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From the files of the Polk County News ...

In 1922, two men were acquitted of transporting whiskey because they were not in their ditched car found by the Sheriff with a keg of whiskey ... Two Dalton boys were sent to the Agricultural School for four years for break-ins in Ducktown, Wetmore and Delano ... The W.H. Chancey store in Copperhill was robbed of $400 worth of clothing ... The boll weevil and dry weather played a part in cutting down the yield of cotton crops, but good prices were being paid.

In 1932, the DAR put up a plaque “To Mark Old Fort Marr, built by U.S. soldiers in 1814” on the high school campus where the fort was. The other side of the plaque honored Nancy Ward. J.A. Higgins had donated the fort to the board of education, turning down $500 offered by Georgia ... An amendment to the U.S. Constitution was being considered to repeal prohibition ... The state supreme court upheld the chancellor’s decision to dismiss an ouster suit against Roy Stillwell ... Vance Davis was elected president of the Student Council.

In 1942, women were urged to fill hundreds of Army jobs to release men for combat ... Workers on dairy farms were given deferments by the Selective Service ... Benton was nearly perfect in its second practice blackout ... Eggs were scarce and cost 4 cents apiece.

In 1952, public assistance checks to the aged, blind and dependent children was one of the largest sources of income in the county ... The Quarterly Court scheduled a special meeting to consider the proposed new road from Hwy. 411 to Quinn Springs. The state proposed to rebuild the road if the county would furnish the right-of-way.

In 1962, a plan was announced whereby Cities Service Company would acquire the Tennessee Copper Corporation ... Robert Spargo was unopposed for mayor of Copperhill, to replace John Shibley ... R.T. Crabtree was attending the annual convention of vocational agriculture teachers ... Mrs. John L. Brewer was named president of the new Polk County Dairymen’s Association ... There were 27 students from Polk attending UT.

In 1972, the Quarterly Court decided against a challenge to the tax assessment for Cities Service and accepted the State Board’s $23.47 million assessment ... County Judge Dennis White was looking into a possible ambulance service for the country ... The Cherokee National Forest provided the White House Christmas tree from Roan Mountain ... Steve Day was a member of the UT marching band ... Curtis Trew received the FFA Chapter Farmer award.

In 1982, the school system faced $114,353 in cuts from the previous year and was looking at selling the school buses to private contractors ... Mark Waters and Dennis Waters of the Sheriff’s Office received special training by the FBI ... Dovie Culpepper retired from the Department of Human Services ... Benton American Education Week essay contest winners were Brian Qualls, Nikki Evans and Kim Bates.

In 1992, Ocoee Utilities was seeking grant funds for a sewer line along Hwy 64 ... The county commission voted to seek state funds for a new takeout on the Ocoee River, which had been continually delayed .. Scott Day with the National Mainstreet Program visited the area as part of the Tennessee Overhill heritage tourism program. He said downtown revitalization is difficult but not impossible ... The county commission was considering action against the two Ocoee River outfitters who were not paying the amusement tax ... The county commission approved purchasing land from the TCC bankruptcy court that was being used for the convenience center in Grassy Creek but denied a School Board request to provide funding to purchase a tract near the CBHS football field ... The Ocoee Region Canoe & Kayak Association was created to promote activities on the river.

In 2002, Polk County Schools received “report cards” from the State—the elementary schools scored the highest…Copperhill considered raising its sewer fees, sparking a fierce debate between the Council and citizens….Glenn Springs Holdings held a open house to celebrate the acquisition of the Old Line Railroad from south of Etowah to Copperhill…Cleveland State Community College announce plans for a community garden in remembrance of 9/11 victims…the TWRA offered a $1,000 reward for information on poachers…Ducktown Basin Museum announced plans for its  annual “Tour of Homes”…Repairs to Ducktown, Turtletown, and Copper Basin Schools were discussed…


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