From the Archives

Survey justifies new school

A survey conducted in recent weeks by some 50 Allgood, Remlap, Clear Springs, and Pine Mountain residents indicates strong support for the southeastern elementary school proposed for Blount County.

State authorities have informed Blount County Board of Education and school patrons believe that approval of the new school depends upon insurance of a minimum of 25 students from grades one through six will attend.

Parade travels in downpour

Biting wind and chilling rain didn’t hamper participation in Oneonta’s Christmas Parade last Thursday afternoon. Nor did it keep spectators from lining the streets to watch the event sponsored by Oneonta Chamber of Commerce and directed by Floyd Butler.

Oneonta and Pell City’s school bands made music despite drenched hair and uniforms. Drill teams from Hayden, Cleveland, and Locust Fork marked cadence in the face of inclement weather. Floats plowed through the wet and riding beauties cheered the dismal day.

Redskins and Yellow Jackets share title

Oneonta and Abbeville fought to a 0-0 tie last Friday night in Boaz to share the title of cochampions of Class AA Division in state playoffs.

The Redskins marched up and down the rain soaked field but were unable to put points on the board. Oneonta rushed for a net 244 yards to 96 for Abbeville, ground out 17 first downs to 6 and hogged the ball most of the evening.

Ricky Sanders was the leading ground gainer for the night with 151 yards in 28 carries. Johnny Lowry also had a good night carrying the pig-skin. John NeSmith limping with a sore leg did not see much action for the Skins.