November 20, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal} 00

November 20, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Hargray Communications had a symbolic groundbreaking for a new fiber network that will run through Tattnall and Long Counties and tie into lines already down for Hinesville. These state-of-the-art internet services will soon be throughout the Tattnall and Long County areas. Pinewood Christian Academy’s football team is continuing their trek toward the championship. With their 41-23 win...

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November 13, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Chad Dasher is back in the news. The repeat-escape inmate from Tattnall County came close to another escape … this time from a jail in Appling County. Dasher injured a female guard and scaled the razor-wire fence for about 30 minutes worth of freedom before being captured again. Mason “Mohawk” Smith broke another world record over the weekend at the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K...

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November 6, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s paper leads off with the long-awaited General Election results. In Georgia, many of the incumbents have returned to office including Gov. Nathan Deal. Locally though, it’s still a toss-up. Candidates for Tattnall County Commission Chairman, Keith Dixon and Ashley Durrence, will face off in a Runoff Election set for Tuesday, December 2. They defeated challenger Kim Lynn,...

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October 30, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with the Tattnall County Lady Warriors softball team, who have advanced to the Elite 8 for the first time in school history. The team will travel to Columbus, GA, for games starting on Thursday this week, Oct. 30, in their quest for the AAA State Championship. The Gymnastics Place in Reidsville brought home several trophies and awards after a recent...

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October 23, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with two big stories. Kennedy Cablevision located in Reidsville has been sold to Hargray Communications. The transaction will add additional residential and commercial customers to Hargray’s expanding network in southeast Georgia and provide a significant upgrade to the infrastructure and services in Tattnall County and Long County. And Rotary Corporation...

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October 16, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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On this week’s front page, Mason “Mohawk” Smith, the 11-year-old runner from Tattnall County has done it again! This time, he topped the world records for the 5K and 10K in his age group. Mason also has two national records and 14 state records. The Tattnall County High School Lady Warrior softball team took Region runner-up and are now advancing to the State playoffs, which...

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October 9, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Reidsville resident Sabrina Manning, 37, died Friday, October 3, after being stabbed multiple times by Kelvin Carter, 49, of Reidsville. She was flown to Savannah by the Air Evac Lifeteam, but did not survive. Collins held their annual Autumn Fest on Saturday, October 4, in the downtown. Entertainment, food, booths and fun for the kids, kept everyone busy for the afternoon. Local political...

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October 2, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The 11th annual Wiregrass Festival was held over the weekend on Saturday in Reidsville. The day turned out to be a great one although gray skies were threatening rain in the beginning. The parade and festival were well attended and everyone enjoyed the afternoon. The City of Glennville was recently awarded a $500,000 CDBG grant that they plan to use for sewer improvements. A total of 82 awards...

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September 25, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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There’s lots happening this week in Tattnall County! Saturday, September 27 is the annual Wiregrass Parade and Festival in Reidsville. The parade will kick off that morning at 10 a.m., but for the very early birds, come out for the even earlier Fun Run! Then make your way to the Festival, which is located in the Veterans Memorial Park next to the Tattnall County Courthouse. Reidsville is...

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September 18, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with the tragic accident of a young mother and her baby. Me’Chelle Lynn Harden and her baby, Paisley Winkler, were from Metter, but had Reidsville ties.  They were killed in a car accident September 12. Harry and Inez Crews have been named the 2014 TCHS Homecoming Grand Marshals. The pair are frequently seen at many of the sporting events at the high...

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September 11, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week we reflect back on September 11, 2001. The VFW will be placing flags all around the Tattnall County Courthouse square in honor of Patriots Day and the terroristic acts that struck our country that day. Ava Johnson, the daughter of Brandon and Ashlea Johnson of Reidsville, was one of five children selected to participate in Fashion Night in Savannah over the weekend. She models for Halo...

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September 4, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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On this week’s front page is 11-year-old Mason Smith who has once again broken a state record in racing. Mason earned his 13th state record, finishing a 5K in 17:55:32. Reidsville resident Leticia Holland is traveling to Sacramento, CA, later this month for the next round of auditions with American Idol. The Tattnall County Warriors toppled the Long County Blue Tide 23-14 in the opening...

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August 28, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Tabatha Davis of Reidsville was charged with felony shoplifting after attempting to take $694.44 worth of merchandise from The Drug Store in Reidsville. Grady Lewis, Jr., owner of Shady Grady’s in Reidsville died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah due to heart failure. Optim Medical Center is a Platinum sponsor for this year’s Wiregrass Festival....

