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The Brantley County High School class of ‘75 will hold their 35th class reunion will be held on Saturday, October 16 at Bonefish Grill on St. Simons Island beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cost of dinner will be $25. If you plan to attend, please contact Karen Lewis Harrell at 462-8483 or klhbasket@hotmail. com before Friday, October 1. The group would like to invite the graduating classes of 1974 and 1976 to join them on a cruise aboard the Emerald Princess on Friday, October 15. Please call the cruise line at 800-842-0115 to make your reservation. ($10).
By Chris Buchanan News editor The Brantley County Board of Education gave no explanation for their 3-2 vote to fire Superintendent Drew Sauls at Monday’s regular meeting despite several attendees who spoke out in support of him during public participation. “I’ve been teaching in this county for 30 years and I think as professionals they should let us know ethically, morally, or legally why they thought this was necessary,” said Brantley County Middle School teacher Grace Macmillan. In a packed board room after an executive session requested by Chairman Kerry Mathie, Linda Marion made the motion to “buy out” the rest of Sauls’s contract. The motion was seconded by Van Herrin. Marion, Herrin and Mathie voted for the termination while Joey Shuman and Dot Hickox voted against it. Board members Marion, Herrin, and Mathie were not available for comment immediately following the meeting and declined to confirm the rumor brought forth in public participation that Sauls’s contract was in question. Sauls told the Enterprise that he was also not given a reason for the board’s decision. During public participation, Mathie also restricted a show of hands requested by Kevin Lairsey of those opposed to Sauls’s dismissal. Mathie said that each person would need to each state their name for the record. However, the board still received harsh criticism from attendees who disagreed with the decision, with several shouting and threatening to vote them out of office. Some even chased board members all the way to the door before being asked to stop harassing fellow board members by Vice Chairman Herrin. “I got enough money to push them three right out of office - them three that voted - you wait and see,” said Sherry Sharpe. Many teachers in the room feared an increase in taxes as a result of the contract buyout. This would be on top of furlough days that school system employees al-
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BOE gives no reason for firing superintendent
Hickox Baptist Church will hold their 2nd annual pre-hunt on Thursday with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and the pre-hunt talk from 7-8 p.m. The speaker will be Hank Hough, for more information on Hank you can visit www. kingdomdog.com. Tickets are $10 donation which covers your meal and speaker. For more information or to buy tickets call Justin at 286-3865 or Hickox Baptist Church at 462-6310.
Sauls becomes the second consecutive superintendent to have his contract terminated by the school board for no reason.
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Forestry field tour and seminar highlight importance of pines See page 3
County expands manager’s spending limit
By Chris Buchanan News editor The county manager got a little more financial breathing room after the board of commissioners voted to expand the amount of money he can spend without a formal request at Monday night’s regular meeting. After a unanimous vote, county manager Parrish Barwick will now be able to spend $1,500 without first getting permission from the county commissioners. This is a sizable increase from the previous amount of $500. “We’re certainly in much better shape now than we were two years ago when we put those limits in place,” said Chairman Ron Ham. Vice Chairman Charlie Summerlin narrowed down the initial proposal made by Ham which allowed for the chairman rather than the entire board to sign for purchases between $1,501 and $3,000. “I think the whole board needs to be involved,” said Summerlin. The board is also looking into different ways to help secure the courthouse by directing all entering traffic through a single door. The initial plan is to put the existing metal detector - currently at the courtroom entrance - at one door of the courthouse while setting up other doors as exit only or personnel only entrances. Parking will likely be modified to place all spaces on the same side of the courthouse as the door. Initial plans presented by Richard also call for the closing of the exit along Highway 82 to convert it into a two-way route to the parking lot. The board voted to put the plans out for bid and will hold off on security system plans until more money is available. However, Summerlin requested that the board also get firmer numbers on security costs to see if they can move forward with further fortification. The board also approved this motion. In other business, the board: • Went into executive session for the purchase of real estate. • Approved the fire protection agree-
The Brantley County High School Class of 1985 will hold their 25th class reunion on Saturday from 6-11 p.m. at Kds in Waycross. RSVP on Facebook or call 912-285-3300.
See BOC, page 7
• Board vice chairman Van Herrin made the motion to go into executive session at the not-so -subtle urging of chairman Kerry Mathie. • It was Sauls who made the decision to not extend the teaching contract of Herrin’s wife after complaints from some that she had threatened to “get” the middle school principal. • The three board members who voted to fire Sauls scooted from the board meeting quickly after voting to the sound of catcalls and threats that they would not be reelected. One even shouted to Mathie, calling him a coward. • As board members left the meeting room, some of those who attended followed until Herrin warned them to stop “harrassing” the board members. • The latest rumor circulating around the county indicates that the Herrin family may sue the school system for wrongful termination. • Former school board chairman David Herrin, who was the driving force behind the firing of former superintendent Al Hunter — also for no reason, stood quietly near the door and would only tell a reporter that the majority should rule. • The board is expected to name an interim superintendent at a called meeting set for See Sauls, page 7 Thursday at 7 p.m.
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Brantley County Middle School and Brantley County Middle School Athletic Department will host the SE GA Middle School Conference Cheerleading Championship on Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Brantley County High School Gym. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for students. A concession stand will be provided.
Mayor & councilman lock horns once more
Tempers flared again at Nahunta City Hall last week as councilman Robert Thomas attempted to have Mayor Ronnie Jacobs arrested for violation of the restraining order he said was granted by Ware County Chief Magistrate Judge William Linton in a hearing last week. But Brantley deputies and Nahunta police who responded to the call said no restraining order had been issued and no arrests were made. See letter to editor inside today about error-filled article in another newspaper. Thomas had contended that the warrant issued for the mayor’s arrest for making terroristic threats to the councilman recently included a restraining order preventing Jacobs
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The Much Love Community Project located at the Market Place Cafe 26710 Hwy 82 in Waynesville will hold a Narcotics Anonymous meeting on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. For more information contact Mame Gamboa at 778-5574.
Melissa’s Little Friends Daycare has openings for children of all ages, accepts DFCS subsidies. Only $75 per week. Quality childcare that’s affordable. Call 473-2688.
The Much Love Community Project located at the Market Place Cafe 26710 Hwy 82 in Waynesville will hold a CoDependents Anonymous meeting on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Mame Gamboa at 778-5574.
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Football workouts will be held for 9/10 and 11/12 boys at the field next to Bennett’s Pharmacy on Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Thursday’s at 6 p.m. For more information call Stetson Bennett at 462-3784.
The Much Love Community Project located at the Market Place Cafe 26710 Hwy 82 in Waynesville will hold a Healing through Pottery and art on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information contact Mame Gamboa at 778-5574.
The 7th annual Relay For Life Costume Party will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m. until at the Strickland Lodge on the Satilla River. The fee is $20 per person, cancer survivors get in FREE. Entertainment provided by Terry Steedly.
The Much Love Community Project located at the Market Place Cafe 26710 Hwy 82 in Waynesville will hold a Womens Bible Study on Fridays from 8-9:30 a.m. with parenting classes to follow from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information contact Mame Gamboa at 778-5574.
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Spring Hill Baptist Church in Hoboken will hold a fall festival on Saturday, October 30 from 3-5 p.m.
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The 3rd annual Hoboken Old Fashion Day will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. In front of Hoboken City Hall. A street dance will begin at 5 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. For booth rental call 458-2171 or 288-4318. All proceeds go to help Southeast Cancer patients in Brantley, Pierce and Ware counties.
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The Brantley County Chamber of Commerce will hold their meetings on the third Wednesday at 12 p.m. of every month. For more information call Tim Sawyer at 462-6282 or visit email@example.com.
Scotty McCarty was in a four wheeler accident on June 13. He is currently recovering at home. Any donations to help with the family’s needs at this time would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made at The Heritage Bank to the Scotty McCarty Medical Fund.
The Brantley County Historical & Preservation Society, Inc. will hold writing workshops at the Confederate Park Library each Wednesday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., until further notice, to help those who are writing stories for the books, Story of Brantley County, Vol. 2 and the Confederate book. For more information contact Dorothy J. Thomas at Djt1927@aol.com.
New art supplies coming in regularly for all your painting needs!
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Southeast Singles will hold trivia Tuesdays at Applebees at 9 p.m. For more information call Nancy at 281-6026, Beverly at 387-5142 or Marva at 281-0535.
Cedar Lounge will hold a pool tournament every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. For more information call 462-5741.
The Atkinson Church of God of Prophecy is starting an Hispanic Church. For more information call Javier Rosales at 912-269-0733, Rowdy Eunice at 912-223-0464, or the church at 778-3226. The church is located in Atkinson Community next to Atkinson Pawn.
