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From The Southern Democrat, February 10, 1966


City clerk dies Monday night

William M. Graham, 56, long-time city clerk of Oneonta, died Monday night at a local hospital, which he had entered the preceding day. A native of Lawnville, Tenn., he was the son of the late George M. and Laura Ann Roberts Graham. He and his wife moved to Oneonta in 1946, at which time he was with the highway department.

Mr. Graham will be difficult to replace at city hall, where he had served as city clerk or treasurer of the water works, gas, and sewer board or both as he was doing at the time of his death, since 1947. His thorough knowledge of municipal affairs was invaluable.

A veteran of World War II, he was an active member of Post 72 American Legion and had served as its commander. He was a member of Lester Memorial Methodist Church and of Oneonta Civitan Club and took a vital interest in civic affairs generally.

Transfer students number fifteen

When the Oneonta board of education re-opened registration at the beginning of the second semester last week, fifteen students from Southside applied for transfer to Oneonta High School and Oneonta Grammar School. Three had transferred from Southside last September, making a total of 18.

Eleven of the new transfers were to the high school. They were assigned to grades as follows: 8th two, 9th four, 10th two, 11th four. They include the 11th grade student transferred last fall.

Poll taxes paid by 2670

Tax Collector C.W. Hudson issued some 2670 poll tax receipts from October 1st through February 1st. The $5,017.50 collected will be used as state education funds. Solicitor speaks at Tenbrook

Blount County Solicitor Wayman G. Sherrer spoke to members of DeKalb County Republican Party, who met Saturday night, February 5, at Tenbrook Junior High School, Geraldine. Blount Countians accompanying him were T.R. Jackson and F.M. Burns.