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From The Southern Democrat, December 15, 1966


Auto Accidents Injure Six

Six motorists have been injured in two Blount County auto accidents in the past week.

Jack Robinson of Oneonta and Zelma C. Thompson of Pinson were seriously injured Friday morning Dec. 9, in a two-car accident which occurred around 7:20 at the Village Springs Bridge on Highway 75. According to Trooper H.M. Hurst the accident was caused by the cars sliding on the rainslicked road.

State Trooper J.L. Denham reports that five were injured in another two-car accident that occurred around 1:30 Sunday afternoon when the driver of one of the cars stopped at the intersection at Rainbow Crossing but then pulled out into the path of the oncoming car. Taken to Blount Memorial were Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Haddock of Florence route five and their three grandsons, Greg, Jeffrey, and Lynn Haddock who were out for an afternoon drive with the grandparents. Onice Lynn Smith of Blountsville route one was treated and released from Arab Hospital.

Grand Larceny

Sheriff J.C. Carr and State Trooper J.L. Denham arrested two Bridgeport residents here on Monday morning around eight o’clock after they were found to be in possession of a large Mack truck stolen in Bridgeport Sunday night.

Returned to Jackson County where they have been charged with grand larceny were Billy R. Scisson, 21, and Lester W. Holder, 50.

Chamber Elects

Directors of Oneonta Chamber of Commerce in a unanimous vote Monday named R.C. Corr, Jr., president for the year 1967. He is vice president and general manager of Oneonta Telephone Company. The membership elected Corr a director in 1965 and he was named treasurer for the same year.

Other officers elected at Monday’s meeting were Walter Summerville, first vice president; H.M. (Mack) Harvey, second vice president, and H.G. NeSmith, treasurer. Mrs. H.J. Beasley was reelected secretary.