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 are featuring two of our local girls who will be competing in the state pageants. Harley Strickland will be up for the Miss Georgia crown and Sarah DeLoach is competing for Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen.
Twelve people were arrested in connection with a reverse prostitution sting in Statesboro.
SSG Michael Murphrey was killed in Afghanistan on September 6, 2009. He and other soldiers were out looking for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who had vanished in July 2009. Bergdahl was recently recovered by the US in a swap for five Taliban prisoners.
Obituaries this week:
Mrs. Cuba Gay James, 94
Ms. Earlene James
Mr. Ray Kynerd, Jr., 85
Mr. Robert Primous, Jr., 87
Dari Dee Pruitt, 54
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