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Digest of Charlton County Herald - March, 1923

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

March 2, 1923

MRS. MARY ANN JOHNSON DIED. Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson, about ninety years of age, the widow of Mr. Erick Johnson, passed away at the home of her son, Henry Johnson, Wednesday night and was buried at Sardis Friday morning by the side of her husband, whose death occurred about a year ago. Mrs. Johnson has lived a long and useful life, helping those who needed help and was a comforter in time of trouble. This makes her passing away bring sorrow to many relatives and friends. She is survived by one son, Henry Johnson, two brothers, Newt Roddenberry, and S.B. Roddenberry of Denton, Ga.

DRUG STORE OPENING CELEBRATED. The opening last Friday night of the Scott Drug Store was a complete success. The proprietor, Carl Scott, invited the public to an "At Home" wherein music rendered sweet strains and the young folks danced in the hotel dining room adjoining the store. The store has a beautiful marble soda fountain. Punch was served and souvenirs were given to the children.

DR. FLEMING BUYS RESTAURANT. The Wright Restaurant changed hands this week, Dr. Fleming being the new owner. No one needs to go hungry in Folkston with two good restaurants.

AD. J.S. Mack. Watch and Clock Repairer. Folkston.

COTTON GIN SOLD. A legal ad concerned the foreclosure on mortgage of Folkston Gin and Seed Co. to The Citizens Bank. The one-half acre was bounded on the west by the county courthouse lot and was the premises where the gin house was located. Also four cotton gins, engines, boilers, etc. (Handwritten entry on newspaper: Cotton gin sold to E.B. Stapleton for $1200.00.)

B. FAY MILLS IS NEW POSTMASTER. Mr. T.W. Vickery has resigned as postmaster of Folkston and B. Fay Mills has been appointed to fill the unexpired term.

March 9, 1923

PRESBYTERIAN LADIES ELECT OFFICERS. The ladies of the Presbyterian Church of Folkston met last week and elected officers as follows: Mrs. Rosa M. Toy, President; Mrs. George Stewart, Vice President; Mrs. Arnold Scott, Secretary; Mrs. E. Alexander, Treasurer.

MR. STEPHEN WILLIAMS DIED. It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mr. Stephen Williams, age about 100 years. He died at the home of his daughter in Jacksonville Saturday. The remains were brought to Folkston Sunday and funeral services were held in the Baptist Church with interment in the city cemetery. Six grandsons, Frank, Cheveley and Johnny Williams, Harley Johnson and two Rames boys were the pallbearers.

NEW BABY. Mr and Mrs. S.A. O'Quinn announce the birth of a fine eleven pound baby boy.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Johnson are the proud parents of a fine baby boy born February 25th.

March 16, 1923

NEW MILITIA DISTRICT REQUESTED. The Grand Jury has recommended the establishment of a new militia district known as that part of the county called Billie's Island, "Because Billie's Island is separated from the mainland of Charlton County, we request the creation of another militia district as at present about 300 citizens are practically debarred from participating in the affairs of the county.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Warning is given that several wooden bridges on the Folkston-St. George public road have been dangerously weakened because of excessive traffic. Persons operating timber carts and trucks are warned they must assume risk in crossing these weak bridges. O.F. WILSON, Clerk, County Commissioners.


WEDDING. Mr. James B. Pearce and Miss Lucile Barnett's marriage of February 24th is of interest to the many friends of this popular couple. Mrs. Pearce was a teacher in the Folkston school last year and has many friends here. Mr. Pearce has an interest in Pearce Drug Store and is presently traveling for a Jacksonville wholesale company.

March 23, 1923

CONVICT CAGES SOLD. At the County Commissioners' meeting last week it was decided to sell the old convict cages to the city of Folkston.

TRADERS HILL SCHOOL CLOSES. The patrons of the Traders Hill school are invited to attend the closing exercises March 30th at the school house. Mary Enedy and Eulabel Partin, teachers.

RODDENBERRY & WINOKUR SCHOOLS CONSOLIDATED. At the recent Board of Education meeting, the Roddenberry school was consolidated with the Winokur school.

REWARD. A reward of $200.00 is offered for the arrest and conviction of parties who burned the Roddenberry school house on the night of March 15th. L.E. MALLARD, County School Supt.

POSTMASTER EXAMINATION. An examination to secure a permanent postmaster for Folkston will be held on April 14th. The salary of the Folkston post office is $1600.00 per year.

March 30, 1923

MR. SELAH PECK'S BODY REMOVED. The body of Mr. Selah N. Peck was removed last week from Homeland Cemetery to his old home in Toledo, Ohio. He died December 7th of injuries received when struck by a speeding automobile on the Dixie Highway and the body was buried temporarily in the Homeland Cemetery. Burial services were held in Toledo March 24th in Maplewood Cemetery.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business on March 21, 1923: Resources, $170,473.11.


NEW ATTORNEY. Col. and Mrs. Walter N. Gerrald and little daughter have come here from Boston, Ga. where he had a splendid practice. They are located at Mrs. Annie Wright's residence.

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