Letters

Readers Write

As an active Friends of the Locust Fork River member and volunteer, I am so grateful when dedicated and enthusiastic members and other volunteers come out for river and roadside cleanups. This month many people and organizations pitch in here in Blount County for People Against a Littered State’s (PALS) annual Spring Cleanup. It’s truly gratifying. I believe most Blount […]

Readers Write

I very much appreciate the newspaper’s fine recognition of Black History Month: questions of its significance, different viewpoints, and the Essay Contest. I found Issac Polk’s essay to be remarkable in many ways, and it’s a worthy essay winner. Thanks to the paper for providing the impetus for students’ reflections on the topic. I enjoyed the other pieces during the […]

Reader Writes

A few days ago, I was walking through Oneonta. As I waited at the Ace Hardware intersection to cross Highway 75, the light turned yellow. A young mother hit the brakes. Her toddler was standing in the front passenger seat and was hurled forward into the dash. As I stood watching, the mother pulled the child from the floorboard, turned […]

Readers Write

Liberty’s flame fades a little every day as America lurches into an unforgiving cancel culture immersed in disdain and disregard for anyone who offends our sensibilities. The beacon of hope is further diminished by narco-states to the south, a world agenda from Europe, a communist super power from our west, and those who despise America from within. In the name […]

Readers Write

Kudos to The Blount Countian for the excellent coverage and firsthand accounts for Black History Month. Although the month is over, I believe our work here in Blount County in recognizing Black history is not done. Hate in this country of The Other runs deep and wide – African American, Asian, Jew, Muslim, Latino, and immigrants, etc. Growing up in […]

Reader Writes

Hello, my name is Kayleigh Jennings. I am a senior at Oneonta High School. I have been attending OHS since kindergarten. There is a lot to like about my school and there is even more to hate. One thing, dress code. For one, I personally believe the dress code stems from rape culture. And, for those who aren’t familiar with […]

Oneonta: a great place to live

Are you tired of living where you do? Tired of the traffic problems, tired of long lines, tired of rude people, tired of crime? You may need to move to a better place; a place where life is less stressful and more enjoyable. Oneonta in Blount County is one of those places and I highly recommend it. There are many […]


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