From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 7, 1960

Car stolen here and wrecked

An automobile belonging to Mrs. L.D. Bynum was stolen in Oneonta Monday night and was found wrecked and abandoned just over the line in Marshall County on the highway from Guntersville to Huntsville.

The car contained some cigarettes and other loot believed to have been taken from the Hudson Filling Station between Liberty and Brooksville, which was broken into the same night.

Sheriff Alex Stevenson says state investigators are aiding in the case and are checking for finger prints and leads.

County schools to keep split term

In the election by patrons of Blount County Schools held Tuesday, December 29th, the vote was 1350 for the split term and 764 for a straight term.

There had been much discussion for several years as to which the majority of the people in the county preferred. So in order to let the school patrons decide the issue, Clyde Blackwood and the Blount County School Board decided to put the question directly up to the patrons.

There were twenty six schools participating in the election. The patrons of each school voted at the various schools over the county.

The results show that the heavy cotton growing sections of the county still want the children out in the fall to pick cotton.

Announcement made of new dealership

Announcement is made this week of the opening of Oneonta Truck and Tractor Company, new International Harvester dealer, by Loyd Harris and Howard (Peanut) Roberts.

The firm is located with Harris Repair Shop just off High School Street. Jim Farley is the salesman.