Letters

Readers Write

Why Census? Why do we need to be counted every 10 years? What’s the purpose for me to answer personal questions about me and my family? What’ll they do with it?” In order to properly apportion seats in Congress, an accurate count of U.S. citizens is necessary. Results from the 2020 Census determine the number of seats each state has. […]

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Defunding the police may sound like a radical idea to some… to others, not radical enough. There are so many that are extremely uncomfortable with the thought of cutting law enforcement spending. But there also seems to be a large amount of misconception about the Defund Police Movement. I feel like it is somewhat understandable because the name implies completely […]

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I would like to commend local authorities and protest organizers for a peaceful demonstration, unlike others around the country. Since this protest centered around BLM and the murder of their most recent martyr, George Floyd, I have some questions for Ms. Heflin, Ms. Rose, fellow participants and the church which was represented during this march. BLM was founded in honor […]

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A big thank you to Locust Fork Baptist Church for the beautiful fireworks show on June 28. My family has enjoyed this event for more than 10 years and it is always exciting. Sue Tidwell, Oneonta

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Recently, I noticed the United States flags at our public swimming pool/walking track/ballfield were both damaged. I called Mayor Mike Glass and expressed my concern. In a very short time, both flags were replaced with new U.S. flags. I would like to publicly thank Mayor Glass for his rapid response. I would also like to remind everyone that damaged U.S. […]

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I would like to express my appreciation to three citizens of Blount County and the companies they represent and to a family friend for the help they provided me concerning the repair of my grandfather’s flower vase at Blount Memory Gardens. Thank you: Dale Fails, Independent Contractor; Kelsey Cornelius, Premium Monument Company; Greg Long, Lemley Chapel and Crematory; and Mildred […]

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The recent Black Lives Matter event in Oneonta has prompted many letters to the editor. We have published all that we’ve received that adhere to our guidelines (printed below the box at left). I have at least one on my desk for which the writer provided no contact information. If you have recently submitted a letter and haven’t seen it […]

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As a participant in the June 8 march and peaceful protest to honor slain George Floyd, I would like to say thank you to Desiree Heflin who organized us to peacefully protest and call out the racism embedded in our culture. Without your gifts, Desiree, this would not have happened. We are blessed because of you. Thank you to Chief […]

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I’m writing in response to the front page display of the “Black Lives Matter” march in our city of Oneonta. It is my opinion that whoever approved this march was ill-advised. I realize that it was a peaceful march, but who could guarantee that it would be peaceful? With the emphasis on “Black lives matter,” which can hardly be called […]

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Please allow me to clarify an announcement that was published in The Blount Countian on June 3, 2020, regarding the Blount County spay/ neuter assistance program. The Carl Coleman Spay/Neuter Trust Fund is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. The funds are specifically designated for pet owners in Blount County. When the non-profit, Blount County Animal […]


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