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 County Jail was officially dedicated and named the “Louis R. Cowart Detention Center”. The building is named in memory of Mr. Cowart and his many years of service with the Sheriff’s Department and Jail.
Optim Medical Center in Tattnall was saluted for reaching its five-year anniversary in Tattnall County. The hospital has grown and brings people from all over the region to Tattnall County for medical services. In addition, Optim is highly active in the community and routinely donates to organizations, fundraisers and the school system.
Two tragedies are also on the front page this week. 16-year-old TCHS freshman Austin Futch died Saturday morning while on a camping trip. The death was ruled as natural causes.
A Reidsville man, Bryan Mobley, 30, was shot and killed in an apparent dispute with another person in Claxton early on Monday morning.
Two Christmas celebrations are coming up this weekend. On Friday, Glennville will bring back its Celebration of the Season. The downtown street festival has been absent for the last 13 years but is being reborn this Friday. There is no admission to come out and enjoy the afternoon event.
And it’s Christmas, Christmas, Christmas this Saturday in Cobbtown as the city celebrates its annual Christmas Cobbtown Style! The parade, booths and entertainment throughout the day is sure to keep everyone in the holiday spirit.
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Obituaries this week:
Joseph “Jodie” Adams, 57
Becky “Twiggy” Anderson, 59
Cyndee Durrence Bass, 57
Mrs. Marion Collins, 70
Ricky F. Dukes, “Dr. Hook” 62
Austin “Doodlebug” Futch, 16
Judy Jacobs Lane, 63
Deborah Johnson Lynn, 57
Linda S. McBride, 65
Cleo Lewis Murphy
Nellie (Nell) Miller Nobles
Fredrick “Fred” Purvis, 72
Mr. Terrell Luther (T.L.) Ray, 74
Ms. Ruth Mae “Lena” Tootle
Mildred “Midge” P. Woodrum, 88
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