From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 1, 1957

Construction bid accepted on school

Scott Hardware & Supply Co., general contractors of Alexander City, was the low bidder on the city’s new school construction program, the bid being $220,684.00 for construction on all three sites. Of the total of six bids received, the next lowest was $232,295.00. High bid was $272,450.00.

Construction is expected to begin about two weeks from now with the work to be completed within 240 days…

Completion of the work will mark the fruition of a program that began in November 1955 when the citizens of Oneonta voted for a 7-1/2 mill ad valorem tax to finance the building program.

Wrestling At Swimming Pool Saturday Night

Daisey Mae, the bubblegum-chewing hillbilly girl wrestler, will appear on the wrestling program at the Oneonta Swimming Pool Saturday night.

Rowdy Red Roberts of Little Rock, Ark., will team with Kathy Branch of Columbus, Ohio, against Daisey Mae and Nick Carter in a mixed tag team bout. The tag bout will be for two out of three falls with no time limit.

Blount County League Playoff

The Blount County League Baseball League playoff will begin Saturday, August 3rd, at 3:30 p.m.

The first round pits Hayden against Nectar at Nectar, and Cleveland against Oneonta at Oneonta.

The managers of the playoff teams may arrange the schedule as they desire after Saturday. Otherwise the games will be played every Saturday.

In the drawings Nectar will select two players from Royal; Oneonta two from Pine Mtn.; Cleveland two from Cheneys; and Hayden two from American Legion.