Even with the multitude of setbacks that have plagued the Anderson County High School football team this season, the Bearcats are in a position to capture their first district championship since 2013 Friday night.
It won’t be easy.
Madison Southern, the defending Class 5A, District 6 champ, has been the favorite to repeat all season and has given no reason to think otherwise. The Eagles have won six of eight games -- the losses were to Tates Creek and Pulaski County -- and have won their two district games by identical 49-7 scores.
Francis Recycling gets to stay in business, for now.
The family-owned recycling center, located on Daniel Drive just off U.S. 127 Bypass, received a reprieve last Thursday night from the county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA), as members voted unanimously to allow the owner Victor Francis to keep a conditional use permit. The board will review the permit in six months, but could do it sooner if the business is cited for violating the conditions of its permit.
I thought I had seen or heard of everything in more than three decades of writing about high school sports.
I’d seen things I wish I hadn’t such as a parent and coach in each other’s face after a game. I’d seen coach and player so animated after a game that, even though the incident did not involve a team I was covering at the time, I pulled out my camera in case something did explode.
The Selective Service had confirmed that it was ordering pre-induction physical examinations for all men in the 26 to 35 age bracket and classified as 1A and 1A0, single or married men without children.
The national recheck could possibly produce about 50,000 potential draftees, about one month’s worth in terms of this moth’s draft call.
After months of sometimes heated debates and delays, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved the list of county highways that will be paved without so much as a peep of dissention.
Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton presented the list of roads during last Tuesday’s meeting, explaining that highway foreman Glen Hawkins has developed a grading system to determine which of the roads magistrates submitted for paving are actually the worst.