Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Soperton Team in State Play-Offs

Mites All-Star Team will play at Jeff Davis on July 8th. Congratulations on a successful season!

Click on link for story:

Approved by Marlee

Dublin Fireworks Show Saturday

Wondering what day Dublin will have it's fireworks display?

According to WMAZ, it's Saturday:

"Alright, now for this Saturday's Independence Day line-up...
"Over in Dublin, they're trading in the green for a day of Red, White and Blue! At 8:30 p.m., the sky above the Shamrock Bowl glows every color of the rainbow in a spectacular fireworks display. And come on inside the stadium to experience a patriotic music medley by various artists. It's free!"
Click on link  to read article and watch Scene 13 video-
Approved by Marlee

Monday, June 28, 2010

Brooks Couple Opens Break & Run

Michael and Jamie Brooks are operating the Break and Run establishment at the old shirt factory building next door to Soperton Ice Plant and across the street from Soperton Farm Center.

The management insists on keeping all laws, including age requirements and behavior. Michael has always enjoyed pool, so the name is obvious. The tables are active every evening, and there is a tournament every Thursday.

Widescreen television sets are another attraction. The bar serves soft drinks, beer, and other low-alcohol beverages. There are ample 4-seat tables and chairs. The stage is used for live entertainment.

The Brookses praise the Soperton Police who keep a watchful eye. They work together to have a safe and secure entertainment location for the community.

See more pictures on the Slideshow!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reminder for Sunday Evening


Kindred Spirit will be singing 
at Soperton United Methodist Church 
on Sunday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
Approved by Marlee

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quick Action on Defective Signals

For the past couple of weeks motorists have been having trouble with the traffic signals at the intersection of US 221 and GA 46 (Bank of Soperton, Mr. Coon's Garage, and Mason's Auto Parts).
A contractor from South Carolina was putting in new cables in the pavement Thursday night.

The workmen said that they work at night when it's cooler and there's less traffic. They have projects in several towns at this time, but they expect the work on this job will be finished in a week or two. The same company is contracted to do a similar improvement at the red  light on Main Street and Second Street.

If you see these fellows, be sure to thank them for their speedy work.

Approved by Marlee

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vacation Bible School

One of the Treutlen County churches who sponsored Vacation Bible school was Soperton's First Baptist Church, and like so many other Baptist churches VBS had a western theme.  Pictured is the VBS director (lower right) and children and adults watching a program of everything they did and learned during the week.
See other photos on the E-NEWS Slideshow. Remember that you can click on the photos to stop and view any or all in the album. You will find every photo posted on the TREUTLEN E-NEWS ever since it began.

Approved by Marlee

"Range Fuels Number One Critic"

His name is Robert Rapier, an experienced engineer, and he has been "awarded" the above title.
Treutlen Countians should be interested in what he has to say. Click the link:

Approved by Marlee

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kindred Spirit At Soperton UMC

Kindred Spirit will be singing 
at Soperton United Methodist Church 
on Sunday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

Visit their website:
Approved by Marlee

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What's in your wallet?

Hopefully your wallet holds your Treutlen County Precinct Card which shows that you vote in the 12th Congressional District, Senate District 004, House District 155, and the District Number in Treutlen where you reside. Soperton residents have a Ward number.
To see the detailed map of the districts, visit the Treutlen County Annex, as the following descriptions are "rough".
District 1: Includes that part of Soperton between GA 29 northwest and US 221 northeast.
District 2: Includes that part of Soperton between US 221 south and US 221 northeast, that part of Zaidee between GA 46 east and the county line.
District 3: Includes that part of Blackville east of GA 15 north, all of Gillis Springs, that part of Zaidee between GA 46 east and the county line and all of the Bamas.
District 4: Includes that part of Blackville west of GA 15 north and the county line, all of Orianna inside Treutlen County, all of Lothair, the Bend of the River, most of Orland.
District 5: Includes the area south of GA 29 northwest from near Orland to Soperton city limit and west of US 221 south.

