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by Roberta Whiddon Childs

Lost: One Depot.  Last seen in Newville.  If seen, please contact Roberta W. Childs.

The Abbeville Southern Railroad came through Wells Station in 1893.  It ran from Grimes through Headland, Wells Station (Newville), Capps Station, and Murphy Station to Abbeville.  Mr. James Christopher Dunn became the railroad agent at Wells Station Depot in 1919.  Although the name of the town, Wells, had been changed to Newville in 1903, the depot remained Wells Station.  It is most commonly referred to as The Newville Depot.

By Ronald Thomas, Editor, The Orator

I am seeking a champion: A Joan of Arc, a Jack the Giant Killer, a David, a Luke Skywalker, a little old lady with a mean umbrella – it doesn’t matter.  I am seeking someone with the time and perseverance to adopt a particular cause and see it through to the end.  I am seeking someone who can become indignant, righteously or otherwise, about a matter and stay that way until the fight is finished.  I need a champion because I have a cause, but I don’t have the time or energy to defend the cause adequately myself.