Routine business

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission met for its regular monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Blount Countian previously reported on presentations given during the meeting detailing the progress of the Deans Ferry Road bridge replacement project as well as identifying property adjacent to Palisades Park as a potential site for a county veterans park. Another project discussed at the […]

Swann Bridge Park


As Spring approaches, residents of Blount County are looking forward to a more promising one than 2020. Although COVID-19 remains a threat a year later, social distancing guidelines and vaccinations have made it safer for people to venture out and enjoy themselves. Outdoor activities are still ideal for a safer experience. The Blount County Commission just added a new outdoor […]

BamaCarry donates to BCSO

Kevin Snelson (left), leader of Blount County’s BamaCarry chapter, recently surprised Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon with a $1,025 check. The chapter just wrapped up its annual fundraiser and donated funds to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office for the second year. Snelson said this year’s total is short of last year’s pre-COVID funds. BamaCarry is a 501(c)3 organization with chapters […]

Lady Bulldogs advance to Elite 8


A 45-41 win over Phil Campbell in the Sweet 16 Monday night puts Susan Moore’s Lady Bulldogs back in the Elite Eight for the second straight year. The Lady Bulldogs have only two losses on their 2020-2021 record. Those both came from top-10 6A schools. They were undefeated in area play en route to first place in 3A Area 13, […]

Basketball wraps up for most

Appalachian Varsity Boys Over the last four years, the Eagles have been Area Champions, varsity boys Blount County Champions, won the Buffalo Wild Wings Christmas Tournament, and won the Sumiton Christian Tournament. This Appalachian Eagle team’s season came to an end with a 44-70 loss to Jacksonville Christian last Wednesday in Sub Regionals. The boys played their way to the […]

Two Lady Redskins reach 1,000 points


The Lady Redskins’ season ended Saturday in Hamilton as they lost 47-59 to the Lady Aggies in Sub Regionals. This young team finished the regular season as the top team in Class 4A Area 12. “This group has been amazing this year,” coach David Elrod said. “So much fun to coach and their ability to adjust and navigate a difficult […]

Scores & Games

McPherson signs with Illinois

On Feb. 19, surrounded by family, coaches, teammates, and friends, Oneonta’s Collier McPherson, son of Scott and Shawn McPherson, accepted his scholarship to Illinois College. The 6’3” offensive guard will head to Jacksonville, Ill. later this year where he will become a part of the Blueboy family. Recently named to the Second Team All-County Team, Collier has been an integral […]

Baseball, softball underway


Locust Fork Locust Fork defeated Susan Moore 9-0 on Saturday. J.M. Whitehead and Dawson Dunn combined to pitch the shutout with Whitehead getting the win. The right-hander surrendered zero runs on one hit over four innings, striking out nine. Dunn threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. The Hornets racked up 14 hits with Tommaso Franceschelli, Austin McMurry, […]

No. 2 ranked Lady Bulldogs win Lakeshore Shootout


The Lady Bulldogs got off to a quick start last Friday as they opened up the 2021 Lakeshore Girls Shootout at Eagle Sports Complex in Calera. They started the weekend with a 10-0 win over Pinson. Claire Perkins scored eight goals, Angela Hernandez scored one, and Kristy Cervantes added one goal. The Lady Bulldog defense held Pinson scoreless for their […]