Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jim Gillis Remembered

"Throughout Georgia’s political history, transportation money has traditionally been spent to pave highways through the state’s rural areas. A politician’s success rested upon how many road projects he could deliver for his constituents. Jim Gillis, the legendary highway commissioner, was credited with paving so much of his native Treutlen County that chickens had to go to the next county to scratch."  

Emanuel County Jail Activity

Cellulosic Methanol Production
Range Fuels, Inc. has produced cellulosic methanol from the initial phase of its cellulosic biofuels plant near Soperton, Georgia. Range Fuels’ two-step thermochemical process uses heat, pressure and steam to convert nonfood biomass, such as woody biomass and grasses, into a synthesis gas composed of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The syngas is then passed over a proprietary catalyst to produce mixed alcohols that are separated and processed to yield a variety of low-carbon biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol and methanol. “We are ecstatic to be producing cellulosic methanol from our Soperton Plant, and are on track to begin production of cellulosic ethanol in the third quarter of this year,” says David Aldous, Range Fuels’ President and CEO. “This milestone is a giant step in overcoming the technological and financing challenges facing the commercialization of cellulosic biofuels.” The methanol can be further processed into biodiesel. The Soperton Plant is permitted to produce 100 million gallons of ethanol and methanol each year. For more information, visit www.rangefuels.com.


Georgia's Congressional Districting 
Faces State Republican Majority
(Color map included)
"The GOP could strengthen Bishop by moving the heavily black parts of Macon (from Scott's 8th district) and Valdosta (from Kingston's 1st district) into ..."

GSU Sports

Georgia Southern has nearly 20 area players on the roster, led by All-Southern Conference defensive back and return specialist Laron Scott (Warner Robins), offensive lineman Brett Moore (Northside) and defensive end Roderick Tinsley (Treutlen).
The Eagles also boast all-freshman running back Robert Brown (Westside) and offensive lineman Dorian Byrd (Westside), among others.

Marlee reminds the children to send in their letters to Santa!

A number of Treutlen Countians attended the sold out performance of Cristofouri at Statesboro last Saturday night.

They'll be playing again in Valdosta next Thursday.  Call now for tickets! Follow the link below!

CRISTOFOURI HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. This four-part piano group, with members including Valdosta’s Ed Barr, returns to the arts center.
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