Digest of Charlton County Herald - January 1921

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

"The Charlton County Herald is the official organ of Charlton County, the City of Folkston and St. George. Mrs. W.H. Robinson, Editor-Publisher. Mrs. W.H. Robinson, Manager. Published on Friday of each week."

January 7th

HOMELAND ELECTION. The following were elected at Homeland Thursday: Mayor, J.W. Thompson; Recorder, R.E. Condon; Councilmen, M.M. Toy, J.W. Waughtel, C.W. Waughtel, Harry Taylor, Mark Hinds.

NEW COUNTY CLERK. J.D. Raulerson is the new County Clerk who assumed the duties on January lst. He is pleasantly located at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Roddenberry.

HOLLY TREES FOR CHRISTMAS. On the morning of December 24th three Christmas trees were ready for the children of the grammar grades of our school. In Miss McQueen's room a berry-covered holly was laden with presents. In Miss Poplin's room, a swamp holly with clusters of berries bore presents for all, while the two primary rooms together dressed a holly tree most tastefully and loaded it with presents.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. In the minutes of the County Board of Education, it stated Pearlie Mizell, for two months teaching on Chesser Island, received $40.00. Bertha Robinson, two months at Cornhouse Creek, $50.00. Mrs. T.J. Kaney, County Line-Burn Bay, one month, $5.60. Eva Readdick, Billys Island, one month, $35.00. Corene Drury, County Line, two months, $4.00. Colored: Idelia Griffin, Hannan-Neely, one month, $22.00. Delia N. Hampton, St. George, one month, $27.00. The complaint from the St. George Colored School, signed by trustees, relative to one month's school taught by Ollie Scott was approved by unanimous vote by the board. Supt. was instructed not to pay same.

January 14

HODGES BUYS HOME. V.A. Hodges has become a permanent resident of Folkston by purchasing one of the most attractive homes in the city. Last week he became the owner of the Bob Anderson home on Railroad Street.

MRS. FRANCES WHITE DIED. Mrs. Frances White, age 76, died at the family home at St. George Tuesday morning. Her death was due to the infirmities of her age. Mrs. White was born in Upson County, Ga. and came to St. George with her husband, Rev. J.M. White, now deceased, and made her home here for the past eleven years. The remains were taken to Thompson, Ga. Wednesday morning where they were laid to rest at the side of her husband. Six children are left to mourn the loss of their mother: Mrs. J.E. Gullett, Atlanta; Mrs. S.F. Norris of Thompson, Mrs. A.M. Jackson of Miami, Mrs. S.R. DeJarnett of Albany, Mrs. G.W. Holzendorf and C.A. White of St. George.

MRS. CIVILITY L. BYRD DIED. Died at her home near Burnt Fort December 15th, Mrs. Civility L. Byrd. She had been ill several weeks. Her death, while daily expected, was a shock to her loved ones. She had been a devoted member of the Missionary Baptist Church for many years. She was buried at Antioch Cemetery December 16th. Four sons and one daughter are left to mourn: Mrs. J.M. Crews, Folkston; W.J. Garret of Laughman, Fla.; A.F., E.F.D. and C.L. Byrd of Winokur.

January 21

STOKESVILLE SCHOOL. Miss Nettie Keene begins teaching at the Stokesville School Monday.

SARDIS SCHOOL. Miss Nomia Sikes of Newell began teaching the Sardis School Monday with a splendid enrollment.

SANDUSKY SCHOOL. Miss Lucille Brock left Sunday to begin teaching the Sandusky School.

ROBERT CHESSER HAS ACCIDENT. We all regret to learn that Robert Chesser had the misfortune to break his leg while at work on Billys Island. We are glad he is improving.

CIGAR FACTORY. The Porti Rico Cigar factory will begin work next week in Homeland.

January 28

TROY HATHAWAY DIED. Troy Hathaway age about 26 years, died at his home in Jacksonville last Friday. The remains were brought to Folkston Sunday morning and buried at the cemetery at 11:00 o'clock, Rev. E.A. Milton conducting the burial service.

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