2021-05-26 E-Edition

2021-05-26 E-Edition

Eagles make semifinals, school history

Two years ago, these Lady Eagles laid a foundation for the future of Appalachian’s softball program. It was 2019; they finished the regular season ranked sixth in 1A, won their area and regional tournaments, and made school history becoming the first team to make it to the AHSAA state tournament. There wasn’t a senior on the team. In 2021, those […]

‘Remembering Our Heroes’

On Saturday, May 29, the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony “Remembering Our Heroes” will take place at the Blount County Courthouse at 10 a.m. The program will include veterans from the Gulf War, Vietnam War, and Afghanistan; guest representatives from Operation Grateful Heart and the American Legion; and retired members of the Marine Corps and the Alabama National Guard. Throughout the […]

Wildcats can’t repeat

Hayden outscored their opponents 23-5 in the 5A North Regional, getting stronger with each game before finishing off Ardmore 12-0 as the north’s top qualifier. Building on that momentum, the Wildcats entered the 5A State Tournament ready to take on the third-ranked Elmore County Panthers, who came out of the West Regional as the number two qualifier. The Wildcats struck […]

Oneonta pitcher Connor Faust delivers against Mobile Christian. -Janna Faust

Redskins play for state title

The Oneonta Redskins made it through the first four rounds of the 4A state playoffs undefeated with series wins over Fayette County, Brooks, Curry, and North Jackson. They headed to Montgomery last Wednesday for game one of a best-of-three series against Mobile Christian for the state championship. In game one, the Redskins fell behind early and couldn’t come back in […]

Positions filled

Blount County Board of Education

Last Thursday, the Blount County Board of Education met in a special called meeting to fill many open positions as well as recognize the achievements of student athletes from across the school system. Chris Lakey, the system’s athletic director, started the meeting with a recognition of Appalachian’s softball program, who was at the time playing in their third game of […]


ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Cruise and Croon events are scheduled for Saturdays, May 29, July 31, and Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. The 19th Annual June Fling kicks off Friday, June 11, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the free Swing into the Fling featuring the Shepherd-Becker Quintet. VIP tickets are available that include […]

Saving baby birds

County Agent’s Corner

Oh no! A baby bird appears to have fallen out of the tree. Pick it up or leave it? Does it actually need rescuing? There are many myths and questions when it comes to “rescuing” a baby bird. Lynn Dickinson, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System regional agent, helps to unpack some of these uncertainties. Does it need saving? If there […]

Recipe Corner

I know this recipe looks very involved, but Melanie says it is so easy that even Talmadge Skillman has made it on his own, with no help from Momma, and it turned out delicious. You can also sprinkle some sea salt on top, if you wish. -Jenna Wood Millionaire’s Shortbread Shortbread Crust:1 cup butter, softened1/3 cup sugar1/3 cup light brown […]