The Dribble Club takes the floor


How do you charge for a $1,000 (or more) leak?

PERSPECTIVE A controversy has been brewing for months now between a household served by the Snead Water Department – that of James and Shirley Brown – and the water system itself, operated by the Town of Snead. There are two aspects of the controversy: (1)The facts of the matter, and (2) equity considerations. After talking to parties involved – along […]

Blountsville seeking residents to fill vacancies on town committees

Mayor Randy Millwood announced at the Blountsville Town Council meeting there are four town boards withaatotalof17vacanciesthat should be filled as soon as possible: the Planning Commission, three; Zoning & Variance, six; Park and Rec, three; and Industrial Development, three. Citizens living within town limits are eligible to serve on these boards, and interested residents are urged to contact the town […]

Bachus to speak at Chamber breakfast

Commission will use E-Verify to check employment eligibility; approves 2012 paving plan for District 2

The Blount County Commission voted in Monday’s business meeting to authorize the commission chairman to sign an E-Verify agreement when it becomes available within the next three months. E-Verify is a federally-run computer system that compares information from an employee’s Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 to data from other U.S. government records. If the information matches, the employee is cleared […]

Seniors thank organizations

Thank you to Woodmen of the World for Thanksgiving baskets, Variosa Club for Christmas bags, Calvary Episcopal Church for their generous gifts, and to the Fraternal Order of Police for their gift to the people and the great things they do all year! Robbie Hulgan Director, Oneonta Senior Center

OFFER offers thanks

The Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources (OFFER) is very grateful to the citizens of Oneonta and Blount County who made this year’s OFFER Christmas Home tour a big success. Sincere thanks go to Jack and Pat Standridge, Jan Mooney, Steve and Diane Clowdus, and Calvary Episcopal Church for providing wonderful venues for the tour. Each property was beautifully decorated and […]

Utilities board addresses fees

The Utilities Board of the City of Oneonta is committed to providing service at the lowest possible cost to our customers. The Board’s rate structure provides a stream of revenue that is then invested into the system. This investment back into the system, benefits ALL the Board’s customers. The rate structure tracks and allows for all costs that affect the […]


Alabama Scene

Graddick leads fundraising in Chief Justice race

Mobile Circuit Judge Charlie Graddick is the fund-raising leader in the race to become the Republican nominee for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Records kept by the Secretary of State’s office show Graddick has raised almost $350,000, closely followed with $269,515 by incumbent Chief Justice Chuck Malone. Former Chief Justice Roy Moore had raised $78,000, records showed this […]