Thank you

On behalf of the Beautification Committee and cemetery owner Greg Long, I would like to thank everyone who visited Blount Memory Gardens on our scheduled Decoration weekend. For those who were unable to visit but had the Gardens in your thoughts and prayers, thank you, too. To be able to witness and share how much community and family support has […]

County commission considers Palisades Park property purchase

The Blount County Commission held a hearing last Thursday to provide for public input in connection with its proposed preapplication for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to purchase a tract of land contiguous to Palisades Park property. The hearing was necessary to meet a “preapplication” deadline of May 31 to apply for the grant. The report of the […]

The Legislature and the business of education


The 2013 legislative session has come to an end. Our Legislature, both the House and Senate, is Republican controlled. In fact, both chambers have super Republican majorities. They were elected in 2010. Therefore, this is the third year of their fouryear reign. The GOP holds about a two to one advantage in both the upper and lower chambers. This will […]

Farmers Market open for business

Despite the never-ending cold and rainy weather that seemed to haunt farmers this year, Janet Dooley and Tammie Gulley, along with four others, set up their stands Tuesday at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center Farmers Market. Dooley says even though only six farmers currently have items for sale at the market, more than 20 have already reserved spots for […]

Expanding Horizons summer camp registration now open

After receiving a $90,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Blount County Education Foundation now has three years of funding for Expanding Horizons, a program that provides summer library access and camp opportunities for students in all grades. Registration for the program is now open. “This generous grant from the foundation has secured this program through 2015 […]

Oneonta’s Johnson commits to Georgia Tech


Oneonta senior wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Johnson has verbally committed to Georgia Tech. The 6’3, 200-pounder is expected to get a look at wide receiver but might prove to be a better fit on the defensive side of the ball for an ACC team that threw fewer than 200 passes last year. Johnson has starred on both sides of the […]

Hayden wins state fishing title


ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION starts next week. Players may register at the Oneonta Rec Center from June 10 through Aug. 2, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, phone 625-3534. ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL will hold a parent organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at Oneonta City […]


MEETINGS ROYAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Royal Community Center. The community meeting will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. CITY OF ONEONTA COUNCIL MEETING The regular Oneonta City Council meeting has been rescheduled and will now be Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS will hold […]

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