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An Act to Establish a Special School District in Sumter County, to be Known as the "Graded School District of the Town of Bishopville," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein.

December 24, 1890

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1890, Pages 984-986.

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 the area or territory in Sumter County embraced within the following boundary, to wit, all that territory now a part of Bishopville Township, beginning at a point on Lynch's River on line now dividing Bishopville and Mt. Clio Townships, thence down said dividing line to the point where said line joins the line between Carter's Crossing Township and Bishopville Township, thence down said line to where said line crosses the public road leading from Bishopville to the City of Sumter, S. C., thence diagonally to a point on the Bishopville and Camden public road two and one-half miles from the Town of Bishopville, said point to be determined by a competent surveyor, to be appointed by the Board of Examiners of Sumter County, thence to a point on Lynch's River three miles from Mt. Clio line, thence down said river to the Mt. Clio line or starting point, be, and the same is hereby, created a special School District, to be known as the "Graded School District of the Town of Bishopville," and shall be a body politic and corporate, with such rights, powers, privileges and liabilities as are provided in School Districts by the laws of this State.

Sec. 2. That R. E. Dennis, A. C. Durant, J. L. Parrott, R. E. Carnes and W. R. Law, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, constituted and appointed a Board of Trustees for said School District, and they shall each hold said office of Trustees for the term of two years and until their successors are appointed; and the County School Examiners of Sumter County shall fill all vacancies that may occur in said Board of Trustees from death, resignation, removal from the bounds of the School District or otherwise, and shall also appoint the School Trustees for said School District every two years thereafter: Provided, That no person shall be eligible to the office of Trustee who is not a patron of said school.

Sec. 3. That the said School District and the Trustees thereof shall be entitled to all the rights, powers and privileges, and be subject to all the restrictions and liabilities, that are contained and enumerated in an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of separate School Districts in the several cities, incorporated towns and villages in this State, to authorize the levy and collection of special taxes therein, and to authorize the levy and collection of special taxes in the several School Districts now formed or hereafter to be formed outside of cities, incorporated towns and villages," approved December 24th, 1888: Provided, That the limit to the levying of a tax in said School District be extended to a tax not exceeding four mills, instead of two mills, as mentioned in Section 3 of the last named Act.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall go into effect immediately after its approval.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1890.

Benjamin R. Tillman, Governor.
Eugene B. Gary, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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