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The Executive Board of Directors of Concerted Services Inc. will meet Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Waycross. This meeting will be held prior to the 42nd Annual Board Banquet at the same location.

Executive meeting


The Sacred Harp sing will be held at the Hoboken Elementary School on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. For more information call David Lee at 458-2493 or Clarke Lee at 458-2268. The Bayview Nursing Home sing will not be held in November or December.


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Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Hoboken will hold Revival Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information call 912-286-1383.


Appeal denied
BOE upholds expulsion for death list girl
The Brantley County Board of Education has upheld the decision of a school system tribunal which ordered one girl be expelled and two others be suspended after the discovery of a death list at the high school. The parents of the girl who was expelled appealed the decision following the school board meeting this week. The three BCHS students were sent home in October after another student reported seeing the list, which contained the names of teachers and students. All three may be facing legal charges as well, but those may be handed off to the juvenile justice system. The school board has not released any information about the list, whose names are on it or exactly why it was considered a death letter, but word on the street is that the letter may have contained threats to kill several students and teachers. In other action taken at the meeting, the school board: • Approved using Humana to provide the dental plan for the Brantley County School System. • Approve the price of $1,769 from Baker Distributing Co. for the purchase of an icemaker for the School Nutrition Program at BCMS. • Approved the price of $6,376 from Strategic Equipment and Supply to purchase two beverage units for the School Nutrition Program at BCHS.

The Philadelphia Wesleyan Church in Hortense will hold an old fashion day on Sunday with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m. followed by dinner.

Old fashion day

The Financial Planning Committee of the Southeast Georgia Workforce Investment Board will meet on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Southeast Georgia Regional Development Center, 1725 South Georgia Parkway, West, Waycross.

Workforce meeting


This dog might bite back
An Alabama company this week voluntarily recalled 28,610 pounds of hot dogs shipped to five Southern states including Georgia because the meat may be contaminated with dangerous bacteria. R.L. Zeigler Co. issued the recall after an inspector in Atlanta found a single package of wieners contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause an illness that is sometimes fatal. Food safety officials said no one has reported any health problems linked to the meat, which was produced on Sept. 22. Zeigler President W. Lackey Stephens said the company expected to retrieve fewer than 2,000 pounds of product since most already has been sold and eaten. “Most of it is already through the system without any problem,” he said. The recall includes several different sizes and types of Zeigler hot dogs sold in everything from 12-ounce packages to 10-pound bulk boxes. The


Southeastern Bank will hold a Thanksgiving food drive. They will collect canned goods that will be donated to local organizations helping those in need in our community. Drop off your canned goods at their lobby display and your donated food items will greatly help local families this Thanksgiving season. For more information call Southeastern Bank at 462-5116.

Food drive

Waynesville Missionary Baptist Church is accepting names for Christmas. Applications available at church office, Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information call 778-4320 or email

Waynesville church

See Bad dogs, page 2

Toy drive


Nahunta Masonic Lodge #391 is holding a toy drive for underprivileged children. Drop off locations will be Burgess Lawnmower shop, Bayview Nursing Home, and Southeastern Bank in Nahunta. All donations must be received by Monday, December 15. Please donate a new toy in its original package.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, November 19 from 1-6 p.m. at Hoboken Baptist Church. The Blood Drive will take place in the church's Fellowship Hall and is being held in honor of Wesley Rentz, Hoboken resident and recent motorcycle accident victim. Canteen refreshments will feature homemade treats and snacks and Domino's Pizza. You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have not donated in the last 56 days.

Blood drive


The Brantley County High School Herons come onto the field in the last game of the season Friday arm-locked together in a show of unity. But while their team spirit was inspirational, it was not enough to save them from an ignominious defeat at the hands of Tattnall County. More inside.


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The Satilla Community Services Board will meet Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at 1007 Mary Street, Waycross. For more information, contact LaCretia Gassem at 449-7101.

Board meeting

rides, cookie decorating, movie night with "The Night Before Christmas Playing", Santa gift shop, Archie the puppet, and much more. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

South of Nahunta, turn left on Buffalo Creek Drive, go 1.2 miles and turn left on Lake Buffalo Dr. East, in field behind house.

135 Florida Avenue, Nahunta. Please call Rev. Jimmy and Barbara Bryant at 462-6340 for an appointment.

or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can give blood. For more information call 1-800 GIVE LIFE (448-3543).

information call 912-462-5163 or 912-462-5263.

The Brantley County Chamber of Commerce will hold business after hours at the Shops at Broome Street on Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. For more information call 462-6957 or visit

After hours

For anyone who attended or taught at Hickox School there will be a reunion on Saturday, November 29 at 10 a.m. in the social hall at Hickox Baptist Church. Please bring a covered dish to share. Paper goods and utensils will be provided. For more information call Florie Rozier Harden at 912-449-9729 or Roy Crews at 912-473-2434.


Come Dance with us at Lake Ware in Waycross on Friday nights. Live entertainment by Dry Creek Band. Admission is $7.00 per person. BYOB , no coolers, and no bottles, cans only. Singles and couples welcome. For more information call 912-283-8858.

Lake Ware

The Brantley County Pictorial History Book is for sale at the Nahunta Library. The cost is $65 including tax. If you wish to order, please send check or money order for $65 plus $5 S/ H to Brantley County Historical & Preservation Society Inc., P.O. Box 1096, Nahunta, 31553.

History book

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 MondayFriday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more


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

Foster parents

Youth council meeting

The Southeast Georgia Youth Council will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Regional Development Center, 1725 South Georgia Parkway, West, Waycross.

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Society will host a special fund-raising event featuring guest lecturer and French Country antiques expert and author, Charles Faudree, on Thursday, November 20. The lecture will be held at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center located on the campus of the historic lighthouse on St. Simons Island. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Coastal Symphony of Georgia and their Youth Symphony. For more information call Marjorie Gruber at 912-634-7458 or visit


Concerted Services Inc., with funding from the Department of Human Resources, will operate the Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program until Friday, November 28 for elderly/homebound households, (65 and older). Eligible clients must call in to schedule an appointment. Other income eligible households may call for an appointment on Monday, December 1 and will be served, if funds are available. Call 912-462-5163 for an appointment or information. The program is operated on a first call, first served basis and will end upon depletion of funds.

Assistance program

An account has been set up for Danielle Strickland to help with medical & funeral expenses. Danielle was a 2008 graduate of Brantley County High School and had leukemia. If you would like to make a donation, please go by Southeastern Bank in Nahunta. For more information contact Brenda Johns at 912-462-5422.

Strickland account

Tree lighting

The Brantley County Chamber of Commerce will hold the community Christmas treelighting and caroling on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. on the Brantley County Courthouse lawn. For more information call 462-6957 or visit www.

The Brantley Co. Dugout Club & Brantley Co. Diamond Club is giving away a different gun every Friday for the next year to raise money for an indoor hitting facility. The list of guns to be given away and winner each week will be posted at Tickets are $100. For more information or to buy a ticket contact Mike Hendrix at 286-0041.

