From the Archives

The Southern Democrat August 31, 1977

At last – a new school!

Monday, Oneonta’s new school complex received the first generation to begin school under its new roof. All Oneonta students, elementary, junior high, and high school are now housed under one gigantic roof on Hwy 75 southwest of town.

Although construction will not be completely finished for several weeks, the complex includes three gyms, a multitude of classrooms, two libraries, a band department, a choral room, home economics department, industrial trades department with garage, several labs, an enormous dining room, a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen, administrative offices, and a multitude of restrooms.

The main gymnasium, the girls’ gymnasium, dressing rooms, and the industrial trades department will soon be completed and the facility will become a fully functioning world of its own. Behind Woodard’s three TD’s – Pennington bops Panthers

Three touchdowns and 153 yards rushing by fullback Terry Woodard and a stingy defense enabled J.B. Pennington to take a season-opening win 18-6 over rival Cleveland before a standing-room only crowd at Blountsville Friday night.

Aside from Woodard’s touchdown runs of 1, 18, and 45 yards, the most dominant factor in the game was the officiating, as 219 yards of penalties were marked off during the evening. Both head coaches – Pennington’s Bill Nichols and Cleveland’s Joe Hazelrig – thought the game was called too closely. Pennington was penalized for 104 yards of penalties while Cleveland was whistled for 119 yards.