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An Act to Establish a New School District in York County, to be Known as the Tirzah School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax in Said School District.

December 24, 1890

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1890, Pages 996-997.

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 all that territory embraced in the following area, to wit: by taking the depot of the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company at Tirzah, in York County, as a starting point, and drawing a line parallel with said railroad going South to a point one-half the distance from said depot to W. H. Taylor's store, in the Town of New Port, North from said depot two and one-half miles, then by drawing a line at right angles to said line East and West from said depot for the distance of one and one-half miles, and then closing said lines at the terminus thereof, be, and the same is hereby, created a special School District, to be known as the Tirzah School District, and the same shall be a body politic and corporate, with such rights, powers, privileges and liabilities as are provided for School Districts by the laws of the State of South Carolina.

Sec. 2. That A. M. Black, Dr. R. T. M. Hall, R. R. Allison, J. R. Conner, R. T. Gillespie, J. J. Miller and Dr. E. L. Glenn 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 Trustee for a period of two years, when their successors shall be elected at a meeting called for that purpose, who shall likewise hold said office for the period of two years, which is hereby fixed as the term of office for Trustees in said School District: Provided, That said Board of Trustees may fill any vacancy occurring between the regular times of election.

Sec. 3. That the voters of said School District shall have the right to levy a special tax not exceeding two and a half mills for the use of the schools in said District.

Sec. 4. 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 in an Act entitled "An Act for the establishment of a new School District in the County of York, to be known as the Rock Hill School District, and to authorize the levy and collec tion of a local tax therein," approved December 19th, A. D. 1887, except in so far as the provisions of said Act may be in consistent with provisions of this Act.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall go into effect immediately after its approval, and all Acts inconsistent herewith be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

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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