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August 21, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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It was a Blizzard everywhere in Glennville last Thursday as the Dairy Queen held it’s annual Miracle Treat Day. The restaurant stayed busy as Tattnall Countians, as well as visitors from all over the area, flocked to support the fundraising efforts. This year, owner Zuber Malek and his crew raised a record $26,314! A scary accident happened August 15 in the very early morning hours as...

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August 14, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Former Police Chief Donald Burke passed away August 11. He had most recently been in charge of security at the Tattnall County Annex. A vehicle crash on Hwy. 196 August 7 claimed the lives of three men and one other was airlifted to Savannah. The deceased are Staff Sgt. Joseph L. Cunningham, Julian Edward Wosencroft, and Victor M. Rodriguez Jr.  Airlifted to Savannah was Abdiel  Garay-Colon....

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August 7, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

August 7, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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As we enjoy the last days of summer, we feature an old-time summer tradition on this week’s front page … building sandcastles! Glennville’s Dylan Mulligan has become famous for his elaborate, sandy creations. The County Commissioners are proposing an increase in property taxes this year, which would be the first time in nine years. In addition to building up the contingency...

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July 31, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Tattnall County teachers gathered for the annual county-wide meeting July 29 at TCHS to kickoff the new school year, which began August 1. Former Reidsville Police Chief Johnny Shuman passed away Wednesday, July 23. Three candidates have qualified for the Board of Commissioners Chairman race: Keith Dixon, Ashley Durrence and Robert Kim Lynn. The election will be held November 4, 2014. Tattnall...

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July 24, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Reidsville resident Barbara Polke is facing murder charges in last week’s death of Ashley Sharpe. Polke was the driver of the vehicle and Sharpe had been the passenger, when Polke said a man had approached the vehicle and fired two shots at them, with one of them hitting Sharpe in the head. Polke is being held without bond. In addition, Catherine Sharpe Lee was arrested on four counts of...

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July 17, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Reidsville resident Ashley D. Sharpe, 29, was shot in Lyons last Friday afternoon. Sharpe and another woman, Barbara A. Polke, were in a vehicle when the shooting was said to have occurred. The incident is under investigation. A Toombs County 5-year-old, Rodney Lozano, was killed in a vehicle accident. The vehicle had several minor children in it and was being driven by a 14-year-old. Suspects...

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July 10, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Four people were arrested on drug charges on July 3 at the Cheerio Inn in Glennville. Part of that included the operations of a meth lab in one of the hotel rooms. The Tattnall County fireworks show was held on the evening of July 4th at TCHS. Three individuals had slight cuts and abrasions when three six-inch shells (launching charges) exploded in launching tubes during the grand finale of the...

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July 3, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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There were a multitude of honors and recognitions on the front page this week. Mark Thompson was named Reidsville’s Rotarian of the Year and Mercedes Saenz was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. In the Glennville Lions Club, Dennis Strickland was honored as Citizen of the Year and Lisa C. Trim was named Lion of the Year. In the Glennville Rotary Club, Brent Walker Sr. was named the Rotarian...

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June 26, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Former Glennville Mayor Jean Bridges was inducted into the Georgia Municipal Association Hall of Fame June 23, 2014. She served as Mayor of the City of Glennville for 12 years from 2000 – 2011, and holds the distinctive honor of being the first female Mayor in the city’s history. TCHS graduate Sandra Gomez was named the 2014 Georgia Migrant Student of the Year.  Sandra, an Honor Graduate of...

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June 19, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Another week of local tragedies leads off this week’s Tattnall Journal. Greg Mulling of Collins died in a one vehicle crash on June 17 after being ejected from his truck, which flipped off of Lynntown Road. A 23-month-old little girl, Serenity Waller, drowned in a pond on Friday, June 13 in the Sand Hill community just inside Long County. Her mother had been outside with her and the child...

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June 12, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Sad news leads off the paper this week with the death of 13-year-old D’Marco Lee Castro, who drowned Monday afternoon, June 9, in the Ohoopee River near Jarriel’s Bridge. With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we have a feature story on the life and legacy of J. Lewis Lynn, who passed away January 9, 2013. It’s a big pageant week next week in the state of Georgia! We...

