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The Southern Democrat, May 6, 1954

Record turn-out for vote

In the heaviest vote ever cast in Blount County, more than 8000 went to the polls last week. W.C. Copeland (2684 votes) and Roy Murray (2463 votes) will be in a run-off for the sheriff’s office with Vick Thompson (2246 votes) finishing a close third.

State-wide, Governor-elect James E. Folsom had a clear majority with 281,228, while Jimmy Faulkner, the runner-up, polled 141,006 votes.

Senator John Sparkman, who was elected without a runoff, polled 4805 votes in Blount County and his nearest opponent, Laurie C. Battle, polled 2909.

High Schools Graduate 223 seniors

Blount County’s six high schools are graduating 223 seniors this year. Last year’s graduates totaled 235 seniors. The senior class at Oneonta High numbered 67; J.B. Pennington 52; Susan Moore 48; Hayden 21; Cleveland 18; and Locust Fork 17.

Graduation exercises were held the first week of May in all the county high schools except Oneonta where commencement will be held the second week in the month.

Bigger Savings From Piggly Wiggly,

Sunnyland Margarine, .19 lb; Latin Magic Coffee, .99 lb; Campbell’s Pure Pork Sausage .53 lb; Choice Beef Roast, .49 lb; Bama Mayonnaise, .29 pint; Large Crisp Lettuce 2 for .19; Fresh Sweet Corn, 4 ears for .19