2019-05-29 E-Edition

Summertime festival of fun

June Fling 2019

Featuring classic cars, Kidz Fun Zone, special entertainment, the sixth annual Singing Showdown, and more than 110 booths, June Fling 2019 will kick off on Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m., with the preliminary round of the 18-year-and-older competitors and a performance by INtheRED featuring Skylar Wallace at 8 p.m. It will also be a time to enjoy free hot […]

Summer Reading

Oneonta Public Library Join Oneonta Public Library this summer for a “Universe of Stories.” Registration opens tomorrow, May 30, at the library and guarantees each participant a free book. Children can enjoy story hour on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. There will also be special guests like Ms. Frizzle, Doc Atoms, and Mr. Breakfast on select dates. Kids can express […]

Memorial Day 2019

Leland Rhudy, master of ceremonies, begins the observance for Memorial Day 2019 as Dalton Wester, seated left, and Alton Grigsby look on. Names of Blount County’s casualties from the seven wars fought by the United States since the Civil War were read aloud by leaders of the county’s veterans’ service organizations and others. The annual service is organized by Operation […]

Fraud Advisory

Gail S. Ennis, Inspector General of Social Security, is warning the public about a new variation of increasingly common government employee impersonation scams. Individuals are receiving scam phone calls displaying the Social Security Advisory Board’s number on caller ID. The callers are reportedly attempting to obtain personal information, including Social Security numbers. If you receive this type of call, you […]

Glasscock and Suddeth honored in D.C.

On May 14, Oneonta Police Officers Cory Glasscock and Matthew Suddeth were honored at a luncheon in Washington D.C, as National Officer of the Month for September 2018. The two officers received the awards for their heroic efforts where, despite putting themselves in danger, they were able to rescue two elderly women from a burning apartment building in July 2018. […]


ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The 18th annual June Fling will be Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, in downtown Oneonta. The sixth annual Singing Showdown begins Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday festivities begin at 8 a.m. FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER will have an organic wine tasting Friday, May 31, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Grapes & […]


In the May 15 article “Boys and Girls State” the email for information about supporting attendees was incorrect. The correct address is LarryLStone4@gmail.com.

Roger’s Ramblings

Poverty is insidious. Its tentacles wrap themselves around a person, making it difficult to escape. Some do, but there are often scars. Those born into poverty will, more likely than not, die in poverty, and they’ll die at an earlier age than those who have better access to healthcare. According to a 2013 Pew Charitable Trust study, in this country […]

Accident claims life of Oneonta man

A Thursday, May 24, single-vehicle accident claimed the life of Timothy Scott Gladden, 48, of Oneonta. Gladden was killed when the 1994 Chevrolet pickup he was driving left the roadway and overturned. According to the State Trooper report, Gladden was not wearing a seatbelt when the 9:40 a.m. accident occurred on County Highway 27, five miles south of Oneonta. Gladden […]