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June 5, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Tattnall County Manager Faye Hussey is retiring. She was honored at Monday’s County Commissioners’ meeting with a Senate Resolution, presented by Senator Jack Hill, and a reception. Faye began working for Tattnall County in 1973 and is retiring effective July 1, 2014. The Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce and the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Department and local police stations...

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May 29, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Memorial Day was Monday, May 26, and the annual ceremony was held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. Boy Scout troops from Glennville had placed flags on all the burial plots at the cemetery. There was a good turnout of people for the ceremony and Lt. Col. Raymond T. Banks, Sr., Commander of the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart,...

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May 22, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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TCHS Valedictorian Bethany Durrence and Salutatorian Sarina Keffer will lead their class in graduation exercises on Friday, May 23, at 8 p.m. at Warrior Stadium. Over 160 graduates will be receiving a diploma from Tattnall County High School. Delvis Dutton, of Glennville, was running as a candidate for the Republican seat of U.S. Representative in District 12 in the Primary Election Tuesday, May...

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May 15, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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A high speed chase ran through Tattnall and Toombs counties on Monday, May 9. Two men were finally arrested in the incident, Mario Edward Byrd and Gwain Durden. District Attorney Tom Durden was recently honored for his 30 years of service to the State of Georgia. Emma Bacon, local country artist, as been nominated for a GA Music Award in the Youth Country Category. Voting is now open through...

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May 8, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Melvin Collins, 53, of Collins, GA, was killed last Tuesday, April 29, after he was hit by a vehicle while walking down Hwy. 292. The driver, Russell Deal of Richmond Hill was charged in the incident and also charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. A mobile home fire completely destroyed the home of Teresa Owens of Reidsville. The fire broke out last Tuesday, April 29. A lightning...

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May 1, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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A new Splash Pad is opening at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park in Reidsville, which will be a fun outing for the kids on those hot summer days! The fenced-in area is also available to rent for birthday parties. CES students were honored with Congressman John Barrow’s Bookworms awards. Barrow visited the school to make the presentations to the students on April 17th. RMS Track teams were...

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April 24, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Renuka Patel, who was working as cashier at the Fast Stop convenience store at 316 North Veterans Boulevard in Glennville was shot in the chest during a robbery on Thursday, April 17, 2014, about 10 p.m.  The assailant was a black male about 5’ 6” tall and perhaps 150 pounds that wore a black stocking cap. Governor Nathan Deal was in town for the 27th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout...

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April 17, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Escaped Tattnall County jail inmate Chad Dasher has finally been arrested after having been on the run since January. Tattnall County authorities caught him after he jumped into a pond. He had been on the run and is wanted on various burglary charges across several states. Chris Mock, a 17-year-old junior at Tattnall County High School, was taken by Lifestar to Savannah after being hit by a...

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April 10, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Several chicken house were badly damaged last week when strong winds ripped through the county. Four of six chicken houses owned by Dennis and Glenda Durrence, were hit. County Commission Chairman Frank Murphy will soon have a new job title. He was appointed as County Manager, to begin May 1, to fill the seat that will be vacated this summer by Faye Hussey, who is retiring.  Mr. Murphy will step...

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April 3, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Dr. Sang Oh will be honored with a reception on Sunday, April 6 at the Reidsville Garden Club in recognition of his 40 years of service to the local citizens. The event will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and everyone is invited to come by and help celebrate with Dr. Oh and his family. Also on Sunday, the Tattnall County Chamber will be hosting the third annual Arts Festival at the Tattnall County...

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March 27, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with Dry Branch Farms earning the Grower of the Year award from the Vidalia Onion Committee. Also honored at the banquet was Barbara Braddy of Braddy Farms who was bestowed the Vidalia Ambassador Award. Kathleen Shuman, a senior at Tattnall County High School, recently won the Rotary Club Speech Contest held at St. Simons Island. As the first place winner,...

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March 20, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Several awards were presented last Thursday evening, March 13 during the Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet. The highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, was given to J. Roger Kennedy, Jr., owner of Kennedy Cablevision, Inc., County Line Cablevision, Inc., and Kennedy Network Services, Inc., in Reidsville. Other award winners included: Tattnall County Citizens of...

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March 13, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with a drug bust and arrests made at the home of Timothy and Angela Hodges in Glennville. Although the incident occurred on Friday, very little information could be obtained from authorities by press time. There’s some new fun on the way for those hot summer days at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park in Reidsville! A new fenced-in, concrete splash pad,...

