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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

Snead receives clean, unqualified audit opinion

In a heavily attended council session, Snead town auditor Lori Criswell presented the town's 2016 audit. Criswell noted the town received an unqualified, clean opinion, which reveals no problems for the town. More...

DUI charges filed in weekend wreck

A wreck that occurred Sunday afternoon on the Blount-Marshall County line has resulted in DUI charges for the driver.  Glenda Renay Tedder, 45, of Marshall County, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault (felonies) and four coun More...

Child Abuse in Blount County

Investigator shares her perspective

As some Americans began to recognize the extent of child abuse in this country, various law enforcement agencies expanded to include special units devoted to that field of investigation. More...

DAV helping veterans from new, nearly new offices

Disabled American Veterans, Blount County Chapter 28 is serving veterans from two offices now: one new and one nearly new. Both offices will assist veterans with filing their claims.  More...

Bullwhips and knives are part of the ministry

White Oak Independent Baptist Church in western Blount County is, according to Pastor Andrew McAfee, just a “small, country church.” This past Sunday, it took on a Wild West flair when evangelist John Bailey delivered the sermon to a welc More...

City takes preliminary look at historical landmarks and preservation

Oneonta City Councilman Richard Phillips chaired an informational session on the possibility of the city's establishing its own preservation commission. More...

Musical powder boxes

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT

This museum spotlight focuses on the musical powder box collection on loan by Jill Ray of Oneonta. The dainty display features several musical powder boxes adorned with pictures, lace and ornamental beads. More...

Foster care and adoption: ABCs of how they fit in

Practically all children taken into state custody in Blount County suffer from abuse in one form or another: severe neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, according to Blount County Department of Human Resources (DHR) director Catherine Denard. More...

Board acts on 5-year plan, Student Ambassadors, technology lease proposal

ONEONTA SCHOOL BOARD

In its monthly meeting Monday night, the Oneonta School board acted on three initiatives, in addition to the superintendent’s regular administrative recommendations. All were recommended to the board by Superintendent Michael Douglas.  More...

Author Cross recounts Tuscaloosa tragedy, delivers writing seminar

Former Southern Living editor Kim Cross spoke to two Oneonta audiences last week, about her 2015 book What Stands in a Storm. More...