The hardback cookbooks published by the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are now available at the Brantley County library at a cost of $12. For more information, contact Karen Harrell at 462-8483.
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 sponsors the mission 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.
Southeast singles will walk every Monday and Wednesday at the YMCA track in Waycross at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Nancy at 281-6026, Beverly at 387-5142 or Marva at 281-0535.
Lake Ware will hold a BBQ cookoff on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 at 5425 Jamestown Rd., Waycross. Brunswick stew competition on Friday night and cookoff on Saturday. Vendor fees will be $60 for two days and an additional $20 for electricity. For more information, suggestions or questions call 912-283-3865 or 912-816-7295. Vendor forms and fees are available upon request.
An account has been set-up at the Heritage Bank in Nahunta for Amy Schultze for donations to help with her medical bills and expenses. Amy had a stroke on December 9 and is recovering at home.
The Satilla Community Mission in Hortense is open every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., or in case of an emergency call any of the three names listed below, and they will meet you at the mission. The mission does take money, but we would prefer a check made out to Satilla Baptist Church, and on the memo put for Satilla Community Mission. If you have any questions please feel free to call Pastor Daniel Harris at 912-237-1000, Bud Jones at 912462-6397 or John Terwilleger at 912-579-9926.
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. Their counselors are non-biased and our services are free. For help, call 1-800-669-8387.
tions 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 800262-5131 and talk with Craig Muchison (ext. 1147), David Smith (ext. 3319) or Linda Harris (ext. 1151).
cepting 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.
For more information call 912-462-5163 or 912-462-5263.
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.
The Waynesville VFD has been awarded Mini Grant and has available technical assistance and educational materials to reduce the number of fatalities on Georgia’s roads. Materials include child restraints to parents who meet financial eligibility. For more information about protecting your child from preventable injuries, contact Tonya Whitworth at 912-322-2935 or tonyaCPST@ yahoo.com.
SEGA MAMa’s meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 -8:30 p.m. All coping skills and life skills classes are on an 8 week rotation the topics change but they are all faith based. The Monday night classes “Overcomers, A Daily Choice” will meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Classes are free. A potluck dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.
The Red Cross needs approximately 1,200 people to donate blood each weekday to meet the needs of approximately 140 hospitals and healthcare facilities. Most people age 17 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can give blood. For more information call 1-800 GIVE LIFE (448-3543).
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 Gwendolyn McClendon or Cheryl Jordan at 912- 462-6171 (Nahunta) or 912-496-2527 (Folkston).
Liberty’s Mercy Mission be open for service every other Thursday, serving a different
OREMC offers safety and energy efficiency programs and demonstrations to schools and community and civic organiza-
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.
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.
NAMI will hold Family Support Group Meetings every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Brantley County Family Connections Building in the ARK room, 10305 North Main Street, Nahunta. For more information call Ms. Leola Bunkley at 778-6101.
The Nahunta Masonic Lodge will hold meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
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Shuman to wed Ennis
John and Constance Sartain of Waycross, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lanie Abigail Shuman to Robert Justin Ennis, son of Bob and Louann Ennis of Baldwin Fla. The bride to be is the granddaughter of Ray and Janice Shuman and the great granddaughter of Eldon Crews and the late Ollie Crews all of Hoboken. The future groom is the grandson of Bob and Virgina Gellis and the late Robert Ennis of Jacksonville Fla., Ray & Libby Whittle and the late Hershel Macintyre all of Baker Fla. The Bride to be is a 2008 graduate of Brantley County High and is employed by Ware County 911. The future groom is a 200 graduate of Baldwin High and is employed by Ware County Fire and Rescue. The couple will exchange their vows Saturday October 16Th at 1:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Hoboken, GA. A reception will follow. Family and Friends are invited to join the couple in this celebration of their love and commitment to one another.
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Floyd to wed Sikes
Ricky and Vickie Floyd of Schlaterville are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Renee Floyd to Brandon Christopher Sikes son of Chris and Dale Sikes of Waynesville. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Cecil and Evelyn Lynn of Waycross and the late Silas Altman of Hoboken. Miss Floyd is a 2007 graduate of Brantley County High School. She is also a graduate of Coastal Georgia Community College. She is currently employed by Mt. Calvary Pre School/Daycare. The future groom is the grandson of the late George and Peggy Oglesby of Blackshear and the late Christine Anderson of Claxton. Mr. Sikes is a 2003 graduate of Brantley County High School. He is also a graduate of FLETC. He is currently employed by United States Capital Police of Washington D.C. The Wedding will take place at 5 p.m. On Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Inn at Still Pond in Axson. Invitations will be sent to out of town guests only All . friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Waynesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department hosted Fire Prevention and Safety program at the Fire House for Waynesville Elementary School children during Fire Prevention Week. Local Home Schooled children visited the fire house on the following Monday. Tuesday included Kidz Kountry Day Care. Those participated included Buddy Smith, Judy Smith, Megan Stone, Chris Stokes, Chris Saunders, Nita Edwards, Henry Edwards, Jack Cathcart, Al Kidd (Guest), Andrew Altman (GadgetNahunta), Connie Morris, Tonya Whitworth, Lynn Fox, Scotty Schmitt (Forestry), Chris Hildebrandt, Bo Chesser (Forestry), P.J. O’Neal, Bill Bennett (Nahunta), Mike Carver (Patches – Hortense), Mary Rooks, John Murray, David Smith (Forestry), Shade Rooks, Joey Sumner, Brandon Kirk (Visitor), and Jean Williams
Billy and Mandy Morgan are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ansley Jo Morgan. Ansley was born on June 29, 2010 she weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. And was welcomed home by her 2 year old sister Lucy Adrianna Morgan. Maternal grandparents are Vicky Nichols and the late Stanley Nichols of Brantley County, maternal great grandparents are Doris Barnard and the late Ralph Barnard of Nahunta. Paternal grandparents are Billy Wayne Sr. And Teresa Morgan of Ware County, paternal great grandparents are the late Vernon and Betty Jo Nichols of Nahunta. She has a great great grandmother Ruby Mae Teton of Hoboken. Ansley Jo was named after her grandpa (Stanley Nichols) and great grandmother (Betty Jo Nichols).
Tour teaches landowners about latest forestry tech
By Chris Buchanan School buses carried a slightly different clientele on Thursday when members for the area farming and land-owning community traveled to Hortense for the Brantley County Forestry Tour. Three buses escorted by Sheriff ’s Deputy Jason Lee carried about 150 people to Gary Sellers’s tree farm off of highway 32 where members of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service and several other agencies met to impart knowledge of timber farming and answer questions. Standing in a former cotton field which was recently converted to pine, farmers asked questions about burning and growing Georgia’s most populous tree. Later that evening, the busses returned to the high school for a home-cooked meal provided by Ruth Reddish with everything from ribs to peach cobbler. While eating, patrons listened to announcements by several in the forest and timber industry including Brantley County native and new Farm Service Agency Director Chad Scruggs who discussed the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Georgia is ranked third in the nation in potential biomass energy according to Forbes magazine making the new avenue a strong possibility for local timber owners. According to the GFC, this could potentially raise the value of timber in the coming years. Wendy Burnett with the GFC also gave the “State of the Forest Address” for this year. Burnett said that the GFC partnered with the University of Georgia Extension Agency to gather and anylize the concerns of Georgia’s timber industry At . the top of the list is water and water quality which stems in part from interstate battles over water use she said. Concerns over urbanization, forest health and biodiversity rounded out the top four while two issues that have had a significant impact on the region - fire management and the economy — ranked sixth and eighth respectively .
Charles Ray Mobley Jr., 49, lost his battle with cancer just after 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2010, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, surrounded by friends and family. Born January 31, 1961, to Charles Ray Mobley and Belle Pauline Poore, Charlie leaves behind his wife and partner of over 31 years, Janice Carol Segui Mobley, a son (Jesse Ray Mobley), two daughters (Terra Lynn Mobley McDaniel and Elizabeth Ashley Mobley), seven grandchildren (A.J. Smith, Marcus McDaniel, Haley Smith, Lalana Cribbs, Aiden Mobley, Eli Clark, and Ariel McDaniel), and two brothers (Ken Mobley and Randy Mobley). Charlie was preceded in death by his father and a grandson, Skylar Ray McDaniel. A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon, with the exact time and location to be announced by the family. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at Mr. Mobley’s home in Waynesville for a celebration of his life.