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March 6, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Tattnall County community came together over the weekend to celebrate the life of Micah Smiley, who recently passed away at age 7 of lymphoma. The Family Fun Day was the second annual event to raise money for the Smiley family, with this year raising a whopping $10,595.13!! Lots of activities were held on Saturday at Tattnall County High School, including a flag football tournament and...

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February 27, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Collins Middle School student Janelene Sanders is the winner of the Tattnall County Spelling Bee! Janelene is a seventh grader. She won the Spelling Bee with the word, “dawdle”. She will now travel to district competition March 1 in Waycross. The Lady Warriors’ basketball team lost their first round of State playoffs by falling to Dodge County in a close one, 73-71. Tattnall...

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February 20, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Tattnall County Lady Warriors’ basketball team placed third in Region 1AAA and will have their first round in the State Playoffs this Friday, February 21 in Eastman, GA, as they face Dodge County at 6 p.m. Several honors were recognized at TCHS recently. Chris Freeman Jr., 16, was bestowed the 2014 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award. And, ladies representing TCHS as...

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February 13, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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It’s all positive news on the front page this week … a great edition with Valentine’s coming up this Friday, February 14! Leading off the top are TCHS STAR Student Sarah Fort and TCHS STAR Teacher Casey McNeely. Sarah is the daughter of Leonard and Kelly Fort of Glennville. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on...

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February 6, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Micah Smiley, age 7, of Reidsville, passed away February 1, after a year-long battle with Lymphoma. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Reidsville Baptist Church. The Tattnall County Shrine Club was once again named the Club of the Year. In addition, Tattnall County’s own, Shawn Tootle, was named 2013 Shriner of the Year. This designation is a first for the Tattnall County club....

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January 30, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Two men escaped from the Tattnall County Jail Friday, January 24 and police are still on the hunt for them. Chad Dasher, W/M, 38 and Raymond Smith, W/M  25, are still at large.  Dasher is 5’9” and 140 pounds with brown hair and green eyes and was in jail for burglary and car theft.  Smith is 6’, 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He was in jail on molestation charges. Sterling Sharpe...

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January 23, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This past weekend was a busy one in Tattnall County! The annual Tattnall Productions held their 12th show at the Glennville City Auditorium celebrating “Musical Memories.” They enjoyed three sold-out shows Friday and Saturday. In sports, the Tattnall County Lady Warriors won two matches last week, over Brantley County 55-27 on Tuesday and defeating Beach (#3 in the State) in a close...

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January 16, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Lots of good stuff coming up this weekend in Tattnall County. Tattnall Productions is holding it’s 12th annual show Friday and Saturday, January 17-18 at the Glennville City Auditorium. Friday’s show will be at 7 p.m. and there will be two shows on Saturday, one at 2 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale and are $8, $10, and $12.  Tickets are available at Central Pharmacy...

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January 9, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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If you’re anywhere in Tattnall County these last few days, you know it’s been COLD (by south Georgia standards)!! We have a front page story on some of the issues surrounding that cold weather, which dropped down to the teens Monday evening. Michelle Anderson-Lands, Tattnall County native, has seen huge success with the company Plexus, which she began with in April 2013. Recently she...

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January 2, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page features the culmination of several weeks’ worth of work as tons of toys and pajamas were passed out to children in Tattnall County. In all, 109 families were assisted with toys, clothing, gift cards for food and more. The items were delivered to their homes by law enforcement and many volunteers. A construction trailer at Collins Elementary/Middle School was...

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December 26, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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We hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas! The Tattnall Journal staff also took a few days off to be with family over Christmas. This edition was actually finished on Friday, December 20, so it is a little smaller than the normal weekly edition. Leading off the front page were two stories saluting the Firemen of the Year from the Reidsville and Glennville Fire Departments. Ricky Tootle earned...

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December 19, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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It’s all good news across the front page this week, which is a good thing with Christmas just around the corner! The TCHS Cross Country Team sponsored the first-ever Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Trot on December 14, 2013. Lots of people came out for the event and many of them dressed up for the occasion in lots of holiday attire. Harmony Church is holding their drive-thru Live Nativity...

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December 12, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page is a wrap-up of the Christmas festivals held over the weekend. Glennville started off the celebrations with the downtown “Celebration of the Season”, an outdoor event with lots of booths, food and entertainment. On Saturday, Cobbtown hosted the annual “Christmas .. Cobbtown Style!” with the traditional parade and other fun events. Carl Cowart,...