Dugout club

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

Hot dog
From page 1 product were sent to food service institutions and stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Eating food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, which can cause deadly infections in people with weak immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths along with high fevers, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. State agriculture officials said the following products were subject to recall: _12-ounce packages of “ZEIGLER WIENERS MADE WITH CHICKEN AND PORK, ARTIFICIALLY COLORED.” Each package bears the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008” and the establishment number “P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _12-ounce packages of “VACUUM PACKED PAR-TI PUPS.” Each package bears the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008” and the establishment number “P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _12-ounce packages of “ZEIGLER Original Recipe WIENERS, artificially colored.” Each package bears the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008” and the establishment number “EST. 9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _16-ounce packages of “Zeigler Jumbo Franks.” Each package bears the use-by date of “Nov. 21, 2008” and the establishment number “P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _12-ounce packages of “Zeigler Hot Dogs.” Each package bears the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008” and the establishment number “P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _10-pound bulk boxes of “SKINLESS WIENERS, 8 WIENERS PER LB.” Each box bears the package code “PK 092208A” and the establishment number “EST. 9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _10-pound bulk boxes of “SKINLESS WIENERS, ARTIFICIALLY COLORED, 10 WIENERS PER LB.” Each box bears the package code “PK 092208A” and the establishment number “EST. 9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _10-pound bulk boxes of “SKINLESS WIENERS, 10 WIENERS PER LB.” Each box bears the package code “PK 092208A” and the establishment number “EST. 9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. _10-pound bulk boxes of “SKINLESS WIENERS, 12 WIENERS PER LB.” Each box bears the package code “PK 092208A” and establishment number “EST. 9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-6746854.

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

An antique and fine art sale and show will be held on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 from 12 - 5 p.m. at the Sea Palms Resort Conference Center, 510 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island. Admission is $10 per person for a 3 day pass. For more information and tickets call 404-386-8940.

Antique sale

The Brantley County Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. The Brantley County Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. The parade theme will be "Traditions and Treasures". For more information call 462-6957 or visit www.

Christmas festival

Starlight Ranch is looking for volunteers and donations to help with the many activities at the ranch. They also have openings in their free therapy and after school programs. A school to ranch ride program is available for participants. For more information call Tasha at 778-3976, leave message if no answer.

Starlight Ranch

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is accepting donations for a "Fire Fund" to help families when their homes are burned and destroyed by fire. Donations may be sent to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, c/o Fire Fund, P.O. Box 271 Nahunta, 31553.


The tots and teens Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday, November 22 in Callahan. The pageant is open to boys and girs of all ages and all you need is a Christmas outfit. For more information contact Tammy at 912-283-7967.


Hunter Education Classes will be held at the Brantley County Library Conference Room on Thursday, December 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. All students must register online for the classes at and should follow any instructions given such as completing a CD or completing the internet portion of the class. Registration ends 3 business days before each class.

Hunter education

Brantley County Neighbors Helping Neighbors is currently accepting donations for sick children, cancer patients, and families in need. Some of the sick children have requested Chihuahua puppies, talking birds, etc. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ronnie Jacobs at 4625214, Pat Tompkins at 462-7443, or Mert Dowling at 462-5455 for more information.


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

Donate blood


The Nahunta United Methodist Church will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. All crafts and baked goods are home made by church members. If you wish to order a special cake or pie for Thanksgiving, please contact a church member or call 462-8483 before Thursday, November 20. Chili and soup will be served for lunch.

Holiday bazaar

Nahunta First Baptist will hold a gospel sing on Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m. featuring Calvary's Voice from Yulee, Fla. Refreshments will be served after the sing.

Gospel sing

Marshland Credit Union is accepting applications for the Memorial Scholarship Award Program for $1500 scholarships to be awarded to three graduating seniors from any Glynn, McIntosh or Brantley County high school. Interested students should see their school's Guidance Counselor for an application or contact Marshland Credit Union at (912) 279-2013 or (888) 265-3565 for more information. Applications are available online at and must be received by February 15, 2009.

Scholarship applications

Cookbooks created in memory of Carolyn S. Lewis are for sale at the Brantley County Library. The cost of the cookbook is $8 and all proceeds go to a memorial scholarship fund. For more information, contact Karen Lewis Harrell at 462-8483.



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

SEGA MAMA will hold their Christmas bazaar on Saturday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the GAP House in Atkinson. There will be food, face painting, prizes and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Santa. Other activities will be hay

Christmas bazaar

The friends of the Library are raising money to install an automatic door opener for the Brantley County Library. Please contribute to this worthy cause. Donations are accepted at the library anytime. For more information call 462-5454.


Freddie's turkey shoot will be held every Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. until with meat and money prizes. Neighbors Helping Neighbors Located in Hickox, 3 miles has a clothes closet available at WWW.BRANTLEYENTERPRISE.COM • 912-462-6776 • PO BOX 454 NAHUNTA GA 31553 • MAIN ST

Turkey shoot

The Brantley County Historical Society’s World War II book is on sale at the Brantley County Library. You can also order one by mailing a check or money order to Brantley County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1096, Nahunta, 31553. The purchase price is $45.00 including tax, plus $5.00 for s/h. For more information call Dorothy Thomas at 912-265-7599 or email her at

World War II

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Crop insurance deadline Nov. 20
USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds farmers of the November 20 sales closing date for crop insurance. This sales closing date is applicable for the following crops in Georgia: Apples, Blueberries and Peaches. The sales closing date is the last date to purchase a new policy or to change the level of coverage for and existing policy . Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. Contact a local Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) agent to learn additional program details. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers or on the RMA website at http://www.

Perry Lee Herrin, 66, of Nahunta died early Wednesday morning at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Manor, his parents were Osceola Perry and Stella Mae Pittman Herrin. Perry is also preceded in death by a son, George B. Herrin. He served in the United States Navy and was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Brunswick Pulp. Perry was survived by is wife Laurel Dombroski Herrin of Nahunta; 12 children, Phyllis Waters (Jeffrey) of Brunswick, Tracy Herrin (Amy), Allen Herrin, Jeannie Herrin, Sylvia Herrin all of Nahunta, Huey Herrin of Folkston, Angie Herrin of Brunswick, Tammy Lee (Norman) of Hoboken, Erin Wofford of Hortense, Billy Willis and Melissa Blocker (Alan) all of Nahunta and Patrick Kilgore of Louisiana; several grandchildren; 7 brothers and sisters, Stanley Herrin (Lucille) of Nahunta, Juanita Crews of Raybon, Jerry Herrin (Linda) of Winokur, Linda Dowling (Robert) of Nahunta, Patricia Herrin, Grover Herrin and Roger Herrin all of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorialization will be by cremation. In Lieu of flowers donations can be given to Hospice of Golden Isles Inc., 1692 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Perry Lee Herrin

