2020-11-18 E-Edition

Safer at Home order extended

Some local schools close temporarily

To curb the increase in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Kay Ivey recently extended the Safer at Home order. The most recent order went into effect Nov. 8, and is set to expire Friday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. Cases have begun to increase both locally and statewide. By Nov. 16, the state saw an uptick in the weekly average of cases. […]

J.B. Pennington holds ribbon cutting on new building

Excitement filled the air at J.B.Pennington High School on Sunday, Nov. 8, when a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the multi-purpose building that replaced the old gym destroyed by fire in March 2017. Plans for the new building, which is a gym and cafeteria, actually began five years ago. That plan was delayed somewhat when the old building was […]

Calvert won’t budge, Bullard resigns

Blount County Commission

It was business as usual for the Blount County Commission last week as they convened for their organizational meeting and swearing in of commissioners for districts 2 and 4. Chad Trammell joined the commission replacing Mike Painter in District 2. He was sworn in by Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton. Nick Washburn was sworn in for his second term as […]


ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Community Christmas Tree Lighting will be Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. The event will feature carriage rides, the Wallace State Singers, and Santa Claus. The Festival of Lights Tree Contest winners will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 8, in front of the Angels in Oneonta mural. Sponsors are being accepted at www.oneontabusinessassociation.com/tree. Share your Christmas decorations with […]


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