Administrative News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 9, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 J.C. DUNNAVANT APPOINTED TO WELFARE BOARD
Mr. J.C. Dunnavant was recently appointed to the Charlotte County Board of Public Welfare to fill the unexpired term of the late O.O. Tucker, Sr.  Mr. Dunnavant is also the Madison District representative on the Board of Supervisors. The Welfare Board is composed of Mr. W.M. Peak, Chairman, of Phenix;  Mr. J.C. Dunnavant, Vice-Chairman, of Charlotte C.H.;  and Mr. Hugh B. Powell, Secretary, of Keysville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 22, 1955.
Submitted by
:  Bea. Adams King

 CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPERVISORS PASS RESOLUTION ON JANUARY 9TH VOTE
The following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Supervisors of Charlotte County, Virginia.
We, the members of the Board of Supervisors of Charlotte County, Virginia, in regular session, December 12, 1955, hereby record ourselves as being in favor or the limited constitutional convention to amend Section 141 of the Constitution of Virginia.  It is our belief, that it is the best solution offered to maintain segregation in the public schools, and we urge the citizens of Charlotte County to support and vote for this limited constitutional convention on January 9, 1956, because we are convinced that this is essential to the preservation of the Virginia public school system.
Signed:
W.L. Hamersley, Chr.
E.B. Canada
J.C. Dunnavant
Geo. O. Pettus, Jr.
M.B. Rice, Jr.
C.W. Vaughan


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 22, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 NOTICE!
To Whom It May Concern:
Heretofore we have rendered assistance to a large number of people in the filing of FEDERAL income tax returns.  Since there will be a very great increase in the number of those filing said returns, it will be physically impossible for us to do any FEDERAL work in the future.
However, by virtue of the office, we will continue to assist in filing of all STATE returns along with all LOCAL returns.
T. Roy Adams
Commissioner of Revenue


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 14, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 MRS. CAMPBELL ASSISTANT H D AGENT IN COUNTY
Mrs. Dorothy B. Campbell of Farmville has recently joined the Charlotte County Extension staff as Assistant Home Demonstration Agent.
She is well prepared both by background and by training for the position which she has accepted.  She is a graduate of Farmville High School and holds a B.S. degree in Home Economics from Longwood College.
Mrs. Campbell has been active in both 4-H and home demonstration work and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of All Stars.  For the past two years she has taught Home Economics at Pamplin High School.  She will work with both 4-H and home demonstration clubs as well as other phases of the extension program in the county.


Source:  Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 8, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 THE SHERIFFALTY - Our very pleasant friend, Wm. Smith, having retired from the office of clerk, has been appointed and qualified as Deputy Sheriff, and we understand will assume and discharge all the duties of the Sheriffalty.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 5, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 IMMIGRATION IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY
A meeting of the citizens of Charlotte County was improvised at the Courthouse on Court day, H.A. Carrington, Chairman, E. Thompson, Sec., to consider the subject of immigration and to take measures for maturing a plan for securing an increase of immigration, the establishment of productive industries, and the increase of skilled labor among us.
The editor of this paper made a brief statement of a communication received by him from an organization recently formed in Boston for promoting immigration to Virginia, and establishing industrial operations here.
Remarks were also made by Wm. T. Scott, Maj. R.V. Gaines, and the following resolution was adopted.
That a Committee of five be appointed to take into consideration the present industrial wants of the County, and to present some plans for making our resources better known, and co-operating with parties at the North or elsewhere in securing the establishment of increased productive industries among us.
The Chair appointed as this Committee Rev. L. Cox, Maj. R.V. Gaines, and Messrs. Wm. T. Scott, David Comfort and Ed. Thompson.
It was ordered that the Committee report on the 16th inst., at the Circuit Court; also, that these proceedings be published in the Gazette, after which the meeting adjourned.
H.A. CARRINGTON, CHAIRMAN
ED. THOMPSON, SEC.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

The Dispatch states that Thos. W. Drake has been appointed Notary Public at Drakes Branch.  Isn't that a new member of the Drake family?