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December 5, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Lots of front page news in this week’s Tattnall Journal. At the top, Reidsville held its 31st annual Christmas Parade and Festival last Saturday. Lots of events and entertainment had the crowd coming out to take part. In Collins, the city held their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and also honored Carolyn Mack as the Collins Citizen of the Year. The recently expanded and renovated Tattnall...

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November 28, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Leading off the paper this week is a feature story about Tattnall native Brandon Harton, who is a senior football player at the University of Georgia. The article is reprinted from the Athens-Banner Herald. Reidsville will be the location of the 31st Annual Christmas Parade this coming Saturday, November 30! The parade will head through town about 10 a.m. and then the festival will kick off in...

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November 21, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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All good news on the front page this week! Tattnall County’s Teachers of the Year were recognized at the Board of Education meeting and RES Teacher of the Year Wanda Mosley gained the additional honor of being named the system-wide Tattnall County Teacher of the Year. Other honorees include: Beth Wilson Kennedy, RMS; Jessica Helms, TCHS; Clarice Shuman, GES; Stephanie Lane, GMS; Renee...

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November 14, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Veterans Day was observed on Monday, November 11 and many of the local schools held ceremonies to honor local veterans. Tattnall County High School held it’s 11th annual ceremony Monday morning with Rev. Clarence Boles as the Keynote Speaker. Carolyn Outen Rich was named the Grand Marshal for the upcoming Christmas Cobbtown Style parade and festival on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Tattnall...

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November 7, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week, Reidsville’s Ruth S. Anderson was honored by the Tattnall County Board of Commissioners. A large number of friends, family and former colleagues attended the meeting where Anderson was presented with a Resolution of Appreciation for the many volunteer hours she has given to Tattnall County over the years. Tattnall County voters approved the county’s SPLOST in the election,...

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October 31, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Reidsville Middle School Tigers won the football championship against Metter. ** Note: The article printed in the paper in this edition was actually submitted incorrectly by the coach at the middle school by mistake. The corrected article was re-printed in the following week’s edition, November 7. TCHS teacher Callie Boatright won a Georgia Power Grant for $1,000 to be used in her...

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October 24, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Lady Warriors of TCHS are still on the move with the softball team winning the first round of State Playoffs! The ladies move on to Round Two in the State Tournaments this week. The “Sweet Sixteen” round is to be hosted at TCHS October 23. Reidsville Dairy Queen owners Curtis and Sally Thorsen have sold the restaurant to Glennville Dairy Queen owner Zuber Malek. The deal was...

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October 17, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Tattnall County High School Lady Warriors’ Softball Team are the 2013 Region 1-AAA Champions for the first time in school history! The ladies defeated Pierce County on Saturday, October 12, to seal the championship. They moved on as the first seed in the first round of State Playoffs. Emma Bacon, a singer/songwriter from Reidsville, is a Georgia-Country Teen Artist of the Year nominee....

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October 10, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Canoochee EMC celebrated its 75th Annual Meeting with a record crowd Tuesday, October 8 in Manassas. Employees were recognized for their years of service and Don Cowart was the grand prize winner of a refurbished Canoochee truck. As usual, lots of door prizes were given away and the crowd enjoyed the afternoon entertainment and refreshments. The TCHS Lady Warriors beat Brantley County High...

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The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park September 30 to introduce the newly constructed Group Shelter. The shelter is a beautiful addition to the park in Reidsville and also features a back deck, separate screened building and new restroom facilities. The 2013 Wiregrass Festival was a huge success and drew a large crowd for the day-long activities. Collins...

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September 26, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The tenth annual Wiregrass Festival is this Saturday, September 28 in Reidsville, GA! The event begins with an early morning Fun Run at 8 a.m. and then the Parade at 10 a.m. The festival itself will be held in the Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Tattnall County Courthouse. There’s lots of fun planned for the day, plenty of arts and crafts, games for the kids, and tasty treats to...

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September 19, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

September 19, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Tattnall County School System is asking for the public’s input on a strategic planning process they are working on. A meeting was held at TCHS September 16, but for those unable to attend, there is an online questionnaire that you can fill out so that your opinions get voiced. To access the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/8239VLT or you can find the link on the School...

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September 12, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

September 12, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Reidsville businessman Ralph Stewart passed away September 9, on his birthday. Many knew him as the long-time owner of Reidsville’s IGA. Tammy Wilds was named WTOC’s Hometown Hero. The Tattnall County Warrior football team won their game on the road, beating Portal 14-0. And the Tattnall County Lady Warriors went 5-0 in the Veterans softball Tournament. Obituaries this week: Vivian...

