Remember When ...
From the files of the Polk County News ...
From the files of the Polk County News ...
In 1923, bids were being accepted for a concrete bridge across the Conasauga River at Easly Ford ... A Notice announced that a man’s wife had left his house and board and he would not be responsible for any debts made by her or anyone but himself ... A Ford truck was on sale for $380 ... Rev. Charles Holder of Bridgeport Alabama was coming for a series of meeting with the Church of Christ at the Courthouse in Benton.
In 1933, Plans were made for Poppy Day observances ... Gov. McAlister praised the legislature for being the first in 25 years that had not appointed any junketing committees ... J.J. Woody was approaching his 82nd birthday ... The county court passed a bill allowing beer sales ... Bob Jones College was moving from Florida to Cleveland ... There was considerable damage from a hailstorm.
In 1953, the 72nd semi-annual Singing Convention met at the Burra Burra Club building in Ducktown ... The Quarterly Court failed again to elect a chairman, superintendent of schools, county attorney and other officials ... Action on a $500,000 school bond was postponed. The Court said prices for land for schools was too expensive: $2,800 for four acres at Ocoee and $2,000 for additional property near the Benton Schools .... The Court voted to participate in a Mobile Library Service at a cost of $4,200 ... The FFA held its annual Father & Son Banquet ... A preschool clinic was planned at Kings School ... John Beckler was on the honor roll at TPI ... Rev. G.W. Passmore died at age 69 ... Virginia Moore won the county spelling bee. Edward Light was runner-up.
In 1963, school principals were Jasper Rogers, PCHS; Oscar Crabtree, CBHS; Charles Seepe, Benton; Herlien McCamy, Ocoee; Nina Prichard, Old Fort; George Prince, Copperhill; Cecil Sells, Turtletown; Arthur Gore, Linsdale; James James, Greasy Creek; Mildred Davis, Delano; Charles Reed, Ducktown; Lynn Bates, Conasauga; Paul Oot, Second District ... Officers of the Sports Foundation were J.D. Curbow, Gerald Chastain, Frank Hammons ... A Brotherhood Mass Meeting was held ... The Copper Basin Horse Show was scheduled.
In 1973, the legislature was considering a bill that would send more state money to counties ... The Benton Lions were distributing MIA cards with the picture of William Kimsey to be send to the president and congressmen ... David Milen was president of the Benton Lions Club ... Community leaders from Farner, Ducktown and Turtletown met to discuss establishment of a utility district ... Sue Lawson won the National Observer Award ... Steve Bowman and Van White represented PCHS at the Plymouth Troubleshooting contest ... David Henry was elected President of the Student Government Association at Cleveland State ... Mr. and Mrs. Lake Burris celebrated their 50th anniversary.
In 1983, Mrs. Kilpatrick’s 6th grade class at Turtletown had the second best Adopt-a-Tree research projects of schools competing in five southeast counties ... Shannon Lindner was the PCHS delegate to Girls’ State.
In 1993, an hour was added to the school day to make up for days lost because of the blizzard ... The “Rainbow” family left the Cherokee National Forest after four weeks camping there, but questions remained about why they were allowed to stay without a permit ... Contracts were let for water system improvements in Benton ... The audit cited the road department for laying tile in private driveways, which is contrary to state law ... Jeremy German, age 12, pitched a perfect game for the Blue ridge Knights, striking out 16 of 18.
In 2003, the Court upheld a decision giving The School Board the right to impose a dress code for teachers without negotiation…the Rail Line between Wetmore and Copperhill was put up for sale…both East and West Polk began extensive water projects…repairs to Hwy. 64 were included in the State budget…the County Commission refused to hear a motion regarding Sunday beer sales…a vote on buckshot hunting was delayed…Copperhill and McCaysville sparred over sewer rates…the CBHS Cougar baseball team defeated Silverdale, but lost to Tyner…Joe Jacobi of Ducktown made the U.S. Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Team…
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