Journey for Hope ministry

Barry and Stacy Brown are avid soccer fans. Their daughters, Justice and Bari, both are members of local soccer teams. They spend much of their free time at the soccer fields. Because of their love for soccer and the joy it brings to their family, the Browns have a heart-felt desire to help less fortunate children in the Philippines who […]

Lauren McHan: Bryant-Jordan Scholarship winner

For her hard work and dedication, J.B. Pennington senior Lauren McHan earned $2,500 as the regional winner of the Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Scholarship Program. McHan said, “I’m very blessed to have been chosen from all the other contestants and to share this honor with other regional winners.” As the 2017 J.B. Pennington Salutatorian, her academic success, athletic ability, community service, […]

Fire Departments get tax windfall checks

Fire chiefs from 23 Blount County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments (VFDs) received the first annual one-cent sales tax proceeds check at last week’s fire association meeting at Pine Mountain Community Center. Voters passed the tax measure benefiting roads, schools, municipalities and fire departments last November in a county-wide referendum. From the left, seated: Lee Netherton, Snead; Jeremy Smith, Brooksville; […]

Rotary Dodgeball Tournament

As Patches O’Houlihan once said, “If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five D’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and…dodge!” Rotary club president and event organizer, Jeremy Hyde, concurs. On April 29, McDaniel Gym will become a fury of “ducking, dipping, diving and dodging,” as the Third Annual Rotary Dodgeball Tournament takes place. […]

Redskins wrap up area title

The Oneonta Redskins took care of business last week with a pair of shutout wins over Leeds. The victories, coupled with Ashville’s sweep of Childersburg, gave the Redskins the 4A Area 9 title and guaranteed that Oneonta would host an opening-round playoff series in a couple of weeks. Tuesday, April 8at LeedsOneonta 7, Leeds 0 The Redskins got a great […]

Herring picked to lead the Redskins

“I’m ready to go,” said new Oneonta head football coach Brandon Herring. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to get started. There is obviously a lot to do but I’m ready to get to work.” Herring was recommended by Superintendent Michael Douglas and his hiring was approved unanimously by the Oneonta City Board of Education at a called […]

Retired teacher pursues fine art on thrift-store budget

“Stolen Norman Rockwell painting returned after 40 years,” read a headline in the March 31 edition of USA Today. The full story reveals that a pool hall player purchased the painting, titled variously as “Lazybones” or “Boy Asleep with Hoe,” after he had damaged it with his cue. He paid under $100 for the then lowly regarded artist’s work whose […]

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