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County enters final quarter with solid financial standing
coming weeks. The lighting for all 5 fields is being installed and will be complete in a few weeks. The goal is to have all facets of the park ready for the spring. Construction has restarted on the airport project which was funded through a $2 million Air Georgia Grant. Littlefield Construction is almost complete with the dirt work. Once that takes place there will be a few weeks of idle time while DOT completes testing and provides some of engineering numbers to move forward. Once they make those readings available, the base and paving can be complete. The lighting contractor can complete their modifications during this time as well. The Tax Assessor’s Office is working on the digest numbers. Once the commission has those digest sheets, we can complete the budget process, set the millage rate and the Tax Commissioner can get the bills out. Once we have more details on the digest, budget process and time line, we’ll pass that information along. The commission has the budget very close and will complete that portion of the process quickly once the data is available. Five fire substations have been or soon will be erected with fire tax dollars that will help lower ISO ratings and homeowner’s insurance payments all across the county . Meetings with Skip Starling, ISO specialist, have developed definitive action plans that will assign and reassign assets and resources to make this plan most effective for the entire county . The county has a $1.2 million line of credit, which we have not had to use to date. The county has anticipated revenues that will fund October’s payroll and Accounts Payable if all departments continue to be conservative. The Governor has ordered the repayment of $18 million in unassigned sales tax revenue that will be spread over ALL cities and counties in Georgia. Some small portion of that will come to Brantley County . Back taxes continue to be collected by the Tax Commissioner and the Sheriff continues housing other county’s prisoners and bringing in $30,000 or more monthly All of this . continues to help pay down the debt. It has and continues to take a team effort to bring the county’s finances back into line. The commission vowed two years ago to pay down the $3.2 million in debt over time, keep the millage rate steady or lower it and to make progress with SPLOST & Grant dollars. With the good Lord’s continued blessings, this plan will continue to work. Ronald E. Ham Chairman – Brantley County Commission
By Ronald Ham, chairman, The Brantley County Board of Commissioners
The county enters the final quarter of the year in solid financial standings with many community improvement projects under way which are funded through Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars or grant / GADOT funding. Remember that SPLOST funds are collected for a “specific capital expense” and that 1% sales tax revenue can only be used for those purposes. About every four years the community has the opportunity to support a SPLOST referendum. Supporting the SPLOST makes projects like these possible. A summary printed in this week’s paper shows financial figures to date. They demonstrate that expenses are under budget and trending with revenues. When measuring the financial reports we have to watch both cash flow and the balance sheet. Since the reporting system does not show this year’s tax revenue which was collected prior to January 1 2010, the balance of year to date expenses show us ahead of year to date revenues. But Monday of last week there was over $400,000 in the general fund bank account with anticipated revenues for the remainder of the year in excess of $1 million. I share all of this to demonstrate that all departments and constitutional officers are doing a good job of watching expenses and driving revenues. But we aren’t out of the woods yet. We must remain diligent. Currently the county has paving projects under way using SPLOST and GaDOT dollars on Waynesville Road, Buster Walker Road, Boots Harrison Road, Satilla Church Road, Dude Circle and Mt. Calvary Resurfacing . projects have been completed on Oak Grove Road and parts of High Bluff. There is also a restriping project under way for over 30 miles of Brantley County roads which was funded through GaDOT. The status of these projects was recently reported in the paper. They are on schedule. The “Satilla Fields” Recreation Park construction project is near completion and has been funded with SPLOST and capital outlay dollars with the exception of the lights. The softball / baseball fields are completed with irrigation and grassing. The football and soccer fields are complete with dirt work and irrigation. The grassing is under way and the fields will be ready for their sports. The architectural plans for the field house are near complete and will go out for bids in
Home has never been sweeter
Rev. James L. Snyder If the good Lord ever intended me to travel as much as I have been traveling, I’m sure He would have given me wings. I like the idea of traveling; it is the actual traveling that gets me. The only good thing about traveling is that home looks so good from so far away . About a year ago, I received an invitation to speak at a conference. At the time, it sounded like a great idea. I have been there before and have had a wonderful time. The thing about this trip was it was the same week my son and daughter-in-law were expecting their fifth baby, which would have been our ninth grandchild. Whether it is the first or the ninth grandchild makes no difference whatsoever to those creatures called grandmothers. When the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage learned of my plans and that, the conference I would be speaking at was in close proximity to the ninth grandchild, that was the end of the story Plans for “our” . travel began. According to her, I could drop her off at my son’s house and continue to my conference. My wife loves it when her plan comes together. I am not exactly sure how you plan the birth date of a child but my wife was keeping close contact to make sure it would happen when she wanted it to happen. Grandmothers are like that. According to her, the baby was to be born at such a time that she could go and spend the entire week with the new baby I do not know . how grandmothers do it, but they have a secret power unbeknownst to us on the male side of the ledger. As the time approached for our departure and the imminent birth, my wife became a little nervous. “What if we get there and the baby isn’t born yet?” As if, I knew the answer to that question. Why is it wives have the innate ability to ask questions that no husband in his right mind or in any mind, for that matter, could answer? “I will not leave their home if the baby isn’t born yet.” Although it sounded like a threat, it was a plan I could work with, but I kept that information to myself. The day before we were scheduled to leave, the blessed event happened. My wife’s ninth grandchild entered this world and that made everything all right. It was my ninth grandchild too, but nobody paid me any mind. If the truth were known, I was the one paying. I paid for the whole trip. It turned out to be a little girl, which was a surprise to everyone. Therefore, Grandmother had to do some last-minute shopping. I paid for that too; in more ways than I can count here. The two days driving to the scene of the blessed event were filled with nonstop chatter about the new granddaughter. I nodded my head a lot and judiciously filtered in an occasion “aha.” I do not know who this new granddaughter thinks she is but I do know who the grandmother thinks the granddaughter is. Maybe that is all that really matters. Although we never met this new addition to the family, my wife seemed to know everything about her. I have often wondered how mothers and grandmothers know so much about their offspring. I often get their names mixed up. I dropped the newly crowned grandmother at my son’s house and proceeded to my conference. I like speaking at conferences, primarily because people pay to hear me talk, and they actually want to hear what I have to say . My cell phone was all a flutter because almost every hour I got an update on what this new grandchild was all about. According to the reports I received, this was the most beautiful, the most wonderful, the most extraordinary grandchild ever born on planet earth. I agreed, because, well, look at her grandfather. My conference was over and I headed back to the difficult job of prying the grandmother loose from her ninth grandchild. It took some doing but I accomplished it and we were on the road again. On the trip home we, and I say “we” rather loosely, were planning a return trip to see the grandchild. I, weary from traveling, was planning how wonderful it would be to get home, sit in my chair, eat at my table and sleep in my bed. Traveling is wonderful, especially if you are going to see a granddaughter, but the most delicious aspect of traveling is heading home. As my wife glowed over the recent granddaughter and rehearsed in my weary ears the extraordinary attributes of this latest addition to our family, I was thinking about home. When people say that home is where the heart is, I am thinking of other body parts. There is no reclining chair quite like the reclining chair awaiting me at home. I must say that my posterior has grown weary of all these foreign seats. As we traveled weary mile after weary mile a verse of Scripture seemed to rest in my head. “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2 KJV). I really will not get home until I go to the Father’s House where He has a place prepared especially for me.
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From Richard Johns In response to the interview with the mayor in last week’s Express (Oct. 7, 2010), I would like to state the facts concerning this write-up. The Express stated that Mayor Jacobs had become upset when he learned that Councilman Thomas and another councilman had gotten Mayor Pro-Tem Marvin Peeples to go down to the city hall and sign a check for $57,000. I am unaware of any checks being written for $57,000. The council voted to purchase a backhoe for $54,500; spent out of the SPLOST fund. Mayor Jacobs was present at this meeting which was Sept. 13, 2010. The minutes were posted in The Express on Sept. 30, 2010. I never spoke with Marvin Peeples or anyone else about signing any city checks. The Express stated that he alluded to another check for 20 percent of $40,000. The council voted for a new equipment barn for a price of $43,000 awarded to Stanley Dowling. The 20 percent is partial payment. I personally asked the city clerk, “Would the city have enough money for the project?” The city clerk ensured the council that the money was there and would come out of two separate accounts. The mayor who was also at this meeting never objected to the council decision to construct the new equipment barn. The decision to construct the new barn was also printed in The Express on Sept. 30, 2010 under Legal Notices. The Express also stated that the city computers were checked. Before any computers were checked the city chief, city water clerk, and city clerk were asked by either Councilman Thomas or myself if they had a problem with their computers being checked. All the city employees had NO problem with their computer being checked. A Waycross man who has his own business checked the computers and charged the city $125 for his services. The check for the $125 is on record. My advice would be for the editor of The Express to refer back to the city minutes and check city records before printing public statements about the council. When the facts are not checked, any information published will be misleading to the public and also degrading to council members. (Johns is a member of the Nahunta City Council.)