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September 5, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

September 5, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Tattnall County Warriors kicked off the football season with a win in overtime against the Claxton Tigers, 9-6. The Pinewood Patriots also jumped into the season with a win over Robert Toombs, 26-13. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) comes up for renewal this November and the county is asking for voters’ support on the one-cent tax renewal once again. SPLOST helps...

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August 29, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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A 25-year-old Glennville man, Dantrel Dunson, was killed August 23 after his four-wheeler left the road and struck a tree on Enoch Walker Road. Several honorees were featured on the front page this week … John Conley was honored at the POAG Convention. Glennville’s Wayne Dasher was honored by WTOC-TV as the “Hometown Hero”. And Dr. Jim Strickland was honored by the state...

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August 22, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

August 22, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Happy faces and Happy Meals this week in Reidsville as McDonald’s officially opened it’s doors on Thursday, August 15. A select VIP night was held the night before for local business people.  In the same parking lot will be the brand new Dollar General, which is still under construction on the inside. Believe it or not, Adam Sandler made a brief stop in Reidsville at Smith’s...

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August 15, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

August 15, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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McDonald’s is finally opening the doors this week at their new location in Reidsville! The restaurant and an attached brand new Dollar General are located between Shady Grady’s (at the red light) and the Summer House Restaurant on Hwy. 280 E. They will be open for lunch on Thursday, August 15 and then for regular business hours starting on Friday. The Glennville Dairy Queen surpassed...

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August 8, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

August 8, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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August 1 marked the first day of school for Tattnall County public school students. Principals reported a smooth start to the new school year. Adail Treharn was honored with an award as the top performing “Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader” in the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Region for Concerted Services, Inc. Tattnall County football is busy with summer practices and the...

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August 1, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

August 1, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, a soldier from Ludowici/Glennville, was killed in Afghanistan. He used to be employed by the Glennville Police Department. The Dollar General in Reidsville had a fire near the cooler area on July 27, causing some damage to the store. A proposal from Scatec Solar was approved by the Tattnall County Commissioners to go ahead with two proposed solar farm projects in Tattnall...

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July 25, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

July 25, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The first day of school in Tattnall County is just around the corner on August 1! This week’s story has everything you need to know including the start/end times, school calendar, contact information for each school, and an article on the new program enabling every Tattnall County student to enjoy free lunch this year! Also on the front page, Kim Dubberly Rowden was named the 2013...

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July 18, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

July 18, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Glennville All-Stars Mite Girls took home the State Championship in the tournament held July 13 in Adel, GA. Greg Parker of Reidsville, was honored as the Reidsville Rotarian of the Year. Johnny Shuman, former Chief of Police of Reidsville, had surgery recently to remove his right foot due to complications with diabetes. Local members of VFW 7764 joined together and constructed a ramp at...

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July 11, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

July 11, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Glennville is welcoming a new business and potentially 150-200 new jobs with the recent addition of Onshore Outsourcing. The business is opening its location at the former site of Southeastern Technical College in Glennville, next to the City Auditorium. A patriotic 4th of July program was held at the Tattnall County Veteran’s Park in Reidsville to remember the fallen heroes from our area....

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July 4, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

July 4, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Headlines leading off this week’s paper include the resignation of County Engineer Pete Blocker. Blocker has served in the position for over 14 years. Robert Balkcom was promoted to SFC, Commander of GSP Post 11 in Hinesville. Balkcom is a 1987 graduate of Reidsville High School. Local law enforcement made several drug arrests. Troy Lane Barnard was arrested on charges which included, Sale...

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June 27, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

June 27, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with a congratulations to Reidsville Harveys Assistant Store Manager Art Holmes. He was honored as the store-wide Harveys Assistant Manager of the Year at the recent convention. Tattnall County High School Principal Glenn Stewart was injured after falling from the roof of his house. He underwent surgery where he had to have a rod and eight screws put in his...

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June 20, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with the historic news of the Reidsville Lions Club first female President to be inducted. Linda Curl was inducted at the last meeting and will take over July 1. The Kimchi agricultural facility in Glennville, which makes a Korean type of salad, had a fire in one of the buildings last week and suffered lots of smoke and water damage. The Reidsville Mite...

