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The Southern Democrat July 7, 1960

Held here on murder charge

A man is in jail on a murder charge in the death of Mary Hughes on Friday night, July 1.

He admits having a fight with the woman but says he did not hit her hard enough to kill her. He claims her death was due to natural causes. The body showed bruises and lacerations.

Coroner Bill Lemley says he is awaiting the report of the state toxicologist before he renders his decision as to the final cause of death.

The trouble took place in the old Peter Holson home in Sand Valley. Lake property to be auctioned

Blount Countians will have an excellent opportunity to purchase Lake Highland home or cottage sites for their personal use or as an investment at a major auction of 130 lots to be held at the lake Saturday, July 9, at 3 p.m.

“We expect quite a bit of ‘legal larceny,” with many of these beautiful sites going at prices far below their actual fair market values with easy terms, and we especially invite our many Blount County friends to participate in this tremendous saving,” said Joe L. Moore, president of the Joe L. Moore & Co., Inc., owners and developers of Lake Highland.

Area residents interested in attending the auction are urged to inspect available sites prior to the sale, which will be held at a central location on the main beach.

Mr. Moore pointed out that proceeds from the auction will be used to further speed paving of roads, opening of new beach areas, and the making of many other additional improvements. High Bowling Scores

Through July 4th, the three high scores at Oneonta Lanes were Bill Parrish, 233; Bobby Galbreath, 222; and Harold Phillips, 199.