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� Tony Stewart’s rookie year was 1999. He has won at least one race in every year of his Cup career and at least two in every season except 2008. � Chevy clinched the manufacturer championship, taking the top three spots and six of the top seven in Fontana. � Six races remain, with only Denny Hamlin (-36), Kevin Harvick (-54) and Jeff Gordon (-85) within 100 points of Jimmie Johnson. � Johnson only has 12 career victories at the next two tracks, Charlotte and Martinsville. � Former NASCAR driver Shane Hmiel was critically injured in Terre Haute, Ind., during a Silver Crown qualifying run. He suffered neck and back fractures and was in critical but stable condition at Indianapolis’ Methodist Hospital. � In 1992, Alan Kulwicki trailed Davey Allison by 278 points with six races remaining … and won the championship. Both drivers died the following year in aviation accidents. � Johnson’s past three ﬁnishes: 1, 2, 3. His pursuers take little comfort in the fact that the numbers are declining. � All three Ford drivers in the Chase are 162 points or more behind Johnson. Four of the top ﬁve drive Chevys. � Johnson, who leads Denny Hamlin by 36 points, has outscored Hamlin by 71 in the past two races. � An unusually high incidence of engine trouble — Greg Bifﬂe, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, among others — created notable shifts in the Chase standings.
Race: Bank of America 500 Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (1.5 mi.), 334 laps/501 miles. When: Saturday, Oct. 16. Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson, Chevy. Qualifying record: Elliott Sadler, Ford, 193.216 mph, Oct. 13, 2005. Race record: Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 160.306 mph, Oct. 11, 1999. Last week: Tony Stewart picked up his second victory of the season, leading a 1-2-3 Chevy sweep at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Clint Bowyer edged points leader Jimmie Johnson for second place. Stewart improved from 10th to fifth in the Chase standings.
Race: Dollar General 300 Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (1.5 mi.), 200 laps/300 miles. When: Friday, Oct. 15. Last year’s winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 187.737 mph, Oct. 14, 2005. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 155.799 mph, May 25, 1996. Last week: Toyota driver Kyle Busch won for a record 12th time, dominating the race at Auto Club Speedway. Following Busch across the line, in order, were Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards. In other words, the order was Toyota, Dodge, Chevy, Ford.
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK
Race: Kroger 200 Where: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (.526 mi.), 200 laps/105.2 miles. When: Saturday, Oct. 23. Last year’s winner: Timothy Peters, Toyota. Qualifying record: Jack Sprague, Chevy, 96.327 mph, March 29, 2008. Race record: Jon Wood, Ford, 72.069 mph, Oct. 18, 2003. Last race: Rookie Austin Dillon, in a Chevy, won a commanding victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, winning by 5.588 seconds over Johnny Sauter. Dillon grabbed the lead from eventual third-place finisher James Buescher with 35 laps remaining.
FINISH START PIT ROAD
Banking in straights
Distance:....................1.5 mile oval Length of frontstretch:.....1,980 ft. Length of backstretch:.....1,500 ft. Miles/Laps:.....334 mi. = 501 laps
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SPRINT CUP SERIES
No. 78 FARM AMERICAN CHEVROLET
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The two tangled late in the Pepsi Max 400, and Ragan took the blame. “Late in the race,” he said, “I was just going as hard as I could and not cutting anyone any slack, and just misjudged by a foot or two, and it cost us. Fifty laps into the race I wouldn’t have made that decision, but it was the last run of the day and with less than 10 laps to go, the little bit of give-and-take goes out the window.” It cost the elder Busch brother, too. He fell 140 points off the Chase lead. NASCAR This Week’s Monte Dutton gives his take: “It’s late in a really bad season for Ragan, who understandably wants to make some kind of impression in the final races of the season. This impression wasn’t a good one, however.”
DAVID RAGAN VS. KURT BUSCH
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Sprint Cup 1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Denny Hamlin 3. Kevin Harvick 4. Jeff Gordon 5. Tony Stewart 6. Kurt Busch 7. Carl Edwards 8. Jeff Burton 9. Kyle Busch 10. Greg Biffle 11. Matt Kenseth 12. Clint Bowyer Nationwide Series 1. Brad Keselowski 2. Carl Edwards 3. Kyle Busch 4. Justin Allgaier 5. Paul Menard 6. Kevin Harvick 7. Joey Logano 8. Trevor Bayne 9. Steve Wallace 10. Jason Leffler
Pts. 5,673 - 36 - 54 - 85 - 107 - 140 - 162 - 177 - 187 - 215 - 241 - 247 4,764 - 384 - 485 - 826 - 898 - 1,001 - 1,372 - 1,373 - 1,413 - 1,449
Making it tough for fans
Dear NASCAR This Week, … Digging deeper into the ticket reduction, it would not matter if the tickets were $8. The parking cost more than the seats, and the concession prices are enough to break Bill Gates. So just lowering the seat prices does little to the bottom line of the overall expense. Sure, a family of four can get in initially for less, but that’s it. It still takes a house payment to feed and water them; that is assuming BOA has not foreclosed on their home. … … I never know from week to week what network is covering the race nor what time it starts. Sure, they made an attempt to stabilize the starting times. However, the networks start the pre-race coverage at all times of the day without regard to the fans tuning in to watch the race. I loathe the incessant and nonessential, albeit boring, announcers. … I do not care to watch has-been racers try to be TV commentators. … … Every car looks the same, and all the drivers act the same. … There simply are not any “characters” any more. It is so scripted that I expect the robots that build the cars to start driving them. … … Just millionaires driving million-dollar cars for millionaire owners that have zero concept of what it takes for the “average joe” to attend their scripted shows. Kevin Arias Gastonia, N.C. Thanks for letting us know how you feel. NASCAR is trying to change its ways, but the response always seems to be creating more tricks to make the racing more exciting. Many fans suggest that the problem is too much, not too little.
With limited resources and a 30th-place points standing, 27-year-old Regan Smith came away with his best finish of the season. Smith, who finished 12th, overcame two early race penalties before taking the lead briefly with 13 laps left at Auto Club Speedway.
By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week
Best finish of the season comes off of tough race
for Dale Earnhardt Inc., took the checkered flag first at a Cup race in Talladega, Ala. A controversial penalty for “passing under the yellow line” overturned the victory, which was awarded instead to Tony Stewart. The record books show Smith as finishing 18th. A late caution flag in Fontana put Smith’s No. 78 Chevy near the front of the field in the Pepsi Max 400. Crew chief Pete Rondeau elected to change two tires while the leaders were all changing four. That left Smith in second place and with 13 laps remaining, he briefly took the lead. The worn left-side tires took a toll on Smith’s performance, but it was worth a shot. “Two tires worked for us,” said Smith. “We got the much-needed track position. Pete (Rondeau) made a really good call at the end. When we took the two tires, the car was pretty good. I was just lacking a little bit of grip to hold it for much more than that one lap. But to still maintain 12th was pretty good. It’s just frustrating to be so close to the top 10 and not get it.” What made the comeback even more noteworthy was the fact that Smith had twice been penalized earlier in the race. “It was a roller-coaster day for us,” he said. “We were running in the top 15 early and then got called for speeding twice on pit road, which moved us all the way back to the low 30s in track position. “I guess misery loves company.”
Camping World Truck Series 1. Todd Bodine 3,196 2. Aric Almirola - 262 3. Johnny Sauter - 300 4. Austin Dillon - 388 5. Matt Crafton - 423 Timothy Peters - 423 7. Ron Hornaday Jr. - 509 8. Mike Skinner - 647 9. David Starr - 692 10. Justin Lofton - 817
Racing in the Sprint Cup Series week to week is as tough for Regan Smith and Furniture Row Racing as it is for the points leader, Jimmie Johnson. Probably tougher. Still, given the limitations in resources at the small team, Smith is holding his own. Smith is 30th in the points standings and has made the field for every race. He is coming off his best finish of the season, a 12th at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The 2008 Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Smith turned 27 on Sept. 23. He is a native of Cato, N.Y. In 2008, Smith, then driving
�Who’s hot: Ryan Newman didn’t make the Chase, but he’s 13th, the best he can do. ... A victory was worth ﬁve Chase positions for Tony Stewart, who is now ﬁfth, 107 points out. �Who’s not: Engine failure relegated the Kansas winner, Greg Bifﬂe, to 41st place in California. ... The same problem, a bit later in the race, left Kyle Busch 35th.
