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Holy cow! What now?

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Snead hires clerk


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Making a grand entrance


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Chamber launches luncheon series


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Erramraju convicted


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Summer camps provide positive student impact


Though school has resumed for Blount County students, the numbers for the 34 summer camp programs are just rolling in. The Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) summer programs began on May 28 and ended on July 25, just two weeks shy of the 2019-2020 school year. In all, 1,200 students participated in the summer program and kept from experiencing the […]

Parsons on the run

James Williams Parsons III, a former employee of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, is on the run for alleged crimes committed in Blount and Jefferson counties. In Blount County, Parsons is wanted for a misdemeanor harassment case set before Circuit Judge Steven King. The case was appealed to King’s court after a March conviction in district court. King revoked Parsons’ […]

Gospel Choir 2019


Warm up your pipes and practice your hymns for the 14th annual Blount County Gospel Choir concert.This year’s concert will be held at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. All are welcome to this musical occasion. “The impromptu choir consists of members from different churches in the county with some returning from other places, […]

‘Light the Town’ campaign underway


With the goal of raising money to replace the city’s former rooftop Christmas lights with clear, energy-efficient LED lights, the Oneonta Business Association launched the “Light the Town” campaign in June 2019. The projected goal of $10,000 will only cover Phase 1 of the project, which will allow for the purchase of heavy-duty, commercial-grade socket stringers and LED lights. Additional […]

‘It’s about the children’


This year’s Midsummer Night’s Run and Family Event, slated for Saturday, Aug. 10, will once again be raising money for the Oneonta and Blount County education foundations. Families from all over the county can enjoy a time of fellowship and friendly competition, all while helping out both school systems. This fun-filled night, presented by HomeTown Bank of Alabama, will offer […]


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