From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 15, 1925

Noted educator dead

Prof. W.Y. Adams, noted educator, minister, and legislator, died at the home of Tom Hudson, on Route 1, Cleveland, early Tuesday morning. He contracted pneumonia just a week ago while teaching at Concord and was never able to be removed to his home at Gum Springs.

He was the founder of Walnut Grove College, just over the county line in Etowah, and later taught in the Agricultural School at Blountsville. He was later elected county superintendent of education and, after retiring, went back to teach in the local schools and kept it up until the last.

Prof. Adams was 77 years of age and is survived by his widow and eight or 10 children, all of whom are grown.

Hotel changed name

The old Commerce Hotel now goes by the name of Oneonta Hotel. I have changed all the belongings of old to new. I have had old mattresses replaced with new ones; all rooms repapered and repainted – have tried to make everything in a sanitary condition and as much up-to-date as might be expected of a little country hotel; always serve good home cooked meals, good vegetables of different kinds for dinner; good square meals and all you want to eat for the small price of only 50 cents.

Regular boarders reasonable enough for anyone.

Special attention given to the traveling public, make you feel like our home is yours, always ready to serve to you and to make you feel welcome. – Mrs. G.L. Robinette, Manager