Tattnall County C.A.R.E.S. raised over $8,000 during a crowd-packed gospel sing and dinner Saturday, February 25 at the high school. The event was a huge hit and featured performances by The Bland Family, New Life Quartet and New Hymnsmen Quartet. Lots of businesses also donated funds to make the night a success. Tuesday evening, February 28, the Tattnall County High School Lady Warriors hosted the second round of AA State Playoffs. The whole Journal office shut down in order to attend the game and we had the article and photos in the paper this week! Unfortunately, the Tattnall girls lost the game, but they played hard and had a great season, capturing the number one spot in Region AA for the first time in school history.
Other front page news included a story on Ronnie Hobby receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Reidsville Lions Club; high school student Destiny Levant named a semi-finalist in the run for Coca-Cola Scholar; Reidsville native Tracy McFadden hired as Police Chief of the City of Walthourville; three Tattnall schools being named Title 1 Distinguished Schools; and a story on an assault at the Friendship Inn where Regenald Lovette was accused of severely injuring Claudia Mae Berry.
Obituaries this week:
Oreta Coleman Bishop, 99
James “Jim” Bowen, 72
Jeffery Paul Bruner, 47
Dayne O. DeLoach, 77
Eugene Talmadge Griffin, 85
Rev. Carel Robinson
Ronald E. “Ronnie” Rogers, 60
Timothy James Smith, 45
Jessie Beach Stanfield, 76
Uriel D. Wallace, 88
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