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HAYDEN LIONS WILL SPONSOR BREAKFAST Saturday, Feb. 7, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Hayden Elementary School cafeteria (the old middle school). Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 10 and under. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, jellies, jams, syrup, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Hayden Lions will use proceeds from […]

Hayden High School Choir a reality



Rumors have been circulating in the Hayden area for months now about how there’s a new singing group around. A choir – a rehearsed choir, of all things – right here in River City, as the song from The Music Man goes – except, in this case, it’s right here in the greater Hayden metro area. According to rumor, it’s […]

Breakfast celebrates Family Services Mall milestone



The Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce devoted its monthly breakfast meeting last week to a report on the Family Services Mall, formerly Blount Memorial Hospital, now entering the final stages of a nearly 10-year birthing process. The mall is an innovative concept that has attracted attention from around the state since its inception. It involves consolidating under one roof many […]

City of Oneonta

Seeks services, equipment, awaits completion of projects

In its latest session, the Oneonta City Council voted to advertise for seven new pieces of equipment, three pool liners, and 7.4 miles of street paving. The equipment consists of two trucks, three tractors, and two lawnmowers. The one side-arm and two bush-hog tractors are for five-year leases rather than purchases. Councilman Ross Norris proposed the lease option will permit […]

Vote in on-line poll

District vs. Unit System

You can express your opinion in the current debate over which system of government would best serve the citizens of Blount County: the current district system now in use, or the proposed unit system advocated by some, or a comparable system used in another state. One of the central issues in the debate is how best to manage county road […]

Downtown merchants hope shoppers see red Friday



Oneonta merchants located along Main Street invite the public to shop downtown this Friday. Merchants located along Main Street, and even some just off Main Street, will offer special reduced prices this Friday, Feb. 6. All stores will offer savings of at least 10 percent off and some merchants are offering up to 90 percent off select merchandise. Some of […]

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