Oneonta continues hiring



The Oneonta City Council officially hired two other summer employees and voted to advertise for another full-time public works position. Councilman Mark Gargus, who coordinates work with the city’s park and recreation department, corrected one hire from the month’s previous meeting and added an omitted worker from the prior list. Council members accepted Gargus’s recommendation to hire Becky Kaaa as […]

Daffodil festival a success



Thank you for including information about the Blountsville Historical Park Daffodil Festival in the paper. It turned out to be a great festival. People paid two dollars per car load to get in, then could eat a hot dog, chips, and drink for $2.50, listen to live entertainment, and watch all the activities and scenery. We had more than 200 […]

Are you proud of your roadsides?



Neither are we. PALS pick-up-the-roadside campaign is underway April 1-15. So far, eight participants have registered. But a handful of volunteers can’t begin to scratch the surface. We suggest that everybody pick up their own area, then call one of these participants to pick up the bags to add to the load they will carry to the landfill. The Blount […]

Sweet surprise



My wife and I made a trip to Allgood recently to sign our income tax returns. I am recovering from a blood clot in the leg, so I traveled in the back seat with one leg on a pillow. On our way home we stopped by Walmart, and while my wife shopped, I sat in the car with the back […]

Three still hospitalized after head-on collision



According to Snead assistant police chief Joseph Blackwood, as of Tuesday, three teenagers are still in the hospital after a head-on collision occurred on Pearman Road in Snead on Sunday. The two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. All those involved were teenagers. One car contained five occupants, all Susan Moore High School students, according to Blackwood, and the other […]

Alcohol petition verified by Board of Registrars



The town of Blountsville is one step closer to voting on an alcohol referendum this June. According to Blountsville town clerk Alethea Bailey, the names on the alcohol petition presented during last month’s town meeting have been verified by the Board of Registrars. Bailey says during the town council’s meeting on Monday, the board’s letter will be presented and the […]

And the poll shows…



The Gallup poll has come out with their ranking of the most conservative and most liberal states in America. Last year we were ranked as the most conservative in the country. We lost that mantle to Wyoming this year. In fact, we fell dramatically to No. 10. In past years either Alabama or one of our sister southern Bible Belt […]

Little further known on ‘Vote No’ signs



Political signs urging to “Vote No” for sheriff candidate Kevin Price were visible at several places around the county week before last, then disappeared last weekend – at least in the Oneonta area – without explanation. Chief James Chapman said the Oneonta Police Department confiscated as evidence the last sign still posted in Oneonta early in the week last week, […]

Museum offers genealogy classes



Patricia McGriff barnstorms county