2022-01-12 E-Edition

Heroic UPS driver

When Mike Nicholson began his day as a UPS driver during the Christmas rush, it started off just like any other day. He arrived at work, checked the books, and made plans to head out for the long day. Because of the need for extra help during the holiday season, Mike’s normal routine is to stop and pick up his […]

Horton Mill bridge to close to traffic April 1

Blount County Commission

Late last year, the county was forced to once again make repairs to one of its three remaining covered bridges when the driver of a box truck ignored the warning signs and drove through Swann Covered Bridge. In recent years, the commission has spent more than $30,000 on repairs to both Swann and Horton Mill covered bridges. After reviewing the […]

OPD needs help identifying car

Last Friday, Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton sent out a press release with additional details of the recent vandalism spree that occurred in the early morning of Dec. 28, 2021. During the spree, multiple homes in Oneonta were damaged and a 10-year-old female sleeping on the couch was injured. In the release, Clifton noted that Oneonta Police Department is searching […]

Spann visits OES

Monday, ABC 33/40 meteorologist James Spann visited third-graders at Oneonta Elementary. During his hour-long visit, Spann spoke with the students about weather and climate in general as well as severe weather and how to recognize it. He then told students about safety during severe weather events. In addition, Spann informed the students how he does the weather forecast and brought […]


FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Saturday, Jan. 15, landscaping at Scenic Overlook has been cancelled. FLFR seeks a college level environmental/ science student for a paid internship. Work 20 hours per month while completing requirements for FLFR Watershed Steward Certificate. Email info@flfr.com for more information. Application deadline is Saturday, Jan. 15. Funds provided by a CAWACO RC&D grant. Nursery […]


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THE CITY of Oneonta is accepting applications for a full-time public works municipal maintenance worker. Must have a high school diploma or GED and have a valid driver’s license. Equipment operator experience preferred. Interested candidates may get an application at City Hall, 202 Third Avenue East, or on the city website (www.cityofoneonta.us). Please bring applications to Oneonta City Hall, 202 […]