A Redskin Revival The Oneonta Redskins went on the road and knocked off the Anniston Bulldogs 21-14 last Friday night. The Redskins will face Jackson in the 4A state championship game Friday at 11 a.m. at Bryant- Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Fans are urged to get to Tuscaloosa early for the Walk of Champions outside the stadium at 8:55.
Midyear personnel openings filled The Blount County Board of Education was forced to fill midyear vacancies during last week’s meeting. The openings were the result of employees taking the early-retirement option to keep from paying increased costs of health-care benefits, which would go into effect after legislation passed earlier this year. The legislation would drastically raise premiums and also increase the amount that teachers pay into their retirement. “It was not as bad as it could have been,” said Blount County Supt. Jim Carr. “We had 29 employees in the system that took the early-retirement option but there were probably 50 or so that were eligible.”
Bell-ringer caught in Salvation Army theft A Blount County man working as a Salvation Army bell-ringer was charged last week with theft of property third degree, a misdemeanor, when he was caught taking money contributed to a Salvation collection point at Walmart. A warrant has since been issued for his arrest.