Joseph Marion Murray, 73, of Jesup, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The Long Co. native was a member of the Jesup First Baptist Church, the Golden Rulers Sunday School Class of Jesup First Baptist Church. Prior to moving to Wayne Co., he received the Long County Good Citizen award as a timber farmer. He was past president and scholarship chairman of the Long County Chamber of Commerce, he also was a member of the Ludowici First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, finance committee member & new construction committee chairman. He graduated from Ludowici High School, attended Mars Hill Junior College and Mercer University & received Masters and Education Specialists Degrees from Georgia Southern University. He served in the U. S. Army for 2 years, mostly in Germany. He worked in public education as a teacher, coach, principal & superintendent. After retirement from public education, he served as headmaster at Pinewood Christian Academy, & was a member of the Altamaha Technical College Board of Directors, where he served from July 2000 to the present. He was a member of the Buck Island Hunting Club in Long Co., loved outdoors, and sports. He was predeceased by his parents, Rev. M. A. and Ina Murray. Survivors are his wife of 46 years, Miriam Murray of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe & Lynn Murray of Douglasville; a daughter and son-in-law, Leanne & Ricky Vanderveen of Jesup; 4 grandchildren, Jamie and Rick Vanderveen of Jesup, Joshua and Caleb Murray of Douglasville; a sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia & Barry Owens of Hazlehurst; several nieces & nephews. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. On Friday, November 7, 2008, from the Jesup First Baptist Church with Dr. Michael VonMoss & Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment followed in the Jones Creek Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Gary Swindell, Twiman Garrison, Hughes Chapman, Lloyd Chapman, Tinker Gordon, Bobby Simmons, Dennis Howard, Emmett Patterson, Jimmy Parker, & Billy Joe Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Jesup First Baptist Church Golden Rulers Sunday School Class, and the Board of Directors of Altamaha Technical College. Memorials may be made to the Jesup First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA. 31598 or the Altamaha Technical College Foundation, Inc., 1777 W. Cherry St. Jesup, GA. 31545.

Joseph Murray

GSP reports 10 October crashes
Betty McGuire looks over the new grave marker for John Ammons Saturday

Ammons gravesite dedicated at High Bluff
John Ammons, a man who stood tall for his country at her birth, was honored for his service as a soldier in the Revolutionary War during a gravemarking ceremony Saturday . About 60 people, many of them Ammons descendants, turned out for the ceremony at the High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Schlatterville. The exact location of Ammonsπ grave is not known, but a marker was placed in the older section of the cemetery where many unmarked graves are located. The Altamaha Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) sponsored the ceremony David Dukes, president of the . chapter, served as emcee. He also offered the invocation and benediction for the event. Betty Ammons McGuire, great-great granddaughter of John Ammons, read a biography of her great-great-grandfather to open the ceremony . The Georgia State Society Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) Color Guard presented the colors and offered honors to Ammons. The color guard wore period dress. The uniforms were like those worn by George Washingtonπs body guards. Bill Ramsaur, SE Regional Vice President

of the GASSAR, offered the grave dedication. He pointed out that research had revealed that Ammons served as a private under General Francis Marion. ≥One of Marionπs Men≤ is engraved on Ammonsπ marker. Marion, known as the ≥Swamp Fox≤, led a guerrilla campaign for colonial forces in the South. Marion got his name from his daring raids on British forces in South Carolina. After the raids, he and his men would disappear into the swamps. During the ceremony, it was noted that Ammons had a grandson named Francis Marion ≥Bud≤ Ammons. Following Ramsaurπs remarks, McGuire, and her nephew, Jimmy Ammons, unveiled the marker. Representatives of the National Society, State Chapter, Maine Society, Altamaha, Ocmulgee, Piedmont and Valdosta Chapters of the SAR and the Martha Stewart Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented wreaths at Ammons marker. A three volley musket salute was offered by the Col. Elijah Clarke militia. David Herrin led ≥Amazing Grace≤ and the ≥National Anthem≤ and ≥Taps≤ were also performed. Ammons was born in North Carolina in 1760. He and his wife, Jemima, lived in South Carolina before later moving to Georgia. After the Revolution, the Ammonsπ moved to what was then Wayne, now Brantley and operated the Ammons Ferry on the Satilla. They had six children, Sarah, Elizabeth, Pollie, John Jr. (Jack), William and Jemima and also raised a foundling, Emma Malisis Delispine. Ammons died in 1852 and is buried at High Bluff Cemetery . He left a large number of Ammons descendants in South Georgia.

State Troopers from the Waycross Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 10 traffic crashes during the month of October in Brantley County Sergeant First . Class Jackson said the traffic crashes resulted in 11 injuries and no traffic deaths. SFC Jackson said troopers from Post 22 also issued 66 traffic citations in the county during the month. The total includes two arrests for driving under the influence, 19 citations for speeding, 10 seat belt violations, and two child restraint violations. Troopers also issued 43 warnings.

WC adds grant writing office
The administration of Waycross College (WC) has approved the establishment of a Grant Writing Office on campus. Howard Potts, associate professor of history and political science, will serve as Grant Writing Office Supervisor. According to Potts, the new office will actively seek and prepare competitive grant applications from federal, state, foundation and other sources for WC, including any of the Collegeís future strategic planning programs. "I see this new office as a catalyst for the College's administration in enhancing our strategic planning even further," he said. "I also believe this office has the potential to help meet the challenges we face in light of our present economy and to ultimately help grow this institution." Currently established as a twelve-month pilot project, Potts will supervise two grant writing employees hired through the federal Department of Labor's Senior Community Service Employment Program. His goal is to not only secure significant outside funding for all entities of the College but to also have the office become self-sufficient and financially independent at the conclusion of twelve months. "There are many funding opportunities out there," he said. "If we're not looking for them, we're missing out on something that could, in the long run, be a tremendous asset to us," he said.

Mr. Benjamin Franklin West Jr., 80, died Sunday night (November 2, 2008) at his residence in Hoboken after a brief illness. He was a native of McCall, S.C., but he was a former resident of Jacksonville, before moving to Hoboken in 1990. He was a retiree of the United States Navy after 22 years of service, and he later retired from the Mayport Shipyard in 1990. He was also a former member of Fleet Reserve and American Legion. He is the son of the late Benjamin Franklin West Sr. and Elma Hodge West. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Kay West of Hoboken; 3 daughters, Karen Ruth Mellott (Dave) of Chesapeake, Va., Jorita Turner (Tim) of South Carolina, and Tina Marie Estrada (Daniel) of Orlando; 5 sons, Dennis West (Linda) of Chesapeake, Va., Ricky West (Susie) of Norfolk, Va., Steven "Shane" West (Carolyn) of Chesapeake, Va., Jonathan West of Hoboken, and Jeremy Delane West of Hoboken; 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and expecting 2 more great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Friday (November 7, 2008) at Hoboken Cemetery.

Benjamin West

Nahunta Elementary School students and teachers showed up at school with hippie outfits

HES observes Red Ribbon Day
The students and staff of Nahunta Elementary School joined others across the nation to raise awareness about drugs and encourage healthy choices as they celebrated National Red Ribbon Week, October 27-31. Red Ribbon Week was established by Congress in 1988 to commemorate the work of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, who was murdered in the line of duty and has come to represent the belief that one person CAN make a difference in the fight against drugs. The Red Ribbon campaign promotes this belief and encourages a drug-free lifestyle and involvement in drug prevention efforts. This year's activities, including dress up days, guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, and classroom guidance lessons, helped create awareness of the drug problems facing every community . Hopefully these activities will help develop parent and community teams to combat alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and to promote a drug-free lifestyle for all of the children and adults of Brantley .

