Latta and Standridge:

head-to-head in runoff interviews

With the runoff election for District 34 state representative approaching on Dec. 11, it seems useful to provide a head-to-head comparison of the two candidates’ responses to the same set of questions. The candidates, David Standridge and Chris Latta, were interviewed in separate sessions. Question one, on comprehensive tax reform, could be considered a qualifying question. How knowledgeable are the […]

Co-Op fire shuts down highway

New commission gets off to rocky start in first meeting

The first commission meeting of the new administration on Monday was supposed to be a simple one, described as mainly an organizational meeting, with a relatively short and easy list of agenda items, as a courtesy to commissioners Gary Stricklin and Carthal Self, attending their first meeting after being sworn in earlier that morning. It was short, but it wasn’t […]

First signs of Christmas

The city of Oneonta is already preparing for Christmas and getting into the holiday spirit. Employees with the Oneonta public works department have been beautifying the city by decorating the crepe myrtles on First Avenue and the gazebo across from the utility board. They also put all the white lights on the downtown buildings. On Monday, the workers continued the […]

The Mitchell hearing… Merit board session goes into overtime

The Blount County Merit Board hearing on the firing of county administrator Ralph Mitchell resumes today following weekend sessions that extended beyond the time originally scheduled (and held) last Thursday and Friday. The board adjourned after Sunday afternoon’s session and scheduled testimony to resume today ( Wednesday). Testimony may be concluded today, or could carry over into a subsequent day […]


You better run as a Republican

In surveying the results from the election returns from two weeks ago, you realize that the country is deeply divided. It is as though we live in two Americas. Voters nationwide are definitely in two different camps, especially on social issues. Democrats are fervently in favor of same-sex marriage, legalized abortion, and social welfare programs. The Republicans are totally opposite […]

Oneonta Huddle House makes Top Eight

Out of all the Huddle House restaurants across America, the Oneonta location has been named as one of the top eight. The “Best of Huddle House” poll is being conducted through the social media site, Facebook. Anyone interested in voting for the Huddle House in Oneonta must first like the Huddle House Facebook page. You will then be given the […]

Oneonta blows out North Jackson

The Oneonta Redskins got off to a bit of a slow start before scoring 34 unanswered points and rolling to a 48-21 victory over North Jackson in Stevenson last Friday night. The top-ranked Redskins move into the 4A quarterfinals with a record of 12-0 while North Jackson’s season ends at 7-5. Oneonta’s Drew White fielded North Jackson’s onside kick attempt […]

Redskins to play Jaguars in Huntsville

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • ROUND THREE PLAYOFF PREVIEW Oneonta is in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row and this week’s game almost seems familiar. In last year’s quarterfinals, the Redskins were playing at home with powerful Deshler coming in. The Tigers had put up huge numbers in compiling an 11-1 record and were looking ahead to the […]