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 - —.—J. M. Sprawls Elected Aiken Chief of Police...
—.—J. M. Sprawls Elected Aiken Chief of Police Exonerated In Death Of : John Kitchings A coroner's jury last Friday night rendered a verdict that 'John W. Kitchings came to his death by being struck by a car driven by party or parties unknown." unknown." Following the inquest Robert Brunson, colored, who had been placed under a ?500 bond was exonerated. Kitchings, 37, was found dead on the road near Oakwood Sunday night, May 13. It wa s apparent he had been run over by an antomo- bile. 3. M. Sprawls of Williston was elected chief of police of the city of AiVen at a special meeting of the city council yesterday afternoon. afternoon. Mr. Sprawls will take oath of office alf a special meeting of the council to be held in the council room Thursday night. The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting and to meet Aiken's new chief. Mr. Sprawls is a former sherifI of Barnwell County and for a number of years was in the insurance insurance business .. in Williston Severer years ago he purchasei and published the Williston Way- later selling the paper to th< Barnwell Sentinel. He is a gradu ate of Wofford College. Accident Records not a _strangc many friend Mr. Sprawls is in Aiken. He has here. He takes office on June 1. - ^ 9 ^ — — _

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 30 May 1945, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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