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Three weeks until playoffs

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Grant made to Oneonta Public Library


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New dog ordinance adopted

Cleveland Town Council

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VOCAL dedicates bench to crime victims

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Wildcats are county champs

‘Just a good young man’


The first Latino deputy will soon be patrolling the highways and roads of Blount County. Juan Chavez is a 2015 Oneonta High School graduate who was hired by Blount County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. He recently completed the law enforcement academy where he finished first in physical fitness. After high school, Chavez attended Wallace State where he received an […]

Beware the grandparent scam


“Con man” is an old term used to describe people who attempt to separate others from their money by means of deception. The word “con” refers to a person who accomplishes their task by gaining the confidence of their victim. The first use of the term was in an 1849 New York Herald article. The first con game, however, probably […]

More than just a coach


For 33 years, Bruce McAfee, or Coach Mac as he’s affectionally known by so many, served Susan Moore High School as a teacher, baseball coach, football coach, basketball coach and principal. While he may have stepped away from the sidelines and the hallways, his heart never left. He’s been their biggest fan and advocate as he continues to mentor not […]

Great Pumpkin Patch opens


Offering pumpkins, wagon rides, food, live weekend entertainment, bonfires, a petting zoo, train rides, inflatables, and did I mention pumpkins, The Great Pumpkin Patch opened for the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Great Pumpkin Patch originated in 1996 and sisters Pauline and Julie Swann purchased the business in 2005. Each year they have tried to add more features, […]

2019 budget approaches $9.5 million

City of Oneonta

Oneonta city councilors adopted their proposed 2019 budget with only slight changes from the previously considered Sept. 11 work session proposal. The most significant change entailed adjusting the street light expenditure figure from an apparently erroneous $30,000 to $130,000. Street light expenses shown over the past seven budgets had averaged in excess of $140,000 each year. Attempting to cover that […]


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