Drakes Branch News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 26, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

LOCAL HAPPENINGS
Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Wingo, of Dilwynne, visited friends and relatives here Tuesday.
The Ladies Guild of the Grace Episcopal church of Drakes Branch will meet with Mrs. W.K. Payne Friday afternoon at 3:30.  All members are asked to bring their rummage.
Miss Dorothy Pettus, of Richmond, spent the week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Pettus.  She was accompanied to Richmond by Mrs. W.H. Pettus, Mrs. J.L. Payne, Messrs. Cameron Dunlop and W.A. Crutcher.
Mr. J.D. Morton went to Norfolk Monday to consult a throat specialist.
Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Berger and daughter, Miss Eleanor, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark, of Phenix.
Mrs. Berryman Green spent Tuesday morning at Amelia.
Miss Glass, of Blackstone, was the guest of Rev. and Mrs. Geo. Pankey for the week end.
Mrs. Norma H. Fulton and daughter, Lelia and Mrs. A.C. Motley and daughter, "Pinkie" spent Wednesday afternoon at oSuth Boston.
Mrs. J.D. Morton attended the meeting of the Presbyterian at Chase City this week.  Mrs. Morton was the delegate from Drakes Branch Auxilary.
Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Johnson and son, of Madisonville, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Hamilton.
Mr. Tobe Lassiter, who has been on a tobacco market in Canada for several months, left Tuesday for his home at Tifton, Georgia, after spending several days here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Crutcher.
Miss Grace Chappell left Tuesday of last week for Portsmouth to spend about ten days.
Mrs. L.J. Sleet, of Norfolk, arrived Monday night to visit her sister, Miss Minnie Jackson.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 12, 1928.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

LOCAL HAPPENINGS
Mrs. Mary Friend and daughters, Misses Caroline and Isabel and son, Mr. Carter, who are spending the winter at Turbeville, spent the Easter holidays here.
Miss Mattie Gains, of "Do Well" went to Midlothian Wednesday of last week to visit Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gains.  She also spent a few days at Richmond while away.
Mr. Robert Proctor, a student of Hampden-Sidney, spent the Easter holidays here with his aunt, Mrs. Geo. B. Russell.
Mr. J. Morton Eggleston, of New York, was the guest of his brother, Mr. D.Q. Eggleston, Monday night and Tuesday.
Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Gee and little daughter, Margaret, went to Lynchburg Thursday.  They were accompanied home by their daughter, Miss Mary, who is a student of Randolph-Macon College.  She will spend the Easter holidays here.
Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Gee and daughters, Miss Mary and Margaret, spent Friday at Kenbridge with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Jackson and little daughter, Anne Elizabeth, and Mr. L.S. Jackson, who had been spending a week with her son, Mr. Joe Jackson, at Bluefield.
Miss Lelia Clark, a student of the State Teachers' College, at Farmville, spent the holidays here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Clark.
Mr. John Daniel, who is attending a business school at Richmond spent the holidays here with his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. S.P. Daniel.
Misses Annie and Lucy Gatling, of Petersburg, spent the Easter holiday here with Mrs. J.L. Payne.
Dr. B.F. Bedinger, Judge Robert F. Hutcheson, Dr. A.C., Hopkins and Mr. T. Roy Adams went to South Boston Tuesday to attend the regular spring meeting of Raonoke Presbytery, Mr. W.J. Lyle, of Keysville, was moderator and Rev. B.F. Bedinger, of Charlotte Court house, preached the opening sermon.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 20, 1945
Submitted By
:  Bea Adams KingStores to Close On December 25th

The following stores will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th to observe Christmas day,

Chappell and Collins

F.J. Locke

Milton's Cash Store

Pettus Motor Co.

A.H. Hamilton

L.S. Jackson and Son

J.A. Scroggin

Paulett Cash Store

M.C. Jackson

L.J. Owen

J.G. Paulett

R.L. Ponton

J.W. Foster

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 20, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Town Council Wants Liquor Store Moved
At the regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Drakes Branch, Va., held on the 11th day of December, 1945, the following resolution was adopted:
Whereas: the members of the town council of  Drakes Branch, Va., went on record as being opposed to the A.B.C. Store being in this town, and ask the aid of the citizens and organizations of Drakes Branch and Charlotte County in removing the A.B.C. Store from Drakes Branch.
A.H. HAMILTON,
Clerk


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 20, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

The W.S.C.S. Takes Action
At the regular meeting of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Drakes Branch Methodist Church, held on the 12th day of December, 1945, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted.
Whereas, the members of the Town Council of Drakes Branch, Va., went on record as being opposed to the A.B.C. Store in this town, at their regular meeting December 11th.
Whereas, the said Town Council asked "the aid of the citizens and organizations of Drakes Branch";
Resolved, that the Woman's Society of Christian Service go on record as being opposed to the A.B.C. Store, and also to the sale of beer and wine in the town of Drakes Branch, Va.
The Woman's Society of 
Christian Service, Drakes
Branch Methodist Church


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, September 5, 1901
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Drakes Branch ???
G.A. Chalkley has gone to accept a temporary position on a civil engineer corps in Culpeper county until the V.P.I. reconvenes in September.
Geo. B. Russell has returned from Tate Springs, Tenn., very much improved in health.
C.L. Faris, formerly from here, recently living in Gordonsville, has closed his business there and returned here.  He is now open for an live business proposition.
Dr. W.E. Proctor and family, of Shiffeld, Ala., are here on their annual visit at "Locust Grove," the old home of Dr. Proctor, where he will be glad to see his old friends for two weeks.
Miss Watt, of Richmond, is visiting her sister, Mrs. R.H. Marks, at the Parsonage.
J.S. Nunelle has returned from a visit to his father in Pittsylvania, and will now be regularly on the market.
Cadet Capt. C.L. Proctor, of V.P.I., is here to spend a few weeks before his college opens again.
It is understood that very considerable additions are to be made to the tobacco facilities here.  B.P. Eggleston is preparing for a large house to be used in connection with his already large plant, and R.W. Payne is to build a large handling house on a lot recently bought from Maj. Gaines, just about L.S. Jackson's residence.  Drakes is coming.
Miss Mattie Gaines has very generously given the Baptist Church a parcel of land in rear of the church, which enables them to have plenty of room and nice grounds.  Her generosity is appreciated by the community in general and the Baptist denomination especially.
The 3-inch rifle brought here by the Richmond Howitzers for the unveiling at Smithville on 27th, was "accidentally" discharged several times during Thursday and Friday nights.  No one seems to know how it happened, but it is reported that an ex-Confederate soldier rushed to his door, asking his wife not to hold him, but "give him a chance."  It is not positively known whether he wanted a chance to fight or to run.
J.L. Putney, of Farmville, was here last week.  The report that he will not be interested in tobacco here next season is regretted by many friends. 
Charles McNeny, a former resident of this place, now of Reidsville, N.C., is here to-day shaking hands with old friends.
Mrs. B.B. Bouldin and children of Greensboro, N.C., are visiting Mrs. B's father, J.B. Friend.
Mr. Galloway and family, of Roanoke, are visiting W.T. Pettus.
Miss Annie Booth, formerly assistant in the graded school here, has been appointed principal for next session.  Her assistant has not yet been appointed.
Sept. 2, 1901.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, April 13, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WHY NOW CLEAN UP? 
Citizens of Drakes Branch are requested to join in the National Clean-up Campaign and clean up their premises and vacant lots so that the town may appear more sightly.
J.E. CRUTCHER, Mayor