Local News – 1912 (August 24)


Anderson County News, August 24, 1912:

The street force have been clearing the streets of weeds this week.

The Clinton High School building is being re-covered with tin roofing by Ernest Taylor.

The coal business in this section is improving and heavy fall shipments are predicted.

Several cases of typhoid fever are reported in the rural districts.

The Anderson and Campbell county fair will be held at Coal Creek next week.

A number of Anderson county people attended the Solway fair this week.

The Clinton Flouring Mill has been grinding custom wheat this week.

W. B. Weaver opened his Semi-Annual Clearance Sale Tuesday for ten days.

Ross Hendrickson has a force of men gathering Clinch river mussel shells for a button factory.

Several camping parties have pitched tents on the Clinch river for a season of pearling and fishing.

Esq. Rutherford fined two Phillips boys $1.00 each and costs for removing and using a small boat the property of Enoch Phelps Tuesday.  The boys claimed they had permission to use the boat from another boy who represented himself as the owner.

A successful revival is being held this week at Clinch River Baptist Church by Rev. T. D. Hart.

On Monday, Sept. 16, an educational rally will be held in Anderson county at Clinton conducted by the state superintendent and other educators.  All schools will suspend for the day and join in the exercises.

Sept. 3-6, P. L. Harned, state inspector will conduct an examination at Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson to qualify for high school teachers, but the questions will be sent to the county superintendent should teachers prefer to take the examination at Clinton.

The Old Harp singing conducted last Sunday at the Baptist church by Profs. Wood, Johnson and a large party of Knox county singers was a great success and much enjoyed.  The church was crowded throughout and the local singers headed by Dr. Liles joined in the exercises with enthusiasm and each old time hymn was rendered in clear tone and with much feeling.

The M. E. Church Sunday school gave their annual picnic Wednesday at Offutt, which was a delightful affair to young and old alike.  At noon an elaborate lunch was spread on the lawn plenty for everybody.  In the afternoon a heavy rainfall marred the outdoor sports.

During the storm Wednesday afternoon lightning struck a large oak tree in McAdoo grove stripping the bark therefrom.

[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill with no corrections to spelling, grammar or punctuation from a scan of the microfilmed original at the Clinton Public Library.]

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