Mr. Archie Crews, 50, died Thursday night (November 7, 2008) at his residence after an extended illness. He was a native of and lived most of his life in Charlton County, but he has resided the past 6 years in Waycross. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Thrift Construction Co. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church. He is the son of the late Hilton Crews and Betty Johnson Crews. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Tullis Crews of Waycross; 5 sons, Michael David Crews of Salsboro, Ind., Christopher Robin Crews of Waycross, David Levi Crews of Jesup, Tyler Cameron Crews of Brantley County, and Arch David Crews II of Waycross; a daughter, Brandy Carolyn Lind of Waycross; 2 grandchildren, Gwendlyn Rose Crews and Michael David Crews Jr.; 4 siblings, Margie D. Corbin of Jesup, Kenneth Daniel Crews of Brunswick, See Obituaries, page 8

Archie Crews

Boyett conducted classroom guidance lessons on the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and inhalants. This year’s speakers included Sheriff Robert Thomas and Lt. Luther Hires who showed the students the importance of wearing their seatbelts with the help of the "roll-over car simulator" and also spoke about the dangers of driving while intoxicated. The 4th-6th graders also enjoyed K-9 Officer Kevin Britt and Investigator Colby Manningπs presentation about the dangers of drugs and demonstration in which Donna, the K-9, found the hidden drugs. For the second year, Director Regina Hunter of the S.E.G.A. Mothers Against Meth Amphetamines (M.A.M.A.), along with Mr. David Herrin and Rev. Larry Altman, came to the school to continue their mission of ridding Brantley County of drugs, beginning with the education of its youth. They shared information on drugs and the history of Red Ribbon Week. The also had student volunteers do hands-on experiments with "drug goggles" to show how drugs affect vision and performance.

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Things you need to know

What’s good for General Motors is bad for America
By Dan Calabrese
During the Michigan primary in January, Mitt Romney predicted that if the nation did not learn from Michigan’s experiences, it might soon travel down the same precarious economic path. In a twisted way, that prediction may be on the verge of coming true. Michigan’s self-destructive economic practices have sent ripples of fiscal poison all across the nation in the form of supplier contracts, dealership agreements and financing agreements by, for and with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Thanks to the business malpractice of the Big Three, Michigan has been an economic basket case for years. We’re used to it. But if our well-deserved comeuppance is finally at hand, the rest of the nation should understand that it’s going to suffer a lot of collateral damage. This is not to say it shouldn’t be allowed to happen. Just a word to the wise: Be ready . These three anachronistic companies now stand on the brink of collapse, threatening to take as many as 3 million jobs down with them. And since they have unsurprisingly come yet again to the federal government with hats in hand – hey, it’s been two whole months since their last federal bailout – Washington now faces a decision between propping up this suicidal economic model or letting a national economic calamity occur. Some choice. The auto industry’s path to this point is a story that makes the sub-prime mortgage fiasco look like a case study in sound fiscal management. In 1965, General Motors controlled 50 percent of the U.S. automotive market. Along with its domestic competitors, this corporate monstrosity collaborated with the United Auto Workers to make Michigan manufacturing workers the recipients of the highest wages, the richest benefits, the most generous work rules and the most lucrative retirement packages in history When Michigan passed . its Public Employee Relations Act that same year – the already-dominant force of unions in Michigan became codified into law and expanded to the public sector. It was truly a team effort. Unions funded their preferred politicians with money collected through compulsory dues, then prevailed on them to pass laws making union membership more and more compulsory The . Big Three offered little resistance. Buying labor peace was always the priority for them, and if accepting life in a union-dominated state was the price they had to pay to keep the assembly lines humming, they would pay it. Never was this more evident than in the 1980s, when the Big Three signed on to union contracts that committed them not only to soaring wages, but to legacy health care and retirement costs that promised to explode on them less than a generation later – just as vehicle sales were tanking and credit was becoming less accessible not only for their customers, but for the companies as well. Today, even the sale of a new vehicle at retail cannot produce a profit for the Big Three. Their overhead is so exorbitant that a loss of $2,000 or more on a vehicle sale is simply a fact of life. And while they have cut costs by buying out workers and idling plants, it costs money to pay people not to work, and to maintain and pay taxes on plants that don’t produce anything. Even when they spend less, what they do spend becomes less productive. Oh, and their sales are plummeting – down 25 percent compared to the same period last year, which was wretched in its own right. As a result, GM is burning through what little cash it has left at a rate of more than $1 billion a month. It is on track to run out of cash by the second half of 2009, and that’s a big deal because its credit rating is junk. It can’t borrow any more money . Its share of the $25 billion the industry is begging from Congress – assuming nothing else changes – would only keep it operating perhaps an extra year. If ever three companies deserved to go out of business, it is these three. But it’s not that simple. Thousands of suppliers in a multi-tiered supply base depend on the Big Three for the bulk of their income. If the Big Three go, they go too. And while Michigan has more auto suppliers than any other state, an industry collapse would obliterate major manufacturers throughout the country Those who have smartly diversified . their customer base by doing business with transplants or customers in other industries would be in the best position to survive, but far too many suppliers have only talked about diversification while continuing to genuflect before the altar of the Big Three. And so Michigan has imported its economic insanity throughout the nation. Even in low-tax, right-to-work (in other words, un-Michigan-like) states, jobs are in jeopardy because of an economic model that started in the Workers’ Paradise and caught plenty of otherwise sane companies in its snare. Would you bail out this racket? With its bloated, unsustainable cost structure – the product of decades of economic denial by management, labor and political leaders alike – the auto industry led an entire state into a depression. And if you did bail it out, you would surely insist on draconian conditions, no? The cancellation of all union and supplier contracts, new management, new business plans . . . at the very least? President-elect Obama, who is pushing the outgoing Bush Administration to give the automakers the aid, seems concerned only about insisting on the production of more fuel-efficient cars.

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If I were GOP’s CEO
were there, including House Speaker Dennis Hastert, House Majority Leader Dick Armey and the well-respected Congressman J.C. Watts. If the currently floundering Republican Party would ask me for advice today, and they will not, I would tell them the same thing I told them in 1999, because they still have the same problems as a party . First, they have a brand identity problem. If you ask 10 Republicans what the GOP stands for, you would get 10 different answers. Even worse, if you ask 10 independent voters the same question you would get one answer: I don’t know. Even though Sen. Barack Obama’s and the Democrats’ message was vague and arithmetically confusing, they were consistently on message. They said it often enough collectively that even when one of their spokespersons made a substantive gaffe, the voters did not pay it enough attention to vote for a very vague and totally confusing Republican candidate. In 1999, I told the Republicans that they had a “brand identity” problem. They still do, but even worse. Here is what I told them in 1999 in short, and I will give details if asked. But I am not going to waste my time again. I am not mad, just frustrated. The Republican Party needs to do three things to establish a strong political party brand with voters: 1.) Emphasize your priorities consistently (and walk the talk) 2.) Neutralize divisive issues 3.) Create a message tsar (and then follow). That’s what I would do if I were CEO of the GOP.

