1 25 Years Ago, 1894

As we mentioned last week, Rev. James Smalls died at his residence on Waccamaw on the 20th August. The deceased was one of the most highly respected of our black citizens, and was about eighty years of age. The funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen on Waccamaw; about twelve hundred people followed his remains to the burying ground, walking there, and probably fifty buggies were in the procession, which was one mile long. We are told that the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.A. Harriott, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church, and were read by Rev. A. Wilson of the Salem Baptist Church. A good man is gone.

100 Years Ago, 1919

A liberal reward will be paid for any information leading to the location of one black and tan setter dog with collar address of A.L. King, Adams Run. Georgetown dog license, answers to the name of Mark. Information confidential. — W.H. McDonald Jr.

75 Years Ago, 1944

All stores and business establishments in Georgetown will close on Monday, September 4, in honor of Labor Day. This is one of the four major holidays usually observed here. A gala program for the day has been planned by the local labor unions of the city. The Andrews High School band will lead the parade. Various festivities will follow, climaxed by a street dance that night.

50 Years Ago, 1969

The Pawleys Island Civic Association, composed of property owners at the beach resort, has asked for a study of incorporation of the island. Many of the property owners maintain their legal homes in other areas, and a few year-round residents live on the island. First discussed some years ago, incorporation was suggested at the association’s annual meeting Saturday as a means of curbing vandalism of property on the island.

25 Years Ago, 1994

The beach at the pristine Prince George property may never be open to the public. The developers are expected to submit plans for 150 lots on 600 acres of the 1,964-acre tract at the Georgetown County Planning Commission meeting in September. The property was purchased in March for $10.5 million.

Compiled by Elizabeth Huntsinger from the Georgetown Times archives.