MARGARET EVELYN NETTLES BELL, 90, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at her Walnut Grove residence. The Georgia native was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruby McDowell Smith. She was a retired microfilm reader. Surviving are her husband Earnest Bell, daughter Barbara Bradley, and son Fred White, all of Walnut Grove; grandchildren Dewayne White, Lisa Marie White, Walter Vaughan […]


REMEMBER THE LANDMARK? Charlie Bottcher needs a photograph of the exterior of his restaurant The Landmark, which he closed New Year’s Eve 2007. Located at 601 Second Avenue East in Oneonta, the building has been razed and replaced with CVS Pharmacy. Bottcher would like to borrow the photograph for sister-in-law Linda Bottcher’s use in painting the cover of a recipe […]

Oneonta Utilities again loses grand prize for highest connection fees

'Wins' fourth for water, fifth for sewer, seventh total in followup survey

The figures in the top chart on page 3 show initial water and sewer connection charges that apply to a homeowner requesting new service for a 3/4-inch line in 11 locations having rates among the highest, if not the highest, in the state. Water and sewage connection fees are typically broken down into several components that vary somewhat from system […]

Heavy rains pound the area

Torrential rainfall swept across Blount County over the last several days, leading to flooded roads and overflowing creeks and streams. According to Blount County Emergency Management director Max Armstrong, one road – county road 30 in the Susan Moore area – was washed out and will be closed until county crews can make repairs. Flooding was also reported in several […]

Hope House ‘chickens out’

“The biggest outpouring of food ever donated” to Hope House, according to Bud Jones, was the occasion for this photo. Jones said that over the holidays the Hope House received so much donated food that he didn’t have room to store any more and even had to turn some away. Shown above with Jones are volunteers Annie Barnes and Dianne […]

Cleveland gets new football coach

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education hired Mark Nathan O’Bryant as teacher and head football coach for Cleveland High School. The action came as one of several personnel moves made by the board during its regular meeting Monday. O’Bryant comes to Cleveland from Moody High School where he has been an assistant coach for the past several years. He will […]

2009-01-07 E-Edition

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