveland trailed Ranburne 28-21 with two minutes left in the fourth quarter when Andrew Green found Sam Aycock for a 16-yard touchdown to send the game to overtime. Cleveland was unable to score in the extra session and fell to Ranburne 35-28. The Bulldogs took an early 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter. However, the Panthers answered when Andrew […]

Scores and games

This week in high school sports

Blount County volleyball tournament begins Thursday

The Blount County volleyball tournament begins Thursday, Sept. 27, at Cleveland High School. Junior varsity will begin play at 1:30 p.m. The tournament is single elimination. Championship game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The varsity tournament begins on Monday, Oct. 1 at Cleveland. The first game of the double elimination tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. Play will continue on Tuesday, […]


Tigers too much for Hornets

Locust Fork took the lead in the first quarter, but couldn’t score in the second half. Pennington left with a 32-14 victory last Friday. The Hornets scored first on a 3-yard touchdown run by Eli Musso and a successful extra point attempt by Jose Hernandez. The Tigers countered with a 2-yard touchdown by Sheldon Blythe, but after missing the extra […]

Panthers upset Eagles

The Appalachian Eagles faced the Woodville Panthers Friday night looking to capitalize for the second time in a row. Woodville came out on top scoring early with a touchdown run from Abraham Sargent. The Eagles fought right back, with a touchdown by Jonathan Garcia on the next drive. Isaac Duarte booted the extra point to give them a 7-6 lead. […]

Mustangs close call with Eagles

Sumiton Christian took an early lead, and while Southeastern fought back they were unable to recover. The Mustangs went into the second quarter down 12-0, but scored once and went into halftime trailing only 12-8. Southeastern briefly took the lead in the third quarter 16-12. The Mustangs were held scoreless in the fourth while the Eagles were able to score […]

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