Three Minute Thesis finalist

John Walker of Oneonta was a finalist in The University of Alabama’s Three Minute Thesis Competition held Nov. 11. Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. Walker’s thesis is titled “The Young and the Restless: Improving Digital […]

Ingram receives scholarship

Seth Ingram of Altoona is the 2019-20 recipient of the William Hodges Ward Memorial Annual Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is given to a Blount County student enrolled in or accepted to the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. Ingram is a 2017 graduate of Susan Moore High School and is currently an agricultural business and economics major at Auburn. He […]

Snead State Chancellor’s Awards

Four employees represented Snead State Community College at the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony in November. Computer science instructor Dack Phillips was chosen in the faculty category. Beginning his fifth year as computer information systems instructor at Snead State, Phillips is a 1996 graduate of Oneonta High School and holds an associate degree from Wallace State Community College and bachelor’s and […]

Bradley appointed to fill council seat

City of Oneonta

Donald Bradley, Oneonta resident for eight years and a member of the Parks and Recreation Board for the past year, was appointed to the vacant council seat left by the resignation of Nathaniel Butler. In accepting the appointment recommended by Mayor Ross Norris and approved by the council, Bradley said, “I would like to thank you for your support and […]

Council fills vacant library board positions

Town of Blountsville

The Blountsville Town Council met at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Nov. 18. They voted on nominations to fill three Blountsville Library board appointments. Diane Posey, Jane Wright, and Betty Alexander were nominated and approved to fill those positions. They also nominated and approved Sue Yancy to fill the part-time Blountsville Senior Center food delivery position. The council noted that […]

The best shopping rewards program ever


You may have a credit card in your wallet that gives you 1 percent back on all purchases, but that pales in comparison to the payback you get when you choose to shop local! Here are 10 benefits that you will receive when you choose to spend your dollars right here in your own community: 1. Sales tax revenue will […]

‘Look for the helpers’


Another Thanksgiving and another reminder to be thankful for many things. I should be mindful to give thanks every day, but I’m usually remiss. It’s good then to be given a day each year to take stock. I’ve recently been reminded of a lesson Fred Rogers taught to children on his show. He told the story of when he became […]

Transforming Thanksgiving leftovers


The family is stuffed. Some are napping, some are discussing football, and some are shopping, all while you are looking at the leftovers and trying to decide what to do with them. Yes, some of it will be snacked on throughout the day, but when everyone goes home, now what? In addition to sandwiches, ham and turkey leftovers can easily […]


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