“Team Smith” the local family-on-the-run set several state records in the 6K and 9K runs held last weekend in Dublin, GA. Mason, age 9; Abigail, age 11; and Jaxon, age 6 all surpassed previous State run records for their age categories! Other front page news included another tragic death this week. Bobby Bland, a Tattnall native and long time farmer, was killed in a car accident on Hwy. 17. His wife, Julia, was also injured but is expected to make a full recovery. Wayne Dasher’s Pond House was the place to be last Thursday evening as close to 2,000 gathered for the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Even Georgia Governor Nathan Deal came down for the event. And finally, Reidsville Lions David Avery and Kathy Rogers were honored with the Reidsville Lions of the Year awards.
On the inside this week are a lot of good things to check out … the Tattnall Shriners presented a $25,000 check to the Shriner’s Hospital; get a glimpse of the contestants competing for Miss Georgia Sweet Onion this coming Saturday night; Savannah Blocker took the crown at this year’s Miss GMS pageant; those sweet Vidalia onions are now on sale; and a blast-from-the-past photo can be found of a 1923 train wreck in Cobbtown, GA!
Obituaries this week:
Francis P. Neidlinger, 77
Mr. Theodore (Ted) Roberson, 60
Warnell Roberts, 94
Howell M. “Tony” White, 84
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