From the files of the Polk County News ...
In 1933, Germany quit the League of Nations and World Disarmament meeting ... J.D. Clemmer was named postmaster in Benton ... Cotton farmers were receiving cash for cutbacks in production.
In 1953, voters were to decide whether the governor could have ten days after the legislature adjourns to decide whether to veto a bill ... At the movies: Tarzan and the She Devil.
In 1963, the state supreme court rejected a GGL request to hold a special election rather than let incumbents stay in office following an election dispute ... The Quarterly Court gave the Garden Club of Benton and the Polk County Historical Society permission to use county property for a new site for Fort Marr near the jail, pending School Board approval.
In 1973, Dan Clemmer retired from the Benton post office ... Some 40 members of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce visited the area ... Repaving was underway on Hwy. 64.
In 1983, the county commission gave preliminary approval to raising the cap on the amount of local sales tax that can be collected on purchases ... The county commission voted 4-4 on a motion to purchase four new cars for the Sheriff’s Department ... A dog drug raid at PCHS netted three bags of suspected marijuana ... John Dixon and Ronnie Davis completed the New York Marathon.
On 1993, Ocoee residents were strongly opposed to a spray irrigation sewage system in their area ... The School Board decided against having principals as coaches.
In 2003, Coaches and administrators met to decide whether or not to continue the Polk-Basin rivalry after incidents following a football game. No consensus was reached … A carnival and festival was held at Turtletown Elementary School to honor the life on long-time educator Rosella Carruth … A one-time longevity bonus was awarded to county employees … Copperhill discussed the need to impress tourists … The old deeds were all computerized in the Register of Deeds office, and recording of all new deeds via computer began … The Polk County News celebrated 120 years by publishing a commemorative edition of the newspaper.
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