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The Southern Democrat, February 11, 1960

Bus collision injures five

Five children suffered slight injuries last week when when their school bus, with about 40 students aboard, was in a collision involving two trucks.

Highway Patrolman George Brown said the bus was on U.S. 231 crossing the intersection with U.S. 278 when it was struck by a tractor-trailer rig.

He said the rear of the trailer then skidded across the highway and strick a pickup truck which had stopped at a traffic light.

The bus driver, Clyde Wallace of Blountsville, Rt. 1, said he was traveling about five miles per hour at the time, having just started off after picking up a student.

All of the injured were treated and released. Three of the children went on to school; two returned home.

The patrolman said the driver of the truck, Mr. J.P. Ragan of Wilson, Ark., was charged with reckless driving. He said the tractor-trailer ran a stop sign.

Brown said Ragan blamed rain-slick pavement for the accident.

Hayden defeats Susan Moore

The Susan Moore Bulldogs, winners of the Blount County basketball tournament, were defeated last Friday when they met Hayden at Hayden. Final score was 57-52. Hayden’s high point man was Jim Armstrong.

Hayden junior players defeated Susan Moore Juniors 40-35 the same evening. James Arthur Culwell was Hayden’s high scoring junior player.

Robbie’s opens Center Point store

Robbie B. Hackleman, owner of Robbie’s Youth Fashions in Oneonta, announces the formal opening of her shop at Center Point Hills Shopping Center Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13. She cordially invites her customers and friends to visit the new store there.