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It is frustrating and pathetic to watch the mainstream media and some Republicans try to explain John McCain’s loss for the presidency Even worse, some McCain staffers . are reportedly trying to blame the choice of Governor Sarah Palin as the reason for their loss, so they can position themselves for their next campaign job. I do not know any of the McCain top staffers and I do not intend to insult them, but they need a wake-up call before they staff-infect another Republican’s run for high political office. What I am about to say may be hard medicine, but that’s how you recover from a serious illness. I would not hire any of them for even a dog-catcher campaign, because collectively they resemble the same team that ran the 1996 Dole-Kemp campaign, with the same problem. Namely, they would not listen. Even though John McCain was out-classed as the messenger of the Republican mantel, he was also beat badly on message. That was his senior staff ’s number one priority, and they did not deliver. It’s not like Karl Rove was not on Fox News six times a day laying out what the message strategy should be, while numerous articles were written almost daily by conservatives who were clinging to their hopes of at least a partially conservative president. Then, I came across a speech I gave in 1999 at the Republican Congressional Retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia, where I laid out a strategy for continuous Republican victories for years to come for the presidency, Congress and every Republican position down ballot. They did not listen then, and they probably will not listen now. Most of the Republicans in Congress

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On behalf of the Brantley County Reforestation Committee, I would like to express a very sincere THANK YOU for supporting our Forestry Seminar and Field Tour that was held in Nahunta, Georgia earlier this month. The Brantley Enterprise News Team has continually supported our efforts to provide educational meetings to area landowners by running a public service announcement in the newspaper. The event was a great success!†We had approximately 92 landowners and members of the forestry community attend the meeting. Again, I say thank you for your support! (Chesser is the Rural Management Forester with Georgia Forestry)

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The vet bill
I’ve never been what anyone would call lucky with pets. Now don’t get me wrong, I love animals and nature and all that. It’s just that my somewhat sordid pet past is full of goldfish and hamsters and parakeets all of which met with untimely, tragic deaths. But after all these years decimating the domestic animal kingdom I’m happy to say that I’ve finally found an animal that can withstand my care: cats. Yes, it’s true. Not only do they thrive and live to ripe old ages at my house, I have spares. So you can imagine what kind of shock it was for me when my daughter said our normally energetic orange cat, Wally, looked “floopy For those of you without pets, .” “floopy” is a very sophisticated veterinary term that all medical students learn in their first year of training. OK, fine, it was made up by my daughter that apparently means a cross between looking lethargic and hung over. And in case you were wondering, let me just say that, after a quick check of the liquor bottles in the kitchen cabinet we concluded that it was the former not the latter. Sure, some of you out there are probably thinking “So what? That doesn’t sound so serious to me.” And it’s a decent point, I admit. But it’s especially alarming because Wally is the type of cat who, if he was a person, would be the guy at the party dancing on top of the table with a lampshade on his head. Sort of like the feline equivalent of a college frat boy . He is never floopy . So I did what any caring and conscientious pet owner would do: I called the vet. And that, my friends, was my first big mistake. Okay, okay Let me stop right here . and say that I have nothing against vets. I know they are professionals in a noble career who deserve every penny they earn. However,

given a choice, no one on this planet would rather pay for “x-rays and shots” when all that money could go for, say, a nice Hawaiian vacation. But as any good pet owner will tell you, that’s the sort of responsibility you have with pets. I called the vet and explained to the receptionist all about Wally’s floopiness and loss of appetite and frat boy image and all that. And I would like to say that when I finished the receptionist sighed knowingly and diagnosed exactly what the problem was, then phoned in a (very cheap) prescription at the local drug store and called it day But no. . Instead, I was faced with the three most expensive words in the English language: Bring. Him. In. Oh, sure. I knew it was coming. So being the guilt-ridden pet owner that I am, that’s exactly what I did. That was my second big mistake. Not because I didn’t want to, mind you, but because, as anyone with pets knows, once you get to the veterinarian’s office any symptoms they had automatically disappear. Any sign of lethargy or sickness is automatically replaced with energetic hissing and swatting, much like the kind you see in herds of ferocious wild monkeys on Animal Planet. Needless to say, when I carried Wally in the exam room, he chased his tail around the table then stared at the vet in a “hey, what are YOU looking at?” sort of way . Five blood tests, two x-rays, four shots, and three hundred dollars later, the vet came to a conclusion: 1) Wally will either get better or worse 2) He will either live to be a ripe old age or die young of an undetectable disease. But the most likely conclusion is Number 3) Wally will probably be fine because, you see, cats roam around at night and sleep during the day and, as the vet and I later learned, my daughter woke him up. So I feel like a good cat owner for taking him in, a bad cat owner for complaining about it, and a stupid cat owner for reasons I don’t need to explain to you. In other words, having pets is a lot like having kids. Except the chance of looking like a fool is perhaps even better with animals. But, trust me, not all that much better.

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Grading my days in corporate America
I don’t own much memorabilia from my junior high days. It’s not that it was a difficult time. My soccer team was undefeated. I lived next door to my cousins, who were great fun to hang out with. And my little brother was still young and cute enough for me to lug him around town with me. Yet I have nary a photograph of that time in my life (all ruined in an attic flood). Nor do I have any of the tape recorded soap operas my best friend Erin and I made. (If I had those, I’d have constant entertainment on hand. We even sang our own commercial jingles!) One thing I did manage to keep, however, was my diary . And it is hilarious. You can tell I was a bit of a nerd, always thinking about grades, because I even graded the days in my diary “Today was a B+ day . . It would have been an A day, but I didn’t see Mark in the hallway and so we did not get to flirt.” Do kids in junior high even still use the word “flirt?” Do they even do anything less than completely making out these days? I digress . . . There were also a few “F” days in there. “I got yelled at in Science class today And . when Dad came to pick me up at the library, he couldn’t find me and asked every kid in there. I almost died of embarrassment!” So I thought it would be fun to start grading my days at work. Would an “A” day mean that I’d gotten through 30 of the 87 things on my to-do list, and only had to attend one meeting, that both started and ended on time? Would an “F” day be caused by a vice president walking by me in the hall and greeting me with, “Hello, Mandy?” (My name is Cindy!) It’s an interesting concept, and not really a foreign one to corporate America. In fact, every time I’ve had an annual review, it’s reminded me of walking home from school the day you knew report cards were going to arrive in the mail. It was never bad

grades that worried me. (Remember? Nerd.) But the comments were always killer. “Cindy talks way too much in class and doesn’t focus well.” “Cindy disrupts the other children when they are trying to learn.” “Cindy is a clown.” My parents would always make me sit at the dinner table and talk to them for what seemed like two hours – in retrospect, it was probably all of 15 minutes – about issues like disrespect and listening skills, and my retort was always the same: “But I got an A-. That’s just like an A! Why does this other stuff matter?” As a middle management, mid-30s, mom of two today, it’s funny that I still feel like that same little kid, walking home from school dreading the conversation on annual performance review day . One boss said I was a good writer, but not great. (To which I wanted to reply: Not what my clients say!) Another says that if a project needs to get done both well and fast, he always assigns it to me, but I’m not a patient person for long-term projects. (To which I’ve always wanted to reply: Duh!”) So, there you have it. I wasn’t perfect then, and I’m not perfect now. I only wish I could take my annual review – like we did with our report cards – to Chuck E. Cheese and get tokens for every “Performs Consistently with Excellence” score. After all, it is the corporate America version of an A-. And I think it’s worthy of few free games of Ms. Pac Man – or is that just the junior high kid inside me coming out again?