Who's running?

On the ballot for the July election:
County Commissioner District 2:
Gerald Hooks (incumbent)
Hugh Brantley
County Commissioner District 5:
William Baker III (incumbent)
Board of Education District 3:
Alvin G. Heath (incumbent)
Board of Education District 4:
Teresa M. Hayes 
Cecil A. Moore
Keith Edge
Board of Education District 5:
Demetria Noble
Ronald Baker

Approved by Marlee

Monday, June 14, 2010

Range Fuels in the News

Update on Range Fuels in Treutlen
"Range Fuels claimed in 2007 it would produce commercial cellulosic ethanol using wood and other biomass at a 20-million-gallon plant in Soperton, Ga. -- by 2008.
"However, the plant remains in development. Now, Range Fuels CEO and former Royal Dutch Shell executive David Aldous said his company has been honing its gasification/catalyst technology and plans to restart construction on the Soperton commercial plant in 2011."
--- Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 

Range Fuels investor says "algae fuel is a pipe dream".
"Silicon Valley pioneer Vinod Khosla is among the biggest investors in green technologies. His Khosla Ventures has bets on cellulosic ethanol company Range Fuels Inc. and LS9 Inc., which designs microbes to produce nonpolluting biofuels.
"Khosla says algae fuel is a pipe dream.
"We looked at two dozen algae business plans and have not found one that was a viable plan," says Khosla, speaking from his Menlo Park, Calif., office."
--- By KAMBIZ FOROOHAR Bloomberg News

Approved by Marlee

Gift Idea for Dad's Day

Southern Belles Florist & Gifts has the perfect gift for your "Grill King" on his day. We have put together a great bar-be-que gift basket containing a local sauce, marinade, seasonings and a wild game cookbook. Dad will surely enjoy this gift and sing your praises for thinking of him. Visit us at for a look at our full line of flowers and gift ideas. (When you're already on facebook, type in southernbelles on the "search" line.)

Approved by Marlee

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Some of the best bargains for weekends, vacations and good food can be found in Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites.  If the father in your family likes outdoors, you may find him the perfect gift in this article.

Golf Course GreensPasses, Annual ParkPasses and Affordable Accommodations Make Ideal Gift Ideas for Outdoor Dads and Grandfathers

Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites make finding the perfect Father’s Day gift easy by providing affordable gift ideas suitable for every dad and grandfather. Whether your dad enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and kayaking, or hitting the golf course on the weekend, a gift from Georgia State Parks easily encompasses all the outdoor lovers on your shopping list and can be enjoyed all year long. There are also affordable staycations and events happening all weekend long to make this Father’s Day a memory to last a lifetime.

Fairway Grill Restaurant at Little Ocmulgee State Park on U. S. 441 (east of McRae-Helena) at the Wheeler County Airport.  Call 229-868-7474 - ask for restaurant. Request menus, specials, prices, hours.


· Annual ParkPass: Perfect Gift for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Perfect for dads who enjoy fishing, camping and spending time outdoors, the Annual ParkPass provides access to all Georgia state parks without paying the $5 parking fee. The Annual ParkPass costs $50 or $25 for seniors 62 and older. To purchase, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit your nearest state park. 