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, Thursday, April 9, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 DRAKES BRANCH GRANGE - W.E. McNinnie is master of the Grange recently established at Drakes Branch, by Maj. J.W. Morton, and O.L. Ligon, Secretary.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 7, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 INCORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE
A meeting was held at the Clerk's Office on Thursday afternoon last, for the purpose of taking the initiatory with reference to the Inauguration of the new village corporation.
The act of incorporation, as passed by the Legislature, was read by Deputy Sheriff Smith, after which the oath of office was duly administered by Justice R.H. Gaines, to His Honor,  THOMAS M. TUCKER, Esq., as Mayor, named in the act of incorporation, who assumed the duties of his position in a very brief but pertinent address.
Messrs. J.W. Eggleston, I.R. Watkins, A.A. Wilbon, F.N. Read, and Wm. A. Smith, being present, also took the oath of office as Councilmen.
Committees were appointed to draft ordinances for the government of the village, and the Board adjourned to meet on Friday evening.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 7, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 U.S. COMMISSIONER - Wm. Smith, Esq., acting Sheriff of the county, has been appointed by Judge Rives U.S. Commissioner for the Western District.  This will be a matter of great accommodation to those of our citizens who have occasion to do business in this court, as he is thus empowered to take depositions, administer oaths, and transact other business in connection with the U.S. Court.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 7, 1874.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 Town of Smithville
By the following act, which has passed both houses of the Legislature and received the signature of the Governor on the 27th ult., it will be seen that this community has been made a body corporate, with all the rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all the obligations thereto belonging.  This step, it has for a long time been felt, has been demanded by the growing interests of the place, for the better preservation of order and good government, for the improvement of our streets and sidewalks, and the fostering of all our local interests.  It is to be hoped that the measure will meet the wishes of all its friends, and promote the great ends of good living, moral and social advancement, and increasing material prosperity among us:
1.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the town known as Marysville, in the county of Charlotte, as the same has heretofore been laid off into lots, streets, and alleys, shall be and the same is hereby made a town corporate by the name of "the town Smithville," and by that name shall have and exercise all the rights, powers and privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions now imposed by law for the government of towns of less than five thousand inhabitants, or by any laws which may hereafter be enacted for the government of said towns.
2.  The boundaries of said town shall be embraced within the limits of one mile each way from the court-house building in said town, extending east, west, north and south, making an area of two miles square.  That Thomas M. Tucker be and is hereby appointed mayor of said town; that John W. Eggleston, Isaac R. Watkins, A.J. Terry, A.A. Wilbon, F.N. Read and Wm. A. Smith be appointed councilmen thereof, any three of whom shall constitute a board; said officers to hold their respective offices until their successors shall be duly elected according to law.
3.  This act shall be in force from its passage.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 27, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 MRS. NORMA FULTON RESIGNS AS DRAKES BRANCH POSTMASTER
Mrs. Norma H. Fulton resigned her duties last week as Drakes Branch Postmistress. Her resignation came after several months of continued ill health.
Last May 22nd marked the end of her thirteenth year as head of this Post Office. During that time Mrs. Fulton has served the people of this community faithfully and well and it is with sincere regret that the people of Drakes Branch see her leave the Post Office.
Mrs. Warren Blanks is acting Postmistress and Mrs. Bert Mitchell her assistant until Mrs. Fulton's successor can be appointed.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 3, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Miss Brown New Librarian At C.H.

Miss Anne Goodloe Browne (Brown), of Warren County, N.C., arrived at Charlotte Court House Tuesday, January first, and enterel (entered) upon her duties as librarian of the Charlotte County Free Library.  Miss Browne has been librarian at Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., for several years and comes to the county highly recommended.
Mrs. S.D. Eggleston of Charlotte Court House will continue as assistant librarian.