Blount County Weekly News Roundup

From The Blount Countian on Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Rep. Aderholt to give legislative update
Aderholt is giving a speech at the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of commerce next Tuesday (June 29) at Twin Oaks at Heritage Green. It start at 7:30 a.m. Aderholt will give a legislative update on matters of current debate on Capitol Hill.

Pennington situation will not go away
The Blount County Board of Education went into executive session at the end of a special meeting called last Friday. The session was related to the ongoing situation at J.B. Pennington High School involving the ag teacher, who was not rehired for the 2004-2005 school year. The "situation" involves the ag teacher using school materials and equipment for personal projects, as well as letting students leave the school campus to work on his farm.
I am unsure about the accuracy of this story. After I questioned some people who know a little about what's going on, I think this is a case of "he said, he said". It sounds more like political infighting to me.

Fire department gets ready for shopping spree
Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $56,876 federal grant. The grant will be used to buy fire equipment and protective gear for firemen.

Girl Scouts invade Palisades Park
Around 60 girls from over the county are participating in crafts and structured games.

Board recognized Veal at last meeting
The Oneonta City Board of Education said goodbye to Smiley Veal, long-time superintendent.

Fire damages Oneonta landmark
A fire severely damages a house at 320 Fourth Avenue West, known locally as "The Bains House". No one was injured in the fire.

not much in the way of news this week