The Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet March 14, 2013, at Tattnall County High School. Award winners were as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award: ARMSTRONG CRICKET FARM
Tattnall County Citizens of the Year: DENNIS STRICKLAND and RABUN PHILLIPS
Community Involvement Award: TATTNALL COUNTY SHRINE CLUB
Service Business of the Year Award: REIDSVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC
Business Person of the Year Award: RUSS RHODEN of THE TATTNALL JOURNAL
Business of the Year Award: CHARLES AND KAREN RUSHTON of COBBTOWN SPORT CAFE AND PRODUCE
Special Recognition Award: BOBBY BRANNEN, retired Glennville Fire Chief
Special Recognition Award: the late ELIZANDRO (ALEX) ESQUIVEL SR., Hispanic Church Planter for the Tattnall-Evans Baptist Association 2002-2012
Business Employee of the Year Award: KRYSTAL YOUNGBLOOD-TRULL of REIDSVILLE INSURANCE AGENCY
Government Employee of the Year Award: WILLIE BLAND, Code Enforcement Officer for the CITY OF GLENNVILLE
Junior Board of Directors Members of the Year Awards: PATRICK “OWEN” CLOWER and MADISON ELIZABETH TINSLEY
Past Chamber President’s Award: KIM Y. TATUM

Team Micah’s Family Fun Day event, held over the weekend, raised just over $13,000. The event included an afternoon of arts and crafts and food booths, live entertainment, a 5K fun run, and a balloon release. All of the funds raised will go to help 6-year-old Micah Smiley, who is battling Lymphoma.

And, the Battles of Manassas were also held once again over the weekend. Approximately 1,200 spectators attended this year’s two-day event and over 400 soldiers participated in the reenactment.

Obituaries this week:
Casey Thompson Anderson, 30
Mother Jewel Sharpe Jinks Hill, 77
Mary Blount Bashlor Hornberger, 76
James B. Milikin
Renee Phillips, 47
Jimmy Elton Sapp, 78
Dr. Emory Powers Smith, Jr.
Jessie Janelle Smith
Mr. Cordie Lee Swafford, 101

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