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Casey presents at NDAA summit in Quebec City


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Gary Palmer meets, greets, presents flags

Big week for politics

U. S. 6th District Rep. Gary Palmer, his staff, and about 100 Oneonta citizens christened the Wallace State Oneonta Community College lobby as a venue for civic events Monday morning. The event, styled a ‘meet and greet’, was intended mainly to give constituents a chance to ask questions, offer their opinions on matters of the day, or just chat informally […]

Rotary Club scholarships

Each year the Oneonta Rotary Club awards its Kurt K. Larsen “Service Above Self” Scholarship to students in Oneonta or Blount County schools who demonstrate a commitment of service to their community. This year, the club was able to award two $2,000 scholarships. Recipients Courtney Kramer and Tara Randolph truly embody the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Kramer is […]

A ‘fireside chat’ with Bradley Byrne

Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne was in Oneonta last week, preparing the way for a more targeted visit later this year or in early 2020 in connection with his challenge to the U. S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Doug Jones. Byrne (R-Mobile) is currently U. S. Representative for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, encompassing Mobile and surrounding counties. […]

Oneonta Beautification Board awards

County first responders garner CAWACO grants

Holding a facsimile check representing the total amount of CAWACO grants to county first responders – mainly fire/rescue departments – are from the left: Allgood fire department clerk/treasurer Teresa Coin, Rosa fire department assistant chief Shane Hobson, and District 34 Rep. David Standridge. Standridge, along with District 11 House colleague Rep. Randall Shedd, seen between Hobson and Standridge in the […]

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The Blount-Oneonta Chamber welcomed downtown Oneonta’s newest business, Art Alive, Saturday. The owners, Chase Moore and John Cardy (holding the scissors), have a passion for the arts and want to instill the knowledge, training, and passion into their students. They are now taking registrations for all classes. For a full list of classes offered, visit the website at www.artaliveoneonta.com or […]

Board approves central office relocation; passes resolution on $4.1 million bond financing

Oneonta City Board of Education

In separate actions, the Oneonta City Board of Education approved purchase, subject to negotiation, of property on Ala 75 in Oneonta, away from the existing campus, to be used as a district central office. It would replace the current in-school offices which will be absorbed by planned facilities relocations and expansions. It also approved a $4.1 million bond issue to […]

First Volunteer Opportunities Fair declared a success


On July 16, the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce held its first Volunteer Opportunities Fair at the Frank Green Building. Barbara Andersen, chamber executive director, discussed the possibility of an event such as this as a way to spread the word about Blount County’s many organizations and how everyone can play a part. Happy with the idea’s response, she moved […]


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