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The frogs are calling
The frogs are calling. The question is, will Georgians who know what they’re hearing answer? The second year of a calling frog survey in Georgia starts Jan. 15. There are 78 survey routes but only about 30 volunteers lined up to cover them. John Jensen, a senior wildlife biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources, needs some 50 more listeners who can decipher the croaks, trills and peeps of Georgia’s 31 frog species. It’s not as hard as it sounds. “They’re a lot easier to learn than birds,” Jensen said, explaining that the season, place and call patterns trim the list of frogs that might be sounding off on a route. The effort is important. The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program survey developed by the U.S. Geological Survey is aimed at tracking regional and national trends in frog distribution and abundance. Given the sensitivity of amphibians to air and water quality changes, those trends can signal environmental problems and shape conservation priorities. But in Georgia, baseline data is needed first. “You’ve got to know what you’ve got before you know where it’s going,” Jensen said. Which means more survey volunteers with an ear and even a heart for frogs. Before being assigned one of the pre-set routes scattered across the state, participants must pass an online quiz testing their ability to audibly identify frog species. Helpful resources include, which features recordings and photographs as a supplement to the new reference “Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia.” The DNR Wildlife Resources Division also has available the compact disk “Calls of the Wild - Vocalizations of Georgia’s Frogs.” The “public” quiz at http://www.pwrc.usgs. gov/frogquiz/ allows would-be monitors to test their skills. Volunteers are asked to commit to the survey for at least three years, underscoring the need for consistency in such citizen-science projects. Routes are run three nights a year, once each in three call periods: Jan. 15-Feb. 28, March 15-April 30 and May 15-June 30. To sign up or find out more, contact Jensen at Wildlife Resources’ Nongame Conservation Section in Forsyth, (478) 994-1438 or Details on the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program are available at Copies of “Calls of the Wild” are $15.36 each, including sales tax and shipping. Mail a check payable to Wildlife Conservation Fund to GA DNR/WRD, Nongame Conservation Section, 116 Rum Creek Drive, Forsyth, Ga. 31029, ATTN: Frogs of Georgia CD. Georgians who buy a license plate featuring a bald eagle or a ruby-throated hummingbird help conserve frogs and other nongame wildlife. Sales of the plates, as well as donations to the Give Wildlife a Chance state income tax checkoff, are vital to the Nongame Conservation Section. This Wildlife Resources Division section receives no state funds for its mission to help conserve wildlife not legally hunted, fished for or trapped, as well as rare plants and natural habitats. The plates are available for a one-time $25 fee at county tag offices, by checking the wildlife license plate box on mailin registrations and through online renewals (http://mvd.dor.

That’s a wrap!

Shootout with Tattnall ends season

Brantley’s defense forces and recovers a fumble, above, and swarm a Tattnall player, left. The Herons lost the game 33-6 ending the season in next to last place with a 1-7 record.
Photos by Kathy Hendrix

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Date Aug 29 Sep 04 Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 03 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 07 Day Fri Thu Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri Time 8:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM Opponent Lanier (1A-A) Atkinson (1A-A) McIntosh (2-AA)* Pierce (2-AA)* Jeff Davis (2-AA)* Benedictine (2-AA)* Appling (2-AA)* Charlton (2-AA)* Long (2-AA)* Tattnall (2-AA)* Location/Score Lost 7-34 Won 27-14 Lost 7-34 Lost 21-37 Won 24-7 Lost 17-28 Lost 14-53 Lost 14-54 Lost 9-20 Lost 6-33


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Traditions and treasures theme of this year’s Christmas parade
The 2008 Brantley County Christmas "Traditions and Treasures" festivities will begin on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. with the tree lighting and caroling. The Christmas festival will be held at the courthouse square from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 with the parade at 2 p.m. There will be entertainment at the stage area from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce asks that the floats be decorated to demonstrate a Christmas tradition. Applications for the parade are available through the Chamber office or The Brantley Enterprise office or by visiting and are due by Tuesday, December 2. Anyone interested in performing at the tree lighting or festival is asked to call Ruby Ann Sawyer at 462-6957 or 462-6970. Festival booths are also available for $30 each with application which must be reserved by Tuesday, December 2 through the chamber or Linda Harris at 462-5131 ext. 1151 or 462-5923. You can mail applications to the Chamber of Commerce, Drawer B, Nahunta, GA. 31553.

This weekend, seniors who are eligible for Medicare can sign up for prescription drug coverage or change their existing plan. Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, is urging seniors to jump at this opportunity to sign up or switch. “Qualified seniors should not delay,” said Pitts. “With hundreds of private plans competing to provide the best deals, Medicare Part D has more options and better coverage than ever before. That’s really healthcare choice we can believe in.” Most public health programs are funded and managed by the government. Part D is different because it’s administered by private insurance companies. In other words, taxpayer dollars operate as a subsidy, but then seniors are allowed to select

Eligible seniors can sign up for, alter Medicare prescription plans Saturday
the drug benefit that best suits their needs. “According to a recent Harris Interactive Poll, an overwhelming 87 percent of Part D enrollees are happy with the program,” continued Pitts. “This makes sense. By leveraging market forces, Part D has both lowered costs and increased choices for seniors.” In fact, the program has reduced outof-pocket healthcare expenses for the average enrollee by 17 percent, according to a study published

in the Annals of Internal Medicine. And the projected cost of Part D to taxpayers over the next decade has dropped $117 billion since last summer -- from $915 billion to $798 billion. Pitts did have some words of caution: “Some plans -- especially the more popular ones -- will be more expensive in 2009, so even seniors who are pleased with their existing drug coverage should examine their options.”

To those of you who voted for me in the General Election I am deeply grateful. Your vote expressed your confidence in me and my service to you for the last sixteen years. I have always placed your satisfaction as a priority as well as accurate and professional accounting of your tax dollars. To all of my friends, old and new, thank you for all of your support, encouragement and friendship through the years. Lorna H. Thomas

Thank you to the citizens of Brantley County for your votes and support in the November General Election. I appreciate your confidence to choose me as your next County Commissioner for Post 2. I am proud and will be honored to represent each of you during the upcoming four years and I will be counting on your continued support during this time. The Commission will face some tough challenges in the future and it is going to take everyone working together to make a positive change in our county. Thanks again, Greg O’Quinn

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Donna Jean Corbin of Jesup, and Lance Reginald Crews of Brunswick; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday (November 9, 2008) at Second Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bonnie Strickland, 5650 Strickland Rd., Waycross, GA 31503, or Hospice Satilla, 317 Plant Ave, Waycross, GA 31501. Memorialization will be by cremation.

