2021-01-06 E-Edition

Vision and dedication

When Ed Lowe joined the City of Oneonta in 1997, city officials were gearing up for the June opening of the city’s new aquatics center and transforming the former Worship Center building into the city’s new public library. While Oneonta was seeing a surge in population, the city’s historic downtown was becoming more sparse with empty storefronts dotting the landscape. […]

Volunteer firefighter dilemma

You smell smoke or your home is engulfed in flames. A loved one is stricken with chest pains. An elderly person has fallen and can’t get up. There has been an automobile accident with injuries. What do you do? Who do you call? What if help isn’t available? These scenarios are just a few of the calls firefighters across the […]

COVID-19 provisions extended

Blount County Board of Education

Blount County Schools superintendent Rodney Green opened his report during Monday’s board meeting sharing a thank you note from Ashley Carr, one of the system’s nurses. Carr thanked the board for their support throughout the first half of the school year as well as the $500 supplement given to each full-time employee. Green told the board that Carr’s note was […]


FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Planting at the Grand Staircase and River Cleanups will be Saturday, Jan.9.Get more information and sign up at www.flfr.org. The 2021 Friend of the River Scholarship will be awarded in May. Blount County high school seniors graduating in 2021 (private school, public high school, or homeschool) may apply by Friday, Jan. 29, to participate […]


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