Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1924

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 7, 1924

MR. J.L. WHITE DIED. The friends of Mr. J.L. White will be grieved to learn of his death which occurred at the home of his son, Will, at Witchutah Falls, Texas on November lst. He was buried by the side of his parents.

DR. McCOY TO PRACTICE HERE. Dr. W.R. McCoy announces that he and Mrs. McCoy will arrive the first of next week to locate permanently. A few weeks ago Dr. McCoy spent a while here looking over the location and being favorably impressed with our city, decided to return to open an office as a practicing physician. His office will be in the Rodgers Building.

AD. If you are eligible for membership in the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan get an application blank for membership. Address Folkston Klan No. 72, Folkston, Ga.

November 14, 1924

CITIZENS BANK TO EXPAND. Mr. William Mizell, Jr., cashier of the Citizens Bank, informs us that the directors have decided to establish a branch bank at Nahunta for its increasing number of customers in that county.

MONUMENT TO FORMER FOLKSTON PASTOR. The monument erected to the memory of the late Rev. Daniel Sikes will be unveiled at Live Oak Cemetery near Dyal Station on November 16th.

THANKSGIVING DAY OBSERVANCE. The school law of Ga. requires each school to observe Thanksgiving with appropriate exercises. This year school will be in session as usual. At 11:00 o'clock pupils and teachers of the Folkston school will march to the Methodist Church for services.

MR. ELI DIXON DIED. Mr. Eli Dixon, age 70, was stricken while hunting cattle in the woods November 3rd and fell from his horse dead. He was buried the following day in Sardis Cemetery. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Jack Nettles and Miss Mary Dixon and one son, Curtis Dixon. Mr. Dixon was one of the most substantial farmers and stock raisers in Charlton County and had accumulated considerable property. About a year ago he purchased the Soler Chancey fine farm and home.

November 21, 1924

EXPLOSION AT WRIGHT'S GARAGE. About 8:00 o'clock last Saturday morning the residents of Folkston were alarmed by a loud explosion. Upon investigation it was found that the air tank at Wright's Garage had blown up, leaving broken windows and a shattered interior. The tank was being filled with air for the day's work and the gauge failed to register, causing an overcharge.

November 28, 1924

SCHOOL TEACHERS ORGANIZE. Mr. J.L. Poplin and Miss Jimmie Mattox, teachers of the Sardis school, Mrs. Poplin teacher of the Johnson school, Miss Knox and Miss Thelma Gowen of Uptonville, Miss Beulah Grooms of Winokur school, Miss Laura Nazworth of Screven Ridge school and Miss Stella Keene of Prescott school were among the teachers here Saturday at the organization of the County Education Association.

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