Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dull Times

Capt. G.P. Nelson says it is about as dull in Kingstree as he ever saw it. Capt. Nelson is the oldest young man in town.
The County Record, Apr. 11, 1901

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prizes for Watermelons

Who raises the largest watermelons? In order to decide this question to the satisfaction of all, we have decided to offer a premium to the person who raises the largest melon this season. Our proposition is this: To the person who brings us the largest melon this summer we will give one year's subscription to the County Record. Just think of it! Besides gaining the reputation of the being the raiser of the largest watermelons, you get a copy of the County Record every week for a whole year.
In addition to the foregoing , we also offer a year's subscription free to the person who first brings us in a ripe melon this season. If you are already a subscriber to the County Record, you subscription will be "shoved up" one year from the date of its expiration. Don't allow this opportunity to escape, but get a whole year's subscription for one melon. Of course, we are not partial to melons, but our editor and entire staff are very fond of every kind of fruit. Don't let the melon offer keep you from bringing in fruit.
The County Record
June 17, 1897

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fine Tobacco

Editor, County Record:
Mr. T.M. Cooper of the firm of Cooper Bros. of Fowlers, has the best field of tobacco in the county, probably. It is the finest I have seen anywhere, and I have seen lots of it. Mr. Cooper is an all-around farmer as well as a merchant, and all of his crops are looking well, his tobacco being particularly fine.
The County Record, June 17, 1897

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chain Gang

The county commissioners advertise that they will elect a superintendent for the chain gang at their regular meeting in July.
The County Record, June 17, 1897

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ice Cream Festival

An ice cream festival was given at the school house Monday night by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church.
The County Record, June 17, 1897

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yet More Minor Local Matters

The gay and festive mosquito is again with us for summer board and lodging. There are a good many of them this season, and all appear to have been very poorly fed.

The next examination of applicants for county teachers' certificates will be held in the courthouse Friday of next week between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m and 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 8, the board of county chairmen of Hope and King townships with the county supervisor will let the contract for rebuilding the bridge over Black river at the foot of the hill near Kingstree on the Greeleyville road.

Straw rides galore.
The County Record, June 17, 1897

Monday, June 7, 2010

Even More Minor Local Matters

The Greenville News of last Friday said that "Black river bream are the pride of Kingstree."

The chain gang has been brought to Kingstree and will work the roads around here for some time to come.

Midnight "chicken fries" seem to be the favorite sport of certain young men of the community, but who furnishes the fowls?

The base ball game between the two local nines last Thursday resulted in a victory for the "regulars." The score is withheld by special request.
The County Record, June 17, 1897

Friday, June 4, 2010

More Minor Local Matters

The grass will have its innings now and will keep the farmers busy for a time. 

Our base ball team should get up some games with the clubs from other towns.

The crops all over the county are reported as in good condition and looking well.

How long will it be before Kingstree will have an "original package" grog-shop?
The County Record, June 17, 1897

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Minor Local Matters

Hot! Hotter!! Hottest!!!

The school term closed today.

The crops are growing rapidly.

Fruit is scarce and very poor in quality.

The trains have been full of the girls returning from college this week.

The County Record, June 17, 1897

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Width of Public Roads

Editor, County Record
Will you please tell me and for the benefit of your subscribers what is the width of the public roads as required by law?
Several of our county commissioners do not even know the law upon this subject, and I want them to see this article.
Dock, May 29
The statutes of South Carolina require the county roads to be twenty feet in width.
The County Record
June 10, 1897