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The Southern Democrat, Nov. 24, 1982

Oneonta school board votes to sell property Oneonta City Board of Education has set a price on the now vacant site of the old elementary school and has voted to offer it up for sale. This action was taken at the last meeting of the board with Mayor Jack Fendley and Oneonta City Council on Nov. 17. Board member Ralph Tidwell expressed his preference for offering the property for sale by bid, but near the conclusion of the meeting he joined his four fellow board members in approving the direct sale for $300,000. The 6.6 acres, no longer needed for school use, lie facing Ala 75 with US 231.

New municipality for county Voters in Blount County’s newest municipality will choose their town officials in an election to be held Dec. 21 in Susan Moore fire hall. Ninety-eight residents from that community voted Nov. 17 to incorporate an area encompassing 24 40- acre tracts as shown on a plat filed in Probate Judge Frank Green’s office. Twenty-one electors voted against incorporation. J.L. Painter, Dale Murray, and T.R. Jackson, electors in the new town, served as election officials Nov. 17 and conducted the area census. Susan Moore becomes the county’s eleventh municipality, after Oneonta, Blountsville, Hayden, Cleveland, Snead, Locust Fork, Nectar, Rosa, Allgood, and Lake Highland.