City school board presents strategic plan



Some 80 attendees watch the screen as Mary Marquart details the Oneonta City Schools strategic plan. Marquart, with LEAN Frog Solutions, reviewed results of over 950 surveys from various school system stakeholders in a June 29 public hearing. From those surveys and discussions, the city school board has set five objectives, presented by current board president Patrick Adams. Adams noted […]

Toddler recovering after found in pool



A 2-year-old boy was pulled from a pool at a home in the Empire Community Saturday and taken to Children’s Hospital. The child was found by a 13-year-old family member as the family was packing for a holiday trip to Smith Lake. The family was packing when the child went missing, according to Blount County Sheriff’s Department Operations Officer Tim […]

Dirt Diamonds are state champs



The Dirt Diamonds, based out of Boaz, earned the bling at the USSSA Fastpitch State Tournament held recently in Cullman at the Field of Miracles. The team went undefeated through seven games, giving up only 6 runs during the tournament, with a season record of 14-1. The state championship means the team will compete in the USSSA National World Series […]

New officials association looking for member



The Northeast Alabama Football Officials Association is recruiting new members for the 2017 prep season. The association’s first meeting is scheduled for July 18 at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Guntersville Public Library. The second meeting is July 25 at 6 p.m. in the Fyffe High School cafeteria. Anyone interested in joining the association should contact booking […]

Sports Briefs



ONEONTA CITY POOL IS OPEN and hours are Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per day, 5-and-under are free. An individual season pass is $50 and family pass (for up to four) is $125. Pool party fees (for two hours)are $110, plus lifeguard fees based on the number […]

Beating the summer heat



As temperatures are projected to soon rise above 90 degrees, it is vital that everyone takes precautions to stay safe during the summer heat. Heat strokes are potentially a deadly condition. They can occur when the body’s core temperature reaches 104 degrees or higher and the body no longer can effectively cool itself. According to Chief Arthur Willis, Oneonta Fire […]

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