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Aug. 11 serves as convenient reminder for Alabama residents to always call 811 before digging

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Coroner sworn in

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Nick’s Kids awards grant to Children’s Center


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Marlana Matthews takes helm at Cleveland Elementary


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more to come sooner AND later

It’s the beginning of something noteworthy that began unfolding yesterday, will blossom further in the next couple of weeks, and continue for some time to come. Hint: it involves August 11, fine arts, a historic building downtown, what you’re looking at, and much more to come. Tune in and stay tuned. ‘Til further notice. -Ron Gholson

A tasty partnership

Hope House and Little Caesars:

Little Caesars’ front man Jeremy Rhodes hands off an armload of complimentary pizzas to Hope House director Bud Jones for delivery to first responders and others in the area. Who are the lucky recipients? Oneonta fire and police departments, and the Blount County 911 crew (who also “feed” first responders with vital dispatch information) to name a few. Also, Blount […]

Board actions prepare for fall term

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education approved the following items at the recommendation of Superintendent Daniel Smith. The July 30 meeting is the last meeting before school begins for students on Aug. 9. Approved were: • enrollment of four elementary school non-resident students for the 2018-2019 school year. • enrollment of nine middle school non-resident students for the 2018-2019 school […]

Siegelman to address Blount County Democratic banquet


Democratic candidate for state attorney general Joseph Siegelman will keynote this year’s revived Blount County Democratic Club banquet. Siegelman has said he had not planned to enter politics after his dad left office as the only person in history to have held the top four statewide positions: secretary of state, attorney general, lieutenant governor, and governor. A May 28, Montgomery […]

Board approves routine back-to-school recommendations

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education approved all of Superintendent Rodney Green’s recommendations at its July 26 meeting. It approved: • accepting the retirement resignation of John Sanders, bus driver at Susan Moore schools, effective Sept. 1. • accepting the resignation of Lori Albright, child nutrition employee at Hayden Elementary School, effective July 26. • accepting the resignation of Lawayne […]

Forty-five years of faithful service


“But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. (I Samuel 12:24).” These holy words referenced by Oneonta First Baptist Church pastor Larry Gipson were used as a celebration service began on July 22 for Charlotte Langner (pictured) as she wrapped up 45 years of […]


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