August 28, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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August 28, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Tabatha Davis of Reidsville was charged with felony shoplifting after attempting to take $694.44 worth of merchandise from The Drug Store in Reidsville. Grady Lewis, Jr., owner of Shady Grady’s in Reidsville died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah due to heart failure. Optim Medical Center is a Platinum sponsor for this year’s Wiregrass Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27 in Reidsville. And a very large earthquake hit the Napa Valley region in California over the...

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August 21, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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August 21, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

It was a Blizzard everywhere in Glennville last Thursday as the Dairy Queen held it’s annual Miracle Treat Day. The restaurant stayed busy as Tattnall Countians, as well as visitors from all over the area, flocked to support the fundraising efforts. This year, owner Zuber Malek and his crew raised a record $26,314! A scary accident happened August 15 in the very early morning hours as Tattnall Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Williams chased a motorcycle and then wrecked in some pine trees. The accident was so serious that it ripped the...

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August 14, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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August 14, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Former Police Chief Donald Burke passed away August 11. He had most recently been in charge of security at the Tattnall County Annex. A vehicle crash on Hwy. 196 August 7 claimed the lives of three men and one other was airlifted to Savannah. The deceased are Staff Sgt. Joseph L. Cunningham, Julian Edward Wosencroft, and Victor M. Rodriguez Jr.  Airlifted to Savannah was Abdiel  Garay-Colon. Fiesta Mex Mex, a mexican restaurant in Reidsville, recently constructed a new sign at their establishment but city officials say the sign is blocking...

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August 7, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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August 7, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

As we enjoy the last days of summer, we feature an old-time summer tradition on this week’s front page … building sandcastles! Glennville’s Dylan Mulligan has become famous for his elaborate, sandy creations. The County Commissioners are proposing an increase in property taxes this year, which would be the first time in nine years. In addition to building up the contingency fund, the increase would also provide for a 10 percent raise for county workers. Dr. Jim Strickland of Glennville passed away August 2. He had practiced...

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July 31, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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July 31, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Tattnall County teachers gathered for the annual county-wide meeting July 29 at TCHS to kickoff the new school year, which began August 1. Former Reidsville Police Chief Johnny Shuman passed away Wednesday, July 23. Three candidates have qualified for the Board of Commissioners Chairman race: Keith Dixon, Ashley Durrence and Robert Kim Lynn. The election will be held November 4, 2014. Tattnall County High School FCCLA students have won their divisions at Nationals, which were held in San Antonio, Texas. And, The Tattnall Journal has moved to...

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July 24, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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July 24, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Reidsville resident Barbara Polke is facing murder charges in last week’s death of Ashley Sharpe. Polke was the driver of the vehicle and Sharpe had been the passenger, when Polke said a man had approached the vehicle and fired two shots at them, with one of them hitting Sharpe in the head. Polke is being held without bond. In addition, Catherine Sharpe Lee was arrested on four counts of giving false statements during the investigation. Chris Reaves, of Georgia State Prison, was awarded the James Henderson Memorial Award at the 10th...

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July 17, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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July 17, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Reidsville resident Ashley D. Sharpe, 29, was shot in Lyons last Friday afternoon. Sharpe and another woman, Barbara A. Polke, were in a vehicle when the shooting was said to have occurred. The incident is under investigation. A Toombs County 5-year-old, Rodney Lozano, was killed in a vehicle accident. The vehicle had several minor children in it and was being driven by a 14-year-old. Suspects in the Long County kidnapping, assault case have been arrested in Columbus, Ga. Cedric Harris was arrested after shoplifting and Christie Culberth...

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July 10, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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July 10, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Four people were arrested on drug charges on July 3 at the Cheerio Inn in Glennville. Part of that included the operations of a meth lab in one of the hotel rooms. The Tattnall County fireworks show was held on the evening of July 4th at TCHS. Three individuals had slight cuts and abrasions when three six-inch shells (launching charges) exploded in launching tubes during the grand finale of the event. The splash pad at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park in Reidsville is a huge hit with families this summer! There is no admission charge to the...

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July 3, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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July 3, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

There were a multitude of honors and recognitions on the front page this week. Mark Thompson was named Reidsville’s Rotarian of the Year and Mercedes Saenz was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. In the Glennville Lions Club, Dennis Strickland was honored as Citizen of the Year and Lisa C. Trim was named Lion of the Year. In the Glennville Rotary Club, Brent Walker Sr. was named the Rotarian of the Year. The UGA Extension Office in Glennville held a ribbon cutting at their newly opened office. The new office also houses the Southeastern...

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June 26, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

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June 26, 2014 {The Tattnall Journal}

Former Glennville Mayor Jean Bridges was inducted into the Georgia Municipal Association Hall of Fame June 23, 2014. She served as Mayor of the City of Glennville for 12 years from 2000 – 2011, and holds the distinctive honor of being the first female Mayor in the city’s history. TCHS graduate Sandra Gomez was named the 2014 Georgia Migrant Student of the Year.  Sandra, an Honor Graduate of Excellence in the Tattnall County High School Class of 2014, is the second child of Abel and Altagracia Gomez to be honored with the state-wide Georgia...

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