Monday, July 12, 2010

Rattlesnake of the Day

This diamondback was rendered a good snake last Saturday. Crystal Leigh Hutcheson said "This was right outside my house. I shot at least 15 times with a 22 pistol....he he."

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer's Concert in the Park

Summer Briana Curry was born with her twin brother on June 10, 1997. A precious and special little girl at the tender age of 8 she was diagnosed with AML. With hopes and determination of a cure Summer underwent a matched (her twin brother) donor bone marrow transplant. In complete remission and 100% donor cells Summer relapsed and continued a bitter battled. She won her battle by means of a Heavenly body on September 19th, 2007. Summer was the sunshine of her families life and it is now by Grace that we survive without her. She will be forever loved, forever missed and forever 10! -

Saturday, September 25, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Southern Pines in Dublin

It's all to benefit a wonderful organization named CURE

'Imagine a world without childhood cancer.'

Tiffany Giles at 478-697-7770 or or, or request Tiffany Giles as a facebook friend.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

J. C. Darley Is 90 Years Young

Happy Birthday to a great friend J C Darley

There was a big crowd at Dennards Pond House Saturday to celebrate J. C. Darley's 90th birthday.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Posted at Facebook:

Bridgette Maddox Please mention the Mite All-Stars won their first State Playoff Game tonight against Bacon Co. 18-10. Will play again tomorrow at 1:45. We had a lot of suppoters out tonight. Just want to say "Thanks and We are Proud!!".

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Congressman Greets Vets

12th District Congressman John Barrow (center) with two members of the VFW Post in Soperton: Bill Ricks (left) and Cecil Clontz (right).  Clontz is Commander of the American Legion and Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Congressman John Barrow visited Vidalia, Thursday, during his annual Veterans Town Hall Tour. stopping in 7 counties over the week.
For those who missed him at Vidalia, there is another opportunity Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the American Legion Post 103, 689 Kite Highway, Swainsboro.

Barrow answering questions.

Constituents at the meeting at Meadows Wellness Center on Thursday afternoon asked a variety of questions, and three congressional aides were on hand to accept information, explain processes, and give personal help.
One gentleman asked about using and IRA to buy a family member's property. Barrow went into detail to explain, and a staff member noted the request, and will follow up.
Another was seeking replacement records for those lost in the fire at Fort Leonardwood years ago.
A daughter of an 89 year-old veteran's widow sought financial aid for her.
A Vietnam veteran asked about the latest changes of Agent Orange presumptive illnesses.

In the conference room of Meadows Wellness Center

In general discussion, the Congressman described the VA as a low impact organization with high maintenance, and he is on the side of making the VA high impact and low maintenance, but he agreed that his vision may be a long time in being realized.
On a question about illegal aliens, Barrow stated that his position was to draw the line at the border and at the employment office. He praised the eVerify program.
He also referred to the SAVE Act: "The Secure America with Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act targets employers with stiff penalties for hiring illegal aliens, secures the northern and southern border by adding 8,000 new border patrol agents and increases interior enforcement by allowing for additional federal district court judges and providing more resources for law enforcement officers."

Barrow explained how many bills have good points, but are not acceptable because of other parts that would not be good for the district or the country.

One young veteran talked emotionally of his battle of several years seeking help from the VA and Social Security. He is one of the National Guard called to duty overseas. He is already one of the hundreds of cases the Congressman's staff handles every month.
Printed information was distributed to help returning veterans from the Middle East. Also there was information about the REV process, designed to rapidly evaluate veteran claims.

Congressional aides work with constituents of the 12th district to help them.

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Diving Into God's Word

Trinity Assembly of God
Vacation Bible School
"Rainbow Cove - Diving Into God's Word
Monday, July 26 -Thursday, July 29
6:30 p.m. 

Monday through Wednesday there will be songs, crafts, puppets, games and object lessons. On Thursday there will be an inflatable slide for the kids to enjoy. Supper will be provided.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Range Fuels in the News - Khosla comments

Range Fuels venture capitalist Khosla gives opinions:

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The amazing 'Love Like Gravity' will be bringing music and ministry to Theater Dublin on July 9th! There will also be area churches performing powerful dramas and challenging youth speakers! 

