Searchable Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1927

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 7, 1927

MRS. ROSA M. TOY HONORED. Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. William Mizell, Sr. invited a few relatives and friends to be their guests for Sunday dinner after attending preaching services. When the guests gathered around the beautiful dining table Mrs. Rosa Toy, much to her surprise, was seated at the right of the host after being introduced as the guest of honor. Mrs. Toy is in her eightieth year and as active mentally and physically as a much younger woman. She is active in W.C.T.U. work, also is chairman of Welfare Work in Charlton County. Mrs. Toy is indeed a remarkable woman and richly deserved the honors of last Sunday.

HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING TO BE REMODELED. The Board of Education authorized the Supt. to begin putting the county high school building in condition for the fall term of school. Extensive changes will be made in the interior, new lab equipment and additional library facilities added the first year; the second year a new roof and the third year will be stuccoing of the building. The Board also voted to consolidate the Riverview school with the St. George school and may consolidate the Screven Ridge school with the Folkston Consolidated School.

BODY TO BE REMOVED. Tampa relatives were in St. George last week making arrangements to remove the body of their son-in-law, F.C. Willey, who died some years ago.

WEDDING. Miss Lillie Greer and Mr. H.D. French were married Sunday, M.J. Paxton officiating. The couple left for Fort Ogden, Fla. where they will live.

July 14, 1927

MR. J.W. HADDOCK FATALLY INJURED. Last Saturday an unavoidable accident occurred at the Pan Am filling station where Mr. J.W. Haddock was badly injured and two cars were badly smashed up. In an attempt to avoid a collision one car tried to drive through the driveway but hit a truck which was parked, which was thrown against Mr. Haddock who was standing just outside the door, crushing his body terribly. He was taken to a Jacksonville hospital. The loss of blood made a blood transfusion necessary and Rev. L.E. Williams furnished the life-giving fluid to strengthen the suffering old man. He died Thursday afternoon. He was the father of J.S. Haddock, Mrs. Harry Johnson and Mrs. Ralph Johnson.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of The Citizens Bank at close of business June 30, 1927: Resources, $466,675.38.

GOWEN FAMILY MOVES. Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Gowen have moved from their residence in Folkston to their beautiful country home at Traders Hill much to the delight of the children whose greatest pleasure is gotten from the numerous pets the farm has. The Gowen home at Traders Hill has a grove of large trees and is equipped with every convenience for happiness and pleasure. Truly the children are happy there.

July 21, 1927

TWENTY-FOUR HOUR ELECTRICITY. In about two weeks the Charlton County Power Co. will have the new machinery installed in the new power house and will be ready to give their patrons a 24-hour service. The ice making machinery is being placed and tested. After the new plant is put into operation the city will be furnished home-made ice. The artesian well has been finished and a flow of water clear as crystal attained. The well is more than 700 feet deep.

LIGHTNING DAMAGE. Mr. J.P. Mizell's house and fence were struck by lightning more than four times within a few moments this past week. In the bathroom a part of the ceiling was torn off and light wires were burned. It then struck the gate, tearing off a picket and plowing a hole underneath to the road. Other houses were struck also.

ARNOLD HOTEL. Brick and other materials are arriving daily to begin rebuilding the Arnold Hotel, which was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. The new hotel will be two stories.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Main Canady, St. George, July 6th, a girl.

TWO CASES OF TYPHOID FEVER. Mr. Albert Smith, St. George, who has been ill for some time at his home is still in a critical condition. One of the children, Elsie, has been stricken and the cases have been diagnosed as Typhoid Fever.

July 28, 1927

WEDDING. Miss Susan Helen Bedell and Mr. Weyman C. Huckabee were married by Judge H.G. Gibson Wednesday. The couple left for New York City where he is prominently connected with the Y.M.C.A.

SMITH FAMILY STILL VERY SICK. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith, St. George, the situation became so bad that friends were obliged to take charge. Mr. Smith and daughter, Elsie, who had been ill with Typhoid Fever for several weeks are still very sick. Mrs. Smith, the wife and mother, has been under such a strain for so long, has also taken the disease and is very sick. The little girl, age about three, who is never very strong, was having convulsions and a little three-months old baby needed careful attention. Dr. J.R. Vinson took charge of the cases and Mrs. N.J. Norman went into the field and enlisted funds with which to install a nurse. Others are standing by.

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