COVID-19 impacts

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education’s Nov. 2 meeting highlighted several accomplishments as well as an update on COVID-19 impacts across the system. Superintendent Rodney Green reported that the system will continue its blended learning model despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases in several schools. Last Monday, Green reported that four schools have experienced interruptions thus far: Susan Moore […]

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The Southern Democrat, November 10, 1966

Veterans Day It is unlikely there will be any armistice in the elephant grass and rice paddies of Viet Nam on Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. And the men fighting there may not have time to entertain such tidbits of history as the fact that the original Veterans Day marked a cease-fire between the Central Powers and the Allies in […]

Tigers tame Bulldogs to advance to round two

After securing the No. 2 spot in Class 3A Region 6, the J.B. Pennington Tigers hosted the Geraldine Bulldogs (6-4) Friday night. Pennington came away with a 41-14 win to keep their season alive. The Tigers racked up 517 yards in a balanced attack with 286 yards through the air and 231 on the ground. Defensively, Pennington shut down the […]

Hayden wraps up record season

The Hayden Wildcats ended the 2020 season losing 62-3 to No. 5 ranked Guntersville. Even though the game didn’t turn out the way the Wildcats might have wanted, Hayden had a very successful season. In August, many thought that the 2020 season might not be played, but the Wildcats were able to compete in 11 games (two make-up games and […]

Three teams qualify for state championship meet

Blount County’s cross country teams had some phenomenal finishes at last Thursday’s sectionals, which serve as qualifiers for the state championship meet. Teams qualifying to participate in the AHSAA State Championship meet this Saturday are J.B. Pennington boys and girls; Locust Fork boys and girls; and Oneonta boys (pictured above). Currently ranked No. 4 in the state, the Pennington boys […]

Southeastern falls to North Sand Mountain

After COVID-19 shut down Southeastern School on Oct. 22, it abruptly ended the regular season for the Mustangs. Until Friday night, the Mustangs (6-4) hadn’t played a game since a 31-28 win over West End on Oct. 16. In the eight games they played, the offense averaged 27.88 points per game, while the defense allowed an average of only 18.25 […]

Redskins advance

The Oneonta Redskins traveled to Gurley to face the Madison County Tigers in the first round of AHSAA Class 4A playoffs. With several key players quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure, it was a tough game, but the Redskins pulled off a 27-24 victory. Oneonta drew first blood on a 2-yard romp by Collin Moon with 7:24 on the clock. Angel […]


Panthers shut out Blue Devils

The Cleveland Panthers traveled to Morgan County Friday for a first round playoff match up with the Falkville Blue Devils, who put up 370 points while only giving up 82 during the regular season. The Panthers rose to the challenge. Solid performances from senior DB Skylar Self and junior LB Kartar Adams, along with an offensive charge led by senior […]

Blount County Youth Football

Playoffs Round 1 Scores SophomoresSoutheastern 45 – Moody 0Ashville 39 – Appalachian 6Cleveland 42 – Locust Fork 0Springville 26 – Susan Moore 0 JuniorsSpringville 38 – Locust Fork 0Oneonta 29 – West End 0Moody 40 – Ashville 7Southeastern 35 – Cleveland 30 SeniorsSoutheastern 20 – Susan Moore 0Locust Fork 47 – West End 6Ashville 21 – Cleveland 19Springville 6 – […]