Searchable Digest of Charlton County Herald - June, 1927
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
June 2, 1927
FOLKSTON IMPROVEMENTS. The highway has been changed from a clay road to a fine, hard surfaced highway. Much improvement has been made in the buildings of Folkston. The old block that was such a problem to keep clean is now one of the nicest in town. The bank, Dean & Gowen, Roney's, and the Folkston Department Store, Masonic Lodge and Watson & James are as nice as any town can boast of. The other side of the railroad would not be known with the new store building of John S. Tyson, Dean & Gowen Feed Store, Ga.-Fla. Investment Co., Wright Garage, Dixie Restaurant, Powers Filling Station as well as McDonald House repainted; the fine school building and a new church in the way of public buildings. Many new homes have been built and almost every house in town has been repainted.
NEW SCHOOL TO BE USED THIS FALL. Next year the Folkston Consolidated School will occupy the handsome new building.
BETTER LIGHTS ENJOYED. We have all noticed and appreciate the great improvement in our lights. The current has been changed from a direct to an alternating current and it is satisfactory to all. We're having brilliant lights and plenty of water, which is best of all. The Charlton County Power Co. has the poles nearly to Homeland erected. Then the people there can enjoy the lights.
June 9, 1927
LIGE COUNCIL KILLED. Lige Grant, better known as Lige Council, was shot and killed by old man Sam Bowling Wednesday night. All the parties are colored.
LITTLEFIELD STILL DESTROYED. Mr. J.C. Littlefield's turpentine still at Newell was totally destroyed by fire Monday morning. They were stilling, and we heard that the rosin boiled over and was the cause of the fire. We understand that the loss is about $2,000.00.
ALEXANDER LITTLEFIELD IS ALMOST VICTIM OF ACCIDENT. Alexander, the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Littlefield, came so near being the victim of a serious accident that his mother hasn't gotten over the fright. She had driven the car to the door to take the ice out. When she started to back, she heard an agonizing scream. Alexander had fallen off the fender where he had climbed without his mother's knowledge. Fortunately he fell so that the car passed over his body, the wheel bruised his arm a little. Alexander has promised that he will never again steal a ride on a fender.
BOYS TO GO TO CAMP. Four Folkston boys are preparing to go to Fort Moultrie, N.C. to spend four weeks at the Citizens Military Training Camp. They are Edward Branson, Thomas Wrench, Bert Libby and Crawford Banks.
HOPKINS AND VICKERY RECEIVED NEW STOCK. We congratulate Hopkins and Vickery for their ability to get in a fine stock of furniture so soon after everything they had was destroyed by fire. Monday the goods began to arrive, and every day since, more has come.
June 16, 1927
WEDDING. Miss Fannye Rodgers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Rodgers, and Mr. Leslie Norman were married at the Methodist Church last Thursday, Rev. L.E. Williams performing the ceremony. They will live in Macclenny, Fla. where Mr. Norman is engaged in the automobile business.
NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arch Smith, St. George, on May 26th, a girl.
NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stokes, St. George on June 1st, a girl.
CITY TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. Mrs. James and daughter have moved from Waycross to an apartment in the Old Bank Building. Mrs. James will have charge of the City Telephone Exchange.
JASPER STOKES WORKING AT BANK. Jasper Stokes, a recent graduate of Charlton County High School, is now with the Citizens Bank to learn the banking business.
WATERMELON THIEVES INJURED. The extreme dry weather and scarcity of watermelons has caused the growers to look out for thieves. Mr. Bill Davis has a mighty fine patch of melons just beginning to ripen and had noticed where someone was pulling his best melons. Monday night he armed himself with a shotgun and watched for the thieves. They came, three of them, and proceeded to help themselves. Mr. Davis fired at them with bird shot. Some one is picking bird shots out of their body. This should be a warning to watermelon thieves.
June 23, 1927
MRS. LIBBY J. MAXFIELD DIED. Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Libby J. Maxfield at a Cleveland hospital on June 14th. She had been ill for some time, having suffered a stroke of paralysis some weeks ago. The end came peacefully and she was buried at Euclid Cemetery. Mrs. Maxfield leaves a husband, Frank Maxfield, St. George.
OLD SCHOOL SITE FOR SALE. There will be offered for sale to the highest bidder on July 5 the old Traders Hill school house and one acre of land belonging to the Board of Education. -- JOHN HARRIS.
June 30, 1927
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE MOVED. The long distance telephone has been moved from Mr. T.L. Pickren's store to the new telephone exchange upstairs in the Old Bank Building.