2017-05-24 / Other Jenkins News

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This Day in in 1923

Rufus H. Chance who was implicated in the murder of Watson Allen on Christmas Day in 1921, and was tried at the March term of Jenkins Superior Court resulted in a mistrial. The State asked for a change of venue which was granted by Judge H.B. Strange and the case was carried to Bulloch County and tried at the May term of court in 1922. Chance was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court where it has been pending for the past several months. A decision was handed down last week affirming the decision of the lower court and ending the last legal step in the case.

The Scarboro office of the Central of Georgia Railroad was broken into and the safe blown early Thursday morning. The explosion was heard a little after 3 o’clock. No automobiles were seen or heard and no suspicious persons were seen around the office. All evidence points to a professional safe cracker. The only evidence left behind was a merchandise wrapper from a firm in Jesup. The office is used jointly by the railroad and U.S. Post Office. Items missing included cash from the railroad and money orders from the Post Office.

The Princess Theater is deemed one of the finest motion picture theaters in Central Georgia, showing the newest and largest motion picture productions at prices far below those in larger cities.

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