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An Act to Amend Section 1 and 6 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Darlington County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a School Tax Therein."

December 23, 1889

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1889, Pages 505-506.
Click Here to view the original Act of December 24, 1888.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Sections 1 and 6 of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of a new school district in Darlington County, and to authorize the issue of bonds by said school district and the levy of a local tax therein," approved December 24th, 1888, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out in Section 1 in the eighth and ninth lines thereof the words runs of Mill Creek, Swift Creek, Black Creek, and inserting instead thereof the words run of Black Creek, and in line thirteen by striking out the words "Mill Creek" and inserting thereof the words "Black Creek;" and in the said Section 6 by striking out the word "January" in the second line and inserting instead thereof the word "February," by striking out the words except the year 1889, in which year the said Trustees are authorized and empowered on or before the first day of "February," and by striking out the words (3) mills wherever it occurs in said Section and inserting instead thereof the words five (5) mills. So that the said Section as amended will read as follows:

"Section 1. That for the purpose of maintaining public schools in the town of Darlington, the County Board of Examiners for Darlington County be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to establish a separate school district to contain all the territory included in a boundary to the East formed by the rim of Black Creek and the part of a circle having its centre at the Court House building in the town of Darlington, commencing at a point on Black Creek three miles East or Southeast of said Court House and running with a radius of three miles until it reaches a point on Black Creek three miles North or Northeast of said Court House. The new school district so established shall be known as the School District of the Town of Darlington."

"Section 6. The said Trustees are hereby authorized and empowered on or before the first day of February in each year to levy on all real and personal property returned for taxation in said school district a local tax, not exceeding five (5) mills on the dollar in any one year, to supplement the general tax for the support of schools, by the persons and in the mode following, to wit: The Board of Trustees shall, on or before the 15th day of January, 1889, and on or before the same day in each succeeding year, call a meeting of all the legal voters living in the above named school district and returning real or personal property therein: Provided, That public notice of said meeting, specifying the time, place and object, shall be given at least ten (10) days before said meeting by posting the same in three conspicuous places in the said school district and publishing the same at least twice in one of the newspapers having the largest circulation in said school district. The persons answering the above designations, when thus assembled, shall appoint a Chairman and also a Secretary, adjourn from time to time, and decide what additional tax, if any at all, be levied, not to exceed five (5) mills on the dollar. No tax thus levied shall be repealed at a subsequent meeting within the same fiscal year. The Chairman shall, one week thereafter, notify the County Auditor of Darlington County of the amount of tax then levied, and the County Auditor shall at once assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said school district, and the County Treasurer of said County shall collect said tax with the other taxes for the same year, and said tax shall be liable to like process and penalties as are State and County taxes.

Approved December 23d, A.D. 1889.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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