Fox Run subdivision Berry Mountain Saturday July 28th 8 -12 noon. Boys clothes, household items and miscellaneous

Vegetable Festival

On Saturday, July 21, the Blount County Farmer’s Market will host the 2018 Vegetable Festival (formerly Special Day at the Market) at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center from 8 a.m. until noon. This family-friendly event is free and will allow those attending to explore all the wonderful vegetables and fruits grown and harvested by Blount County’s finest farmers. Munchies, celebrities, […]

$100,000 to remove jail debris, rejects 231 bridge bid, consolidates 911

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission voted to commit an impact fee of $100,000 to a $350,000 to $375,000 Oneonta Utilities project to screen out debris and foreign objects originating from the Blount County Jail in the sewage water flowing into the utility’s wastewater treatment facilities. (The jail is not the only source of such debris, but it is a major one.) […]

‘Footprints in the Dust’

The quarterly meeting of the Blount County Historical Society will be held on Sunday, July 22, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at the Blount County Memorial Museum located at 204 2nd Street North in Oneonta. As always, attendance is free and open to the public. Guest speaker Frances Darnell Whited will talk about her recently published book, Footprints in […]

Willis resigns as fire chief

With a tentative effective date of August 1, Oneonta Fire Chief Arthur Willis has resigned and accepted the position of section chief at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa. Having served as fire chief for almost five years to the day, Willis said, “It’s been a really hard decision, but it is a great opportunity. The people of Oneonta have […]

Board takes mid-summer actions for approaching school term

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education approved Superintendent Daniel Smith’s recommendations last week as the system continues preparations for the fall school term beginning Aug. 9 for students. The board voted to approve: • continued enrollment of one non-resident high school student for the 2018-2019 school year. • accepting the resignation letter of Lexi Lynn, high school math teacher, effective […]


LOCUST FORK TOWN HALL will be closed today and tomorrow, July 18-19. NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, July 19, at 10 a.m., at Catfish Cabin restaurant. Bill Sellnow, a founder of Dixie Grinders, will be guest speaker. ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY There will be a book discussion on Karen White’s The Sound of Glass tomorrow, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. […]

Nuffield scholars tour Blount County farms

County Agent’s Corner

Nuffield Australia scholars visited Blount County farms last week to see how our agriculture producers work their farms and commodities they produce. The scholars must have a farming background and are selected from a pool of applicants. They tour worldwide, visiting different types of farms in different countries. They all have a different background and different interest. Among them were […]

Backpack giveaway

The telecommunication company TCC is probably not a name recognized by many, but the business owns and operates 873 Verizon Wireless authorized retail stores in 39 states, including the one in Oneonta. The acquisition of the local store happened in February, according to Area Manager Kayla Chambers. Chambers said she is most excited about the new management’s commitment to charity […]

Records request seemed simple, but boy, was it a doozy

Town of Susan Moore

Timothy Brothers’ request for public records from the Susan Moore town council was not complicated, and for that reason he might have thought it would be easy to fulfill. He asked for a copy of all the ordinances Susan Moore has passed – since it was incorporated as a town in 1982. Why? Because “it’s a citizen’s right to know […]