Six-year-old Micah Smiley, a student at Reidsville Elementary School, and the son of Jamie and Angie Smiley, has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a type of cancer. Micah has been admitted to the Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. Several fundraising efforts have begun locally to help assist Micah and his family during this difficult time. A Facebook page has also been set up to keep the community updated during Micah’s treatments. You can view and join that page by visiting HERE.

In other front page news, Rotary Corp. recently celebrated another accident-free year. Employees took part in the celebration and many were awarded prizes and other goodies for their hard work.

Tattnall County High School para-pro and assistant coach Kenneth Murphy Sr. was arrested on charges of theft January 29, 2013. The charges were misdemeanors and Murphy resigned from the school system. The case is still under investigation.

Glennville cattleman Jessie Driggers has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Simmental Association headquartered in Bozeman, MT.

Tattnall County High School recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Governor’s Honors Program. Those students nominated include Tyra Raines, Ashlyn Bargeron, Bethany Durrence, Chad Hall and Leeanne Dubois.

On the inside, we have a full feature story on Stephen DeLoach, a TCHS alumni, who is making a name for himself in the music industry!

Obituaries this week:
Debbie Sapp Alvarez Beach, 54
Madelyn Betty Beecher, 73
Mary Sue Driggers Gibson, 69
Judy Arnold Thrift, 57
Ludelia Norward Trimn, 86

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