Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1925

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

November 6, 1925

TRAIN-SCHOOL BUS CRASH KILLS TEN. Ten school children were killed and twenty-one others were injured when the Atlantic Coast Line passenger train, the Everglades Limited, crashed into a loaded school bus at a graded crossing at Nahunta Monday morning. Four children died before the special train bearing the injured reached Waycross. Three others died shortly after reaching the A.C.L. hospital.

November 13, 1925

J.S. HADDOCK BUYS OUT J.W. RODGERS. J.S. Haddock bought the J.W. Rodgers stock of goods and is selling agent for "Peters Diamond Brand Shoes", adding to the general merchandise, shoes and notions.

COUNTY OFFICIALS VISIT BILLYS ISLAND. Mr. and Mrs. John Harris and Mrs. Lizzie Roddenberry were in Billys Island Tuesday. Mr. Harris went to visit the school and Mrs. Roddenberry went to see about collecting taxes.

MISS WILDES TO WORK WITH CITIZENS BANK. Miss Gertrude Wildes has accepted a position with the Citizens Bank of Folkston. For the past several months she has attended a business college in Jacksonville, preparing for a business career.

MRS. PEARL ALTMAN DIED. Mrs. Elbert C. Altman died at her home in Waycross November 6th, after a lingering illness. The remains were brought to Folkston and Saturday Rev. L.E. Williams conducted the services at Sardis cemetery that consigned the body of this beloved young matron to her last resting place. She was twenty-nine years old. Mrs. Altman is survived by her husband, one son, Roy and daughter Beryl; her mother, Mrs. Susan Cottle; three sisters and one brother.

COLORED SCHOOL. Oak Grove School, Folkston, Ga.---Just a few words about our school here. We have a good one-teacher school. We have at present 39 children on roll. We are having from 27 to 32 every day. The parents and friends are standing by their teacher as best they can, and paying a tuition in order to make up their teacher's salary. -- Teacher, Colored School.

November 20, 1925

A WORKING HELD AT BROOKS FARM. Mr. P.C. Brooks gave a working last week to get help to move a house. A big dinner was very much enjoyed by all who attended.

ODD FELLOWS SPECIAL GUESTS AT CHURCH. Rev. L.E. Williams preached a special sermon to the Odd Fellows at the Methodist Church Sunday evening. The members of the Lodge in a body marched in the church and joined in the service. There were seventeen members present at this interesting service.

November 27, 1925

TYSON'S STORE. Work on John S. Tyson, Jr.'s new store building is progressing rapidly. The brick work is almost completed.


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