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THE BRANTLEY ENTERPRISE

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WWW.BRANTLEYENTERPRISE.COM • 912-462-6776 • PO BOX 454 NAHUNTA GA 31553 • MAIN ST
THE BRANTLEY ENTERPRISE • DEC 9, 2008 • PAGE 
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T H I S W E E K . . .
M O R E E T C P A G E 2
FAMILY DAZE
Equal Christmas gifts for all
Page 5
WEEKEND WEATHER
LEGALACTION
 ARK SUESRAYONIER 
THE OFFICIAL LEGAL ORGAN OF THE CITY OF NAHUNTA
Gregory offers Kelly Bluebookplus $2000 for trade-induring Hyundai sell-a-thon!Page 10Brantley defeats Atkinson inpure grudge matches: Girls44-38, boys 58-24More basketball on Page 6
WEDNESDAY, DEC 10 , 2008 • VOL 35 • NO 50 • ONE SECTION • © COPYRIGHT 2008 THE BRANTLEY ENTERPRISE
MERRY CHRISTMAS
IT’S REALLYCHRISTMAS
 You know it’s really Christmas when theannual Chamber of Commerce Christmas festival comes to town.Grand marshalls Wade and Rose Mary Strickland usheredSanta into town duringSaturday’s parade.
Photos by Kathy Hendrix
GreenLaw attorneys represent-ing the Altamaha Riverkeeper(ARK) led a notice o intent to sueRayonier Inc. and Rayonier Peror-mance Fibers or violations o theClean Water Act.For many years the companyhas emitted a putrid smelling,coee-colored discharge into theAltamaha River.Local citizens who use theAltamaha River in the vicinity o the mill's discharge pipes have com-plained the efuent rom the Jesupacility is smelly, discolored, andnauseating. People shing in theriver have caught sh with lesionsand ulcers.Boaters on the river reportsmelling Rayonier's wastewater all
See Rayonier, page 2 
Hunter education
Hunter Education Classes will be heldat the Brantley County Library Con-ference Room on Thursday from 5 - 7p.m. All students must register onlinefor the classes at www.georgiawildlife.com and should follow any instruc-tions given such as completing a CDor completing the internet portion of the class. Registration ends 3 businessdays before each class.
Basketball registration
The Brantley County RecreationDepartment will hold registration foryouth basketball through Friday. Yourchild must be 5 years old by December31, 2008. The registration fee is $21or $15 if your child played football,cheered or soccer. Registration willbe held at the Recreation Depart-ment located on John Wilson Streetin Nahunta. For more informationcall 462-5128. Hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.Thursday and Friday.
Planning meeting
Southeast singles fellowship willhold a planning meeting on Friday at6:30 p.m. at Jerry J's on Plant Ave inWaycross. They need new faces andnew ideas. For more information callBetty at 285-5024, Nancy at 281-6026 orFaye at 458-2267.
Santa pictures
A & K Photography will have pictureswith Santa at their studio on Fridayfrom 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information call288-3882.
Christmas Pageant
The Miss Christmas Belle 2008pageant for ages birth and up will beheld Saturday at 12 p.m. at the NicholsElementary School in Nichols withregistration at 10 a.m. Other rulesapply. Each contestant needs to bringa gift to exchange on stage. For moreinformation call Candace Medders at912-345-0190.
Retiree program
The Brantley County Retired Educa-tors Association will hold a meetingat the Hoboken Elementary Schoolon Friday at 10 a.m. The programwill feature Georgia State Represen-tative Mark Williams, speaking onretiree-relevant issues. A Christmasluncheon at the Jacobs' farmhouse onPalmetto Street in Hoboken will fol-low the program. Those attending areasked to bring a gift to be exchanged.Dress will be seasonally casual.
Gospel sing
Spring Hill Missionary BaptistChurch will hold a gospel sing onSaturday at 6 p.m. featuring the Kirk-lands. Refreshments will be servedafterwards. For more information call912-458-2840 or 912-286-1383. 
Country christmas
Big Horse Stables will hold an old-fashioned holiday on Saturday from1-6 p.m. There will be good, holidaymusic, pony rides, country arts andcrafts, a silent auction and muchmore. Admission is free. The annuallighting of the Big Horse Christmasrree will be at 6 p.m. For more infor-mation visit www.bighorseclub.com orcall (912) 778-6477.
