Elliott to roll with the Tide



Saying it was always her dream to play for Alabama, Destiney Elliott will now do just that. A two-time state champion and two-time all state selection at Oneonta, Elliott has played the last two years at Samford University in Birmingham. However, Elliott will now sit out the 2016-2017 basketball season and will have two years of eligibility left. ‘There wasn’t […]

Oneonta Board of Education approves changes for fall



The Oneonta City Board of Education, in its June 30 meeting, approved new hires, reassignments, non-resident student matters, and other items in preparation for the upcoming fall semester. Personnel matters The board approved the following recommendations from superintendent Michael Douglas: • resignation of Rhonda Gibbs as high school guidance counselor, effective June 30. • employment of Cilia Smith as high […]

Sports Brief



BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH SOCCER CAMP will be July 18-22 at the Oneonta Rec Center. There will be divisions for Mini Soccer (ages 3-5, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day – cost is $95), Half Day (ages 6-12, 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day – cost is $125), Golden Goal (ages 6-12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and […]

Cleveland recognized for educational leadership



Dr. Philip Cleveland, former principal of J. B. Pennington High School and Director of the Blount County Career Technical Center – now Interim State Superintendent of Education – returned to his roots last week, addressing the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce luncheon about strategic changes in state education. He spoke about efforts to prepare students for college and career readiness, […]

Leadership camp grads greet chamber luncheon guests



As a concluding part of their curriculum, student graduates of the Blount County Leadership Camp served as greeters for the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. Students are shown here following their state/national government briefing at Wallace State-Oneonta. Participating in the three-day event were Marissa and Holly Fletcher, Micah Calvert, and Ashley Hollingsworth of Locust Fork High School; […]

Snead looks to close out storm shelter grant



Town clerk Rae Ware advised the Snead Town Council of requests to complete paperwork on the town’s storm shelter grant. In order to meet the requirements, the town must name at least six individuals to a management committee with specified qualifications and positions in most cases. In addition to the committee, the town will also need an operations plan and […]

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