Thelma Byas, sits in the partially dismantled dining room of her home, holding a photograph of her great grandfather, Matthew Jones, who originally purchased the land she lives on. A recent sale of the heirs property, located in the Stoney community, to the Town of Hilton Head Island has meant Byas and several of her relatives are being forced to move from the land they have lived on all their lives. "I don't know where I'm going," Byas said. "It's hard, it's really hard."
Thelma Byas, sits in the partially dismantled dining room of her home, holding a photograph of her great grandfather, Matthew Jones, who originally purchased the land she lives on. A recent sale of the heirs property, located in the Stoney community, to the Town of Hilton Head Island has meant Byas and several of her relatives are being forced to move from the land they have lived on all their lives. "I don't know where I'm going," Byas said. "It's hard, it's really hard." Jay Karr, The Island Packet
Thelma Byas, sits in the partially dismantled dining room of her home, holding a photograph of her great grandfather, Matthew Jones, who originally purchased the land she lives on. A recent sale of the heirs property, located in the Stoney community, to the Town of Hilton Head Island has meant Byas and several of her relatives are being forced to move from the land they have lived on all their lives. "I don't know where I'm going," Byas said. "It's hard, it's really hard." Jay Karr, The Island Packet

Island council may delay purchase of heirs property; parties working on relocation plan

June 15, 2011 09:23 PM

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