By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week
Shorter races have an appeal for Jimmie Johnson
Remaining Chase races
Oct. 16 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Oct. 31 — AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.
around and get our cars running better and be more competitive?’ And right as we did that, we were integrating the FR9 engine into the program. “It sort of makes it look like the FR9 engine is really our saving grace in the whole thing, and that’s part of the piece of the puzzle, but it’s not as big as what some people from the outside would look at …” The Ford drivers faded at Fontana, and Biffle succumbed to early engine failure. Uh, yeah – No reconciliation has occurred between Toyota drivers Kyle Busch and David Reutimann, who tangled twice at Kansas. Busch said he hadn’t talked to Reutimann and hinted that he wasn’t of much mind to do so. Asked if the
Hylton comes in relief
Richard Petty needed relief help en route to a victory at Martinsville Speedway in 1969. James Hylton piloted Petty’s No. 43 Ford on laps 399-447. But the King climbed back in, came from behind and won the race over David Pearson, who required relief help from Cale Yarborough. Petty won 15 times in 67 tries at Martinsville, four more than Darrell Waltrip and eight more than the active leader, Jeff Gordon.
‘Well, if I’m a Chase driver, I should The Pepsi Max 400 was Auto get a special consideration.’ Is that Club Speedway’s second race of the how I felt last year when I wasn’t a season, but next year the Fontana, Chase driver?” Calif., track will have only one. Then Burton reversed his field on It was also the first 400-mile race the subject of “reality.” — the previous 20 were all sched“The reality of it is that this race uled for 500 miles — at the two-mile this weekend is as important to the track, which didn’t trouble points team that is 20th in points as it is to leader Jimmie Johnson in the least. the team that is first in points.” “I haven’t really thought about it Then, he said, “Now, I understand too much,” he said before the race. “I that, in reality, that isn’t the case.” think that the race distance at 400 is Ah. probably better for everyone. … I’m Side issue — While Johnson’s very excited for what it’s going to be bid for a fifth-straight championlike on Sunday. I think we’re going to ship gets most of the attention, Greg put on a good show and really race Biffle’s Kansas win created some Ford hard for this win.” discussion. Johnson, bidding for his third Hwy 82“I was hoping that this was going 22263 consecutive Fontana win, finished Community said Biffle. “It was kind Atkinson to happen,” Hortense GA ironic that the FR9 (new) engine third. of 31543 All’s fair — Jeff Burton, who is in came in right as Ford had struggled the Chase, doesn’t think he deserves for so long.” special treatment. Asked how one But Biffle said power was never of the other 31 drivers should race the principal issue. those with a title shot, Burton said, “We really struggled with our cars,” “The same way he races them every he said. “Our engines have always week. been great and made great power and “As a Chase driver this year, it’s been reliable, so it was like, ‘When are easy for me to stand here and say, we ever going to get our cars turned
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Greg Biffle’s Kansas win created a stir as Ford cars have struggled this season. However, Biffle’s engine has trouble the next week at Auto Club Speedway.
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Kansas incidents could “escalate” in the remaining races, Busch said, “Certainly could happen.” When asked if he had reviewed videotape of the incidents, he asked, “What’s there to review? I was there. I lived it.”
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BRANTLEY COUNTY BOC REVENUE & EXPENDITURE STATEMENT
09/01/2010 TO 09/30/2010 Sep-10 YEAR-TO-DATE REAL PROPERTY TAXES $6,977.46 $105,792.36 PROPERTY TAXES 2009 $24,027.11 $3,268,815.86 OTHER INCOME TAX COLL-MV $0.00 $0.00 TIMBER TAXES $18,943.99 $104,470.05 OTHER INCOME TAX COLL MH $0.00 $0.00 OTHER INCOME TAX PROPERTY $0.00 $864.30 MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES $58,385.51 $548,559.04 MOBILE HOME TAXES CURRENT $7,673.21 $154,925.39 INTANGIBLE TAX $2,159.08 $25,304.40 MOBILE HOMES NOD CURRENT $798.90 $5,914.95 REAL PROPERTY NOD- 2009 $0.00 $1,283.13 REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX $204.76 $5,898.65 FRANCHISE FEES/CABLE TV $0.00 $15,469.74 LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX $80,806.73 $721,814.82 RAILROAD CAR EQUIPMENT TAX $0.00 $45,632.05 BEER & WINE TAXES $11,320.17 $95,030.53 INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX $0.00 $0.00 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TX $0.00 $4,878.21 PENALITIES AND INTEREST $7,743.25 $80,685.17 PENALTIES/INTEREST MOBILE HOMES $2,519.90 $14,075.57 TAG/TAX PENALTY $3,057.02 $29,676.39 ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSES $2,350.00 $2,700.00 BUSINESS LICENSES $550.00 $12,250.00 PLAT REVIEWS $150.00 $1,025.00 CULVERT PERMIT $25.00 $325.00 MOBILE HOME PERMITS $1,500.00 $23,700.00 BUILDING INSPECTION $881.89 $29,040.66 FAMILY CONNECTION GRANT $0.00 $59,168.00 GENERAL GOVERNMENT INCOME $1,019.55 $333,834.17 COSTS/FEES-SUPERIOR CT $5,638.39 $57,908.57 INTANGIBLE RECORDING $0.00 $0.00 CUVA Recording $0.00 $1,402.00 SALE/MAPS & PUBLICATIONS $31.00 $352.00 COMMISSIONS/FEES $4,309.84 $88,109.11 COMMISSIONS CURRENT $240.80 $3,176.25 ADDRESSING $125.00 $1,220.00 TAX ASSESSORS FEES $268.00 $1,631.50 SHERIFF-SERVICE $600.00 $22,231.00 SHERIFF- COPIES OF REPORT $30.00 $160.00 JAIL BOARD FEES $41,675.00 $304,683.25 E-911 CHARGES $71,671.01 $71,671.01 AMBULANCE FEES $59,942.73 $401,982.39 SHER-TRANSPORTATION FEES $0.00 $417.26 SHERIFF COSTS $788.00 $5,731.90 GARBAGE FEES/PRIOR YR $1,843.03 $13,648.70 GARBAGE FEES/MOBILE HOMES $5,853.94 $130,986.35 GARBAGE FEE/2009 $2,954.39 $220,200.75 SALE OF PIPE $0.00 $3,150.00 TIRES-TRANSFER STATION $0.00 $314.00 SCRAP METAL $0.00 $2,396.60 ATTORNEY FEES $262.23 $7,854.52 VET FEES $5.00 $68.50 HOME DELIVERED MEALS $4,036.55 $17,612.54 CHILD SUPPORT FEES $120.00 $2,132.00 GCIC FEES $180.00 $780.00 LIBRARY M&O $0.00 $0.00 RECREATION ACTIVITY FEES $0.00 $5,864.00 F & F-SUPERIOR COURT $4,529.24 $42,718.24 F & F-MAGISTRATE COURT $2,696.32 $16,611.47 F & F-PROBATE COURT $17,571.67 $166,242.61 JUVENILE SERVICES $480.00 $4,972.50 LOCAL CRIME VICTIMS $219.96 $3,011.66 INTEREST REVENUES $9.92 $17,511.23 MISCELLANEOUS INCOME $0.00 $85.54 OTI/CONCERTED EXP REIMBUR $1,137.18 $8,739.47 SALE OF PROPERTY TAX COMM $780.00 $2,186.46 USDA LOAN/GRANT $163,500.00 $163,500.00 SALES TAX VENDOR COMP $101.72 $1,034.56 COBRA PREMIUM PAYMENTS $0.00 $0.00 RENT NEW DFCS $16,802.50 $151,222.50 MAINT-NEW DFCS $587.50 $5,287.50 SALE OF GEN FIXED ASSETS $0.00 $0.00 TOTAL REVENUE $640,084.45 $7,639,941.38 BUDGETED % BUD $0.00 0 $5,750,551.17 57 $25,000.00 0 $150,000.00 70 $150,000.00 0 $150,000.00 1 $751,000.00 73 $240,000.00 65 $5,000.00 506 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $20,000.00 29 $20,000.00 77 $950,000.00 76 $20,000.00 228 $122,000.00 78 $658,000.00 0 $10,000.00 49 $100,000.00 81 $0.00 0 $40,000.00 74 $5,000.00 54 $21,000.00 58 $5,000.00 21 $1,000.00 33 $36,000.00 66 $40,000.00 73 $85,000.00 70 $90,000.00 371 $70,000.00 83 $45,000.00 0 $0.00 0 $1,000.00 35 $160,000.00 55 $0.00 0 $3,000.00 41 $2,000.00 82 $20,000.00 111 $500.00 32 $125,000.00 244 $280,000.00 26 $430,000.00 93 $1,000.00 42 $1,000.00 573 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $625,000.00 35 $0.00 0 $750.00 42 $0.00 0 $7,000.00 112 $0.00 0 $30,000.00 59 $650.00 328 $1,000.00 78 $800.00 0 $20,000.00 29 $50,000.00 85 $50,000.00 33 $200,000.00 83 $3,000.00 166 $3,000.00 100 $10,000.00 175 $5,000.00 2 $12,000.00 73 $3,000.00 73 $0.00 0 $1,000.00 103 $4,000.00 0 $201,630.00 75 $7,050.00 75 $5,000.00 0 65 $11,822,931.17 $323,075.89 $122,331.75 $2,833,785.00 $223,227.26 $263,916.95 $101,049.68 $13,160.00 $205,165.00 $235,358.26 $130,948.12 $149,365.32 $1,128,638.41 $1,269,267.93 $45,000.00 $47,000.00 $1,232,030.44 $21,531.25 $435,646.52 $25,578.10 $1,351,441.65 $783,480.65 $105,506.00 $12,000.00 $56,441.00 $30,466.58 $57,190.20 $136,454.24 $117,146.50 $35,880.00 $46,307.82 $15,266.00 $78,493.65 $25,000.00 $44,661.00 $108,940.00 $12,180.00 $11,822,931.17 84 57 54 71 75 91 33 72 74 76 80 76 79 29 87 76 85 57 53 89 81 100 67 75 18 64 79 78 79 42 94 64 100 54 66 83
Even though board members refused to confirm that they were about to terminate the superintendent, county residents who attended the meeting waited until the end of lengthy closed session to find out, something that rarely happens in a BOE meeting.
