District attorney candidates to be featured The four Republican candidates for district attorney of Blount County will be featured at the monthly Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, at Twin Oaks. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be sponsored by HomeTown Bank. Blount County is fortunate to have four highly qualified individuals running for the office of district attorney. Tommy Rountree is the incumbent seeking re-election. Ronnie Blackwood is a local attorney and former assistant district attorney. Pam Casey is an assistant attorney general in Alabama Attorney General Troy King’s office. Scott McPherson is a local attorney and former Blount County district attorney Each candidate has an impressive legal resume and work experience.
Tigers take out Redskins In the game of baseball, sometimes one inning can be the difference. The Oneonta Redskins found out the hard way last Friday night against the Deshler Tigers. Actually, the Tigers used two big innings – a ninerun third in the first game and a six-run first in the second game – to finally end the season for an Oneonta team that had rolled through the schedule up until last week’s quarterfinal series. Deshler won the first game 11-3 and took the second game, 9-0.
Cleveland golf team advances to sub-state The Cleveland golf team finished first in the 1A-2A Section Tournament at Cullman Municipal Golf Course last week. With the finish, the Panthers qualified for the sub-state tournament at the Becky Pierce Course in Huntsvillle. Team members are Kyle Richardson, Jesse Chambers, Stephen Standridge, Austin Hazelrig, and Andrew Hawkins and the team is coached by Shane Richards. Hazelrig and Standridge each shot a 76 to share low medalist honors at last week’s tournament.