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Digest of Charlton County Herald - September 1923

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

September 7, 1923

GRAND JURY. Members of the Grand Jury who will serve at October term of Superior Court: Benjamin Chesser, S.C. Williams, A.H. Howard, D.M. Mizell, Jr., Lewis E. Stokes, J.W. Canady, J.C. Littlefield, George J. Stewart, J.A. Allen, Thos. Littlefield, J.T. Thrift, John Vickery, G.W. Allen, H.C. Taylor, W.C. Hopkins, Hamp Mizell, L. Knabb, Robert L. Crews, A.G. Gowen, Jr., Thomas Rhoden, W.O. Raulerson, E.B. Stapleton, O.H. Stokes, W.J. Wainwright, W.H. Prescott, E. G. Mills, John Harris, Wm. Strathdee, A.C. Wildes and W.S. O'Quinn.

TRAVERSE JURY. These will serve at October term of Superior Court: Jas. E. Robinson, J.B. Allen, N. Roddenberry, Jas. L. Dyal, G.B. Wainwright, L.W. Dykes, D.W. Reynolds, S.M. Altman, Sol P. Mills, Joe Taylor, J.W. Johnson, Jas. P. Mitchell, Mose Crews, Sr., S.A. O'Quinn, J.D. Burnsed, Harley Johnson, Mack Crews, B.R. Burnsed, W.M. Crews, S.F. Mills, Jr., J.B. Loyd, E.F. Dean, Jr., H.J. Hodges, W.L. Londree, J.P. Mizell, E.D. Rogers, J.A. Strain, Richard Chesser, D.F. Pearce, Allen Carter, L.H. Wasdin, J.S. Thornton, W.A. Stokes, J.T. Bell, J.M. Crawford, H.S. Hodges, Fletcher Canady, Edd Bryant, H.G. Gibson, R.P. Bell, T.J. Postma, Geo. Crawford, J.E. Summerall and W.J. Wainwright.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL. 170 pupils were enrolled the first day of St. George Public School this week.

CHANCEY BABY HURT. Mr. W.L. Chancey was called home from Billy's Island last Saturday on account of the injury his baby daughter received when she fell from a wagon. Mr. Chancey, who was in Folkston Monday, reported that she was not seriously hurt and was able to be up and playing around the house.

September 14, 1923

W.H. DONAHOO KILLED IN ACCIDENT. William H. Donahoo, 21, a member of the firm of Donahoo and Sons, railroad construction contractors, was fatally injured Wednesday when the tractor he was operating turned over and crushed him to death. The accident occurred at the Atlantic Coast Line export yards at Moncrief Springs. He was operating one of the tractors and doing some excavation work. The body will be shipped to Folkston where the funeral will be in the Baptist Church and interment will be in the Folkston cemetery Sunday.

NEW PRINTING PRESS. After many delays our new press was shipped from the factory last Monday. We shall install it next week and the issue of September 28 will be the NEW Herald.

COUNTY SCHOOLS BEGIN SESSIONS. The Winokur Consolidated School opened Monday with Mr. J.L. Poplin in charge and Miss Beulah Grooms as assistant. Johnson-Gibson School is being taught by Mrs. C.M. Scott. This school has thirty pupils. Traders Hill School has obtained teachers and is in good hands with the principal being Prof. Mikell and Mrs. E.N. Grooms as assistant.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Beverly Lawton announce the birth of a fine baby girl at Madison, Fla. September 10th. She has been named Mary Catheaine. Mrs. Lawton will be remembered as Miss Audrey Scott.

BARBER SHOP MOVED. C.E. Stroup, proprietor of the Folkston Barber Shop, has moved from the Scott Building to the Rodgers Building next door to the Post Office. He plans to enlarge his shop by installing bathrooms with hot and cold water.

PIERCE LAMBERT DIED. Pierce Lambert, one of the most prominent and influential negroes of this county, died suddenly at his home near here Saturday evening. He had finished eating a light supper, being on a diet. He arose from the table with the remark that he was hungry. He went out on the porch, sat down and passed away without a struggle. He was buried in the cemetery Sunday morning, a large crowd of white people attending. Pierce was an honest and industrious negro who by business ability and hard work had accumulated considerable property. He was prominent in the school and church.

September 21, 1923

SCHOOL BOARD DECISIONS. At the school board meeting held last week the Toledo colored people were granted a school. The Board also approved the handling of the school books for the county by the Pearce Drug Store.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of The Citizens Bank at close of business September 14, 1923, as called for by the Supt. of Banks: Resources, $171,372.28.

September 28, 1923

JACK HAGAN MURDERED. Waycross, Ga., Sept. 25th -- Falling lifeless from the wagon as the vehicle reached the house of one of the inhabitants of Cowhouse Island in the Okefenokee Swamp late Monday, the body of Jack Hagan was found to be riddled with bullets, according to news received today. Four gunshot wounds were found in his back. Hagan had been working in the swamp for several months hauling wood for Mrs. Lydia Stone. According to the story told to the Ware County officers by John Crews who said he was seated on the front porch of his home when he heard several reports of a gun, followed by a single shot. A few moments later a horse drawing a wagon, in which was found the body of Hagan, stopped in front of his home.

Three wounds, all caused by buckshot, were found in the back of the dead man and another wound was found across the body. Investigation of the road revealed the spot where the assailant had lain in wait for his victim. Hagan was well known in this county. He was under indictment for killing a man on Billy's Island and the case was to have been tried next week in Charlton Superior Court.

MUSICAL GROUPS AT ST. GEORGE SCHOOL. The glee club of the St. George school has started on the work of their first concert, to be given in October. They are to be assisted by the Whistling Chorus.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL. Ten new pupils entered St. George this week. Every room is crowded to the door.

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