Digest of Charlton County Herald and the Folkston Progress (below) - August 1927

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


August 4, 1927

WEDDING. Mr. A.B. Crews and Miss Katie Guinn were happily married by Judge H.G. Gibson Sunday. They will make their home in Jacksonville.

MR. ALBERT SMITH DIED. The death of Albert Smith occurred at his home on July 26 after an illness of several weeks of Typhoid Fever. He was a native of this county and was 35 years of age. He leaves a widow and five children, from three months to twelve years of age, destitute. Also, a brother, Arch Smith; a sister Sara McClain and Mrs. Ella Smith and his mother, Mrs. Julia Smith.

GAY BABY DIED. We all sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Brantley Gay in the loss of their baby which died Saturday.

August 11, 1927

POWER COMPANY IS OPERATING. Charlton County Power Co. installed a 24-hour service Monday night, running the old plant until Thursday afternoon. The machinery at the new power house was set in motion and a service that we have reason to be proud of put in operation. The first ice manufactured in Folkston will be out Friday. The Charlton County Power Co. has spent a large sum of money in making this plant complete and while there have been some delays, the service is at last ours.

HELP FOR STRICKEN FAMILY. The county commissioners decided to donate to Mrs. Albert Smith of St. George $50.00 from the poor funds for a temporary relief, as they found from investigation the family is in great need of funds. Mrs. Smith and two of the children, who have been ill with Typhoid Fever for two weeks, are progressing satisfactorily.

WIRE TO BE STORED. The county commissioners appointed W.C. Hopkins as a committee of one to have all unused barb wire stored in some safe place for future use.

(No issue for August 18, 1927 on microfilm)

August 25, 1927

NEW OWNERS FOR DIXIE RESTAURANT. Mr. W.B. Smith closed the deal last week when he became the owner of the Dixie Restaurant, having purchased it from Mr. and Mrs. James Purdom.

TEACHERS FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR. The following school teachers have been recommended by local boards for the regular term, beginning Sept. 5th:

CHARLTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: O.P. Wilson, Mrs. J.D. Roddenberry, Miss Mallie Bedell.

FOLKSTON CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL: Mayme Askew, Kathleen Moon, Byrdie Pearson, Mrs. W.A. Wood, Georgia Littlefield, Sara F. Hayes, Marion Pearce, Irene Robinson, Mae Drew.

ST. GEORGE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL: L.S. Vinson, Carrie Gamble, Eleanor Cockrell, Willie Mae Giles, Sara Witcher.

UPTONVILLE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL: Mrs. B.B. Gowen, Irene Armstrong, Jane Quarterman, Gladys Cockrell.

SARDIS: Eva Williams, Winnie Jacobs, Bessie Thomas.

WINOKUR: Gertrude Exum, Rosa Stephens.

MONIAC: Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Burnsed.

RACEPOND: Nettie J. Keene.

RIVERVIEW: Mrs. Kate Crawford.

PRESCOTT: Lethia Thomas.

DR. THOMPSON BUYS DRUG STORE. Dr. W.D. Thompson and H.J. Davis closed a most interesting trade this week when Mr. Davis sold his entire interest in the Folkston Pharmacy to Dr. Thompson. He will be assisted by his brother, Jack Thompson.

V.J. PICKREN TO BUILD GARAGE. Verne J. Pickren last week purchased from his father the lot on Main Street on which his store now stands. We understand he will build a garage which will be a stucco building. He will begin this as soon as he sells out the stock of goods in the store. Mr. and Mrs. Pickren plan to rest while raising white leghorns.

NEGRO SCHOOL GOING UP. The new school building being erected for the negroes is going up nicely. It is being erected according to the state plan. The modern building is to be a two-teacher school when a sufficient number of pupils enroll. Ed Shivar is the contractor.

MRS. EMILY SAPP DIED. Death relieved one who had suffered for more years than the person cares to remember when Mrs. Emily Sapp died at her home near St. George on August 17th. She had been sinking for days, so that her death was not unexpected, and she was surrounded by members of her family. Interment was at St. George cemetery Friday with Rev. F.O. Coffin in charge of the services. She had been a resident of this county all her life, and had been an invalid for many years, being confined to her bed most of the time. She leaves a husband, Jesse Sapp; a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Pleming; three sons, Arch, Charles and Willie Ganey.

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Mallard announce the engagement of their daughter, Lollie Elizabeth, to Mr. Kelly Arthur Eaton, the marriage to be August 26th in Atlanta.


Digest of Folkston Progress

August 5, 1927

FOLKSTON PROGRESS SUBSCRIPTION CONTEST. The Folkston Progress subscription contest got underway Monday morning with five candidates in the field and other entries are expected until the contest closes on September 15th. The candidates will be soliciting votes and the race should prove a close one. The candidates are finding it easy to secure subscriptions to the Progress and to sell the advertising cards issued. The following is a list of the entries up to date: Gertrude Wildes, Mrs. J.O. Sikes, Jimmie Mattox, Mary Hagan, Doris Wasdin. Those who decide to come in later will have just as good a chance to win the Ford Roadster or the $100.00 Victrola as those now in the race.

JONES BUYS DIXIE MARKET. The Dixie Market and Grocery store which has been operating the past year by Dr. and Mrs. W.E. Banks has changed hands and has been purchased by W.J. Jones. Mr. Jones says it is his intention to operate a first class meat market and green grocery. He is an experienced meat cutter.

BURNSED PASSES FLORIDA BAR. Friends of Attorney B.R. Burnsed who resides in the lower end of the county will be interested to learn he is among the successful applicants admitted to practice law in Florida. He passed a recent examination which was held in Tallahassee.

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE DRUG STORE. Folkston Pharmacy has had an electric piano installed and excellent music may now be enjoyed with the drinks and ice cream.

LAYING BY TIME by James A. Hall, Atlanta Journal. Laying by time, the time when the farm work should be finished and the plow driven home to the barn, was always looked forward to with keen appreciation especially by the youthful workers in the field. It meant the coming of freedom from the toil, heat and leisure to visit relatives, attend camp meetings and otherwise use one's time as might be desired. The field work did not come suddenly to an end. It slowed down gradually, the oldest corn being the first to receive its farewell touches by having the middles run out with a long sweep. A current expression among the farmers was "When the corn grew tall enough to hide a mule's back it should be laid by." In the cotton, however, the hoe was kept busy sometimes after the plowing had ceased, but finally when the cotton leaves had almost obscured the ground and the red blooms began to appear even the spasmodic hoeing which was finally attempted only for an hour or two in the early mornings was abandoned and the well worn hoes were placed in the cotton house or carried home and the work of cultivation for the year was at an end. The crop was laid by.

The changed life of the community soon became apparent. Children could be seen going to school. Picnic parties and visitors arrayed in their Sunday clothes appeared upon the highway. Mules and horses grazing leisurely in the pasture became fat and sleek and the loungers around the country store and blacksmith shop increased in number. Singing and writing schools were organized in the community and these with watermelon cuttings, fish frys and other such events gave a measure of social gratification to the young people. The leisure following laying-by time was used to stimulate the religious life of the population and revivals, usually conducted by the home preachers, were held everywhere. No season of the year brought the relaxation, leisure and new experience which came with laying-by time.

STEWARTS ARE IN NEW HOME. Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Stewart are now occupying their attractive new home, having moved in Monday morning.

GAY BABY DIED. We very much regret to report the death of the ten days old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Brantley Gay which occurred at their home at Traders Hill last Saturday.

BRIDGES NOW SAFER. The highway bridges in Charlton County on the Dixie Highway between Folkston and Waycross have recently been covered over with asphalt paving. This is a decided improvement over the old plank flooring which had caused numerous wrecks in the past.

ARNOLD HOTEL BUILDING. Workmen are making rapid progress with the construction on the new Arnold Hotel building. The new building will be a little larger one than the one recently destroyed by fire but will contain the same number of rooms.