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June 13, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

June 13, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Leading off this week’s front page is a brief story on an altercation at Smith State Prison in Glennville where several inmates were injured causing multiple emergency crews to be called for transportation to area hospitals. At Georgia State Prison, new Warden Robert Toole will take over effective July 1. The Reidsville Boys 12U All-Stars won the 51st Annual Lyons Tournament Tuesday with a...

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June 6, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week we feature some photographs from the current Family Shelter construction going on at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park in Reidsville. The new group shelter is expected to be completed by the end of June and will be able to accommodate 80 guests. Also featured is an article on the Vidalia Sweet Onion and how the crop fared this season. Cliff Riner, Tattnall County Extension Agent, announced...

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May 30, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Tattnall County High School held graduation ceremonies Saturday evening, May 24. The stands were packed as parents, friends and relatives came out to cheer on their graduate. Memorial Day was also celebrated and remembered on May 27 and a large crowd gathered at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending America’s...

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May 23, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

May 23, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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On this week’s front page were two headline stories involving Cobbtown. In the first, Keith Harvey was honored as Cobbtown’s Citizen of the Year. Other nominees for the annual award were George Holland and Charles & Karen Rushton. Also making headlines in Cobbtown was the rescue of a worker high atop the Cobbtown water tower. The worker had been making repairs inside of the tank...

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May 16, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

May 16, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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There’s a lot of stuff happening in this week’s paper! Two big events headlined the paper. The first was a Prayer Vigil that was held Thursday, May 16 on the Courthouse square. Several individuals were honored or remembered in prayer and candles were lit and balloons released. Also happening over the weekend was  Glennville’s annual Sweet Onion Festival! The day-long event on...

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May 9, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

May 9, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The land is currently being cleared for the new McDonalds and Dollar General in Reidsville! The spot is located next to the Summer House and it’s estimated that the businesses will be open in August of this year. Concerted Services, Inc., is facing cutbacks and looking at closing the Reidsville office. TCHS Work-Based Learning program gave a $3,000 donation to the Lions Clubs of Tattnall...

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May 2, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Iris H. Wilcox Cancer Center in Vidalia was officially dedicated in a ceremony on April 25 thanks to a $1 million donation from the NFL’s Nick Eason, who is a Toombs County native. The center is named in memory of Eason’s mother who passed away from cancer. Optim Healthcare, in Tattnall received a “5-Star” rating by Healthgrades, for the past two years. A ceremony was...

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April 25, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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A serious vehicle accident on Sunday, April 21 at what is known as Tatum’s Crossroads, between Glennville and Reidsville, sent one driver by LifeStar to Memorial in Savannah. 18-year-old Kyle Altman, a senior at Tattnall County High School, remained in critical condition most of this week. The other driver, Brandon Johnson, a family man and local banker, received slight injuries.  A prayer...

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April 18, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page started off with a story on the Tattnall Space Surveillance Station, which is scheduled to be shut down for the remainder of this year. Tattnall County native Daphne H. Jarriel was the recent recipient of the Deen Day Smith Service To Mankind Award. She was among two dozen Bulloch County area citizens to be honored at the annual banquet held at Georgia Southern...

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April 11, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Team Micah held another highly successful fundraiser this past weekend with a softball tournament at the Glennville Recreation Department. A total of 19 teams competed and raised a whopping $7,000 for Micah Smiley and his fight against cancer!! Quaysean Davis, alumni and star athlete of Tattnall County High School, is earning recognition on the college level now as he’s been given All-West...

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April 4, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Tattnall County Arts Festival is this Sunday and it’s FREE to the public to attend! The event will be held inside the Tattnall County Courthouse and it’s a great opportunity to see the work of local artists and tour the Courthouse.  The festival is 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Brenna Dreggors, Tattnall County High School senior, recently advanced to the National Beta Club competition after...

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March 28, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Micah Smiley, the local 6-year-old boy going through chemo for lymphoma cancer, was flown by private plane to the University of Georgia on March 20 to visit with the players and gather autographs. A local group put the trip together and several Sheriff’s office deputies, Sherriff Quinton Rush, John Wingate, Ronnie McCall and Lamar Smith, along with Micah’s family, enjoyed the...

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March 21, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet March 14, 2013, at Tattnall County High School. Award winners were as follows: Lifetime Achievement Award: ARMSTRONG CRICKET FARM Tattnall County Citizens of the Year: DENNIS STRICKLAND and RABUN PHILLIPS Community Involvement Award: TATTNALL COUNTY SHRINE CLUB Service Business of the Year Award: REIDSVILLE VETERINARY...

