World record holder at age 10

Most 10-year-olds spend their day focusing on friends, video games, or organized sports; however, Gabe Henry is not your typical 10-year-old. Henry, who began the sport of bow fishing in May 2018, has already set three state records, one world record, and has his sights set on more records. Henry’s passion for the sport started just eight months ago when […]


‘FIX YOUR MAMA’ is a spay/neuter program with Crossing Paths Animal Rescue for Blount County residents who need financial assistance to fix female dogs or cats and male pit bulls or pit mixes. A $25 fee covers the surgery and a rabies vaccination. Financial assistance is available. There are a limited number of appointments. Donations are needed to keep the […]

Water fees increase

Town of Cleveland

The Cleveland Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 10. Mayor Jerry Jones and utilities supervisor Steve Pass presented the council with a proposal to increase fees and deposits in the water department. The proposed increases that were submitted were: • Return check fee raised from $30 to $35 • Non-payment or cut-off fee from $25 to $30 […]


Congratulations to the Susan Moore junior varsity girls, Locust Fork junior varsity boys, Locust Fork varsity girls, and Appalachian varsity boys for their Blount County Championship victories Saturday. It’s been an exciting season of basketball and we wish all of our teams the best of luck as they begin area tournament play next week. With the forecast calling for inclement […]

2019 Blount County Basketball Tournament – Varsity Boys

2019 Blount County Basketball Tournament – Varsity Girls

Scores and games

Sports Briefs

APPALACHIAN SOFTBALL SIGNUPS for 6U, 8U, 10U, and 12U age groups will be Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. until noon, in the high school lunchroom. Registration fee is $75. BLOUNTSVILLE T-BALL, BASEBALL, AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION is going on now through Friday, Feb. 8, at Blountsville Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Cost is $100; payment […]

Extrication equipment purchased with grant

On Monday, Jan. 21, members of Susan Moore Fire and Rescue received training on the new air bag lifting system (pictured in action at left) the department purchased with a $5,000 grant from Cawaco RC&D. According to Chief Jonathan Ledbetter, the Vetter Air Bag Rescue System equipment will assist firefighters in saving individuals who are trapped and need technical rescue […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH will continue a pastor’s and deacon’s study each Thursday in January, at 7 p.m. nightly. Matthew Fallin will teach on evangelism. The church is located in the McLarty Community. Robbie Burtram is pastor. ALLGOOD BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. Special singing provided by Bama Blu-Grace. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST […]