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Hoboken Baptist Church will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, July 22 from 1-6 p.m. There will be homemade canteen goodies. Please bring a photo I.d. For more information call 1-800448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood. org.

Blood drive


A Sacred Harp Sing will be held on Thursday, July 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the Bayview Nursing Home. For more information call David Lee at 458-2493 or Clarke Lee 458-2268.


The Brantley County Democratic party will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in the Family Connection Art Center room, 129 N. Main Street, Nahunta. For more information contact Daniel Cohen at 778-4312 or Hilton Morgan at 462-5395.


Lady Herons Softball Summer Camp for girls in grades 1st – 8th will be held Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Brantley County High School. The cost is $50. For more information contact the school at 462-5121. You can register on the first day of the camp.

Softball camp

Two Brantley County horses are among 11 that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the last two months within the Southeast Health Districts 16-county area, public health officials with the Southeast Health District have announced. Other counties in which horses have tested positive include: Appling, one; Atkinson, rwo; Charlton, two; Coffee, one; and Wayne, five. For more information about mosquito-borne illnesses, go online to or

EEE found in 2 local horses this week! Eleven cases confirmed in sixteen-county area
No human cases of EEE have been reported within the public health district. EEE, commonly known as sleeping sickness in horses, is caused by a virus carried by infected mosquitoes. EEE is a type of encephalitis, a general term meaning an acute inflammation involving parts of the brain, spinal cord and meninges. The virus that causes EEE can be transmitted to humans and animals when they are bitten by infected mosquitoes. The virus is not transmitted from animal-to-animal, animal-to-human or human-tohuman. Since this is a virus, there is no specific treatment once the animal or the person develops encephalitis. There is a vaccine available to help prevent the development of EEE in horses, but there is no vaccine available for people. The first symptoms of EEE are high fever (103 to 106F), stiff neck, headache and lack of energy . These symptoms show two to 10 days after infection. Swelling of the brain, called encephalitis, is the most dangerous symptom. The disease progresses quickly We urge . residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes, says Dr. Rosemarie Parks, SEHD medical director. Mosquitoes are most active an hour before and after sunrise and sunset. Wearing appropriate clothing and insect repellant containing DEET is encouraged to prevent bites. A repellant containing DEET should be used according to package instructions. Repellants with DEET should not be used on infants, and children should only use repellants that contain less than 10 percent DEET.

The Nahunta First Baptist Church will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday from 1 - 6 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in the Church parking lot.

Blood drive


The Satilla Community Services Board will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Board Room located at 1007 Mary Street, Waycross. For more information, please contact LaCretia Gassem at 449-7101.

Board meeting

A Fundamental Fastpitch Softball Camp for upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be held beginning on Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Brantley County Recreation Dept. The fee is $50. Anyone interested should contact Kathy Stewart at 462-6683.

Softball camp

Flu confirmed in Charlton
A Charlton County resident tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus, State Public Health Lab officials confirmed June 30. This is the first confirmed H1N1 case in Charlton County and the fifth case in the Southeast Health District, which consists of 16 Southeast Georgia counties including Charlton. The individual, who became infected with the virus while at a camp in North Carolina, was hospitalized and is now recovering at home. The four other cases were in Bulloch County and were confirmed the week of June 22. They, too, have recovered. As of Wednesday, July 8, there were 143 confirmed cases in Georgia.

Despite five out of six schools making adequate yearly progress, the Brantley County School system was dragged down by the high school and did not make AYP as a system. Brantley County Middle School, and Hoboken, Nahunta, and Waynesville elementary schools along with Nahunta primary made AYP with a distinguished tag, passing in the test participation, academic performance and second indicator areas.

The Nahunta Housing Authority will hold their quarterly meeting on Friday at 5 p.m. at the housing authority in Nahunta. For more information call Julia Walker at 462-5680.

Housing authority

No system AYP

The 105th annual camp meeting will be held beginning on Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, August 2 on Tabernacle Road in Hortense. Morning prayer at 7 a.m., morning service at 11 a.m., evening service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday school will be from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. no night service on Sunday, August 2. Registration fee is $75 which includes room, air conditioning, meals and insurance. To reserve a room contact: Misty Rowell at 473-2116.

Camp meeting

This is not unexpected as the H1N1 influenza virus has been spreading in the United States and many other countries since April. H1N1 influenza is a respiratory dis-

The annual Blocker Reunion will be held on Sunday at the Lodge Building in Nahunta. Please bring your speciality covered dish. Paper products and utensils will be provided. Come early and share your genealogy notes. For more information contact Sylvia Boren Cleland, 904-268-8518, or

Blocker reunion

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Two in Brantley named to GBI’s sex offender registry

Tax free holiday

Leadership Brantley Planning Committee will be starting another class soon. Leadership Brantley is a comprehensive results oriented leadership development program presented and administered by the Brantley County Development Authority, Brantley County Chamber of Commerce, and the Brantley County Cooperative Extension Office. If you are interested please call, Peggy Bowers at 462-6328 or Kelli Edgy at 778-5666 for details. Deadline is Friday, July 24.

Leadership Brantley

The following individuals were recently added to the GBI’s Sex Offender Registry or their information in the registry was recently updated. All of the information contained below was obtained from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Sex Offender Registry, a searchable database updated on a regular basis.

Georgia’s tax free holidays are July 30 through Aug. 2, and thousands of parents will no doubt take advantage of the tax savings. University of Georgia experts say you can save a lot more than the 6-percent state sales tax.

A Sacred Harp Sing will be held on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Hoboken Elementary School. For more information call David Lee at 458-2493 or Clarke Lee 458-2268.

Sacred Harp

Don Norman Christopher Johns Sallie Gill Hilda Musgrove Gerald Krautheim


The friends of the library are putting together a birthday calendar scheduled to begin January 2010, the calendar will feature photographs of Brantley County (a different photo will be used each month). There is no age limit and the deadline for photo submission is Friday, July 31. For more information contact the Brantley County Library at 462-5454.

Birthday calendar

The ROTC summer camp will be held beginning on Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Brantley County High School, Room 501 located in the Vocational Building. Wear shorts, tennis shoes, t-

ROTC camp



The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 10.1 percent in June, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up .5 percenfrom a revised 9.6 percent in May. Brantley’s jobless rate of 148 was down slightly from last month’s 167 but still almost double what it was in June 2008.
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shirts the first day and we will issue you Air Force athletic clothes to wear the rest of the week. The cost is $50 which includes cover t-shirts, lunch and field trips. For more information and a list of activities please call 462-6717 or 822-7878.

RCCL’s Monarch. The price starts at $416 per person, and includes Travel Insurance and port tax. The cruise sails out of Port Canaveral and travels to CocoCay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas with a day at sea and returning to Port Canavaral. You will need a valid passport. For more information contact Coach Picklesimer at 912-729-7425, or php?gid=50402582297.

be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ronnie Jacobs at 4625214, Pat Tompkins at 462-7443, or Mert Dowling at 462-5455 for more information.

New Hours for Brantley County Library will be Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. effective Monday, August 3.

Library hours

Waycross College has announced a change in general office hours for the summer months. The campus is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 -11:30 a.m. The College will resume its regularly scheduled office hours Monday, August 3.

WC hours

Concerted Services, local Community Action Agency, will be operating a Cooling Program

Cooling program

Liberty's Mercy Mission be open for service every other Thursday, serving a different variety of food at 12 p.m. The clothes closet will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the same day. Liberty Lighthouse Worship Center is sponsoring the mission and encourages those who have needs or donations to come out and get involved in the community outreach, continuing throughout the summer. The mission is located in the social hall of the church, located three miles south of Nahunta off US 301. For more information or donations, please call 462-8488.

Mercy mission

OREMC offers safety and energy efficiency programs and demonstrations to schools and community and civic organizations in our service area. Their energy efficiency experts can offer tips that will help you save electricity and stretch your budget. If you are interested scheduling a program for your group, please contact our office at 912 462-5131 or 800-262-5131 and talk with Craig Muchison (ext. 1147), David Smith (ext. 3319) or Linda Harris (ext. 1151).

OREMC programs

Concerted Services Inc., is accepting non-perishable food items, as well as cash donations, for a small food pantry. The food assistance will be persons/ families who have emergency/ crisis needs. Donations will be accepted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information call 912-462-5163 or 912-462-5263.


Gwendolyn McClendon or Cheryl Jordan at 912- 462-6171 (Nahunta) or 912-496-2527 (Folkston).

The Coastal Georgia Fibromyalgia Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Waynesville Baptist Church in Waynesville. For more information, call Alisha Hendricks at 912-778 4741.


Out Patient help for Drug and Alcohol addiction. For more information call Narconon of Georgia at 1 877- 413-3073. Narconon offers referrals, assessments, drug education and out patient rehabilitation.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors has a clothes closet available at 135 Florida Avenue, Nahunta. Please call Rev. Jimmy and Barbara Bryant at 462-6340 for an appointment.


Brantley and Charlton County Department of Family and Children Services are in need of families who are willing to open their homes and hearts to children who are in need. For more information, please call 1- 877-210-5437 or contact

Foster parents

The Nahunta Al-Anon Family Group meets every Friday night at 8 p.m., at the Brantley County Serenity Club, located on Hwy. 82 east of Nahunta.

Nahunta Al-anon

The Nahunta Masonic Lodge will hold meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.

Masonic meetings

Narconon of Georgia offers


The Hoboken Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday night at 8 p.m., at the Crossroads Clubhouse, located at the intersection of Hwy. 82 and 121 rideshare lot.

Hoboken Al-anon

From page 1 ease of swine origin that does not normally infect humans; however, human infections do occur. The current strain spreads from human to human, causing symptoms often similar and/or milder to regular seasonal flu including: fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with H1N1 influenza also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have any of these symptoms, please contact your local health care provider. Charlton County Health Department and Southeast Health District officials are currently investigating this and other possible cases. State Public Health Lab officials reported June 26 that a second Georgia Southern University student had tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus. This was the second confirmed H1N1 case in Bulloch County and the Southeast Health District, which consists of 16 Southeast Georgia counties including Bulloch. The student, who lives off campus, recovered at home. Two days earlier, officials announced that a Georgia Southern University student as well as an individual who recently attended Georgia Boy’s State camp at the University tested positive for H1N1 influenza. Both individuals were said

The Nahunta Housing Author-

Housing authority

SEGa MAMa will hold classes every Monday at 7 p.m., and they have Overcomer's and Family Support Groups. The

Support groups

You should be receiving your new 911 address notification from the Post Office in the coming weeks. You will need to either call or e-mail us your new mailing address to continue receiving your newspaper. Contact us at 462-6776 or by e-mail to Please leave a message on our voice mail if we are busy and do not answer the phone.


for income eligible households. Local CSI service centers will take phone appointments beginning on Monday, August 3. Please call local CSI service center on to schedule an appointment.

ity is taking applications from needy families to receive used stoves and refrigerators. For more information contact Julia at 462-5680.

Construction on the Blythe Island Bridge over Interstate 95/ State Route 405 will begin on Monday, August 3, and continue for 45 consecutive days, weather permitting, One lane of Blythe Island Bridge will be closed by Tidewater/Skanska as part of the I-95/ SR 405 construction project reducing the travel lanes to one. Traffic signals will be used during this traffic operation. Motorist should expect heavy delays at this location and on Blyth Island Road.

Closing bridge

Concerted Services new operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lunch from 12-1 p.m. Concerted Services is located at 789 Burton Street, Suite 100, Nahunta, 462-5163.

Concerted services

fourth Monday of each month is Speaker Night. The also hold Victory meetings that include relapse prevention, parenting classes, anger management groups, dysfunctional families and support groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. For more information call 912-778-4274 or 912-258-0934.

The Brantley County class of 1999 will have it’s ten year class reunion on Saturday, August 8 at the Jekyll Island Ocean Front Resort. For more infromation email bcherons1999@ or call Camille at 462-8529, Marie at 462-6550, BJ at 462-8218 or Casey at 449-6788.


GeorgiaCares, a local partnership with the Division of Aging Services, is designed to educate and help seniors and disabled persons under age 65 sort through the complexities of Medicare and related health insurance concerns. Our counselors are non-biased and our services are free. For help, call 1-800-669-8387.


Max's Animal Rescue & Humane Society of Brantley County is currently accepting donations for puppy food, dry and canned and as always monetary donations are always needed for operations and for the building fund. Please specify where you would like your donation to be allocated. Contact Lori Hartmann Director at 912-458-3263. Charitable donations are tax deductible. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Animal rescue

at the time to be recovering. The camper did not live in Bulloch County or the Southeast Health District. None of the cases appears to be related, according to Public Health and Georgia Southern University officials. Bulloch County Health Department and Southeast Health District officials worked closely with Georgia Southern University . The case of a nine-yearold girl in Glynn County reported June 24 was the first confirmed in southeast Georgia. The unidentified girl recovered at home and did not require hospitalization. Officials do not know how she acquired the virus and the investigation was continuing. The cases are not unexpected as the H1N1 influenza virus has been spreading in the United States and many other countries since April. The current strain spreads from human to human, causing symptoms often similar and/or milder to regular seasonal flu including: fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with H1N1 influenza also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have any of these symptoms, please contact your local health care provider. H1N1 flu is a respiratory disease of pigs that does not normally infect humans; however, human infections with H1N1 flu do occur. This

current strain of H1N1 flu has begun to spread from human to human, causing illness. The symptoms of H1N1 flu in people are often similar to regular seasonal flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with H1N1 flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your local health care provider. H1N1 flu viruses are not transmitted by food and you cannot get H1N1 flu from eating pork products. An investigation and response effort surrounding the outbreak of H1N1 flu in the US is ongoing. CDC is working very closely with officials in states where human cases of H1N1 flu have been identified, as well as with health officials in Mexico, Canada and the World Health Organization. The Georgia Division of Public Health has also stepped up its surveillance across the state. Local Public Health officials are monitoring the situation and educating the public about H1N1 flu. “We also want people to know that unless they meet certain criteria, they do not need to be tested for the H1N1 flu virus,” said Dr. Rosemarie Parks, Southeast Health District Medical Director. “Your health care provider should know the criteria and will be able to determine if you need to be tested.”

Atkinson Church of God of Prophecy is sponsoring our second clothes drive to help with clothing children. If you have clothes your children have outgrown and want to donate please call 778-5771 or 462-6624 or drop them off at the church. Bring your children on Saturday, August 8 in the church social hall, rain or shine. There will be no charge for clothes or school supplies.

Clothes for children

Satilla Baptist Church has opened a Mission the second Saturday of each month from the hours of 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The mission contains canned foods, clothes, paper goods and personal items for the family. If you are unable to attend at this time, you can call Satilla Baptist Church Pastor Daniel Harris at 912 237-1000 or Brother Bud Jones at 912 462-6397 and they will be glad to serve you at your convenience. Satilla Baptist Church is located just off highway 32 west about 2 miles from the caution light at 301 and 32 intersection.


Waynesville Baptist is in need of clothes and shoes of all sizes for their clothes closet. The closet is open every Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Clothes closet


The Waynesville VFD has been awarded Mini Grant and has The Interstate 95 south available technical assistance Neighbors Helping Neighbors exit ramp 36A (US 341) will and educational materials to is accepting donations for a be closed to allow for the reduce the number of fatalities "Fire Fund" to help families construction of a new exit on Georgia’s roads. Materials when their homes are burned ramp from Sunday, August 17 include child restraints to and destroyed by fire. Donathrough Sunday, September 6 parents who meet financial tions may be sent to Neighbors weather permitting. A detour eligibility. For more informaHelping Neighbors, c/o Fire will be in place using exit tion about protecting your Fund, P.O. Box 271 Nahunta, ramp 42. This is a work zone child from preventable injuries, 31553. and motorists are advised to contact Tonya Whitworth at use extreme caution. Motor912-322-2935 or tonyaCPST@ ists should reduce speeds as they commute through this The Red Cross needs approxiconstruction work zone. mately 1,200 people to donate blood each weekday Brantley County Neighbors to meet the needs of approxiHelping Neighbors is currently mately 140 A Thanksgiving Reunion accepting donations for sick hospitals and healthcare Cruise for all BCHS class children, cancer patients, and facilities. Most people age 17 mates and teachers from families in need. Some of the or older who weigh at least 1970-1990 will be held from sick children have requested 110 pounds can give blood. For Sunday, November 23 through chihuahua puppies, talking more information call 1-800 Friday, November 27 aboard birds, etc. Any donation will GIVE LIFE (448-3543). WWW.BRANTLEYENTERPRISE.COM • 912-462-6776 • PO BOX 454 NAHUNTA GA 31553 • MAIN ST

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The American Cherokee Confederacy was incorporated in the state of Georgia in 1976. We are accepting members with 1/16 or more of Indian heritage. You don't have to be just Cherokee, as long as you don't belong to another tribe or organization. For more information contact the American Cherokee Confederacy Tribal Office 619 Pine Cone Road, Albany, Georgia 31705 or call 229-787-5722.

American indian



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A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Don Allen Norman Jr., of 6608-A Central Ave., Waycross was held in the the Chapel of Rainge Memorial Funeral Home, in Blackshear, on Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 1 p.m. Elder Marie Rainge gave words of comfort from the book of Ecclesiastes. Memorialization is through cremation. Almighty God in His way removed from this life the soul of Don Norman Jr., on July 9, 2009, in the comfort of his home. Don was born February 29, 1960, in Lee County to Mr. Don Allen H. Norman Sr., and the late Marian Willis Bryant. While growing up in Florida he attended First Baptist Church of Pine Island and North High of Fort Myers, Fl. Don loved fishing and was a Commercial Fisherman in Pine Island. He acquired his CDL license and became a truck driver. He married Connie Rayborn on January 17, 1997. They moved to Georgia in 2006. He leaves a loving family to continue on in love, wife Connie; two children: Daniel and Dana Norman, Indianapolis, Ind.; father, Don Allen Norman Sr., and step mother, Mary Norman, Pine Island, sisters: Teresa (Charles) Daniels, Waycross, Donna (Richard) Hill, Ft. Meyers, Myrna Fransiscoe of S.C. and Phyllis (Paul) DesJerdians of Waycross. Brother: Marvin Norman of Ft. Myers, sisters-in-law: Barbara (Ryan) Konrad, and Virginia (Bryan) Rang all of Indianapolis, Ind.; loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and associates. Final arrangements entrusted to Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 505 Ware St., Blackshear.

Don Norman

Commencement set for Friday
Ron Jackson, Commissioner for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), will deliver keynote remarks at the Okefenokee Technical College commencement Friday at 7 p.m. at the Waycross Middle School Auditorium. Jackson, appointed commissioner to the TCSG on February 6, 2008, had been the interim commissioner since December 2006, prior to his appointment. He first came to the system in December 2004 as deputy commissioner. Jackson was the deputy director of the Governorπs Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, he was OPBπs director of strategic planning, research and evaluation. While at OPB he served three governors and worked on many projects across state government, including strategic planning for the state and its government agencies. He was also closely involved with management of Georgiaπs program and results-based budgeting, the development of the stateπs new web-based financial management system and the Governorπs Legislative Tracking System, and he advised the Education Reform Study Commission. His management talents were put on loan to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games as the executive assistant to the commander of the State Olympic Law Enforcement Command. Earlier, Ron was the director of parole with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles from 1991 until 1994, and was that agencyπs director of field operations from 1990 to 1991. Jackson began his professional career with the Texas Department of Corrections after graduating from Sam Houston State University in 1971 with a bachelor of science in criminal justice. From 1982 to 1990, he served as a commissioner on the Texas Parole Board. He also supervised the editing and publishing of the Texas Journal of Corrections and published several articles in professional journals and newsletters. In 1991, he co-authored the book Current Parole Practices: United States and Canada, which was published by the American Correctional Association. From 1984 to 1990, he served in several offices of the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) and was the APAI president from1986 to 1988. He has served on the Board of Governors of the American Correctional Association as well as on many of that organizationπs committees. From 1992 to 1996, Jackson was a Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the accrediting body for state and federal correctional facilities, agencies and programs. He also served on the National Committee on Community Corrections, a coalition of public officials, researchers and correctional professionals representing local, state and federal interests. The ceremony will honor the winter and spring graduating classes. Everyone is invited to join Commissioner Jackson and OTC board members, trustees, faculty, and staff in recognizing the graduates for their achievement. Family and friends of the graduates are encouraged to arrive early Okefenokee Technical . College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.


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Christopher Ira Johns, 23, of Nahunta died suddenly Saturday (July 4, 2009). Chris was born in Wayne Co., and he worked in Construction. He is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather, Ira Crews and his Paternal Grandfather, Ruail Johns and also several Aunts and Uncles. He is survived by his Mother, Cheryl Lee Crews Kent of Nahunta and his Father, Clifford Johns of Nahunta, a sister, Jessica Wynette Johns of Nahunta; 3 brothers, Rodney Lee Harris of Nahunta, Brett and Eddie Hicks of Marietta, maternal grandmother, Pauline Crews of Nahunta; paternal grandmother, Lucille Johns aunt and uncle, Tammy and Michael Johns and uncle, Jimmy Crews; and other relatives. Visitation was held Thursday evening at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Memorialization was by cremation. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.

Christopher Johns

Many families are pinching pennies this summer while still wanting to have family fun close to home. With that in mind, the Summer Waves water park on Jekyll Island is offering fun for the whole family this summer. The action packed summer is filled with several fantastic events. The main event is the Wii Family Rock Band competition which is held every Saturday from 4-6 p.m. during the summer. Cost to enter the competition is included in the water park’s general admission ticket. The contest is held at the pavilion near the wave pool, and everything needed to compete is provided. The contest will culminate with a big Battle of the Rock Band competition for a grand prize awarded at the end of the summer season. The grand prize includes a family pack of season tickets and the opportunity to have the winner’s family performance featured on Summer Waves’ YouTube. Before the contest, families can take

advantage of all the park has to offer. The water park takes great pride in creating an environment that is clean, safe and waves of fun for everyone. With several rides and attractions, there is something at Summer Waves for the whole family . The park’s attractions include taking relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, or high speed thrills down Pirate’s Passage. And, Summer Wave’s Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool is known for its unbeatable wave action. The 500,000 gallons of water and waves reaching 2-4 feet high ensure that visitors will surf through endless fun! Summer Waves is also offering aquatic exercise programs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9 a.m. until the end of July Anyone can take part in the exercise . program with a month long pass for $50, or a single day pass for $5. Guests can participate in class activities such as swimming laps in the wave pool and walking in the lazy river against the current for a cardio workout with a certified instructor from the Aquatic Exercise Association. With great attractions and fun-filled planned events, Summer Waves is sure to be a splash this summer. Tickets and season passes for 2009 are available online at or by calling 912/635-2074.

Mrs. Sallie Grace Thomas Gill, 74 of Offerman, passed away late Saturday evening (July 11, 2009) at her residence following an extended illness. Born and raised in Brantley County, Mrs. Gill had lived in Offerman most of her adult life. Her favorite hobbies included fishing, cooking, flowers & gardening, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Gill was a member of Offerman Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a daughter of the late William Lonnie & Annie Lizzie Smith Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Everett Lee "Buddy" Gill, Sr., and a son John Lenord Gill. She is survived by three sons, Everett Gill, Jr. (wife Donna) of Patterson, Lonnie E. Gill of Offerman, Randy Gill (wife Huiyon) of Offerman; a sister, Nola Mae Moody of Hortense; nine grandchildren, Keshia Hodgkin (husband Jon), Heather Luke (husband David), Kimberly Gill, Danielle Gill, Tasha Gill, Amber Gill, Joseph Boyette (wife April), Larry Boyette, Vivian Boyette; seven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and numerous other relatives. Funeral services for Mrs. Gill were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning (July 14, 2009) at the Offerman Church of God. Interment was held in the Offerman Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online register at www.

Sallie Gill


King to wed Badyna
Lea Elizabeth King and Timothy Michael "Bud" Badyna of St. Simons Island are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Nancy and the late Lamar King of Nahunta, Georgia. She is the granddaughter of Ruth and the late Cecil Moody and Elma and the late C.L. King, all of Nahunta. Miss King is an honor graduate of Brantley County High School in Nahunta and attended Mercer University in Macon. Georgia. She graduated cum laude from Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Speech Communications with a Public Relations concentration. She serves as Marketing Officer for Southeastern Bank in Darien, Georgia. The groom-to-be is the son of Davida and Joseph Badyna of Toledo, Ohio. He is the grandson of the late Rose and Max Moldawsky and the late Clementine and Joseph Sr., Badyna, all of Toledo. Mr. Badyna is a graduate of Rogers High School in Toledo. He graduated from the University of Toledo with an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medicine and is an honor graduate of Coastal Georgia Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hilda Grace Mizell Musgrove, of Folkston, passed away at her residence July 8, 2009. She was a native and life-long resident of Charlton County. She was a member of Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and her Family. She was preceded in death by her Son: Douglas Anthony Musgrove; father: Harold Mizell and a sister: Carolyn Mizell. She is survived by her son: Joe Musgrove; Daughter: Shea (Jason) Talley; mother: Marie Mizell; grandchildren: Kevin Blake Warren, Cody Jake Warren, LJ Talley, Brooke Musgrove, Anthony Bernon Musgrove, Aaron Harold Musgrove, Douglas Ryan Musgrove, and Ashley Nicole (TJ) Murphy; 5-great grandchildren; 2-sisters: Betty M. Woolard and Joyce Connie Mizell; 2-brothers: Layton “Buddy” Mizell and Donald H. Mizell; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday July 13 at 11 a.m. at Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Parnell Aldridge and Rev. Jimmy Davis officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

Hilda Musgrove

He currently serves as a Trauma Center Emergency Room Registered Nurse with Memorial Hospital in Savannah. An early evening ceremony is planned for Saturday, August 15 on the lawn of Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. A reception will immediately follow in the St. Simons Island Casino Atrium. Invitations will be sent.

Gerald “Jerry” Scott Krautheim, 37, of Nahunta, died suddenly Sunday morning (July 12,2009) at his parents residence. Born in Tampa, FL, he worked as a painter in construction. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. He was of the Baptist faith. Jerry is preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Krautheim and Paternal Grandparents, Rita and Scott Mahlum. Jerry is survived by his wife, Lisa Johnson Krautheim; 2 step-children, Derek and Logan Johnson all of Nahunta; his parents, Robert Herbert and Patricia Ann Tolbert Krautheim of Nahunta; 2 brothers, Jason Eugene Krautheim and Justin Lewis Krautheim both of Tampa, FL; maternal grandparents, Virdie and Jack Berry of Tampa, FL; also, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service will be held Saturday (July 18, 2009) at 11: 00 am at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Wainright and Rev. Carolyn Harris officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

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USG chancellor visits Waycross College

Erroll B. Davis Jr., left, chancellor of the University System of Georgia (USG), is greeted by Sara Selby, right, associate professor of English, and Roberta Lacefield, associate professor of mathematics, during the Chancellor's re4cent visit to Waycross College. While at WC, Davis heard from various campus audiences, administration, faculty, staff, and students. He also attended a luncheon in the James M. Dye Student Services Building where he met with various community leaders within the College's ten county service area. The visit to WC was part of the Chancellor's annual goal of visiting all thirty-five institutions within the USG to gain insight about life on campus and feedback concerning new and existing USG policies.

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Things you need to know

By Robert Romano

Blue dogs draw straws

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The Blue Dog Democrats claim they have 40 members who are at least hesitant to vote in favor of government-run health care. That would be enough to kill the legislation currently being proposed in the House that will effectively take away private health care options from the American people. At the very least, the alleged Blue Dog opposition would be enough to slow the bill down, making it much more likely that it will eventually be killed. But now with breaking news that the proposal is to be unveiled today, it is hard to believe that the Blue Dogs are doing anything but howling at the moon. The truth is, the Blue Dogs have to prove that they’re not just drawing straws to see who gets to vote against the proposal in order to cover themselves on a bill they already know is likely to pass. In everything from the trillion-dollar “stimulus” to the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not lost an important vote all year long, despite occasional Blue Dog bleating of discontent. A large part of the reason for this is that the so-called “conservative” Democrats—the self-proclaimed Blue Dogs—always seem to come up just shy of the votes needed to block the House Majority’s Big Government agenda. The fact is, the Blue Dogs look more like lap dogs, yelping in protest—while willingly heeling in submission to the House Speaker’s adjustable leash. So now, to quote Blue Dog icon John F. Kennedy, “sincerity is always subject to proof.” On Thursday, 40 members of the House Blue Dog Democrats caucus issued a letter against proposed legislation that would forever socialize the nation’s health system. A list of the 40 House members can be viewed here. Congressman Mike Ross (AR-CD4), chairman of the Blue Dog Health Care Task Force, stated that if the House Majority brings their bill to the floor as proposed, an “overwhelming majority” of his 52 member coalition would vote against it. In the letter sent by 40 members of the Blue Dog coalition in the House of Representatives, members demanded that any House proposal on health care be deficit-neutral, protect small businesses, and that the legislation “must be available to all Members and the public for a sufficient amount of time before we are asked to vote for it.”

The letter also required that “sufficient time” would be needed for “any amendments or changes to the bill” stating that “We need time to review it and discuss it with our constituents. Too short of a review period is unacceptable and only undermines Congress’ ability to pass responsible health care reform that works for all Americans.” The Blue Dogs’ letter hardly put a damper on Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer’s plans ram the bill down the throats of the American people with its expected introduction today House leadership had wanted to . unveil the legislation last Friday, get it out of committee this week, and have it on Barack Obama’s desk in time for the August recess. So, the Blue Dog baying apparently had little effect—and now Nancy Pelosi apparently has the legislation back on schedule. But, even with the slight delay—while the Blue Dogs “negotiated” with Democrat leadership and Barack Obama eve talked about delaying the August recess—there is every reason to believe that now that an apparent compromise has been worked out that the House is simply returning to the frightening, lightning pace that it has been moving legislation into law. For example, the Waxman-Markey energy tax legislation was introduced on May 15th of this year, discharged by the relevant committees on June 19th, and passed on June 26th. The final version was 1,428 pages long, and it’s clear nobody read it before they voted on it. Because they couldn’t. A 300-page amendment was proposed at 3:47AM in the morning on June 26th, which was approved by 11:22AM, leaving no time for the amended version to be distributed when the final vote occurred later that same day at 7:17PM. So, no wonder the Blue Dogs would want to pretend they are dragging their heels at least a little on socialized medicine. “We need to slow down and do it right,” said Congressman Ross. Or better yet, Mr. Ross, not at all. The fact is, nobody is going to believe that the “fiscal conservative” Blue Dog Democrats stand for anything if they cannot, in fact, stop anything. Now, more than ever, they have a high-profile chance to prove to their constituents whether their bite is as good as their bark—or whether they’ve just been dogging it all along. (Romano is the Senior News Editor of ALG News Bureau.)

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The heat is on, and farmers hope for rain
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After rough spring weather, the heat is on. And some crops are doing better than others in Georgia fields, where farmers are finishing up a disappointing wheat harvest and hoping the rain hasn’t stopped for the year, say University of Georgia crop experts. Going into harvest a month ago, Georgia’s winter wheat crop was in good shape, said Dewey Lee, UGA Cooperative Extension small grains expert. But heavy springtime rain delayed harvest. Now, the quality of the 240,000 acres of wheat to be harvested is poor due to sprouting in the field, something farmers don’t want to happen. “Soft red winter wheat is notorious for sprouting under rainy conditions,” he said. “Once soft wheat dries in the field to a harvestable condition, if the crop experiences prolonged rainy conditions, the seed will sprout. … This crop was pretty much disastrous. We had the opportunity to obtain good yields (50 bushels per acre) but have fallen below that.” Right now, farmers are getting $3.50 to $4 per bushel for damaged, poor-quality wheat and $4 to $5 for goodquality wheat, said Nathan Smith, a UGA Extension farm economist. Farmers need at least $4 per bushel to break even this year. “It’s a challenge to grow wheat in Georgia and get consistent returns each year,” Smith said. “This was just one of those years where neither prices nor the yields were there.” Georgia is expected to produce 11.5 million bushels of wheat this year, according to the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service. This is half of last year’s total production. Other Georgia crops face problems, too. Georgia’s 350,000 acres of corn is at a stage where it needs at least a third of an inch of water each day, Lee said. Most Georgia soil holds an inch of water for only four days. After that time, it is dry . Right now, corn planted in irrigated fields is in good condition. But every day without rainfall now hurts plants not able to get irrigation, he said. “We had healthy plants going into this hot weather. But the heat is having a negative impact,” Lee said. “For farmers lucky enough to get afternoon thunderstorms, it’ll be a yield saver this time of year.” During normal spring, Georgia farmers start planting peanuts in late April and finish in 40 days. This year, due to crazy springtime weather, it took 75 days to complete planting for the state’s expected 500,000 acres, said John Beasley, UGA Extension peanut expert. “The word I have for this planting season is ‘discombobulated,’” said Beasley . “And it was as discombobulated as I have ever seen.” Now that planting is over and most plants are coming up, the crop is looking OK, he said, considering. But 50 percent of the crop was planted in June. Typically, only 10 percent is planted in this month. This means peanut harvest will push into mid October. Normal nighttime temperatures then will be in the lower 60s, a range peanuts can tolerate. If Most of the state’s soybean and cotton plants are in good to fair condition for this time of year.


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Keep the family athlete fueled up for practice with a hearty Supreme Sandwich With Turkey, Ham & Roast Beef.

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ack-to-school brims with new beginnings even though the old routines are still valued, such as putting together the daily school lunch. Kids develop new tastes and interests as they grow and change during the summer months, so by the fall, something as favorite as a trusted PB&J combo seems downright boring. it’s time to brighten up those brown-bag goodies with some simple changes. Jazz up all your child’s favorites by thinking through bread choices and complementary condiments. slice some apples for that PB&J sandwich and put them between raisin bread or cranberry-walnut slices. a plain turkey sandwich with plain mayo might also make eyes roll this season, so consider the wide range of interesting deli meats available today. try combining maple glazed honey turkey or ham with munster on a soft roll. add a smear of cranberry jelly and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds for crunch. Deli meats are also flavored with hickory smoke, Cajun spices and even south-of-the-border peppers for the more adventurous young palates. Here are more tips for pepping up lunches and snacks that travel to school or are enjoyed at home: add color and texture — orange carrot sticks and green grapes brighten the meal while whole wheat pretzels and crackers add crunch. slip green pepper slices inside a wrap or sandwich — kids will eat healthier without realizing it! make brown bag lunch fun! younger children love the do-it-yourself aspect of building their own pizza or cracker stack creations. turn fun into healthy, too, with cubes of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses packed in a lunch bag along with some low-salt crackers. Pack an extra half sandwich for the active athlete in the family. Before a workout, eating a ham, cheese and veggie combo on half a roll is a great way for your soccer or baseball player to keep fueled up during long afterschool practices. Kids often come home hungry. Be prepared with some rolled up Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and condiment dips to hold them over until mealtime. since kids will eat what’s available in the cupboard or fridge, take charge when deciding which foods to stock in the house. encourage healthy in-between snacks with a bowl of washed fruit on the kitchen counter, or keep cut up vegetables in the refrigerator along side a healthy dip. The crunchy apple “matchsticks” in this Turkey and Apple Roll-Up make lunch more fun. These recipes have been reviewed by the American Diabetes Association.

Supreme Sandwich With Turkey, Ham & Roast Beef
makes 1 large sandwich Serving suggestion: For more kid-friendly portions, serve one-half of the sandwich. 1 whole wheat roll 1 ounce Boar’s Head Ovengold Roast Breast of Turkey — Skinless 1 ounce Boar’s Head Deluxe Ham 1 ounce Boar’s Head Deluxe Cap-off Top Round Roast Beef 2 bread and butter pickles, sliced 2 slices red tomato 1 slice, red onion 1 leaf, green leafy lettuce 1 ounce (approximately 2 1/2 tablespoons) green bell pepper, sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dried ground basil Prepare just before serving. Place meats and vegetables between the two halves of the roll. sprinkle with olive oil, vinegar and basil just before closing. Nutritional Information (per serving): 364 calories, 29g protein, 45g carbohydrates, 7g dietary fiber, 12g fat, 2g saturated fat, 39mg cholesterol, 1049mg sodium, 105mg calcium, 4mg iron.





Chicken Salad Tarragon Wrap
makes 1 wrap 1 96% fat free tortilla, taco size 1 ounce green leaf lettuce (4 to 5 leaves) 3.25 ounces Boar’s Head Golden Classic Chicken Salad, (see separate recipe) 1 teaspoon tarragon 1 ounce (approximately 2 1/2 tablespoons) green bell pepper, chopped 2 ounces (approximately 3 tablespoons) red tomatoes, chopped Lay tortilla flat. Place green leaf lettuce evenly over tortilla. Place chicken salad on top of lettuce and then add tarragon, peppers and tomatoes. roll tightly from one end of tortilla. Nutritional Information (per serving): 258 calories, 20g protein, 32g carbohydrates, 5g dietary fiber, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 41mg cholesterol, 843mg sodium, 135mg calcium, 3mg iron

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Turkey and Apple Roll-Up
makes 1 wrap 1 96% fat free tortilla, taco size 2 tablespoons low-fat whipped cream cheese 2 1/2 ounces Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat Turkey Breast 1/4 ounce (approximately 2 to 3 leaves) fresh baby spinach 1/2 tart apple, sliced into matchstick pieces spread cream cheese on tortilla. Place turkey evenly over tortilla. then add spinach and apple. roll tightly from one end of tortilla. Note: unless apple is very small, you will use less than 1/2 apple. Nutritional Information (per serving): 304 calories, 24g protein, 41g carbohydrates, 5g dietary fiber, 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 47g cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 136mg calcium, 3mg iron

Apricot Turkey Sandwich
makes 1 sandwich 2 slices whole wheat bread 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese, low-fat whipped 2 ounces Boar’s Head Ovengold Roast Breast of Turkey — Skinless, sliced 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped 3 dried apricots, chopped 1 tablespoon slivered almonds spread cream cheese evenly over both slices of bread. layer turkey on bottom slice of bread and sprinkle with chopped onions, apricots and nuts. top with remaining slice of bread. Nutritional Information (per serving): 375 calories, 25g protein, 48g carbohydrates, 6g dietary fiber, 9g fat, 2g saturated fat, 29mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 129mg calcium, 4mg iron

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Driver Trainees Needed! Werner is hiring - No CDL, No Problem! Training avail w/Roadmaster! Call Now! 866-467-0060. Charlton Visiting Nurses has an opening for a full time with benefits or a per visit RN position available. Needs to be available to service Glynn County. Interested applicants please call 912-462-6773 or 800-446-9116. Charlton Visiting Nurses has an opening for a full time or a per visit Licensed Pgysical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. Needs to be available to service Charlton, Brantley and Glynn Counties. Interested applicants please call 912-462-6773 or 800-446-9116.

CLOTHES, GIFTS & MORE located in Hickox on 301 is currently accepting Summer consignments Please call ahead! Clothes must be stain and odor free and on hangers. 30 piece limit. brought in by appointment only so please call ahead. 462-7984. Come in and check us out. we are not your average consignment shop. 1/2 off Sale 1st Saturday each month! Young ladies come see our assortment of dresses for your pageant and wedding needs. Mrs. Ann, Trish, and Stephanie. 462-7984. FOR SALE: Antique dining room table, make offer. Call 462-7292. Brand New stock tires and rims for a Suzuki 4-wheeler. Asking $300. Call Tina at 462-6017. Need help with your mobility? We are Medical Mobility Solutions. An authorized Medicare, Medicaid, VA and insurance provider of medical equipment. We offer free consultation, will tell you up front

FOR SALE: 1993 Ford Mustang convertible. Fire engine red with black top. Perfect for beach: $3,000. Call 912-449-1148. FOR SALE: Motorcycles, cars, trucks, trailers, and misc. parts. Call 912-4626047 between 8a.m. & 8p.m. FOR SALE: Tennant 255II Parking Lot Sweeper. Call 912 462-6047 between 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. WE BUY JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS. $75 and up. Call Dennis at 778-4746 or 670-0088 or Charlie at 778-3635 or 670-1853. FOR SALE: 2005 Silverado crew cab, $8,900;1990 Crown Victoria, $750; Dodge Dakota, 4X4, $800 OBO; Call 288-5780 or 288-3512. FOR SALE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maroon with 6 cylinder, 4wd, low miles. $7,000. Call 912-449-1148. FOR SALE: 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, extra clean, runs good, $2,500. Call 462-5781. FOR SALE: 1984 Ford F-150, $350. Call Jenny or Joe at 912-462-6244.

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Pets & Animals
FOR SALE: Miniature Chihuahuas, will take away asthma and make nice pet for young and old. Please call after 2:30 p.m. 462-6705. FREE: 3 girl puppies that were found on Long Lake Road. Look like little sausage

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Jobs in agriculture abound, but trained applicants scarce CSI offers cooling for income eligible households
Concerted Services, Inc., local Community Action Agency, will be operating a Cooling Program for income eligible households with 200% of the Federal poverty income level. Local CSI service centers will take phone appointments beginning on August 3. August 3-7 is for homebound and/or elderly households, 65 years old, and beginning August 10 will be open to general public. Program will end upon depletion of funds. These funds are for electricity vendor payments for cooling costs. The funds are being allocated by the Federal government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Proof of income for recent 30 day period, social security card, most recent electricity statement will be required. This temporary aid will assist households that have recently experienced unusually high temperatures and need additional resources to support eligible low-income households, stated Governor Sonny Perdue. Please call local CSI service center August 3, to schedule an appointment. A recent study by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development reveals that the agribusiness industry has plenty of job openings, but not enough college graduates to fill them. “While the demand for college-educated workers is relatively small for farm producers, the processing of crop and livestock output requires trained employees with degrees in agriculture, conservation programs, secondary education, government and banking,” said CAED economist Marcia Jones. Farm-related activities accounted for 15 percent of the value of agribusiness output in 2006, she said. The processing and manufacturing of agricultural products accounted for 70 percent of the $76 billion in economic activity agriculture provided Georgia that same year.

State golf courses offer value, quality
Georgia golfers looking for affordable destinations can turn to state park courses for exceptional value and quality . Despite the current economy, Georgia’s eight state park golf courses are in great shape and open for business as usual. Always considered a good value, most of the courses are continuing to offer lower rates, which were first introduced this spring. Rates for 18 holes with cart are just $28 MondayThursday and $35 FridaySunday and holidays. These rates are available at The Creek, Highland Walk, Meadow Links, Little Ocmulgee, Brazell’s Creek and The Lakes, but not at Arrowhead Pointe or Georgia Vets. “We have lowered rates during these tough economic times to continue to provide Georgia golfers an affordable and top-quality recreational outlet,” said Arnie Page, Director of Golf Operations for Georgia’s State Parks. “Many golfers are surprised by the high maintenance standards we have in place at state park courses, which results in a first-class golf experience.” A majority of the Georgia State Park Golf Courses are highly-rated by golfers, as indicated in the most recent edition of Golf Digest’s Places to Play Arrowhead . Pointe, Meadow Links and The Lakes were awarded 4 out of 5 stars, while Georgia

Golfing on a budget

Vets, Little Ocmulgee and The Creek were given 4 stars. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Golf Operations Section operates facilities in Georgia’s state parks. The 18-hole courses were developed over the past 50 years to improve the quality of life for local citizens and provide visitors an opportunity to play golf in a beautiful, scenic setting. The courses provide both a recreational outlet to area residents and an economic boost for surrounding communities. For more information, visit Tee times may be booked online or by calling 1-800-4340982.

When CAED completed the workforce need study in fall 2008, the agribusiness job pool was projected to increase 1.4 percent annually to the year 2014. That was to be 9,320 additional job openings, 1,045 of which would require college-level training. The U.S. economic bust has since shrunk the job market, Jones said. But the need for ag graduates still exists. Georgia’s agribusiness industry will need an additional 1,000 college-trained workers by 2016. The state’s colleges are predicted to produce enough graduates to fill half of those positions, said Jones. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Fort Valley State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College produce the majority of Georgia’s agricultural graduates. Agribusiness-related programs can be found through the university system’s 35 institutions, which offer 151 agriculture-related degree programs, ranging from certificates of less than a year to doctoral degrees.