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From page 1 ready face. Sauls’s contract would not have gone up for renewal consideration until next summer. However, the board also had at least one supporter among the crowd, former BOE Chairman David Herrin. “A board decision is a board decision and majority rules,” said Herrin. “Good decision or bad decision I’ve always supported letting majority rule.” According to Shuman, the board will meet on Thursday, Oct. 14 to decide who will serve as the interim superintendent. In other business, the board: • Approved non-partisan elections for the Board of Education. This will allow residents to vote for candidates regardless of party . • Agreed to move forward in fulfilling an agreement with the county that would allow the county to build a recreation field and a fire station near Atkinson Elementary School. • Announced that SPLOST funds were up this month at about $101,000. • Approved the bid of about $3,000 from Pearson to purchase 173 additional PowerSchool licenses. • Approved the Values Textbook Committee as presented. • Approved the class size resolution the increase class sizes as presented. • Listened to sports updates from Sauls. The boys BCMS cross-country team placed first in the region. Meanwhile, in a recent Glynn County competition the BCHS team received high marks with Dillon Lee making a 3.2 mile run in under 21 minutes. Meanwhile the Lady Herons softball team made state playoffs and will be playing a two out of three series away against Pike County The BCHS Heron competition . cheerleaders received second place at the Southern Spirit Showdown in Lowndes County and received fifth place in Tift County He also stood complimented the football team for a . hard-fought game against Tatnall friday .
From page 1 from coming near the councilman. But Brantley County Chief Magistrate Jeff Thomas told the Enterprise this week that no restraining order was included or implied by the warrant. “Preventing them from being near one another would shut down city hall,” he said. The magistrate judge said Jacobs is out of jail on bond and that bond can be revoked if necessary but nothing the mayor has done has risen to that level, he said. “They both have to act like professionals.” Jacobs was arrested after Thomas pressed charges against him for allegedly threatening to beat the councilman with his cane, which Jacobs denies. He was taken to the Brantley County Jail after the chief magistrate judge of Ware County found ample evidence of the crime to take it to the next level. He was released under his own recognizance shortly thereafter.
1110 COMMISSIONERS 1450 ELECTIONS 1510 GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1545 TAX COMMISSIONER 1550 TAX ASSESSOR 1565 COURTHOUSE 1570 ST. ILLA OFFICE BUILDING 2150 SUPERIOR COURT 2180 CLERK OF COURT 2400 MAGISTRATE COURT 2450 PROBATE COURT 3300 SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 3326 JAIL 3500 FIRE PROTECTION 3510 FIREFIGHTERS' ASSOCIATION 3600 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE 3700 CORONER 3800 EOC (911) 3920 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGEN 4200 ROAD DEPARTMENT 4500 SOLID WASTE 5170 HEALTH DEPARTMENT 5175 MENTAL HEALTH 5440 PUBLIC WELFARE (DFCS) 5500 CONCERTED SERVICES 5520 SENIOR CENTER 6100 RECREATION 6500 LIBRARY 7100 B. C. OFFICE COMPLEX 7130 COOPERATION EXTENSION SE 7140 GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSI 7450 CODE AND PERMIT DEPARTMEN 7500 DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 7563 AIRPORT 7630 FAMILY CONNECTION 7640 ADULT EDUCATION AND HEAD Total Expenses: $23,930.42 $5,593.16 $130,347.51 $15,290.87 $18,112.98 $3,712.91 $819.09 $5,334.16 $17,652.11 $10,021.70 $10,944.64 $90,941.29 $109,539.16 $931.25 $66.67 $78,625.87 $2,013.49 $24,236.36 $1,243.12 $91,288.53 $160,090.03 $125.00 $0.00 $4,690.00 $621.53 $4,204.05 $7,656.16 $8,506.08 $1,157.30 $2,030.92 $760.00 $4,513.99 $0.00 $9,375.25 $7,309.93 $1,824.89 $853,510.42 $271,070.13 $69,229.28 $1,535,546.10 $159,280.12 $198,825.66 $92,360.29 $4,356.35 $147,440.58 $174,691.12 $99,265.53 $119,495.25 $860,816.96 $1,003,887.68 $12,871.61 $41,073.11 $931,274.23 $18,316.11 $247,893.45 $13,656.16 $1,201,120.35 $632,427.37 $105,024.80 $8,000.00 $42,521.00 $5,555.90 $36,671.63 $108,455.32 $90,842.80 $28,337.23 $19,320.43 $14,367.00 $50,281.61 $25,000.00 $24,333.32 $72,359.24 $10,057.66 $8,476,025.38
From page 1 ments between the county and the Hoboken and Hortense volunteer fire departments. • Listened to the concerns of resident Mary Gregor about the possible relocation of a newly built substation on BusterWalker road to land near the school. Ham said this was a more centrally located area, but Gregor complained that this should have been brought up before the construction of the station. Gregor also asked the board to widen highway 259 and suggested a few other county property improvements. • Approved going out for a grant to update the hazard mitigation policies for county agencies. • Approved an agreement with Southern Geographic to maintain the tax assessors’ geodatabase for $12,000 a year. • Approved the repair of an existing truck for use at the Nahunta Volunteer Fire Department in leu of purchasing equipment leased to the Nahunta VFD by Former Fire Chief Button Lee and Henry Lee. The board voted not to purchase the equipment from the Lees. • Approved the reappointment of Derek Lane to the Recreation Advisory Committee. • Approved the purchase of a new storage facility for forestry department equipment for $1,480. • Approved a master equipment lease purchase agreement between the county and Musco Finance for the recreation park lighting project. • Will have Charlie Summerlin and Lenton Herrin work with the Historical Society and veterans’ groups to find a suitable bridge or highway to be renamed in honor of veterans.
for a complete report visit the county office or the web site at ……….http://www.BrantleyCounty.org
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Little known facts about whitetails
By J. Wayne Fears Learning as much as possible about white-tailed deer will enable you to hunt better and smarter. My book, the “Deer Hunter’s Pocket Reference,” available at www.protoolindustries.net/fears/index.html, is full of information about deer. Here are some little-known facts about whitetails. * How Deer Go Fishing - A deer will kill and eat fish by using its paws to disable fish such as trout. Next it will take the fish in its mouth, chew it and swallow it. Whitetails commonly eat fish up to 14-inches long. * How a Deer Spots the Hunter - Deer can spot movement so well, because they have the ability to focus on both nearby and distant objects at the same time. For instance, a deer can concentrate on what it’s eating, yet keep its eye out for predators at the same time. The deer’s eyes sit high and wide on its head, which allows a deer to see almost completely around itself. * How Bucks Fight Back - When bucks fight, they most often lock antlers, push and shove. But in almost all other situations, the buck uses his sharp, slashing hoofs as his number-one defense to strike and cut other deer, kill snakes and ward-off predators. * What You Can Learn about a Buck Deer - Although you can’t determine a buck’s age by his antlers, you can follow some general rules to approximate his age. Small and narrow racks generally indicate a young deer, while wider and taller racks usually imply an older deer. The number of points a deer has on his rack may not represent the length of time the deer has lived. A1-1/2-year-old buck raised on good soil may have 8 points and possibly a 6- to 10-inch inside spread of the main beam. A 2-1/2- to a 4-year-old buck often will have 8 points and measure 16 to 18 inches between the main beams. A 5-1/2- to 6-1/2-yearold buck may have an 18- to 20-inch inside spread of the main beam and sport 8 points or more. However, after 6-1/2-years, the size of the bucks’ antlers generally decreases. From studies done at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, scientists have learned that generally the availability of highly-nutritious food plays a larger role in antler development than any other factor. * How Deer Eat - Deer browse, and when feeding, a mature deer breaks off twigs and branches and chops its food with its 24-grinding teeth. A deer chews its food only briefly before passing the food to its rumen, a storage compartment. Once the rumen fills-up, the deer will move to heavy cover for protection to complete the process of chewing and digesting its food. Next it regurgitates the partially-digested material from the rumen, chews it briefly and swallows the food for a second time. Then the food passes through the deer’s 65-footlong intestine where it’s digested. Within 1-1/2-days after the deer chews the food, this waste will have passed from the deer’s body . * How and Why Deer Lures Work - A wide variety of scents, smells and sounds can attract deer, which are highlycurious animals that will come to investigate any new odor in their environment. But not all odors will attract deer at all times. Also, deer may not always come to investigate a new odor or lure in an area during daylight hours. * Which Deer Use Rubs - When hunters see a deer rub in the woods, they often assume this rub has been made by and used by a buck. Although bucks most often make rubs, rubs can function as signposts or communication devices between the sexes. Does sometimes sniff, lick or even mark a buck’s rub with their foreheads. * Which Deer Make Scrapes - Although most hunters believe only dominant bucks make scrapes, wildlife biologists have found indications that does also make scrapes sometimes, and this behavior isn’t limited to breeding season. The more scientists study the scraping behavior of deer, the more they realize how little they understand the social behavior of whitetails.