August 12, 1927

DR. McCOY TO MOVE HERE. Dr. W.R. McCoy, who now resides in Hoboken has definitely decided to locate in Folkston and will move his family here soon. They will occupy the home recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Haddock.

WEDDING. Last Friday afternoon at Homerville Mr. C.H. Cason of Waycross and Miss Leona Crews of Folkston were united in marriage by Rev. Folks Huxford in the presence of a few friends. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Maggie Crews of Folkston and is a charming and popular young lady.

M.G. WHITE PURCHASES COLERAINE TRACT. Mr. and Mrs. M. G. White and children, who are living in Alma, spent Monday in Folkston. He came down to complete the purchase of the Coleraine tract from P.M. Sanderson. Mr. White purchased the Camden portion of this tract about two years ago and the tract purchased Monday represents a portion of the Coleraine tract located in Charlton.

WOOL SALE. Charlton County's annual wool sale was held in Folkston last week. The wool crop this year amounted to 7,650 pounds and was sold at 35 cents a pound for $2,677.50. W.R. Wainwright is usually the local manager of these sales. O.M. Prescott is also a large grower as well as T.H. Thrift, J.B. Jones, Harry Petty and others.

NEW RESIDENCE ON HIGHWAY. A new residence is being erected next to Harden's Garage on the Dixie Highway by Mr. Jacobs which will be occupied by W.H. Harden and family when completed.

August 19, 1927

CONFEDERATE VETERANS. Ordinary H.G. Gibson this week issued the regular quarterly pension checks to the very few remaining Confederate veterans in this county and the widows of veterans whose names are on the rapidly vanishing list. The fact that there are now only three Confederate veterans residing in this county is a striking reminder that in just a few more years the South's gallant soldiers of the sixties will be only a memory. Charlton County's three surviving veterans are J.S. Grooms, S.F. Mills, Sr. and John Vickery. The widows of veterans on the list are Mrs. Polly Privett of Toledo, Mrs. R.T. Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson and Mrs. Mary Petty.

L.H. BARNWELL HIRED BY FOLKSTON PROGRESS. Mr. L.H. Barnwell who is now a member of the Progress force is expecting his wife and two children to arrive this week. They will occupy rooms in the Mattox Apartment.

WEDDING. A marriage that will be of interest to many friends was that of Miss Mary Hagen of Hilliard and Mr. C.C. Snowden of Folkston which occurred at the residence of Judge H.G. Gibson last Sunday.

WEDDING. The many friends in this section of Miss Lillie O'Berry, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe O'Berry, will learn with interest of her marriage to Mr. Paul Williams of Jacksonville which took place at noon Tuesday at the county courthouse, Judge H.G. Gibson officiating.

August 26, 1927

DR. THOMPSON BUYS FOLKSTON PHARMACY. A transaction of much interest is the purchase of Folkston Pharmacy from H.J. Davis by Dr. W.D. Thompson, who has been the active manager of the business since its establishment early in the spring.

WEDDING. An announcement of much interest in Folkston appeared in the Atlanta paper Sunday announcing the wedding of Miss Lollie Elizabeth Mallard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Mallard, to Mr. Kelly Arthur Eaton, which is to occur this Friday at Wesley Memorial Church in Atlanta.

RUSSELL CHOICE KILLED LAST SATURDAY. As a result of a drunken brawl Russell Choice was shot and instantly killed by Sug Barber at Racepond Saturday night. According to reports Choice was drunk and picked a quarrel which resulted in his death. This is the second killing to occur in Charlton County in the past two weeks, another man having been shot to death under similar circumstances in Moniac.

ATTORNEY WOOD NAMED AS COLLEGE TRUSTEE. Attorney W.A. Wood this week received a commission from Governor Hardman to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees at the South Georgia Junior College at Douglas for a term of six years.

DINKINS BUILDING HOME ON WEST MAIN. Theo Dinkins is having a six room bungalow constructed on his lot recently purchased in the Buchanan Subdivision on West Main Street. P.C. Hall is the contractor.

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