Ivy Thompson, 91, of Waynesville passed away Friday, November 7, 2008 at her daughter Elizabeth Handley’s residence in Longwood, under the care of the Hospice of the Comforter. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Golborne, Lancashire, England and had resided in Brantley County for thirty seven years. She was born February 5, 1917 and was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Heyes. She was a graduate of Golborne Lancashire School and was employed as a seamstress by Brunswick Manufacturing for many years, and was a member of the Waynesville Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs.

Ivy Thompson

Thompson is preceded in death by her husband Henry Felton Thompson, a brother, Tommy Heyes and a sister, Gladys Critchley. She is survived by 2 daughters, Elizabeth Thompson Handley of Longwood, Judith Thompson Kelly of Waynesville; a son, Don Reggie Thompson of Hortense; 4 granddaughters, Dawn McCarty of Alderson, W.Va., Victoria Bartz of Longwood, Tiffany Thompson of Hortense, and Priscilla Thompson of Alderson, W.Va.; 5 grandsons, Robert Handley of Venice, Adrian Thompson of Brunswick, Kenneth Kelly, Andrew Kelly, and Joshua Kelly all of Waynesville; 2 great granddaughters Alexis and Olivia McCarty both of Alderson, W.Va.; and 3 great grandsons, Tyler Bartz of Longwood, Aiden Thompson and Avery Thompson, both of Brunswick. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Waynesville Missionary Baptist Church with pastor Geoff Critchley officiating. Burial followed the service at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Brantley County. Active pallbearers were Adrian Thompson, Rob Handley, Kenneth Kelly IV, Andrew Kelly, Joshua Kelly, and Wallace Thompson. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the

Comforter at 480 West Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

Jonathan M. Strickland, age 40, of Bleecker, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly on Friday October 24, 2008 at home. He was born September 26, 1968 in Brunswick, Georgia, and was of Cherokee Indian descent. Jonathan was employed as a truck driver for Arnoff Moving & Storage in Albany, N.Y. Survivors include 2 sons Jonathan Strickland Jr. and Brandon Strickland; a stepson Kourey Grooms; 2 daughters Samantha Strickland, Brittaney Strickland; 3 step daughters Allison Ostrander, Ashley Ostrander, and Heather Ostrander; a brother Bobby E. Strickland of Hortense; a sister Brenda Charlene Carter of Hortense; his mother Brenda L. Black Strickland of Hortense; and his companion April Ostrander; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Bobby Lee Strickland, paternal grandparents John and Rose Strickland, maternal grandparents Floyd and Minnie Black. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the Strickland family plot at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hortense.

Jonathan Strickland

Dr. Catchings knows exactly how to get to the heart of the matter.
Satilla Regional Medical Center is very pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Timothy T. Catchings, Cardiologist, to its medical staff. Dr. Catchings joins the Satilla Regional Heart Center in providing specialized, comprehensive cardiac care for patients throughout the region. Dr. Catchings received his MD degree from Emory University and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, where he also completed a Pulmonary Disease Fellowship. He trained in Cardiovascular Disease at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and at the University of Missouri from where he received his Felowship in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Catchings is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, with sub-specialty certification in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He has held faculty positions at such institutions as the University of Missouri and the Mercer University School of Medicine. He is a Captain, US Navy Reserve, retired. As a cardiologist at the Satilla Regional Heart Center, Dr. Catchings will diagnose and treat heart disease using the advanced diagnostic technology available in the Heart Center, performing such procedures such as echocardiograms, exercise stress tests, vascular studies, nuclear imaging testing, and cardiac catheterizations.

Timothy T. Catchings, MD

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2000 Fleetwood Prowler 24' Travel Trailer. New hardwood flooring in Living/Kitchen area. New carpet in seperate bedroom and new tile throughout bathroom. Comfortably sleeps 5 adults. New awning within the past year. COLD A/C. We have only used it 3 times. Would love to keep it, but we just bought a new house. Clear title. $8999 OBO. 912-617-2973. FOR RENT: Trailer, 2 miles south of Nahunta on Hwy 301 on private and secluded area. Call 778-4011, leave message. YARD SALE: Nov 14 & 15, 9a.m. until 5 p.m. at 1019 Paloma Street. Turn right beside D&D Auction off of Hwy 301. 462-8641. FOR RENT: House on Thedious Road, north of Nahunta. Approximately 2.8 miles east of Hwy. 301 off the (Raybon) Rock Road East; 3 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat & A/C, stove and refrigerator. $400.00 per month plus security deposit. No pets. Call (912) 462-6322. 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: 2001 General Mobile Home, 28X52. 3BDR/2BA, carpet, linoleum, tile and appliances are all new within 1.5 years, All appliances stay! New toilets and hot water heater! We know a great financing guy. Just bought house, need to sell!! 912-617-2973. $22,500 OBO. House only, you move. HOMES FOR SALE: HOBOKEN, Renovated mobile home 1.5 acre lot, front porch, back deck. detached garage, needs some work, $45,000; HOBOKEN, 3/2 Manufactured Home, 1.5 acre lot, spacious living room and kitchen, oversized storage building, $82,500; NAHUNTA, New Construction, 3BR/2BA, spacious great room, split floor plan, rocking chair porch, carport, $115,000; HORTENSE, 4BDR/2BA home on 1 acre lot. mud room, covered porches. large kitchen, formal dining, $135,000. Call Johns Realty 912-462-6633. LAND FOR SALE: HICKOX AREA: 2 acre homesite, Site built homes only, 1800SF minimum, $22.000; WAYNESVILLE. Buster Walker Road, 42.744 Ac., $53,340; NAHUNTA, Caney Bay Rd area, 14.618 wooded acres, $23,950 & Sunflower Loop, 18.675 acres, $32,750. ATKINSON, Hwy 110, 1.2 wooded acres, nice homesite, corer lot, $9,950. ATKINSON, 6.741 wooded acres, several nice hardwoods, $25,000; HORTENSE, Spanish Oak Ln, .94 acre wooded homesite, $12,500; BRANTLEY/GLYNN LINE, large lot, well, septic, power and culvert, $15,500; Call Johns Realty 912-462-6633. FOR RENT: Mobile Homes in Atkinson. $250 deposit, $275 & up rent. Call 6173552 or 778-6053. FREE Puppies. Call 462-5391. FOR RENT: Travel trailer in Atkinson. $250 monthly including electric, no pets and single person only. Call 778-5605. FOR RENT: 3BDR/2BA doublewide mobile home. $450 per month and $150 deposit. Call 462-6764. FOR RENT: 2BDR/2BA mobile home in Winokur area. $250 a month. Call 912-577-4639 or 462-5239. FOR RENT: 2BDR unfurnished house with refrigerator and stove, heat and air, 2 porches; 3BDR unfurnished house with refrigerator and stove, heat and air; Mobile Home, 2BDR with refrigerator and stove, heat and air. Call 462-5571. CHARLTON CO.: 2,541 AC, $1,995/AC. Outstanding timber investment near Okenfenokee with great bear, deer, hog, turkey hunting. LONG CO.: 212 AC - $1,795/AC. Harwood bottoms, planted pine, great deer, turkey and hog hunting. TELFAIR CO.: 519 AC - $1,595/AC. Sugar Creek bottom land, hardwoods, planted pine, best hunting tract that we own. Data on website, 478-987-9700. St. Regis Paper Co. FOR SALE: 1996 Fleetwood 24X44, 3BDR/2BA. New carpet and paint. Must be moved. Asking $15,800 OBO. Call (912) 778-5446. TIRED OF RENTING? Rent to Own! Nancy's Place Comm. 2BR Mobile homes. 1989 Nobility, 14x70, Central heat and A/C. Sits on 1/2 acre lot! Private, Quiet, Clean. Rules and regulations strictly enforced. No pets w/out pet fee, No Pittbulls. $1,500 down payment, $457.80 a month which includes water, taxes, insurance, and lot rent. For more information please call 1-912-778-3000. Located in Atkinson off Hwy 110 West, 2.4 miles on left, Drury Lane, Look for angel signs. $150. Call 462-6506.