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March 14, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

March 14, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The Reidsville Dairy Queen celebrated 25 years in business and Curtis and Sally Thorsen had a variety of specials during the day, a live band at the Dairy Queen, games for the kids, and a special evening performance by Randy “Elvis” Walker. Donations and money raised from the concert was given to charity. Lane Oliver of Reidsville was burned in an accident involving gasoline on a...

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March 7, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

March 7, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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At the top of this week’s front page, Joe English was selected as the recipient of a Monsanto $2,500 grant to be given to the organization of his choice in Tattnall County. In addition, because Tattnall had been declared a disaster county due to the droughts, he got a matching $2,500 grant. The two organizations he chose as recipients were the Tattnall County High School FFA and Tattnall...

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February 28, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

February 28, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The story in Tattnall County last week as been all the RAIN we’ve had! In fact, local public schools were canceled all week due to the poor road conditions, which kept buses from being able to travel the routes to get the children. Also on the front page are stories on the Tattnall County High School Warrior basketball teams. The Lady Warriors ended their season in the Sweet Sixteen, but...

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February 21, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

February 21, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Collins Full Gospel Tabernacle Church burned on February 17, 2013.  The church building and all of the contents were lost in the early morning fire. Tattnall County High School Senior Jazmin Serrano-Arce is the 2013 Tattnall County STAR Student and she chose Stan Parker as her STAR Teacher. A Dublin man, Ashley Wade Barron, was arrested in Collins with marijuana, meth and $1100 in cash. The...

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February 14, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

February 14, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Tattnall County’s Stevie Durrence was honored as the Tattnall County Conservationist of the Year at a banquet held February 7 in Rincon. Farmers from six different counties were recognized at the 62nd Annual Awards Banquet. A mobile home owned by Ruth Ann Ulmer was completely destroyed in a huge fire in Reidsville on February 4. Recent incidents at local prisons resulted in one death at...

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February 7, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

February 7, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Six-year-old Micah Smiley, a student at Reidsville Elementary School, and the son of Jamie and Angie Smiley, has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a type of cancer. Micah has been admitted to the Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. Several fundraising efforts have begun locally to help assist Micah and his family during this difficult time. A Facebook page has also been set up to keep the community...

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January 31, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

January 31, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with awards presented by the Glennville Chamber of Commerce. Top awards were Citizen of the Year, who was Dr. Jim Strickland, and the Business/Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Greg Woolard of Clyde’s Market and Rusty Pig! Also on the front was an update to the story of Former Tattnall County Sheriff’s Deputy Ramsey Arnold. Arnold was...

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January 24, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

January 24, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s front page leads off with two big weekend events … the annual musical, Tattnall Productions, was held Friday and Saturday to sold-out crowds in Glennville and the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and celebration was held on Saturday in Glennville. Lots to do in Tattnall County over the weekend! Also on the front page, Tattnall County Extension Agents Cliff Riner...

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January 17, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

January 17, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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The City of Glennville shared their appreciation for Bobby Brannen who has served the City for 36 years as Fire Chief.  Brannen recently announced his retirement as Fire Chief effective January 1, 2013. Replacing Brannen will be Rod Kirkland who was officially appointed at the Glennville City Council meeting on January 10. The Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division was recently honored with the...

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January 10, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

January 10, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who robbed the Reidsville Country Store in Reidsville. According to the police report, shots were fired and the store clerk received minor injuries. Tattnall County Manager Faye Hussey has formally announced her plans to retire in July 2014. Hussey began working in the Courthouse in 1969 when she was...

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January 3, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

January 3, 2013 {The Tattnall Journal}

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This week’s paper features a feature story on two downtown Reidsville buildings that have been torn down … hopefully in preparation for a new McDonald’s!  There’s also construction going on in Cobbtown as Westside Foods prepares to re-open its doors after a fire destroyed the previous building. Look on this week’s front page also for several hopes and wishes for...

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December 27, 2012 {The Tattnall Journal}

December 27, 2012 {The Tattnall Journal}

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Of course, the big news this past week was Christmas, and all the fun that entails! We hope everyone had a good holiday surrounded by loved ones and lots of food! Santa Claus arrived in Reidsville a few days early on Tuesday, December 18 to visit with children at the Reidsville Dairy Queen. Lots of kids lined up to share their last-minute “wants” with Santa at the DQ. In other front...