2021-07-21 E-Edition

Welcome home

Members of the 1166th Military Police Company greet loved ones as they arrive home from October 2020 deployment to the Middle East. See story page A9.

Taylor appointed to school board

Oneonta City Board of Education

Oneonta City Board of Education began its meeting last Tuesday with the appointment of Matt Taylor to fill the remaining term of former board member Steve Anderton who tendered his resignation at the previous meeting. Taylor is a partner with Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, an accounting firm in Oneonta. Joined by wife, Krissy, and daughters Anna, Lily, and Emma (pictured […]

Ad valorem tax renewal

In January 1972, Oneonta City Schools superintendent H.L. Street and Blount County Schools superintendent Clyde Blackwood issued a joint statement. “The people of Blount County have paid a school tax since 1937. This tax is about to expire.The Blount County Board of Education and the Oneonta City Board of Education have asked the Blount County Commission to call an election […]


BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet tomorrow, July 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Oneonta. Rene Powers, ALGOP Sixth District Chairperson, will speak. ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL BAND FUNDRAISER will be Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the school parking lot. Vendor and yard sale spaces are available for $15 […]


As I stood among the crowd awaiting the arrival of the first group of the Oneonta National Guard 1166th Military Police Unit, I could not help but feel pride and joy all through the crowd of family and friends who could not wait to hug their loved ones. The unit had been deployed since October 2020. Flags, posters, balloons, signs, […]

Out and About

Happy birthday FLFR

The year 2021 marks a special milestone for Friends of the Locust Fork River. Formed in 1991, the non-profit grass-roots organization has been dragging its “river conservation” soap box around for 30 years. For 30 years, FLFR has proclaimed over and over the environmental significance and therapeutic quality of the Locust Fork River. For 30 years, FLFR has educated the […]

Alabama 4-H Program

Get to know Alabama Extension

Alabama 4-H serves as the premiere youth development program in the state. Available in every county, 4-H engages young people through hands-on activities to develop career and college preparatory skills. 4-H creates the context and content for positive youth development, subscribing to a set of essential elements characteristic of high-quality youth development. Assistant director Dr. Molly Gregg ensures that more […]

Recipe Corner

This is great to throw together for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Add any toppings and the cheese of your choice. -Jenna Wood Easy Nachos 1 bag tortilla chips½ cup tomato sauce1 lb. ground beef1 (4 oz.) can diced mild green chilies1 can black beans, drained and rinsed1 pkg. low-sodium taco seasoning2 cups shredded cheddar cheese1 large avocado, diced1/3 […]

Mayor, council act on financial matters

Town of Snead

During its first meeting of the month, the Snead Town Council addressed several areas of need within town hall. They also discussed the need for continued training for the town clerk. Heather Lindsay expressed that she felt additional training on certain areas of her job would be beneficial to both her and the town. While council member Teresa Lindsay said […]