CLOTHES, GIFTS & MORE located 3 miles south of Nahunta on 301. Open M-F 9-5 and Saturday 9-3. 462-7984. Accepting fall/winter clothing in October. Please call ahead for an appointment. Clothes will have to be clean, stain and odor free and on hangers. 30 items per customer. Come see our NEW Halloween costumes. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you. Mrs. Ann, Trish, and Stephanie. WANTED TO BUY: Amaryllis Buds. Call 473-2421. FOR SALE: Ruger 30 cal., new model Blackhawk, $600. Remington 700, 6.5 Magnum, $500. Winchester 94, 444 cal., $500. Remington 700, 280 cal., camoflauge, $500. Call 778-4635. LOST: Cell phone at Brantley High School football game on September 4, 2008 on home side of stadium or in parking lot. Older model, silver colored, Sprint Samsung. If found, please call 912462-6322, turn in to the office of Brantley High School, or turn in to the Brantley County Sheriff's Office. WANTED: Fresh cow's milk, old time style and also Fresh eggs, fertile. Call 912-230-4669. ON GOING YARD SALE: Every Friday and Saturday at the home of Ricky and Mary Ammons, Post Road South. Turn on Pete Ave., 2nd house on right (doublewide). Please come browse. FOR SALE: Land in Wayne County, 3.5 acres. FOR SALE: Computer. Call Ricky at 778-5179. Remain independent in your home with a Power Wheelchair! Free delivery and installation on all equipment! Hospital Beds, Rollators and Manual Wheelchairs, too. Beautiful Lift Chairs with motors only $579 and Wheelchair Lifts from $549 that attach to your trailer hitch. Serving all of South Georgia from Waycross. Call us at 912-285-8595. We are a licensed Medicare and Medicaid provider. FOR SALE: Sectional love seat and sofa and additional furniture. Come see and make best offer. Ask for Jean, 912-266-4300. What is Karen's Creations offering for the Holiday Season? See Deborah or Julie at Finders Keepers for special orders on Swarovski crystal bracelets and Snowman earrings. Plan now to attend the Christmas Festival on Dec, 6th and look for my booth. I will have a great selection of affordable Christmas items and will offer free Christmas earrings with any $5. purchase. After the Festival, all Christmas items will be available in stores. ATTENTION MEDICARE RECIPIENT: Plan "F", age 65, female non-smoker, $98.04 monthly. Our Prescription Drug Plan has no deductible to meet and low co-payments. Call Lewis Insurance at 912-283-0300. FOR SALE: DVD/VCR combo, as is, like new, less than a year old, $40. Call Terry at 912-552-7210.

Waycross • Established 1964 • Ga. License #52

Mock Drilling Co., Inc.
Developers of quality wells
• 4-inch and larger quality wells • Red Jacket submersible pumps • Grundfos stainless steel pumps

AND LAND CLEARING 912-223-3056

FOR SALE: 1993 Ford Mustang convertible. Fire engine red with black top. Perfect for beach: $3,000. Call 912-449-1148. FOR SALE: 1997 Honda Accord LS, 4 dorr $2,800. Call 614-1238. 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: 1991 Cadillac DeVille Sedan. Call 462-5837. FOR SALE: 2000 Mazda 626, 4 door, burgandy, $2,800. Call 473-2172 or 473-2676. FOR SALE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maroon with 6 cylinder, 4wd, low miles. $7,000. Call 912-449-1148. FOR SALE: 2003 Santa Fe, V6, black, 6 disc CD changer, automatic, $5,000. Call 912-778-4979.

Call (912) 283-0530 or (912) 281-7000

FOR SALE: Two Fourwheelers, Artcic 300, and a Kawasaki Bayou. Both in good shape. Call 462-5744 or 912-6731366.

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. Housecleaning: Need extra help around the house? Honest, hardworking, dependable clean team. Very creditable references. Willing to travel if need be. Furnish own supples. Senior discounts. Available Mon.-Sat. 7a-3p. Call 462-6610. If you have an elderly or sick loved one who needs a sitter, please call 473-2802. Sewing, Alterations and Repairs. Call 778-4546. SELLERS LAWN SERVICE: Serving all Camden County and surrounding areas. Edging, Mowing, Mulching, Trimming, Pressure Washing. Year Round. 10 plus years experience. Family owned and operated. Licensed and Insured. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Home: 912-576 9302. Cell: 912-552-1398.

• Lawn Maintenance • Landscape Design • Pressure Washing • Auto/Boat/RV Detailing Michael Saxon

912-462-8956 TUE - FRI 9:00 TO 6:00 SATURDAY 8:00 TO 2:00 HAIRCUTS $10 SENIORS $8 RT2 BOX 59R-10 NAHUNTA GA 31553


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MEDICARE RECIPIENT Yes, we have the Medicare Supplement, but we also have Medicare Part-D Drug Prescription Plan
Available on Nov. 15, 2005.

Help Wanted
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg. pay $20/hr or $57K/yr., Incl. Fed. Ben., OT. Placed by adSource, not affiliated w/ USPS who hires. 866-920-8421. Charlton Visiting Nurses in Nahunta has a per visit Part-time position open for a Licensed Registered Physical Therapist. Needs to be available to serve the following counties: Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn and McIntosh. Interested PT's can call between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 1-800-446-9116.

Yard Sales
3 Family Yard Sale: BTC business office on Sat. 11-15, from 7am-12pm. Baby car seats, strollers, bouncy seats, swings, and toys. Baby, children and a adult clothes. 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. Contact Lucy Cathcart at 912-778-4551 or Jack Cathcart 912-2667172 to make arrangements to deliver or we will also pick up.

Lewis Ins. Agency
1-800-794-0301 Serving SE Ga. Since 1989

FOR SALE: Pineapple Pears, call 458-3307.

Pets & Animals
FOR SALE: Ten laying hens, laying brown eggs: 4 Badrock, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Black Sexlinks. Call 462-7821. FOR SALE: CKC Chihuahua puppies. FOR SALE: CKC Daschund puppies, $150. Call 778-4408 or 266-4402. HORSE FOR SALE: 2008 Bay Colt,

Bulldozer work Landscaping of all kinds, small and big Septic tank Bush hog Tiling Day number (912) 458-2223 Home (912) 458-2362 Cell phone (912) 282-6375

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