Coming up Ace!
Farmers and Builders Ace Hardware of Nahunta was packed on Saturday as owners and customers celebrated the grand
opening of their new location east of Nahunta. The two day event, which started on Friday, included several door prizes for the first 100 customers. Meanwhile, the Brantley County High School Future Business Leaders of America were on hand to
sell hotdogs and refreshments to hungry patrons. Proceeds from the fundraising event will help the FBLA pay for a trip to Athens this year.
SCENES FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL HERONS AGAINST WARE
PHOTOS & COLLAGE BY LORA ABLE
Our Favorite Recipes
By Dianne Middleton
Hamburger Pie Casserole
1 lb. hamburger 1/2 c. chopped onion Salt and pepper 1 can undiluted tomato soup 1 can French style green beans, drained Brown meat, add other ingredients. Bake in casserole dish at 325 for 20 minutes. Make a ring of mashed potatoes around top of dish. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes.
Recipes taken from the Overdue Cookbook and the A Literary Feast Cookbook, both of which can be purchased at the Brantley County Public Library during regular business hours.
We are currently looking for a C.N.A. / P.S.A for the Brantley area to provide personal care. Application can be made in person at 717 Cameron Drive in Blackshear or on-line at www.altamahahomecare.com AHC is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. Call for directions only at 912-449-0780.
Charlton Visiting Nurses in need of an RN for home health visits in Charlton and Camden counties. SIGN-ON BONUS included! Call 912-462-6776 or 800-446-9116 to set up interview or email resume to email@example.com
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also car wash and auto detailing. Call 617-2973. For Sale: 2008 Suzuki m50, Blk/Yellow paint, 2500 miles, $4500 call 912-286-1313. FOR SALE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maroon with 6 cylinder, 4wd, low miles. $7,000. Call 912-449-1148. For sale: 93 Buick Roadmaster, 4 door. Call 462-5377. For Sale: 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup, 4 cylinder, automatic, cruise control, 179,000 miles, runs good, $1600. Call Philip Purdom at 462-5794 between 6 pm & 9 pm weekdays or anytime Sat. For Sale: 1999 XL 250 Ford Superduty pickup, long wheel base, extended cab, 912-462-7715. Blanchette’s: We Buy Junk cars/Trucks. Robert & Jay Blanchette, owners. 161 Mohican Trail, Nahunta. Call 912-258-0986 or 912-258-2823. For Sale: 04 Ford Ranger, excellent condition. FMI call 462-6713. Recreational FOR SALE: Go-Cart. 10 HP.Fresh paint. Good condition. 2 seater. $350. Call 778-3860. FOR SALE: 4-wheelers, 3-wheelers, go-carts, motorcycles and misc. parts. Call 912-462-6047 between 8a.m. & 8p.m. For sale: 14 ft. fiberglass boat, 9.9 Johnson motor, gator trailer, $750. Call 462-8709. House for Rent: located in Nahunta, $650 a month. Power is on, will have to pay monthly by due date. Please call 912-282-2689 or 912-202-7802. Shop for Rent: located in Nahunta, will be ready in October, $600 a month. Power is on, will have to pay montly by due date. Please call 912-282-2689 or 912-202-7802. For Rent: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, mobile home on private lot, all appliances, furnished. References required. Call 912-717-1377. Real Estate: Tired of Renting? Rent to own! Nancy’s Place Comm. 2 Bedroom mobile homes sit on 1/2 acre lot. Private, Quiet, Clean. Rules and regulations strictly enforced. No pets w/out pet fee, No pittbulls! Lot #859, 2BR, 2 BA, 14x70, Lot #858, 2BR, 1 BA, 14x52, $1,500 down payment, $457.80 a month which includes water, taxes, insurance, and lot rent. For more information call 912-7783000. Located in Atkinson Comm. off Hwy 110 West, 2.4 miles on left, Drury Lane, look for angel signs. For Rent:3 BDRM, 2 BA, brick home off Mattie Shuman Rd. Call 288-3967 or 288-1847. FOR SALE: 81 MOSS TREE ROAD: 2004 Fleetwood Doubewide Excellent Condition. 2040 SF., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, den w/fire place, master bedroom w/sitting room, Master bath has walk-in shower and seperate garden tub. Appraised $92,000, asking $73,600. Call 912-222-2775. FOR RENT: Nice private camper and mobile home lots for rent call 912-266-7254. For Rent: 3 bdrm, 2 ba mobile home on private lot. $450 a month, $200 deposit, no pets. Call 912-2701502 or 912-778-3260. New 2 bedroom apartments. All Appliances and water supplied. Central Estates. Call 288-6092 or 449-5562. VACATION RENTAL in The Smokey Mountains of Franklin, North Carolina. 3,4, or 7 days. Call for more information and a brochure. 912 473-2172. For sale: 2 acres off Laured Rd. (Raybon community) 2 septic tanks & a deep well. FMI call 912-288-3512. Johns Realty Hwy 301 (912 462-6633) * C.C.C. Road 1+ acres, well & septic, $13,500, seller financing. * Waynesville – 4.33 beautiful acres, $17,000, seller financing. Nahunta MH lots with water and sewer, from $8,500 or $500 down, $144.20/mo., 6 yrs, 9% APR*, 16X80, 2 BD, 2 BA, good condition, large front porch and back deck, $30,000, owner financing. Seller holds real estate license. *Warner Landing Road – Large doublewide on 2.8 acres, covered with large oaks, $70,000 *Satilla Road, 2 lots on Little Satilla, recreational use, $10,500, Reduced! Call Johns Realty at (912) 462-6633. See johnsrealty.com for complete list of available homes and property. Mobile Homes For Rent in Atkinson. $250 deposit, $275 & up rent. Call 617-3552 or 778-6053. For Sale: 2000 Fleetwood Anniversary 14x48 to be moved. Tin roof and tin siding, freshly painted and well kept on the inside. 2 BDRM, 1 BA additional laundry room and all appliances. $9000 obo, call 912-286-1316. For sale: 6.7 acres down Randell Crews Rd. pond and driveway on property, $17,000 obo, call 912-286-1316. 3 BDRM, 2 BA Single Wide on Caney Bay. NO PETS. $375 a month, $300 deposit. Call 912-2864619 or 912-286-0009. FOR SALE: Long Lake Subdivision. Lots available. $6,500-$8,500. Owner financing and improvements available. 912-270-4554. FOR SALE: 1.9 acre lot, Buster Walker Road, no restrictions, $7,500. Call 270-7897. FOR SALE: 1.4 acre lot with well and septic tank, Long Lake Subdivision, $12,500. Owner financing available. Call 270-4554. Mobile Home lots available. Buster walker Road, from $8,500. Call 912-270-7897. Mobile Homes For Sale or Rent to Own on your land. 2-3 bedroom mobile homes available. Call 912-264-4277. For Sale: 3 house on 2.02 acres, 2 on Main Street and 1 on 103 Reade St. Suitable for commercial property. Call Gene at 282-3363 or Lydia at 4625377 or 282-2576. For Sale: House & land, 123 Allen Rd. Call 473-5431. FOR RENT: 2 BDR mobile home with new carpet with fridge, stove and air. No pets. FOR RENT: 3 BDR House, no pets. Call 462-5571. All convenient to downtown Nahunta. For Rent: 1 BDRM, 1 BA mobile home, large living room, den & kitchen. Newly remodled with front porch. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer, and water furnshed. $350 a month, plus deposit. 4 miles up 259 from traffic light. Call 912-778-4554.
