Digest of Charlton County Herald - March, 1922
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
(No news of interest in the March 3rd issue of the Herald. Much of the paper this month was taken up with legal ads.)
March 10, 1922
TURPENTINE OPERATIONS. There is much activity being shown in the coming turpentine season the last few days. Carloads of barrels, staves and heads have been unloaded. The operators are anticipating one of the busiest seasons in years.
BURNT FORT FERRY RATES. In the Grand Jury Presentments, it was recommended that the County Commissioners take steps to arrange that the Burnt Fort Ferry not be allowed to charge more than other ferries of like character and that the ferry rates be posted in a conspicuous place on each side of the river.
CHARLTON COUNTY FINANCIAL CONDITION. The Grand Jury Presentments show that the financial condition of Charlton County is as follows: Cash in bank is $2924.27 and amount of uncollected taxes is $1800.00. ALTERNATE WAY TO WAYCROSS. The White Bus Line from Folkston to Waycross will fill a long-felt need as there was no way of getting to Waycross from here except in the afternoons. This bus is nicely finished, with comfortable upholstered seats and storm curtains, all of which will make the trip a pleasure, rain or shine.AD. White Bus Line. Folkston to Waycross Daily. Leave Folkston 10:30 A.M., Arrive Waycross 12 noon. Leave Waycross 3:00 P.M., Arrive Folkston, 4:30 P.M. Folkston to Homeland, .25; Uptonville, .30; Claxton, .40; Yaryan Siding, .50; Racepond, .60; Lydia Stone's Old Mill, .75; Fort Mudge, 1.00; Braganza, 1.20; Waycross, 1.40. March 24th
MR. KING SHOT. Tuesday night as N.B. King was going from the depot to his home in St. George, someone flashed a light on him and fired a shotgun. The load hit him in the leg, causing a painful but not serious wound. He was taken to the hospital where the shots were taken out and he is resting comfortably.
ELECTION. Soon it will be election time and two county commissioners are to be elected...from Folkston and Moniac districts. This is the first election since the women were allowed to vote.
FIRST GREEN VEGETABLES SHIPPED FROM FOLKSTON. A carload of crated cabbage was shipped from Folkston Tuesday by D.F. Pearce and W.H. Robinson. This car was shipped to a northern market. It being the first car of green vegetables shipped from here, there was a great deal of interest. All cabbages were first class.
SEVENTEEN TAKE TEACHERS' COURSE. A large class entered school Monday morning to take the training course for teachers. Young ladies from all parts of the county are in attendance. Those taking this course are Myrtle Mattox, Eva May Lyons, Eva Mattox, Beulah Grooms, Wilmer Walker, Leila Walker, Mabel Shuman, Nettie Keene, Doris Mincher, Mary Banks, Ella Crews, Mollie Hickox, Florrie Johns, Mamie Askew, Fannie Rodgers, Stella Keene, Annie Bell.
THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of Condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business on March 15, 1922: Resources, $125,461.00.
COURTHOUSE CLEANED. The County Commissioners paid Mary Moody and Bell Chapman $1.00 each for cleaning the courthouse this month.
IRON SAFE PURCHASED FOR COUNTY CLERK. The County Commissioners purchased an iron safe from J.T. Bell, and it will be used in the Clerk's office.
GIBSONS MOVE TO RACEPOND. Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Gibson and children have recently moved to Racepond where he will be in charge of E.F. Dean, Jr.'s turpentine business.
WEDDING. Married last Sunday afternoon at the residence of the bride's parents, Miss Fleta Grooms and Mr. Lacy Mobley of Macclenny. Mrs. Mobley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Grooms. Mr. Mobley is a young businessman of great promise. They will make their home in Macclenny.