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From The Southern Democrat, November 19, 1925


Killed while hunting

Glenn Silvey, a young man about 17 years of age, accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting near Altoona Monday afternoon.

From reports reaching us the young man left his home about noon Monday and went into the woods near his home hunting. When he failed to return home in the afternoon a search was instituted and he was found in a dying condition about 40 feet from where his gun was found in a stump with the muzzle of the gun up.

Bank changes hands

Plans are on foot to merge the assets of the Oneonta Trust & Banking Co. with the Blount County Bank and retire the stock of the Oneonta Trust & Banking Co. The plan was decided on by the board of directors of that institution at a meeting last Saturday.

The Oneonta Trust & Banking Co. was the first banking institution established in Blount County. It opened its doors for business on July 1, 1904.

Dr. F.G. Donehoo was its first president and Albert Spencer was its first cashier. Others who have served as president were: J.A. Brice, T.B. Russell, and T.H. Davidson. J.C. Nation. J.A. Bowen, and C.H. Davidson have served as cashiers.

A.A. Fendley will act as president until the merger is effected.

Blount Hi wins from Altoona

Last Friday afternoon Coach Chaplain and his grid warriors journeyed to Altoona and came out victorious in one of the best games played at Altoona this fall. The final count stood 13 to 0 in Oneonta’s favor as Lee Roberts, Oneonta’s line smashing full back, scored two touchdowns while Robbins and Cornelius also showed some good work in the backfield. Tidwell, McCay, and Lowry showed up the best on the line as Altoona was unable to run anything over this quartet.

On Nov. 6 Fairview High School played at Oneonta but this proved to be a one-sided affair – Blount winning by a score of 46 to 0. McCay, Lowry, and Miles were the stars on the Blount line and Roberts gained 280 yards and scored four touchdowns at full.