2021-03-03 E-Edition

Lady Bulldogs make history

Susan Moore’s varsity girls basketball players surround coach Natasha Smallwood after winning the region championship. Although the Lady Bulldogs were unable to overcome Pratville Christian in Monday’s Final Four game, they still made school history by just being there. See story page A4.

What could be more extraordinary


I can still feel the gentle sway of the porch swing, my Nanny pushing against the deck boards subtly with her right leg. The screeching of the springs and the metal chains set the tempo for her humming. I would lay there with my head in her lap and close my eyes. The sun peeking through the small bamboo shade […]

Lady Bulldogs make history


While Susan Moore’s historic season ended one game too soon, the Lady Bulldogs finished the 2020-2021 season 31-3, reached many goals, and accomplished many firsts. One of those goals was to win the regional championship. They accomplished that last Wednesday with a 63-54 win over Lauderdale County. Senior Hallie Holmes scored 20 points to lead the team. She led the […]

Pandemic author


People are getting creative while being at home during the pandemic. Take James “G.P.” White, for instance; he became an author at age 86. He was accustomed to traveling places to visit friends at the local café and going to the library anytime he pleased. “He loved to read! He went to the library all the time to get books. […]

CALENDAR

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26: Come plant seedlings at the FLFR Nursery between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. To volunteer, email Jennah at jennah@flfral.com. Saturday, March 6: Planting at the Grand Staircase. Find more info at www.FLFR.org. Saturday, March 13: River clean ups at various sites from 9 a.m. until noon. Visit […]

Editorial

We never want to hear that something so tragic has happened in our small, close-knit community, but it has. Devastation and grief ripple through the family, the school, the town… and we are unprepared. Teen suicide is on the rise. Whether it be due to the pandemic or other reasons is of no consequence when parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends […]

What Ricky’s Reading


Wrong Alibi by Christina Dodd Petie is alone at the Katchabiggie Lodge at Midnight Sun Fishing Camp in the wilderness of Alaska. It is -30ºF, and her job is to make sure the generator doesn’t quit during the long, dark winter. The darkness of Alaska is not the only darkness threatening to swallow Petie alive. Petie has a secret past, […]

Organic ingredients are great for gardens…sometimes

County Agent’s Corner

Smart gardeners often incorporate organic matter into their home gardens. It’s a good way to use material that might otherwise end up in a landfill and your garden appreciates the additional nutrients and tilth. While this practice can be very beneficial, it is essential to know the source of your organic material. This is important not only when using livestock […]

Mayor announces spring paving projects

Town of Blountsville

Blountsville Mayor Danny Baker began the Feb. 22 council meeting with an update on current bridge inspections completed by Tyson Burwell. Burwell, who was contracted by the council, reported that the bridges looked good and none of them required any repairs or updating this year. Baker also announced that, starting in early Spring, College, Church, and Chestnut Streets, Solar Drive, […]