Checking the demand

State goals

Canning may be too costly for some
By Elizabeth Andress
There are many reasons for preserving food at home. Some have to do with satisfaction, creativity or family tradition. Another may be economical. The practice may save money for some, but doesn’t for everyone. If you are going to try and save money by freezing or canning produce at home, find low-cost sources for the raw food. To determine if you can save money this way, compare the cost of similar foods purchased at the grocery store. equation, too, as well as the energy of running stoves and freezers. If you assign a monetary value for your time, the expense of producing preserved items at home can suddenly become significant. Freezing is a faster way to prepare food for long-term storage than canning or drying. Frozen produce, if carefully preserved, tastes fresher than food preserved using other methods. It costs between 38 cents and 50 cents a year to maintain a freezer for one pound of food. In general, chest freezers are less expensive to run, but upright freezers can be more convenient. Better insulated freezers can cost more, but cost less to operate. A well-managed freezer can save time, energy and gas from fewer trips to the store. To get the most out of your freezer, freeze only foods that the family likes to eat, and in amounts that can be served at one time. When freezing foods, be sure to use proper packaging to protect flavor, color, moisture content and nutritional value from the dry conditions of the freezer. Freezer containers should be moisture-vapor resistant, durable, leak proof, flexible, crack resistant and easy to seal and mark. Rigid plastic containers can be used for liquids. Freezer bags and wraps are more suitable


Food costs -- whether home grown or purchased -- can be a variable expense, depending on your situation. The cost of additional ingredients can also vary widely . You may just need sugar or fruit juice for packing fruits in containers, or your recipe may include herbs, spices, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic or other ingredients. The cost of equipment, such as a freezer or canner, can be significant if you are just starting out. Supplies such as packaging, funnels, jars and lids factor into the

Food, equipment

The two most common forms of food preservation are canning and freezing. Many foods can also be dehydrated for longer-term storage. Canning can be less expensive than freezing, but more time and energy are spent to prepare and process the foods. There are risks associated with canning foods. Specific preserving methods must be used to keep the food safe when stored at room temperatures. Food can spoil and make you sick if canning directions are not followed exactly . One cost to consider when canning is jars, which cost $8 to $14 a dozen. Jars can be used for many years if handled carefully If taken . care of properly, ring bands should last for years also. The flat lids, however, need to be purchased every year.


for dry-pack products that contain little or no liquid. Vacuum packaging is a great choice for maintaining food quality and is fairly easy to do. Just be sure to read the instructions on how to package wet and dry foods. Vacuum packaging removes the air that can lead to drying, oxidation and off-flavors, even at freezer temperatures. Vacuum packaging does add additional expenses to home food preservation. The packaging is more expensive than other flexible bags and wraps, and of course, there is the initial cost for the appliance. There are different preservation methods for many foods. Choose one that works for your family and produces the form of food you like. Saving money may not be the major goal in preserving food at home. You might find the effort and expense worth the value of creating your own food supply, supporting local farmers in your community or passing along family traditions. (Andress is a food safety specialist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.)

In 2006, agribusiness directly accounted for 11 percent of the state’s total economic output and 8 percent of the state’s workforce, or almost 400,000 workers. But indirectly, Jones said, the impact was much more when the industry’s influence on other Georgia businesses is considered. “That total is $119.8 billion and more than 715,000 jobs,” she said. “The $76.3 billion is just the direct impact of ag, whereas the $119.8 billion is the total impact.” Agribusiness also ties directly into Georgia’s future, said Jones. The Commission for a New Georgia, a non-profit corporation appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue and led by CEOs and senior executives from across Georgia, wants the state’s agribusiness sector ranked as one of the nation’s top competitors by 2020.

Georgia’s agribusiness workforce is well prepared technically, said CAED economist Tommie Shepherd. He conducted one-on-one interviews with agribusiness owners as part of the study . “In general, they were saying that students know the subjects well, but they need more training in communications and leadership qualities and the knowledge of how all of business hangs together, including sales, business and marketing,” he said. According to a mailed survey, Jones said, employers also want more students with problem-solving skills, critical thinking, initiative, hands-on training, customer service and work ethic. She also said the many businesses were asking that college agricultural programs teach students the theories of agriculture and then how to apply them. For example, they should teach ways to dispose of poultry in an environmentally friendly way with little cost. Or, teach farm labor laws and regulations and how to use them to find legal workers to harvest crops. Students, Jones said, can do more on their own to build resume and job chances by participating in internships and getting as much hands-on experiences as possible. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

Meeting the need

And too time consuming for others
By April Sorrow
More and more, people are planting gardens and preserving the bounty For some, the draw is self. sufficiency and quality control. “I have an organic garden, and I want to keep my organic produce,” said Ken Davis. “I know I could buy organic at the store, but I know exactly what I used to grow and can my food.” Some people can food to preserve family traditions. “Growing up, my mom always had a jar of something around the kitchen,” said Stephen Crae. “I want to keep up what she started.” Crae and Davis recently attended class, offered by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Oconee County, on the proper way to can food to preserve it. Canning fresh food isn’t easy You can’t just put it in a jar . and stick the lid on. And it isn’t fast. It takes several hours to can foods safely . It’s a scientific process that requires following instructions, said Denise Everson, the UGA Extension agent in Oconee County who taught the class. “Food preservation does not allow for personal variations,” she said. “Creativity happens after you open the jar.” You can’t leave ingredients out, add extras or double recipes. Recipes must be followed exactly, one batch at a time. Process and cooking times are exact. Use recipes tested and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture or other food preservation specialists such as with Cooperative Extension, she said. Recipes tested and approved by the University of Georgia are available in the book, So Easy to Preserve or online at the National Center for Home Food Preservation Web site. Canned foods need to be processed or cooked to a temperature high enough to destroy dangerous bacteria like Clostridium botulinum. Botulism is a potentially deadly illness caused by consuming the nerve toxin produced by bacteria found in dirt. According to Everson, nearly 80 percent of botulism cases occur from food preserved at home. Numbness in fingers and toes, upset stomach, blurred vision and difficultly speaking, swallowing and breathing are signs of botulism that usually occur within 12 hours to 72 hours of eating tainted food. Once it starts, the nerve damage is permanent. Processing jars also stops enzymes that can cause changes in color, flavor and texture. There are two methods for processing jars: in a boiling water bath or pressure canner. “The food you choose determines which method you use,” Everson said. High-acid foods like fruits, pickles and tested salsas can be processed in a boiling water bath. Boiling water should completely cover the jars and sit at least one inch on top.


The process

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