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Tupelo Journal (MS)
Tupelo Journal (MS)
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Description: County News - Shannon

Date: September 11 1891

Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS

Source: Lee County, MS Library

Page/Column: Page 5, Column 3

COUNTY NEWS
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SHANNON
Edgar Boyd, of Nettleton, spent last Sunday in Shannon.

C. B. Evans and W. B. Redus have returned from the cities where they have been to lay in their fall stock of goods.

Miss Jessie Riley passed Saturday and Sunday last with relatives in Shannon. She is one of the regular assistants in the Okolona College.

Ike Sykes, of Okolona, has purchased the homestead of the late Thomas Whitesides, and moved his family into it. Shannon will be his future home.

Prof. J. N. Francis and his father were in our town Monday and Tuesday. The professor with his wife is temporarily with his father near Mooresville.

C. B. Buchanan, who has for years, been book-keeper for R. B. Clark & co., has resigned his position here to accept a place as book-keeper in the Memphis office of the K. C. M. & B. railroad.

Saturday last was the day prescribed by law for the election of school trustees. On that day our municipal council elected W. B. Redus, W. C. Rhodes and H. T. Rogers trustees for the Shannon public school.

Miss Marie Dalton, having taught out the summer term of her school at Birmingham, in this county, returned home last week. She has been elected to teach the school at Guntown for the ensuing term.

Willie Wheeler, of Pontotoc, was with us the early part of this week. He had just returned from St. Louis where he went to purchased goods for his Pontotoc store. Willie was raised in Shannon, and our people are always glad to see him.

Miss Edness Porter, of our town, has been chosen teacher for the school at the Union Baptist church, three miles from Shannon. She is a worthy and an elegant young lady and simply competent for the efficient discharge of the duties of the positon to which she has been elected.

Harvey Talbot, of Corsicana, Texas, was recently on a visit to his sister, Mrs. W. C. Lard, of our town. Mr. Talbot is Circuit Clerk for his county. He is a highly intelligent and very agreeable gentleman. His family had been here for several weeks. They left for their home a few days ago.

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