From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 4, 1979

Blountsville mayor says ‘Health plan wrong’

“This would just put a medical facility further away from people in the Blountsville area,” said Mayor Jack Millwood, referring to a letter he received March 28 which indicated only three medical clinics were approved for Blount County through 1983.

Millwood read the letter to Blountsville Town Council that day. It made no reference to a clinic for Cleveland for which a plan is already in the mill. The three clinics identified as approved in the Birmingham Regional Health Systems Agency plan are the health department clinic in Oneonta, the out-patient clinic at Blount Memorial Hospital, and the health care clinic at Snead.

Registration underway for county kindergarten

Four Blount County schools, Appalachian, Cleveland, Hayden, and Susan Moore, are now taking applications for kindergarten to begin next fall. According to Superintendent Donald O. Standridge, these four schools are the only ones which will have available classroom space this fall.

Many Oneonta merchants to stay open Friday evening

Many Oneonta merchants will keep their doors open until 8 p.m. this Friday, and Oneonta Chamber of Commerce is urging merchants to adopt Friday evening hours on a permanent basis.

“It is our belief that this will produce more sales for the area. There is free parking throughout town and the shopping center now, so this should be a positive factor,” says chamber president Hal Buckelew.