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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District in Spartanburg County to be Known as the Wellford School District and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Local Tax Therein," Approved Dec. 24th, 1890.

December 22, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1463-1464.
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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 Section 1 of an Act entitled ''An Act to create a new school district in Spartanburg County to be known as the Wellford School District and to authorize the levy and collection of a special local tax therein," approved December 24th, 1890, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the words ''embraced in the following circle, to wit: Having the Richmond and Danville Railroad depot of the town of Wellford as a centre, and embracing an area described by the radius of two and one-half miles from such centre," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Embraced within a parallelogram constructed with the Richmond and Danville Railroad depot of said town of Wellford as its centre, with two of its sides parallel with the imaginary straight line between it and the depot of said Railroad Company of the town of Duncan, and each having the length of said imaginary line and with the other two sides perpendicular thereto, and having each a length of three miles." So that said Section, as amended, shall read as follows:

"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 of the area in the township of Beech Springs, in the County of Spartanburg, embraced within a parallelogram constructed with the Richmond and Danville Railroad depot of said town of Wellford as its centre, with two of its sides parallel with the imaginary straight line between it and the depot of said Railroad Company of the town of Duncan, and each having the length of said imaginary line, and with the other two sides perpendicular thereto, and having each a length of three miles, be, and the same is hereby, created a special school district in the county of Spartanburg, to be known as the Wellford School District."

Sec. 2. That Section 3 of said Act be amended so that said section as amended shall read as follows:

"Section 3. That in addition to the rights and privileges hereinbefore granted, the said school district shall have power to levy on all real and personal property returned in said district a tax not exceeding two mills on the dollar, subject to the following provision: The School Trustees shall at any time previous to the 30th day of June of each year, upon the written request of a majority of the persons who are bona fide owners of real estate situated within said area, issue a call for a public meeting (after two weeks' notice) of all those citizens who return real or personal property assessed at the value of one hundred dollars or more in said district, and said notice shall be published in at least one newspaper, and posted in two public places in said district, for at least two wecks before such meeting, and shall specify time and place and object of said meeting."

Approved December 22nd, A.D. 1891.

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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