Love Like Gravity is a band that is unashamedly shouting out a message of faith, hope, and love. In the fall of 2008 LLG's single "Dig" debuted on Christian Radio Weekly's Global Independent Rock chart at No.1, where it stayed for 6 weeks. "Dig" remained in CRW's top ten for 24 consecutive weeks. In 2009, LLG played to thousands at shows and festivals across the southeast. Now, their breakout release with producers Tony Palacios and Jim Cooper (Decyfer Down, High Flight Society, Building 429, etc.) has raised the bar even higher for 2010! 

 2010 Summer Xplosion Youth Rally Concert - Friday, July 9: 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Dublin Theater

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Fun at Jmon Warnock Park

Jmon Warnock Park in Tarrytown was alive with activity Saturday evening, as the Independence Day celebration was going on. Enjoy the slideshow.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fireworks in the Country

These Soperton/Dublin folks took their annual tradition away from Shamrock Stadium, Dublin Mall, Kroger, etc. way out of town to the recreation facilities near I-16.

It was the coolest July 4th celebration they had ever attended.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July Cantata Sunday Morning

Soperton United Methodist Church Choir is having a Fourth of July Cantata called "The Spirit of America" at 10:00 am Sunday morning. 

It is not long, everyone will have time to return to their churches for their 11:00 services! 

Please come and celebrate with us. 

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Fearless Concert Wednesday

Fearless Concert
Pizza and Praise
Harmony Baptist Church
Wednesday July 7 at 5:30 p.m.
The praise band will play and 
Ben will preach.

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Congressman Visiting Nearby

"It’s hard to believe that it’s already the 4th of July. I’ve been busy so far this summer, and it’s only going to get busier over the next couple of weeks. I’m kicking off the Fourth at the Wrightsville 4th of July Parade on July 3rd, which is sure to be a great time.
"And then, next week, while Congress is out of session, I’m conducting my annual Veterans Town Hall Tour. I’ll be stopping in 7 counties over the week, and I hope to see you at one of my meetings if you’re able to stop by.
"I’m looking forward to visiting with veterans in our community, and I’ve got good news to share: Since last year’s meetings, I’ve introduced legislation that will give veterans valuable, on-the-job technical training and experience through the Army Corps of Engineers, which they can use to transition to good-paying jobs in the private sector. I’ve also introduced legislation to expand the Veterans Recovery Coordinator Program, which is one of the key recommendations of the Dole-Shalala Commission.
On a personal level, my office can:
  • Expedite VA claims for veterans facing foreclosures and other hardships
  • Help with finding old military records
  • Provide advice for handling VA claims
  • Initiate Congressional Inquiries for all military branches
  • Help obtain benefits for widows and other survivors of veterans
  • Help with obtaining replacement medals and citations
  • Help with obtaining VA approved mortgages and GI Bill benefits.

Here are the dates, times, and locations of my tour stops next week:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
American Legion Post 184
1 Legion Drive at Rowland Avenue, Thunderbolt

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Honey Bowen Building
1 Max Lockwood Drive, Statesboro

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
VFW Post 649
2430 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 523
430 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Milledgeville

Thursday, July 8, 2010
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Wellness Center
101 Harris Industrial Boulevard, Vidalia

Friday, July 9, 2010
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
American Legion Post 103
689 Kite Highway, Swainsboro

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
VFW Post 8379
108 West Barnard Street, Glennville

"I look forward to visiting with you, hopefully real soon."
John Barrow

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Celebrate Independence on Saturday in Tarrytown

The Woodmen of the World 
will be hosting
4th Of July Celebration
in the 
Jmon Warnock Park 

Sat July 3rd 4-7. 

There will be singing, water activities for the children, Ice Cream, watermelon and Hamburgers. Come out Sat and celebrate with us! Bring extra clothes for your children. Please remember what this Holiday is all about!

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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!

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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!"
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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"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:

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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:
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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

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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

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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.)

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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.
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