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An Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Condemn Lands for Sites and Locations of School Houses in Pickens County," Approved December 20th, 1893.

December 24, 1894

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1894, Pages 919-920.
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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 condemn lands for sites and location of school houses in Pickens County,” approved December 20th, 1893, be amended by striking out the words “for White children” where it occurs in said Section, so that as amended the said Section will read as follows:

"Section 1. That should the Board of Trustees of the Several school districts in Pickens County be unable otherwise to procure sites for school houses in said districts for schools, they shall have the power, and shall be required, to make said location as near the centre of their respective school districts as a suitable location can be procured or may be practicable: Provided, Said site shall not be within two hundred yards of the dwelling house of the owner of said land taken for said site without his consent."

Sec. 2. That Section 2 of said Act be amended by adding at the end thereof the following: In the event of the refusal of the land owner to execute a deed of conveyance of the land condemned, the Board of Trustees shall have the award of the jury recorded in the office of the Register of Mesne Conveyance of Pickens County and said award so recorded shall operate in the same way as a deed from the land owner. Said Section when so amended shall read as follows:

"Section 2. The said Board of School Trustees shall have power, and it shall be their duty, to appoint a jury of two disinterested land owners, and the land owner one, in the school district, who shall assess the value of the same; then the Trustees shall secure the title and pay for the site, as decided by the jury, out of any funds belonging to their school district. In the event of the refusal of the land owner to execute a deed of conveyance of the land condemned, the Board of Trustees shall have the award of the jury recorded in the office of the Register of Mesne Conveyances for Pickens County, and said award so recorded shall operate in the same way as a deed from the land owner."

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1894.

John Gary Evans, Governor.
W.H. Timmerman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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