Warriors defeat Chargers


The Lighthouse Warriors were back in action Friday night soundly defeating the North River Christian Chargers 42-6. Despite having two of their starting wide receivers out with injuries, the Warriors dominated their homecoming game. The Charger defense held the Warriors on their first drive, but thanks to a tremendous tackle by Caleb Mitchell, Jonathan Beason recovered the muffed punt return. […]

Knights spur Hornets


Locust Fork was supposed to host Sand Rock in a region game Friday, but COVID-19 cases at Sand Rock forced a forfeit and left the Hornets without a game. Just up the road in Arab, the Knights found themselves in the same predicament. The two teams faced off in Arab as the Knights celebrated homecoming as well as a 49-27 […]

Bulldogs struggling


The Susan Moore Bulldogs were on the road again last Friday traveling to Oakman for a 3A, Region 6 contest with the Wildcats. For the second straight week, the Bulldog offense struggled to find a rhythm. Oakman, on the other hand, started the game hot. With only 49 seconds having ticked off the game clock, Oakman’s Baylor Odom found Derrick […]

Tigers clip Eagles


The Appalachian Eagles traveled to Valley Head Friday for a matchup with the 5-1 Tigers. Valley Head got off to a fast start and never looked back winning by a score of 49-13. By the time the Eagles put their first points on the scoreboard, they were down by 34. Chase Payne’s 15-yard run midway through the first half gave […]

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Cawaco RC&D grant to FLFR


Friends of the Locust Fork River are excited and grateful that a new Cawaco RC&D grant will further their river restoration work along the banks of the Locust Fork River. This project was initiated in late 2019 when volunteers planted $500 worth of seedlings at the Grand Staircase of King’s Bend Scenic Overlook to create a native plant garden. A […]

Museum, Historical Society receive Bicentennial Legacy Award


The Blount County Memorial Museum and Historical Society received a special plaque commemorating its outstanding contribution to Alabama’s recent bicentennial celebration. The Alabama Bicentennial Commission selected 21 out of more than 200 projects to receive legacy awards. Forty-one projects received commendations. The bronze plaque (above) names The Heritage of Blount County book and will be displayed at the Blount County […]

Helping hands


Loftis Robbins, Fieldstone Meats of Alabama, and American Legion Post #72 joined together to collect items to benefit Lake Charles, La., hurricane victims. This photo represents only some of the more than 5,000 items and $1,000 cash donated. Jeff Nettles, Loftis Robbins employee, delivered the much needed items to Lake Charles last week. All three organizations thank Blount Countians who […]

Skillman awarded scholarship

Talmadge Skillman, 2020 Oneonta High School graduate, has been awarded the Birmingham News – Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Scholarship. Skillman is a freshman at the University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in communications. He is the son of Mark and Melanie Skillman, brother of Harrison Skillman (Oneonta senior), and grandson of Katie and the late Talmadge Skillman and Broyce and […]