Oneonta officials to conduct test of electronic vote counter

Runoff for Council Seat 3 set for Tuesday, Oct. 6

On Sept. 22,  Amanda Cole, Oneonta city clerk and the city’s election official, announced that pursuant to Alabama administrative code, rule 307-X-1-.04,a public test of the electronic vote counter would take place at noon on Friday, Sept. 25, in the auditorium of the Frank Green building located at 415 5th Ave. East in Oneonta. The test is open to all […]

2020-09-23 E-Edition

Call Charlie Brown

Fall officially arrived yesterday bringing some very welcome cooler weather. It also means it’s time for pumpkin harvesting. Whited Farms recently posted a picture of this colossal pumpkin grown by their friends at J. Calvert Farms in neighboring Dodge City. The pumpkin was not weighed, so the exact size is unknown; it did take three grown men to harvest it. […]

Gone but not forgotten

In July, we of the Locust Fork Watershed lost two great Alabama naturalists. Dave Hollaway passed away on July 19, and Marty Schulman on July 20. Both of these gifted teachers inspired kids for years at Friends of the Locust Fork River’s annual Kids’ Day on the River environmental education event. Dave Hollaway, aka Big Dave, was a self-taught naturalist […]


Dean Calvert, District 3 Blount County Commissioner, in his latest iteration of an apology for a racial slur caught on tape, did not offer his previous excuses or mitigation that it was a private conversation, or that his seven years in the military should somehow be an excuse, or that his child has Down Syndrome, or even that, in his […]

Battling an epidemic (and beyond)

Are you an enabler? Are you that person whose actions allow a loved one to continue self-destructive patterns of behavior? Do you avoid conflict to keep peace and remain in denial about the seriousness of your loved one’s addiction? Do you think the problem will improve in time? Do you give “just one more chance,” and then another, and another, […]


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