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Glad to hear Jay Williams is now home following an emergency admission and surgery intervention recently.

Are you proud to be a Knights' fan? Yes we are!! Both Lady Knights and Knights played in the Championship games of the 2013 Cannon County Grammar School Tournament held last week at the Cannon Co High School gym. The ladies went up against the Woodbury Lady Cubs which with whom they had split during the regular season. The Lady Knights took over at the tipoff and never looked back. Congratulations ladies for a great season.

The first game for the Knights was a barn burner with the Woodbury Cubs. It went into overtime with our guys holding on for a 3-point lead at the final buzzer. This win put them up against the Westside Eagles which had not lost a season game. The Knights got the tip and with a great effort controlled the first half by a 1-point lead; however, the Eagles came out the second half with their claws out and knocked the Knights back by 12 points when the last buzzer sounded. We are still so proud of you.

The night didn't end there though. Selected for the Season's Most Valuable Players were Samantha Gaither for the girls and Tyler King for the boys. MaLeah Scott cinched the Tournament's Most Valuable Player honors. Making the All Tournament teams were Hannah Whited, Samantha Gaither, Austin Duggin, Brendon Cox and Tyler King. Way to go Knights, way to go!!

Now it's time to get geared up for our annual B-Team Tournament which begins Tuesday, February 19th, playing on Thursday the 21st with the finals on Saturday the 23rd. Come on out and take a look at next year's teams. Oh yeah, don't forget to bring an appetite and enjoy the delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and trimmings.

The Auburntown Historical Society is beginning the new year an area research of the headwaters feeding Sanders Fork Creek including Sycamore Creek. Two books are in the planning: Auburn High School and Auburn Community. AHS meets on the 3rd Thursday every other month with the first meeting this month, the 21st @ 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship building of the Auburn Church of Christ.

Are you ready for another Juicy Leach tale? According to Jimmy Mingle, it was an extra slow day at Bunt's Garage when Juicy said, "I'm gonna go out there an do away with some of'em so we won't have so much to do."

I only have a couple of more tales so if you know one, let me know.

Hey guys, just a friendly reminder that THIS Thursday is VALENTINE'S DAY. Don't want you to forget those flowers, jewelry, movie, dinner, etc. Oh and some ladies just love to be hugged and told, "I love you".

Adding a year this week are Angeleena George, her 10th on the 13th, Patrick Thomas, Joe Kraft and Samuel Morris who share with Valentine's Day, B. J. Bobo the 15th, Leslie Pursell, Derrick Cooper and Greg Francis the 16th, Irene Dunn who turns a young 88, Jack Hays and Perry Robinson o the 17th, Brianna Adams on the 18th and Jackie Mullinax on the 19th. Happy, happy days to all of you.

It's the 7th anniversary for Derrick and C. J. Hughes on the 19th. Happy anniversary and wishing you many more years together.

If you have news for this column, please e-mail me at, or call 464-4310 and leave a message if no answer.

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