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 held once again at Wayne Dasher’s Pond House in Glennville. Several politicians took to the stage thanking law enforcement, the military, and EMS workers for their dedication.

The TCHS Junior Class took part in a college planning seminar at the school.

Reidsville Firefighter Steven Richardson was appointed to the Georgia State Firefighters Association Chaplain’s Advisory Board. He and fellow fireman Mark Waters were two of the twenty-one firefighters representing twelve fire departments in attendance at the first-ever Chaplain’s workshop at the Georgia Fire Academy.

Advance/Early voting began April 28, 2014, and will end May 16, 2014, at the Tattnall County Elections Office located at 114 W. Brazell St., Reidsville, GA. Votes may be cast Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Advance/Early voting will be held May 12, 2014, to May 16, 2014, at satellite offices at the Cobbtown City Hall, 36519B, Cobbtown, GA, and the Southeastern Technical College at 211 S. Tillman St., Glennville, GA, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Saturday voting will be held on May 10, 2014, at the Tattnall County Elections Office from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Absentee ballot applications are now being accepted. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, May 16, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

The Federal Primary and Non-Partisan General Election will be conduced May 20, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All election day polling sites will be open as usual for Collins, Cobbtown, Manassas, Birdford, Tison, Reidsville and Glennville. The runoff date, if needed, will be July 22, 2014.

Please call the Tattnall County Elections Office at 557-6417 if you have questions.

Obituaries this week:
Jack T. “Sam” Bass 80
Christine Rosetta Hope, 50
Josa Bell Sikes Massey, 88
Reyna Gordillo Ruiz, 62
Vance Smith, 76

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