· Georgia State Parks Friends Membership: The Gift that Gives Back
For the ultimate outdoors dads who also like to do their part to protect Georgia’s natural resources, a Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites membership is the perfect gift. In addition to enjoying the benefits of a free Annual ParkPass, Historic Site passes, a free night of camping or round of golf, and many additional perks, a Friends’ membership helps to protect Georgia’s natural and historic resources. Membership levels begin at $50 for an individual and are $75 per family. To join, visit or call 1-888-948-2092.
· GreensPass: Ideal Gift for Golfers
Natural scenery and quality courses combined with affordability make Georgia’s state park golf courses a practical gift Dad can use all year long. The new GreensPass offers unlimited golf at seven Georgia State Park golf courses, available at a 10% discount through June 30, 2010. Discounted prices range from $630 to $900. Golf cart fees are not included. Golf enthusiasts on your Father’s Day list will enjoy the diversity, maintenance and lack of crowds at Georgia Sate Park’s seven golf courses: The Creek at Hard Labor, Highland Walk at Victoria Bryant, Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell, Meadow Links at George T. Bagby, Wallace Adams at Little Ocmulgee, Brazell’s Creek at Gordonia-Alatamaha, and The Lakes at Laura S. Walker. GreensPasses can be purchased directly at the golf courses. For tee times, call 1-800-434-0982 or visit 
· Georgia State Parks Lodges and Cottages: Affordable Father’s Day Staycations
If the gift of family time is most important to Grandpa, a weekend getaway at Georgia State Parks & Lodges is sure to please. In addition to the diverse recreational offerings, there are special events and programs. From guided nature hikes and bike rides to fishing rodeos and bluegrass concerts, you are sure to find something enjoyable for all ages and interests. And, when the day is done, there are a variety of comfortable accommodations for all. Fully equipped cottages with great views and hotel-style lodges with restaurants allow families to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities by day and sleep in comfort at night. For help in planning a Father’s Day staycation, visit or call 1-800-864-7275. Lodge rates begin at $59 and cottages begin at $100.
Approved by Marlee

Friday, June 11, 2010


Top left: use white strip to search the E-NEWS

Click any photo to isolate it for printing

Slideshow: click to see large views suitable for printing

Recent Posts: A guide to previous 10 posts

Blog Archive: Goes all the way back to the beginning

Other Active Sites: Bible verse, Cynthia, Bill, Scott, Sammons, FBC.

TREUTLEN E-NEWS Search: Very powerful tool. Try your name. If not found in "This Blog" click on "Linked From Here" or "Useful Links".

Under each post, click on comments to make a comment or read others; click on the envelope to email the post to a friend. 

If you Twitter, Facebook, or Buzz, share our posts that way.

Older Posts or Newer Posts: Every E-NEWS post is available, but only a few at a time are shown. 

Approved by Marlee

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Ramp for Seniors

The Treutlen County Senior Center has a new handicapped access in the back where many clients park. Left to right: Terry Jackson, Herman King, Dale Ricks, and Riley a Senior Center volunteer. The county crew have installed hand rails since the picture was made.

Approved by Marlee

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Big Doings This Week!

Sorry. We ran out of the letter L.

Approved by Marlee

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Board of Education To Meet

Approved by Marlee

Vacation Bible School


Attention Churches: TREUTLEN E-NEWS wants to support your special events, such as Vacation Bible School. If you distribute letter-size handbills, please leave one in the box or front door at the home of "the sign". If you have a web address, we would like to post it as one of our links. Amaleena asked how to submit a church web address, and the answer is put it in a comment. If you have a Facebook page, please notify Mr. Bill when you have something very special going on.

This notice applies to any non-profit civic organization. Use the E-NEWS to communicate with the Soperton - Treutlen Community.

Approved by Marlee

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Old Ford Place Gets New Wall

Panorama view from the Veterans Memorial  

Over the past few years Royce Fowler has acquired all the buildings between the Jim L. Gillis office on East Main Street and the late Carlton Warnock office on South Second Street. 
When Fowler gets property, he improves it to the betterment of Soperton and Treutlen County. He has taken the old Ford place, which was ready to collapse, and turned it into a sturdy useful with windows and doors remaining to be installed. 
The front wall was leaning several inches toward the sidewalk, so he removed it, leveled and repaired the roof structure and during the past two or three weeks led a masonry crew to erect concrete block and dark brick with colored mortar to finish a new wall in keeping with Soperton's traditional decor. Fowler didn't settle for a plain cheaper construction but took time and effort to make it beautiful.


Approved by Marlee