2021-09-01 E-Edition

$4.8 million and counting

For more than 23 years, the Blount County Education Foundation has worked to boost children’s success in Blount County Schools by promoting academic learning. Thanks to more than $4.8 million dollars donated, the efforts of all have helped meet or surpass their mission goals. When you have such a large amount of money donated and more is added every year, […]

Resolutions passed

City of Oneonta

In one resolution approved at Oneonta City Council’s meeting Aug. 24, September was officially proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Mayor Richard Phillips said, “Too many children are affected by this disease and more must be done to raise awareness and find a cure.” Childhood cancer is a struggle that thousands of families endure. Dedicating a month to the issue will […]

Snead K9 gets protective vest

Thanks to a donation to Vested Interest in K9s, Snead Police K9 Odin (pictured above with handler Skyler Kennedy) will soon don body armor to help protect him as he serves the community. Odin is expected to receive the bullet- and stab-proof vest within the next eight to 10 weeks. This potentially lifesaving armor made especially for four-legged K9 officers […]


HURRICANE IDA RELIEF Oneonta Fire & Rescue Service is collecting items for areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. Items can be dropped off by Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 308 Second Street North. Needed items: bottled water, plastic and tarps, shovels, rakes, brooms, bleach and cleaning supplies, contractor garbage bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, baby supplies, toiletries, flashlights, batteries. FOOD PANTRY GIVEAWAY Bellew’s […]


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