Watermelon Creek Vineyard in Tison, GA, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24, welcoming lots of visitors to the beautiful facility in Tattnall County. Watermelon Creek Vineyard is one of only two muscadine grape wineries in the state of Georgia. In other front page news, Colonel Gallahue was the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony in Glennville on May 28 and there was an article announcing candidates who qualified for the July 31 Primary Election.

Candidates who formally announced their intentions for office on this week’s front page included Debbie Crews seeking re-election as Clerk of Courts; Gloria P. Dubberly seeking re-election as Probate Court Judge; Dale P. Dutton seeking re-election as Tax Commissioner; Richard Higgs with plans to run for First District Commissioner; Edward Kennedy seeking re-election as First District Commissioner; Marilyn Lanier seeking re-election to First District Board of Education; Donna K. Tootle with plans to run for Board of Education District Five; and Jeff Odom who announced that he would not be running again for Third District Board of Education.

Obituaries this week:
Margaret Cannon Busby, 84
Gerald Christopher Harper, 47
Florine Woods Morgan, 88
“T.J.” Thomas James Rigdon, 90
Benjie D. Rogers, 60
Maria Elva Sanchez, 63
James Clyde Tootle
Laura Belle Porter Williams, 65

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