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Rising Sun School about 1911

Rising Sun School was at County Line United Methodist Church and closed in the fall of 1930 when school buses started in Spalding County.  The students went  to Sunny Side School which was across the road from Sunny Side United Methodist Church.  At the first of 1931, the new Sunny Side School opened in the building that is now occupied by the Christian Women's Center. [1990 news article]  In the mid 30s, the old Rising Sun School was torn down and the lumber hauled to the new Sunny Side School by one of the school trustees, the late Wallace Steele and his two sons, the late Arch Steele and Leroy Steele who lives on Birdie Road.  One of the first school lunchrooms in Georgia was built from this lumber and it was the first lunchroom in Spalding County.  The late Mrs. Hartford Green was principal at Sunny Side when Rising Sun School was consolidated with Sunny Side.  Miss Penny Kennedy, now Mrs. Loring Kilgore, Miss Thelma Scott and the later Mrs. Homer Gay were the teachers at Sun Rise.  Mrs. Kilgore's salary was $70 per month for nine months a year.  The students in this photo are: front, from left, Walter Stevens, E. D. Moore, who now lives on Kennedy Road, Idus Linder, George Linder, Claud Starr, Parker Brown, Charles Dunn, unknown, Kitrell, Howard Kitrell and Argin Brown;

second row, Lucille Beasley, Gladys Starr, Blanche Beasley, Essie Toland;

third row, Emma Dunn Wesley, Addie Stevens, Ollie Stevens, Guy Wesley, unknown, Annie Coleman, Ethyl Elder;

fourth row, Luther Toland, Eunice Bates, William Wesley, Myrtice Coleman Goodson, now a resident of the Living Center, teacher Ed Elder, Opal Starr, Marvin Elder, Mae Beasley and Steve Clay Brown.

Submitted by Bob Ellis. Thanks Bob!

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