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MEETINGS ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP will meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to support and share with caregivers who may be struggling with the task of providing care for a loved one suffering from the disease. Phone June Peppers at 363-1248 for more information. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday […]

Yearly awards nominations now being accepted



The Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Industry of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Service Organization of the Year. Presentation of those awards will take place during the annual Chamber Dinner, scheduled for March 17 at 6 p.m. at the World Outreach Center. This […]

Officer cleared of all charges in shooting



The officer who shot and killed Caleb Joseph Ryan, 24, of Altoona, will not face charges, according to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey. The case was reviewed by a grand jury, and the announcement was made on Jan. 29. Ryan was shot in the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2014, after the officer responded to a call on […]

Prepare your taste buds, the Chili Cook-Off is coming



Want to eat free chili this weekend? Then the Oneonta Business Association’s fourthannual Super Chili Bowl Cook-off is the place to be. The event, scheduled for Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., will take place at the Family Life Center at Park Avenue Baptist Church, located at 900 Park Avenue in Oneonta. Currently, according to the OBA’S website, at […]

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