Gospel sing
The Whaley's will be performing atHickox Praise and Worship located206 miles down Buffalo Creek Rd.
Current board
notches its fnal
meeting Tuesday
The current Brantleyboard o commissioners metor their nal meeting Tues-day night with all three o thenewly elected commissionersin the audience.County clerk Dale Hal-ligan started the meetingby presenting plaques tooutgoing board membersBrian Hendrix, Ernest Hunterand Terry Thomas as well ascounty attorney Vince Settle,as she spoke kind words o each.Thomas said that he hadenjoyed his term but that ithad been a hard term andhe could only advise the newboard that to be right theymust do right.Hendrix expressed hisenjoyment o the term sayingthat it had been a real learn-ing experience, and that hemay run again in the uture.
See BOC, page 2 
Rayoniers Jesup plant
Fri Mostly Sunny 60°/36° 0 %Sat Partly Cloudy 61°/44° 10 %Sun Mostly Cloudy 69°/49° 10 %
 
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on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sundayschool will start at 10 a.m.
Toy drive
Nahunta Masonic Lodge#391 is holding a toy drive forunderprivileged children. Dropoff locations will be BurgessLawnmower shop, BayviewNursing Home, and South-eastern Bank in Nahunta. Alldonations must be received byMonday. Please donate a newtoy in its original package.
Heron banquet
The 2008 BCH Heron Foot-ball Banquet will be held onMonday at 7 p.m. in the BCHScafeteria. The BC Touchdownclub will provide meat andpaper products we are askingthat each players familyprovide two sides and a dessert.We look forward to seeing youthere as we recongnize our2008 BCHS Herons.
US census
The US Census Bureau willhold testing on Tuesday, at 2p.m. and 6 p.m., at the BrantleyCounty Library, 133 EastCleveland Street, Nahunta andon Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. atthe Hoboken City Hall. Pleasecall 1-866-861-2010 to schedulea test. Veterans remember tobring DD 214 Form.
Open house
The Brantley County Librarywill have an Open House onTuesday, from 3- 5 p.m. to cel-ebrate the installation of ournew push button door openers.This was made possible by theFriends of the Library, LibraryBoard and donations from thepublic. Nell Bowen, libraryboard member, will cut a rib-bon on the new doors. Refresh-ments will be served.
Waynesville youth
The youth group of Waynes-ville Church of God is willingto help the elderly and anyother people that are shut-in or just need a little help aroundthe house or in the yard. Theyare asking for donations fortheir services to help payfor an youth trip in Marchcalled Winterfest, which is anoutreach for teens. For moreinformation call Kevin Johnsat (912) 266-6386.
Christmas trees
The Nahunta United MethodistChurch Christmas trees havearrived. There are Red Cedar,Carolina Sapphires, LeylandCypress and a few VirginiaPines all in the 6-7 ft. range.You can get them at NahuntaHardware for $30 each.
Santa letter
Get your personalized santaletter sent to your child intime for Christmas for $3. Allproceeds go to the Dixie LandHorse Rescue. For more infor-mation call 912-473-2711.
Board meeting
The Satilla CommunityServices Board will meet onThursday, December 18 at 6p.m. in the Board Room at 1007Mary Street, Waycross. Formore information, contactLaCretia Gassem at 449-7101. 
Santa pictures
A & K Photography will havepictures with Santa at theirstudio on Friday, December19 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday,December 20 from 10 a.m. - 4p.m. For more information call288-3882.
Turkey shoot
Under His Wings ChristianFellowship Church will hold afamily Turkey Shoot on Friday,December 19 and Saturday,Decamber 20 at 7 p.m. $3 a shotfor chance to win turkey's andboston butts. The event will beheld 6 miles down BrowntownRd., look for signs. For moreinformation call 552-4293. Noalcohol allowed.
Dance
Southeast Singles Fellowshipwill hold a dance on Saturday,December 20 at 7 p.m. at theAG Building at the corner of Hendry and Carter in Black-shear. Please bring a covereddish. For more informationcall Betty at 285-5024, Nancy at281-6026 or Faye at 458-2267.
Church lunch
The United Methodist Churchof Nahunta will have a Freelunch after the service inthe Church Hall on Sunday,December 21 at 12:30 p.m. Thechurch is located across fromthe Brantley County Jail onHwy 82. For more informationcall 462-6260.
Christmas play
Hickox Praise and Worshipwill hold its annual Christmasplay on Sunday, December 21at 6 p.m. Refreshments will beserved following the play.
College closing
Waycross College's campuswill be closed for the holidaysbeginning Monday, December22. The college will resumenormal operating hours Mon-day, January 5, 2009.
New years dance
Southeast Singles Fellowshipwill hold a new year's danceon Saturday, January 3 at 7p.m. - until at the EmersonPark Community Center. Freeadmission. Bring finger food.There will be music by Beverly.For more information callBetty at 285-5024, Nancy at 281-6026 or Faye at 458-2267.
Housing Authority
The Nahunta Housing Author-ity will hold their quarterlymeeting on Tuesday, January6 at 12 p.m. at the Housing Au-thority in Nahunta. For moreinformation call Julia Walkerat 462-5680.
US census
The US Census Bureau willhold testing Tuesday, January13 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., andon Tuesday, February 17 at 2p.m. and 6 p.m. at the BrantleyCounty Library, 133 East Cleve-land Street, Nahunta. Pleasecall 1-866-861-2010 to schedulea test. Veterans remember tobring DD 214 Form.
Waynesville church
Waynesville MissionaryBaptist Church is acceptingnames for Christmas. Applica-tions available at church office,Monday, Thursday, and Fridayfrom 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Formore information call 778-4320or email segamam.tres@yahoo.com.
Scholarship applica-tions
Marshland Credit Union isaccepting applications for theMemorial Scholarship AwardProgram for $1500 scholar-ships to be awarded to threegraduating seniors from anyGlynn, McIntosh or BrantleyCounty high school. Inter-ested students should see theirschool's Guidance Counselorfor an application or contactMarshland Credit Union at(912) 279-2013 or (888) 265-3565for more information. Applica-tions are available online atwww.marshlandfcu.coop andmust be received by February15, 2009.
Turkey shoot
Freddie's turkey shoot will beheld every Friday and Saturdaybeginning at 7:30 p.m. untilwith meat and money prizes.Located in Hickox, 3 milesSouth of Nahunta, turn lefton Buffalo Creek Drive, go 1.2miles and turn left on LakeBuffalo Dr. East, in field behindhouse.
Lake Ware
Come Dance with us at LakeWare in Waycross on Fridaynights. Live entertainment byDry Creek Band. Admissionis $7.00 per person. BYOD, nocoolers, and no bottles, cansonly. Singles and couples wel-come. For more informationcall 912-283-8858.
Dugout club
The Brantley Co. Dugout Club& Brantley Co. Diamond Clubis giving away a different gunevery Friday for the next yearto raise money for an indoorhitting facility. The list of guns to be given away and win-ner each week will be posted atbrantleybaseball.org. Ticketsare $100. For more informationor to buy a ticket contact MikeHendrix at 286-0041.
Starlight Ranch
Starlight Ranch is looking forvolunteers and donations tohelp with the many activitiesat the ranch. They also haveopenings in their free therapyand after school programs. Aschool to ranch ride programis available for participants.For more information call Ta-sha at 778-3976, leave messageif no answer.
Donations
Brantley County NeighborsHelping Neighbors is currentlyaccepting donations for sickchildren, cancer patients, andfamilies in need. Some of thesick children have requestedChihuahua puppies, talkingbirds, etc. Any donation willbe greatly appreciated. Pleasecontact Ronnie Jacobs at 462-5214, Pat Tompkins at 462-7443,or Mert Dowling at 462-5455 formore information.
OREMC programs
OREMC offers safety and en-ergy efficiency programs anddemonstrations to schools andcommunity and civic organiza-tions in our service area. Theirenergy efficiency experts canoffer tips that will help yousave electricity and stretchyour budget. Please contactour office at 912 462-5131 or 800-262-5131 and talk with CraigMuchison (ext. 1147), DavidSmith (ext. 3319) or Linda Har-ris (ext. 1151).
World War II
The Brantley County His-torical Society’s World War II
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Rayonier
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the way to the coast, a distance o approximately 40 miles.The Clean Water Act (CWA) and the regulations o theState o Georgia require that each National Pollutant Dis-charge Elimination System (NPDES) must achieve water qual-ity standards established under the CWA, including the staterules requiring that water discharged into a river must blendwith the existing water in a non-oensive manner.Section 303 o the CWA urther states the standards shallprotect the public health or welare and enhance the qualityo water standards adopted by the Environmental ProtectionDivision (EPD).During 10 years o eld observations and data collectionin the river, ARK has documented the smelly dark water leav-ing Rayonier in trails 30-40 miles down the river.In 2001, ARK challenged Rayonier's discharge permit, al-leging its efuent did not meet CWA standards and in 2002 thecompany entered into a settlement with ARK to resolve theproblem.Unortunately, little or no progress has been evident in thesix years since then, leaving ARK with no choice but to suethe company in order to clean up the problem."Rayonier has not reduced the dark efuent into the riversince the 2002 agreement. Rayonier's own monitoring reportsindicate a very high level o color discharge--a level consid-ered high even or the paper and pulp mill industry. The prob-lem is not improving and we have negotiated long enough,"said ARK Executive Director Deborah Sheppard."The clean-up o wastewater rom Rayonier has stalled;we must get it moving again. We cannot allow continuedpollution o our rivers when we have so little water in themalready due to the drought. The EPD has allowed this degra-dation o one o our most important waterways to go on artoo long. We expect the courts to understand the gravity o the situation and to require a aster remedy," stated JustineThompson, Executive Director o GreenLaw.A 60-day letter gives the company time to respond withaction beore a suit is led in Superior Court. GreenLawexpects this letter to accelerate the clean-up process on theAltamaha River so that sh and people can once again use itas a clean resource or ood and recreation.
BOC
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Hunter wished the new board the best and he looked or-ward to serving elsewhere in the county someday.Thomas brought up the issue o county manager ChickMadray claiming mileage in excess o $9,000 so ar this yearwhich includes his drive to and rom work each day. Madraydeended his actions stating that in the executive session inwhich he was hired the board agreed to allow him mileageto and rom home. Commissioners Hunter, Summerlin andHerrin voted to continue to allow the action and add it toMadray’s contract despite the arguments rom attorney VinceSettle, Thomas and Hendrix who said they remembered nosuch conversation and that it was not in the contract.The board also made the ollowing decisions in the meet-ing:• Denied the request by Mike Keen to abandon Keen Road(County Road #64).• Approved a one• time coast o $155 or the automatedalarm system to dial 911 at the new recreation park ratherthan paying an alarm service $18• $20 a month continually.• Approved a resolution to allow the county to seek theCoastal Incentive Grant rom the Department o NaturalResources or up to $500,000 to help preserve and conserve therivers, swamps and streams in the county.• Approved the low bid o Bill, Young, Rivers and TaylorCPA’s (BYRT) or the 2008• 2010 audits at a cost o $26,200 peryear.• Approved the move o $1,200 rom the contingency undto the 2008 audit line item in the 2009 budget due to the in-creased cost o the audit rom the budgeted amount.• Appointed Sherri Rowell to the Recreation Board.• Approved the low bid o Pittman’s Lawn and TractorWork to install the sewage system at the new recreation parkor $1,995.• Tabled the approval o the Improvements Required orSubdivision and Land Development proposal by the PlanningCommission.• Approved the addition o the county manager to the listto sign county checks to enable him to sign in place o thecounty clerk i she is absent.• Agreed to let chairman Thomas talk with CSX aboutthe cutting o the vegetation at the railroad crossing at theindustrial park.• Tabled the request rom Joe Dixon Construction to ap-prove a bid or fooring at the new recreation department toallow the board to gather more inormation.• Tabled the approval o a proposal to perorm grant• writ-ing services or the Coastal Incentive Grant at a cost o $1,900to allow time or the board to gather more inormation on therequirements o the grant.The board took no action on the ollowing agenda items:• A request rom retiring shop oreman Charlie Burgessto raise his pay $2.66 an hour to meet the pay rate o the leadmen at the road department along with back pay or the last25 pay periods.• A request rom the Fireman’s Association to move $7,700rom the 2008 budget to a capital outlay item in the 2009budget or a much needed repeater tower that they will not beable to purchase due to the budget restrictions.• A request rom the Okeenokee Technical College to re-duce or delete the rent they pay to the county or the BrantleyCounty Adult Education building due to state cutbacks.• A request rom Wyatt Blount to install speed bumps onPaloma Drive due to speeding trac.
book is on sale at the BrantleyCounty Library. You can alsoorder one by mailing a checkor money order to BrantleyCounty Historical Society, P.O.Box 1096, Nahunta, 31553. Thepurchase price is $45.00 includ-ing tax, plus $5.00 for s/h. Formore information call DorothyThomas at 912-265-7599 or emailher at djt1927@aol.com.
Closet
Neighbors Helping Neighborshas a clothes closet available at135 Florida Avenue, Nahunta.Please call Rev. Jimmy andBarbara Bryant at 462-6340 foran appointment. 
History book
The Brantley County PictorialHistory Book is for sale at theNahunta Library. The cost is$65 including tax. If you wishto order, please send check ormoney order for $65.
 
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Obituaries
Arthur Cribbs
Arthur J. “Art” Cribbs, age 53, of Hortense, died Monday, Novem-ber 24, 2008, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. Art wasborn in Miami but lived most of his life in Jesup where he workedas a carpenter and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded indeath by his parents, Arthur J., Sr. and Edna Cribbs.He is survived by his wife, Gloria Cribbs; a son, Michael Cribbs;daughterMichelle Cribbs; grandchildren, Emily and Dakota Cribbs; abrother, SteveCribbs; 2 sisters, Brandie Sitze and Brenda Hodskins, and severalnieces and nephews.A celebration of Art’s life was held Saturday, December 6.
Jeanie Duchen
Mrs. Jeanie Marlene Whittington Henderson Duchen, 72, passedaway Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at her residence.Mrs. Duchen was born September 30, 1936, in Clinch County, to thelate Jeff Whittington & Emma Williams Whittington. She was ahomemaker and attended the Alapaha Methodist Church.Mrs. Duchen was preceded in death by 2 brothers, J.W. Whittington& Chesley “Buddy” Whittington; and 4 sisters, Janice Whittington,Lillian Corbitt, Onice Johnson and Ethel Cothran.Survivors are her husband, Myron Duchen of Alapaha; 3 daugh-ters & a son-in-law, Tammy & Randy Stone, and Melissa Henderson,all of Alapaha, and Diane Dean of Savannah; 2 sons, Paul Hender-son of Savannah, and Jeff Henderson of Waynesville; 5 sisters & abrother-in-law, Ruth Zenick and Foe Skinner, both of Jacksonville,Doris Taylor of Brunswick, Elva Kasmallie of Hoboken, Janice &Dempsey Bennett of Homerville; a brother & sister-in-law, Horace& Myrtle Whittington of Homerville; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; & several other relatives.Memorial services for Mrs. Duchen were held Friday, December 5,2008, at 2 p.m. from the Roundtree Funeral Home Chapel.Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Roy Chapman
Roy Owen Chapman, 62, of Waynesville, died Thursday morning athis residence following a lengthy illness.Born in Glynn Co., his parents were Herbert Quinton and AngieHighsmith Chapman. He is also preceded in death by 4 brothers,Thomas, Quinton Jr., Bobby and George Chapman.He worked for Brunswick Pulp & Paper for 20+ years and was aPulpwood truck driver.He was a graduate of Glynn Academy in 1964, a member of Fellow-ship Methodist Church and was the Best grandfather ever.He was survived by his wife, Chrissy Chapman of Waynesville; 4children and their spouses, Robyn and John Brockington of Jesup,Roxanne Pickren of Waynesville, Sean and Courtney Chapmanof Hoboken, and Shane and Megan Chapman of Waynesville;grandchildren, Joshua, Colt and Caroline Brockington; Angelaand Sandy Brower, Colby, Camry, Kyle and Kade Chapman, Tyler,James Roy, Benjamin and Joyce Chapman; great grandchild,Makala Brower; special niece AKA 3rd daughter and her husband,Melodie and Ricky Goble of White Oak; a sister, Betty Druryof White Oak; mother of his children, Lynn Jones Chapman oWaynesville; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Glynn MissionaryBaptist Church in Thalman, with Rev. Elliott Foss, Rev. MichaelBatten and Donald Pittman.Burial followed in Arnett-Chapman Cemetery, Glynn Co.Pallbearers were Ricky Goble Sr., Ricky Goble Jr., Joshua Brock-ington, Billy Pickren, Lynn Drury, Randy Drury, Lamar Drury andChris Chapman.Honorary Pallbearers were Robert Thomas, Johnny Crews, ChuckScott, Charles Stokes, Joan Lentini Diane Knight, Mark Edwards,Daniel Breese, Dr. Fix, Dr. Moran, Dr. Wade Strickland and KathySteedley.
Brenda Madan
Brenda Ogden Madan, 55, of Odum, died Saturday, December 6,2008 in the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick after a shortillness.The Wayne Co. native attended Unity Church of God & was a CDL,LeadCommercial Truck Driving Instructor for Altamaha TechnicalCollege. She was most recently honored by Werner Enterprisesas one of four Outstanding Lead Instructors in Georgia, a formerteacher of the year & recipient of the Golden Pencil Award. Shewas owner and operator of “Back to Nature” Clinic in Jesup, andwas predeceased by her parents, Hoke & Cathleen Ogden.Survivors are her husband of 20 years, William B. Madan of Odum; 3 daughters & sons-in-law, Syble & James “Juke” Johns of Nahunta, Liz & Johnny Corry of Odum, Christine & Joe Smith of Baxley; a son & daughter-in-law, Albert & Jerilyn Bennett of Jesup;a step-daughter, Pam Doph of Sequim, Wash.; a step-son, ScottMadan of Sequin, Wash.; 2 brothers & sisters-in-law, Jerry & SarahJoyner, Dan & Nancy Ogden, both of Jesup; 11 grandchildren, Chel-cie Corry, Satilla Johns, Harley Thompson, Taylor Johns, TrippCorry, Jake Smith, Payton Smith, Kaylee Smith, Ansley Bennett,Cody Bennett, & Preston Bennett; 3 step-grandchildren, AshleyDoph, Michael Quaadman, Jessica Quaadman, several nieces &nephews.Funeral services were held at 11 A. M. Wednesday, December 10,2008, from the Unity Church of God with Pastor George Moxley &Rev. Raymond Willis officiating. Interment followed in the PineyGrove Cemetery.Active pallbearers were Ronnie Carter, Will Thomas, KennyManning, Fallon Wayett, Ricky Morey, & Joey Wooten. Honorarypallbearers were Altamaha Technical College Family.Memorials may be made to: Hospice of South Georgia BuildingFund, 117 Drennon Dr. Jesup, GA. 31545. 
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Weddings
Wooten weds Beckham
Melissa Michelle Wooten o Waynesvilleand David Earl Beckham o Waynesvillewere united in marriage at 2:30 p.m., Satur-day, October 25, 2008 at Waynesville Mission-ary Baptist Church.The ceremony was perormed by VanceColley o Nahunta.The bride is the daughter o BarbaraDozier o Hortense and Roy Wooten Jr. o Waynesville.The groom is the son o Earl and TammyBeckham o Waynesville.The sanctuary was decorated withorange and yellow petals scattered down theaisle, sheer ribbon bows accented the pews,and two large wicker baskets held a varietyo orange and yellow fowers that sat at thealter.Songs perormed by sound system were"My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw, and "FromThis Moment" by Shania Twain.The bride was given in marriage by herather, Roy Wooten Jr.The bride wore a white, satin, strapless,A-line, pick up skirt gown with a sweep trainand lace bodice and wore a 1 tier veil edgedin satin and crystals and carried roundedbouquet o orange and yellow fowers handtied with sheer ribbon and pearl bead string.The Maid o Honor was the bride'ssister Alicia Wooten o Hortense. She wore acanary yellow, satin, scoop neck halter kneelength dress accented with a persimmonorange satin sash. The bouquet was a smallerversion o brides.Bridesmaids were sister in law o bride,Brandy Wooten o Brunswick and sister inlaw to be, Carla McGarrity o Waynesville.They wore a canary yellow, satin, scoop neckhalter, knee length dress accented with apersimmon orange satin sash. The bouquetwas a smaller version o the bride.The Best Man was Kelly Gibson o Hortense. He wore a white button down,long sleeve shirt, black dress slacks and ablack satin tie.Groomsmen were Chris Wooten o Hortense and Andrew McGarrity o Waynesville. They wore a white buttondown, long sleeve shirt, black dress slacksand a black satin tie.A reception was held in the gym behindWaynesville Missionary Baptist Church anddecorated with erns, miniature palm trees,an arch with gold and sheer white satinmaterials, and gold/amber glass hurricanecandle holders accented the tables.The brides cake was a 3 tier poundcakewith white icing and orange/yellow mixedcolor roses on top.For a wedding trip, the couple went toAshville, North Carolina.They will reside in Waynesville.Over the next ew weeks, entrepreneurs,educators, community leaders, businessowners and young people across BrantleyCounty will celebrate the power o reeenterprise and spark energy and interest inthe importance o becoming entrepreneur-ial.In November, America celebratesAmerican Enterprise Day and Global Entre-preneurship Week. Consequently, AndreaTanner
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s Brantley County High SchoolBusiness Essentials class kicked o itsannual "Entrepreneurship Program" thismonth. The program is designed to inspire,connect, inorm, mentor and engage thenext generation o entrepreneurs. Thisinitiative will provide an educational kick-start or young people to begin a journeyto ulll their potential as sel-starters andentrepreneurs.In the three-week training program,students will develop a business concept,write a business plan, and develop nan-cial management skills. They will alsodesign business cards, web pages and othermarketing strategies. Students will tourlocal Brantley County businesses anddiscuss entrepreneurship with the ownerso Painted Cat Studio, Bennett
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s Pharmacyand Michael
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s Deli.
E-camp
Guest speakers this year include StateRep. Mark Williams; Jeanie Boland, Execu-tive Director o Brantley County Develop-ment Authority; Judy Hesters, Director o Continuing Education at Okeenokee Tech-nical College; Angie Wilson o LeadershipBrantley; Tonya Cooper and Gerald Mitchell,representatives rom the State o GeorgiaEconomic Development Oce; Larry Wain-right, Vice President o Southeastern Bank;and Debbie Graham rom Small BusinessDevelopment Center.At the conclusion o the training, Busi-ness Essentials students will celebrategraduation with a luncheon and specialguest speaker, Mr. Roy Herrington, State De-partment o Transportation board member.The Entrepreneurship Program atBrantley County High School is a coopera-tive endeavor sponsored by the BrantleyCounty Development Authority (throughthe Entrepreneur Friendly ImplementationFund grant rom One Georgia Authority),Brantley County Chamber o Commerce,Brantley County Family Connections,Okeenokee Technical College, SoutheasternBank, and Brantley County High School(with a special career- related grant receivedrom the Georgia Department o Education).
Event hopes to entice Brantley Countystudents into becoming entrepreneurs
Mark Williams of House District 178 visited with Andrea Tanner’s Business Educationclass recently as part of E-camp. Williams challenged the group to become innovativethinkers and to be persistent and adaptable in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
State debutsCreativeEcononieswebsite
Tourism has long beenreerred to as a community's"clean" industry, visitorscome to the community andspend money while they'rehere, contributing to ourlocal economy and SPLOSTprojects. During Business andIndustry Appreciation Week,the Development Authorityand Chamber o Commerceencourage citizens to shoplocally during the holidayseason and take advantage o programs like the ollowing tohelp boost our local economy.It's here: Georgia's Cre-ative Economies website ormarketing and promotingGeorgia Made Georgia GrownProducts. The website willconnect buyers and sellers,corporations and corporatesuppliers, locals and visitorsto Georgia's creative smallbusinesses. The listing is reeto Georgia-based artisans,theaters, craters, agritour-ism venues, estival plannersand others looking to enhancetheir marketing and advertis-ing.In order to prepare thewebsite or its launch and anexpected 35,000 plus monthlyvisitors; local creators,museum & gallery owners,armers, entertainers and des-tination managers must sel populate the database withtheir business inormationand imagery. Simply go towww.gamadegagrown.org andollow the instructions. Ap-proved entries will be postedFREE or one year.All businesses who regis-ter now through December 21,2008 will be included in therst round o search resultsor this much-anticipated,rst-o-its-kind and FREEwebsite. Companies and indi-viduals can register everyday;however, registering betweenNovember 21- December 21will ensure inclusion whenthe site debuts. Registeringearly also enters you into adrawing or a Georgia MadeGeorgia Grown Products gitbasket.Georgia's Creative Econo-mies Initiative is galvanizingarts-centric businesses andpromoting Georgia MadeGeorgia Grown Products.Visit www.georgia.org/oun-dation to learn more aboutthis economic developmenteort led by the Georgia Tour-ism Foundation.
GSP reportsseven accidents,no deaths in Nov.
State Troopers rom theWaycross Post o the GeorgiaState Patrol investigatedseven trac crashes duringthe month o November inBrantley County.Sergeant First Class Jack-son said the trac crashesresulted in 16 injuries and notrac deaths.Jackson said troopersrom Post 22 also issued 111trac citations in the countyduring the month.The total includes vearrests or driving under theinfuence, 40 citations orspeeding, 19 seat belt viola-tions, and six child restraintviolations. Troopers alsoissued 165 warnings.
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