Society and Clubs

Personal Mention Mr. and Mrs. James G. Brown, James O. Leary, George G. Cofer and H. H. Rhinemiller of Columbia were recent guests at the Hotel Savannah, Savannah, Ga. Miss Ethel Latimer of the Columbia city schools has returned from Syracuse university, where she studied for six weeks at the Progressive institute. Going to Syracuse she traveled through the Shenandoah valley and then North and … Continue reading Society and Clubs


Eleazer Says Enrollment to Be Practically Same as Last Session Beginning on August 28 when the school of the Dutch Forks section open, 10,500 school children of Richland county will start resuming the studies left off when the warm days of last June began their approach. Negro school children will be entering school at the same time. Enrollment for the 1931-1932 session will be approximately … Continue reading COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL OPEN SOON

New Brookland-Cayce School Opens Soon; Faculty Changes

Handsome New Building Will Be Ready For Use by January 1 Public schools of New Brookland and Cayce will open Monday, September 7, G. C. Gaskin, superintendent, announced. The New Brookland-Cayce high school now being erected between New Brookland and Cayce by W. A. Crary and Son, at a cost of approximately $85,000, is expected to be opened during the last of December or the … Continue reading New Brookland-Cayce School Opens Soon; Faculty Changes

School at Blaney

Special to The State. Blaney, Aug. 25. – The Blaney public school will begin its 1931-32 session Monday morning. The school will again be under the supervision of E. W. Rentz , who for the last two years has raised its standard and successfully directed its work. The faculty is composed of P. Clyde Singley, Prosperity, principal; P. B. Waters, Saluda; Thelma Christie, Whitmire; Ruth … Continue reading School at Blaney

Prisoner Again Ill From Poison

Willie Watson, on Leave, Back in Hospital – Condition, “Fair.” Willie Watson, prisoner at the state penitentiary, who was admitted to the Baptist hospital about two weeks ago from having taken an overdose of poison, was readmitted yesterday apparently suffering from having taken another dose. Last night his condition was reported “fair.” At the time Watson was at the hospital before he was on a … Continue reading Prisoner Again Ill From Poison

High Court Ponders Spivey Case

Youth Prefers Firing Squad to Return to State Pen R. J. Watson Takes Poison Second Time Ex-Soldier Despondent Over Plight; Says He Killed Man in Self-Defense ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE Did Not Know Pardon Board Had Recommended That He Be Freed BY CLYDE WEBSTER “I had rather face a firing squad than go back to the state penitentiary,” Robert J. “Willie” Watson, who has twice … Continue reading High Court Ponders Spivey Case

School Very Soon In New Brookland

Starts There and in Cayce September 7. GASKINS GIVES PLANS Superintendent Tells of Enrollment Dates and Other Details for Pupils. The next session of the Brookland-Cayce schools will begin Monday, September 7, it is announced by G. C. Gaskin, superintendent. New pupils who have not been to school in this system before will be enrolled at the school buildings from 9 to 12 o’clock Tuesday … Continue reading School Very Soon In New Brookland