OUTGROWN YOUR CURRENT TRANSPORTATION?
SELL IT RIGHT HERE! Call 912-342-4922
INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Brantley Small Business
HARDWARE & BUILDING SUPPLIES
MULTITASK CLEANING SERVICE: Commercial & Residential floor & cleaning services. Specializing in cleaning carpets & tile floors. Free Estimates. Christian owned and operated. Call 778-4270. Electric Motor Repair: Waterpumps, swimming pool pumps, air compressors, fans, power tools, etc. All work reasonable and guaranteed. Call 282-0520, leave message. Help Wanted Maintenance person needed, must be able to do basic maintenance for a 41 unit housing complex. All yard work, 32 hours summer, 20 hours winter. Must be drug free. Pick up applications at 101 Burton Terrace. For more information call 462-5680.
Pets & Animals
Koi fish for sale. Call 778-5247. Bulldog puppies for sale. Call 912-816-7043. Young goats for sale 462-6422. Free bulldogs puppies, 473-2932. FOR SALE: 2009 Colt, $150. call 462-6506. For Sale: 14X 36 Sears Jon Boat, 15HP Evinrude, electric start, Galvanized Trailer, $1500. 14X32 Game Fisher, 15HP Johnson, Galvanized Trailer, $1500. 1997 J-16 Carolina Skiff, 25 HP Mercury, elec. Start, Galvanized Trailer, $2500. 1998 Sea Ark 16x48 all welded, 55lb. Riptide, 30 HP Susiki 4 stroke, PT & T, Galvanized Trailer, $3000. Call 258-2086. Free Pineapple Pears and Grapes. Come pick your own, bring container. Call 462-7831.
M.R. Dean Lawncare
M.R. Dean Owner
CLOTHES, GIFTS & MORE CONSIGNMENT located in Hickox - 3 miles south of Nahunta on 301 - We would like to invite you to drop in for a visit and have a look around. Our hours ar 9-5 M-F & 9-3 every Saturday. The 1st Saturday of each month is our 1/2 off sale. We are having an “End of Summer” Sale. Come in & save! No clothes for winter & fall consignment until October, please call for your appt. 912-462-7984. We look forward to serving you, tell a friend. For sale: 3 pc. bedroom set, bed with headboard and footboard, chester drawer and dresser, $150 call 462-5781 or 548-3077. For sale: Pineapple Pears, Mister Coffee coffee maker, microwave popcorn popper, 2 slice toaster, and sandwich maker call 458-3307. 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 about any co-pay requirements, and will file all necessary paperwork on your behalf. Call us in Waycross at 912-285-8595 and let us help. For Sale: 24 bulb Tanning Bed $700. For more information please call 269-1965. Melissa’s Little Friends Daycare has openings for children of all ages, accepts DFCS subsidies. Only $75 per week. Quality childcare at an affordable price. For more information call 473-2688. For sale: Craftsman 10” Radio Saw, $175. Craftsman 10” Table Saw, $125. Call 462-7715. Call Steve for your next Barber appointment at Rowell’s Hair Care. Also, quality built cypress furniture and lumber. 912-462-6303. FOR SALE: 2 Hughes Direct TV boxes with card and remote best offer. Sitting chair $25, Samsung Alltel phone almost brand new $60. Call 462-6770. For Sale: 12 GA Mossberg pump 2 3/4 & 3 in, 28” barrel w/select choke, needs a safety switch $100. Call 912-266-3228.
Dirt for sale 912-223-3056
WE DIG PONDS! Big Bubba’s Trucking & Land Clearing
We install septic tanks!
Pittman’s Backhoe & Fill Dirt
• Landscaping of all kinds and sizes • Bulldozer work• Septic tank • Bushhog • Tilling Days call (912) 458-2223 Home call (912) 458-2362 Cell (912) 282-6375
Call Bob: 912-429-5227
• Plumbing • Electrical • Gutter • Rooﬁng • Decks • Driveway • Ceiling • Mobile Home Repairs
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 912-462-6047 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: 2002 Saturn SL1, new clutch, new head, and timing chain, $2,000 OBO. BYRDS GARAGE: NOW Offering Mobile oil change service,
Auction every 1st & 3rd Friday at 7 p.m. 749 Auction Road, Waynesville. For more information visit brunswickauction.com or call 912-282-6468. Consigners welcome. GAL#3540. Waynesville Volunteer Fire Dept. will be accepting donations year round for our semi-annual yard sales (no clothes please). We also help burnout victims throughout the year, and what we don’t use, we sell. We are also accepting donations of Gaterade, Powerade, and water for the volunteers during incidents. Contact Lucy Cathcart at 912778-4551 or Jack Cathcart 912-266-7172 to make arrangements to deliver or we will also pick up.
I BUY JUNK CARS
Patios, Sidewalks, Driveway add-ons, etc. We make old concrete look NEW!. WAVERLY
Werner is hiring. No CDL, No Problem! Training avail w/Roadmaster!
Driver Trainees Needed! Call Now!
Call Philip at 912-281-5777
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Lady Herons advance to state playoff game
The Lady Heron softball team will travel today to Zebulon,GA to play Pike County High School Lady Pirates to begin the first rounds of State Competition in Region 2AA Softball. Brantley hosted one of the Sub Region play off games last week and had to face undefeated (in the region) Jeff Davis. The Lady Herons rocked their world in game one as they defeated Jeff Davis 2-1. Not to be out done in their number one seat, they cam back to defeat the lady Herons 5-3 and 7-1. But Brantley did manage to melt that big 0 at the end of JD's stats. On Saturday morning they traveled to Vidalia to play a tournament top determine placement going into state. , that they lost 5-3 late in the game which will place them in the 4th seat in Region 2AA. At the end of the day, Jeff Davis would retain their first seat with Appling, settling for second, Vidalia edging by Brantley to hold the third spot and Brantley would round it out in fourth. The Lady Heron softball team is led by 2011 Senior Kelly Harris, Janna Mullis and Brooke Floyd. You can keep up with the Lady Herons online at www.BrantleyBlueand Gold or the online Brantley Enterprise , as updates will be posted through the State Play Off games.
Seniors Kelly Harris, Janna Mullis and Brooke Floyd
By Enterprise sports correspondent Kathy Hendrix
Herons battle Warriors hard
Brantley County Rec night was a huge success with approximately 200 kids coming our to show their support for the Heron team lined all the way to the thirty yard line. With multiple injuries and disciplinary issues facing the team, they knew it was going to be a long hard battle with the Warriors of Tattnall County . Brantley scored early with one yard sneaker by QB Devon Blankenship which got the attention of their opponent who unleashed their #3 Davis who ran for would take three TD’s in the second quarter alone. “We knew he was going to be a force to deal with, “ Coach Walker explained. This would put Brantley trailing 21-7 at the half. After the half, with some creative strategy it would be #15 Garrick Jackson stepping up in the third to catch a 14 yard pass and into the Heron green, they didn’t see that one coming. Another score would be be a QB keeper and a second score by Blankenship with a failed PAT giving the Herons 13 total. The Warriors will be unable to score several times due to that Brantley County Defense and a great QB sack by #9 Chevi Middleton. Brantley would score again after some great first down efforts by #27 Robert Spradley who really stepped up his own game for the Herons on Friday night. #21 Jamison Williamson made an awesome catch that literally bobbled in and out of his hands in the end zone but had possession when he came back up for another Heron touchdown. New kicker Lennard would attempt a 34 yard field goal that would be tipped by a Warrior player and end that scoring possibility #11 Dylan . Hickox and #5 EJ Thomas would made some impressive catches as well for the night but that Tattnall defense defended that end zone when they learned of how quickly BC could drive in. “Tattnall is a good team that is disciplined and extremely well coached. They are athletic and I felt like we played some good football with them, “ was the comment of Head Coach Mark Walker. Herons travel to Ludowici, Georgia this week to face the Long County Tide, Heron fans are encouraged to continue their support of our “Boys of Fall.” First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Total yards Comp-Att-Int Punts-Avg Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards TCHS 17 41-359 80 439 5-8-0 2-41.5 0-0 6-60 BCHS 17 20-74 271 345 18-30-1 2-26.0 1-1 1-15
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SCENES FROM FRIDAY’S GAME AGAINST TATTNALL
Photos and collage by Kathy Hendrix
TCHS: Davis 23-217, Overton 11-88, Guest 7-54. BCHS: Blankenship10-35, Spradley 8-33, Lucas 2-6.
TCHS: Davis BCHS:Blankenship 4-7-0 80. 18-30-1 271.
TCHS: BCHS: 2-18. Kicklighter 3-53, Stoutamire 2-27. Williams 7-107, Thomas 5-75, Hickox 2-48, Spradley
Keep up with the Herons!
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