HALLI WILLIAMSON and VICTORIA WHITED are recipients of four-year University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Golden Excellence scholarships. Halli’s scholarship is valued up to $24,000. Daughter of Shaid Williamson and Rachel Tressler, she is a senior at Oneonta High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, OHS Singers, Danceline, and Mu Alpha Theta honor society. She […]

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‘Last Stop, Oneonta’ on sale again

It was a unique way to write a “historical fiction novel.” Directed by Robin Edmondson, then writing teacher at Oneonta Elementary School, the four fifth-grade classes the school year 2001-2002 interviewed residents 62 and older about their early lives in Oneonta and elsewhere in Blount County. From the wealth of information garnered, the students, with much direction of course, worked […]

A ‘Big’ can mean the world to a ‘Little’

Matching a Big Brother and a Little Brother or a Big Sister and a Little Sister is no casual matter. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program matches role models with younger students who need help of various sorts, some needing only the assurance of their ability and worth from those they admire and with whom they are comfortable. Bigs are […]

Oneonta hires summer pool and concession workers

Oneonta councilman Mark Gargus read a list of recommended employees and won unanimous approval to hire the almost 50 summer workers. The workers will staff the summer concessions, serve at the city’s pool, and work on the ballfields and at the recreation center. Marie Walden returns as manager for the ballpark and recreation center assisted by Anna Logan. The remaining […]

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