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The Southern Democrat, August 7, 1969

Brothers attack brothers in double tragedy

Two brothers from Arab route two were charged here with the death and stabbing of two other brothers from the Strawberry Community (near Blountsville).

A 52-year-old from Strawberry was reported to have been shot four times with a .22-calibre rifle while he was in his garden along highway 231, some 300 feet from his house. Sheriff J.C. Carr filed firstdegree murder charges against a 29-year-old man, who has been denied bond.

The Arab man’s 27-year-old brother was jailed the next day after the knifing of the other victim. He is being held in lieu of $5000 bond. The attack occurred just north of Rainbow Crossing on 231 and the 38- year-old victim was treated and released from the local hospital.

No motives have been established for the double tragedy, according to Sheriff Carr.

Council hears no new business

Oneonta City Council met in very brief session Monday afternoon. Minutes of the last meeting were approved as read and members voted to pay current bills.

No new business was brought before the governing body and no councilman brought up any matters for discussion.

All councilmen were present at the meeting with Mayor Jack Fendley: Homer Miller. Dr. Stone Dailey, C.E. (Mutt) Elrod, Jerry Hudson, and Bruce Phillips.

City Schools to open August 25

Oneonta City Schools will open Monday, August 25, at 8 a.m. Opening day will consist of a three-hour session at the high school and at the elementary school.

Pre-school faculty meetings will be held at each school on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.

Matriculation fees for all high school pupils is $7 for the year.