2021-06-30 E-Edition

Independence Day is Sunday

Flags, hot dogs, watermelons, and fireworks are all part of Fourth of July celebrations across the nation. Here are some Fourth facts that you may not know: • July 2, 1776, is the day that the Continental Congress voted for independence from England. The Declaration of Independence was dated July 4, but wasn’t signed until Aug. 2. • John Hancock […]

Pay increases, new hires for upcoming school year

Oneonta City Board of Education

While new hires comprised the majority of Oneonta City Board of Education’s meeting Monday afternoon, the board also addressed several other important matters. The board recommended and approved a 2 percent pay increase for the school’s chief financial officer Kathy Loggins as well as an annual compensation of $135,000 for OCS superintendent Daniel Smith. Also, the board accepted the resignation […]

Drowning victim resuscitated

A Sunday afternoon at Mardis Mill Falls in Blountsville almost ended tragically when a 19-year-old male had to be rescued from the cold waters. According to Blount EMS Operations Manager Weslie Powell, witnesses reported the male was diving into the water and failed to surface immediately. Powell said Blount County 911 received an emergency call about the situation at 3:44 […]


BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK “Sounds of Liberty” celebration will be Sunday, July 4, at 12:30 p.m. Sheriff Mark Moon is guest speaker. The bell will ring 13 times at 1 p.m. (in conjunction with bells nationwide) to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Following the program will be an old fashioned Fourth with free watermelon, ice cream, and lemonade. […]


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