From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, January 13, 1966

O’Shields to coach Redskins

Supt. H.L. Street announces that Hugh O’Shields of Cleveland will succeed Bill Hawkins as Redskins coach. Having coached at Cleveland High School for the past 15 years, O’Shields will continue classroom duties there until the end of this school year but will be here for spring football training.

Supt. Street states, “We are fortunate to secure the services of Hugh O’Shields at Oneonta. His record at Cleveland speaks for itself. I trust that all concerned will give Coach O’Shields the same cooperation they have given to Bill Hawkins.”

Coach says, “I regret leaving Cleveland High, for the 15 years there have been mighty good; but I am looking forward to working with the Oneonta students and faculty.”

Bentleys retire from business

Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Bentley sold all the stock in their department store Friday to Tillman-Levenson of Birmingham and have officially retired from the mercantile business.

The Bentleys have been in the dry goods business in Blount County for the past 46 years except for one year during the fifties when they tried retirement and decided they weren’t quite ready for it. Their first store was at Snead, from where they moved to Oneonta. They occupied the building at 223 first avenue, east, for the last seven years.