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The Southern Democrat, May 9, 1968


Fortenberry named Oneonta police chief



At its regular meeting held Tuesday afternoon, Oneonta City Council named Earl Fortenberry chief of police to succeed P. H. Handy whose resignation was officially accepted, effective May 1.



Fortenberry has served longer on the police force than any other member. His assistant will be Cecil Marsh.



In other news, the council reappointed Morris Wimpee to another fiveyear term on the board of education. Serving on the board since 1955, Wimpee has been elected board president every year since 1956.



Democrats cast 83.9% of vote



The vote was extremely light Tuesday in the county’s first dual primary. More Democrats cast votes in the Senatorial race than in any other contest, 3081 in all in the 38 beats whose election results were returned Tuesday night.



Democrat – United States Senate Jim Allen – 1718 Armistead I. Selden – 877 J. E. (Big Jim) Folsom – 274 Bob Smith – 111 John G. Crommelin – 78 Mrs. Frank R. Stewart – 23



Member, Board of Education, District 4 Alvin L. Green – 370 Andrew (Jack) McCay – 356 C. V. (Steve) Stevenson – 157



Commissioners’ Court, District 4 Henry E. Box – 1047 Auburn G. Tidwell – 387 Republican Superintendent of Education Donald O. Standridge – 512 Eugene O. Malone – 218



Foodlane Supermarket



Blount County Large White Eggs, $.25/dozen;



Red Diamond Coffee, $.59/lb; Gold Medal Mayonnaise, $.39/quart;



Fresh, Tender Pole Beans, $.10/lb;



Delsey Soft-Weve Tissue, 2-roll pack, $.25