‘Geronimo’ Will Run at Blaney

The Blaney Dragstrip will feature a new entry in the world of drag-racing tonight. Running for the first time in the entire southeast will be “Geronimo,” a Pontiac Tempest engineered and owned by the notorious Hubert Platt. This dynamic piece of machinery will be running against Big Tom Ferrel’s four-speed Plymouth, Jim Collier’s ramcharged Dodge, Henry Easterby’s 427 Fairlane Ford and Engineering Associates’ 426 automatic … Continue reading ‘Geronimo’ Will Run at Blaney

Wesley Jago “Jake” Branham

1902 Wesley Jago “Jake” Branham was born June 10, 1902 in South Carolina to Rubin Branham and Amelia Cook Branham. 1962 On October 10, 1962, Jake Branham was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Mrs. George (Mamie Elizabeth) Humphries. 1964 Wesley Jago (Jake) Branham, died Friday, May 22, 1964 at the residence of his brother, Talmadge Branham, after an extended illness. He … Continue reading Wesley Jago “Jake” Branham

William Joseph Hinson

William Joseph Hinson was born July 13, 1883 in Kershaw County, the son of David Hinson and Elizabeth E. “Eliza” Kelly Hinson. William J. Hinson, 81, of 1650 Edmund Hwy., West Columbia, died at his home Thursday afternoon, May 21, 1964. He had lived here for the past 16 years, formerly of Columbia and Blaney. He was a retired farmer. He was survived by his … Continue reading William Joseph Hinson

Sox Enters Blaney Race

Ronnie Sox, winner of the Winternational NHRA drag championship at Pomona, Calif., in February and the “Michigan Madman” will be featured Saturday night at the Blaney Drag Strip. Sox will enter his 427 Comet against all super stock eliminators and the “madman” – E. J. Potter – will run his Chevrolet-powered motorcycle. Henry Easterby’s fiberglas Fairlane and Jim Collier, in Burnside’s “Hannah,” lead the local … Continue reading Sox Enters Blaney Race

Blaney Drag Races Tonight

There will be a full lineup of Super Stock cars tonight at Blaney Drag Strip. Entries from all major automobile manufacturers will be competing. Running will be Houston Platt in his 427 Comet and Chevrolet, Tom Ferrell in a Plymouth, Jim Collier in a ramcharged Dodge, Henry Easterby in a Fairlane Ford, Engineering Associates in a Dodge and many others. The Hyman-Campbell Wild T-Bird that … Continue reading Blaney Drag Races Tonight

$100 Down – $50 Month

$100 DOWN – $50 MONTH2 to 16 acre wooded tracts. Paved road. Lexington County, ideal for parking trailers. LEESBURG RD.6 1/4 acres wooded land. Branch thru center. Good pond site. Only $2000. OUT SUMTER HWY.6 acres pine wooded. Good stream thru center. Small pond site. Ideal home site. Only $3000. BLANEY244 acres. 100 acres open 12 acre lake site. Asking $175 per acre. COLUMBIA LAND … Continue reading $100 Down – $50 Month