Schuhs compile Bruce census in 1938, boasting of population

Bruce, the biggest little town in the world, has 1,505 persons it was learned after a final tabulation of the census was made Tuesday night.

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More than 150 attend reunion, Slate Springs School in 1968

June 6, 1968 – If you weren’t, you should have been at the Slate Spring school reunion last year. Everyone who came had plenty to say and many old acquaintances were renewed.

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History of Sarepta compiled and read by Jesse Yancy Jr. at the 1958 Homecoming

 

May I in the beginning of these brief remarks on the history of Sarepta apologize for the inadequate situation that I find myself in, begin unable to give you a more complete history. My law practice in the law few weeks has been very heavy with some two weeks of  court work involved. This, together with my own inability, has prevented me from giving a more complete report at this time.

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Reflections: Mrs. Simpson was Queen of the Spinners

There is an old legend about the queen of Helvetia, who was known as “Bertha the beautiful Spinner.” 

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60th Sarepta Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 7

Brenda Yancy Winter has been to all 59 Sarepta Homecomings and there’s nothing that will prevent her from making the 60th on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Old Town community of the long years ago

There are folklore reports that have been handed down for more than a century about the glamorous life that has had its every-day setting in the doings around Old Town, some of which have been widely heralded by newspapers, that captures the imagination with fascination in the truest meanings of these terms.

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Calhoun officials named from 1853 to year 1967

Thanks to a number of interested parties, we have been able to compile a very nearly complete list of county officers since the county was organized in 1852.

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Ellard’s Flower Shop was first in county, opening 1941

Take a supply of colorful blossoms, bright foliage, some ribbon and a florist with a ‘green thumb’ and what is the result?

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A.E. Brasher was honored in 1955 for 50 years of service

June 23, 1955 Highlights of Bro. Brasher Day: Sunday “funeral” services were held at Mt. Moriah for A.F. Brasher, 75, for fifty years a minister of the Gospel. And the pretty part of it was that he was there, heard all the good things said about him, and preached the sermon himself. Any other service now would be anti-climax.
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Priceless! Mounger’s 1939 film shows schoolchildren, parade, old businesses, schools & more

The old black and white film is grainy and jumps around a bit on the screen, but the history it shows is undeniable.
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