2021-08-04 E-Edition

Summer camps successful

With 1,085 students attending 9,633 in-person sessions, this year’s summer camps were deemed successful. These camps have provided summer learning activities since 2011, with much of the funding obtained from grants each year. These camps are possible due to numerous volunteers who unselfishly give of their time to ensure students have every opportunity to achieve success both in school and […]

Woodland Bark

Oneonta’s new dog park, Woodland Bark, opened Saturday, July 30. This long-awaited addition to Woodland Park offers a safe, enclosed space for owners to bring their dogs. In order to ensure their safety, the enclosed area is divided into two sides — one for dogs 20 pounds and under and another for those exceeding 20 pounds. There are amenities such […]

Summer camps successful

Top: Edouard Ndecky was a special guest at Dreamcatchers Salute to the Olympics. Center: Hayden High visual arts camp. Bottom: Blountsville Explorers with Auntie Litter on River Day.

Thousands benefit from summer camps

Blount County Board of Education

Monday’s Blount County Board of Education meeting featured reports from the school system’s two curriculum coordinators, Bridgette Murphree and Cindy Bartlett, as well as Mitchie Neel, executive director of the Blount County Education Foundation. The three shared successes from this summer’s varied activities that covered everything from literacy and reading initiatives to robotics and coding. Throughout its series of camps […]


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