Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Almost to Montezuma

A group of seniors who frequent the Senior Center made an excursion west, recently, and enjoyed some good groceries at the restaurant this side of Montezuma.  It was a beautiful day, and everybody had a good time seeing the sights of Hawkinsville, Eastman, Cedar Grove, and the Crossroads.




Have you ever seen such a big pecan tree?

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Get Ready for the Judgement Day

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The Soperton Garden Club is sponsoring Christmas decorations judging on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 @Dark:30.
Remember to spot outdoor scenery.  If not spotted any highlighted, it can't be judged.
Santa's secret judges are pulling at the reigns to begin.
Good luck!
- Kathryn Fowler
Click here: Get ready for the judgment day


Photo tip for outdoor decorations:
Turn on your lights at twilight and make your pictures then to capture some background. 
Use tripod if your camera speed is slow.  You may start at early twilight and make new shots every 10 to 15 minutes.
Choose the shots that look the best. If too dark, start earlier.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Shop Black Friday in Soperton

Here are a few of our businesses.  There are lots more. Drive around and see what you can find.
It's peach cider time at sip.








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Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Be Diligent in Thanks-Giving


A diligent hawk stands guard on the 
cross of the First Baptist Church steeple.
"Be diligent in thanks-giving," wrote the Owl Tree Gallery of Lenoir City, Tennessee, last Thanksgiving.  We urge you to go to their link for a meaningful Thanksgiving message, including President Lincoln's Proclamation of Thanksgiving.


http://www.owltreegallery.com/?p=197


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

News You Can Use 11-24-2010

Children playing in the city park.
Learn more about ethanol:


Biomass: A Federal Perspective
By Ron Kotrba
An article for those who want to be really "up" on ethanol and biomass.



Range Fuels' Process in a Nutshell

Range Fuels’ Soperton Plant is a first-of-its-kind plant to commercially produce low-carbon biofuels from non-food, renewable biomass. The plant employs Range Fuels’ two-step thermo-chemical process to convert woody biomass into cellulosic biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol and methanol. The first step volatilizes and gasifies the biomass to synthesis gas. The second step converts the synthesis gas to cellulosic biofuels, including methanol and ethanol, using a proprietary catalyst and reactor system. 

The second step has not yet been realized.  High cost of the enzyme catalyst has been cited by the company. - Blog Editor

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.


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lawrence C. Hunter Honored



A crowd gathered Saturday afternoon at the City Park to honor Lawrence C. Hunter, retired education, who has been living in Texas.  A son and grandson were present to see and hear expressions of love and affection from the community for their revered friend and mentor.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Safer Seating for the Mayor



Unknown to Mayor Reggie Evans and Artifact Expert Harold Powell, the secondary pew at Crow Mart has always been a dangerous place to sit.  Notice how the bottom separates from the back. Also notice that Fixer-Upper Kennon Peebles, Proprietor Crow Moxley, and Analyst/Commentator Buddy Byrd chose the sturdier pew.

Last Saturday Kennon repaired the blue pew with sheet metal and screws, so it's just as safe as the other one.  A blessing of both pews will be held if we can find a priest who is willing.


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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Something to feel good about

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It's a week later and by now this cotton is picked, but the autumn leaves are more beautiful.  Probably the prettiest crop of fall leaves ever in Treutlen County.  They're going fast. Be sure to drive around and enjoy them this weekend.  We may never see them so pretty again.  Hum "Autumn Leaves" if you like.


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Friday, November 19, 2010

Updates on Williams Tragedy

"Anyone with information on the case can call the GBI at (478) 374-6988, the Treutlen sheriff at 912-529-3222, or Soperton police at (912) 529-4221."

See comments on the WMAZ page, too.


"A tip from the community led authorities to 18-year-old Jordan Jamal Nobles of Soperton. Nobles was charged with murder and burglary Thursday night." - Macon.com



Update: 
Two Teens Charged In Treutlen Murder

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Young at Heart Honors Veterans & Law Enforcement

Eloise Baker with the assistance of her daughter, Sharon Spivey, again has led the Young at Heart to give special recognition to the community's veterans and law enforcement personnel.  The attendance was less than usual due to the untimely death of Eleanor Williams, which shocked the community and brought the Sheriff's Department and City Police on full alert in trying to solve the crime.

A few pictures are shown here, while others are on the slideshow.  Click to stop the show and see the larger versions of the photos.  You are invited to leave comments on the photos, too.

Mrs. Baker and daughter, Sharon



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ARRESTS MADE

Officers overnight arrested 18-year-old Jordan Nobles and a 15-year-old with murder, according to Greg Harvey, special agent in charge of the GBI's Eastman office. - WMAZ

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eleanor Williams Found Dead This Morning

"A caretaker found Alice Eleanor Williams dead just after 9 a.m. Thursday, according to Greg Harvey, special agent in charge of the GBI's Eastman office."  ---WMAZ









Law Enforcement has been
busy all day, since
the body was found
this morning.









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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jones County dropped the ball, and Treutlen grabbed and ran with it


Chuck Ellington in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
"The way I look at it is, this [Race to the Top] is going to be the road map in Georgia for the next few years pretty much," Supt. Chuck Ellington said. "We have some good teachers and they deserve an opportunity at merit pay if that develops." 
If merit pay is the way of the future, the systems involved through Race to the Top "will help drive the train on it," he said. "I see it as a win-win."
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Richard Lee Baker's Car Wash

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During the Altamaha EMC open house, we dropped by to see Richard Lee Baker's Car Wash right next to the pole yard on North Third Street.  He laughed when we told him "Mr. Baker, you used to be in the middle of town, and now the town is coming to you!"

He's been a fixture of Soperton for longer than most of us can remember.  He worked with J. C. Stephens at his service station that's now part of the property of the McLeod's owners.


The above photo was made in the summer of 1980 during a rain when people huddled under the roof of the old Peterson station where the car wash was located then.  When the picture was displayed on Facebook, it received rave reviews, even described as "Americana".  The photographer has since given Mr. Baker a copy.



When you have your car or truck washed at Mr. Baker's place, you're dealing with Soperton's most experienced man in the car wash business.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

VFW Honors Six Treutlen Students


The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 10925, Soperton, has honored six students from TM/HS as winners in the annual essay/speaking contests.

The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, and the Patriot's Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8. Each entrant must be enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

The topic for the Voice of Democracy Program is  "Does My Generation Have a Role in America’s Future?"  The theme for the Patriot's Pen Program is "Does Patriotism Still Matter?" 

The younger group submitted essays, between 300 and 400 words. Knowledge of the theme was worth 30 points: A thorough knowledge of the theme and extensive research had to be demonstrated. 

The Voice of Democracy entrants submitted typed essays and an audio CD of their speeches. Originality was worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme had to demonstrate imagination and human interest.

In both age divisions content was worth 35 point. Ideas were required to be clearly expressed in an organized manner. Themes had to be fully developed, and use transitions were required to move smoothly from one idea to the other.

Delivery was worth 35 points. Speech had to be clear and credible.

VFW Member Paul Burns has represented Post 10925 for many years in sponsoring the annual essay awards, and he presented the certificates and $50 checks to the students last Wednesday before Veterans Day.

The winners of the Patriot's Pen competition are:
Tykeria Shivers
Miranda Phillips
Emilee Hooks

The winners of the Voice of Democracy competition are:
Faith Drew
Teyaijah Givens
Brittany Meeks

Tom Brucie of Brewton Parker College arranged for the judging of the competition.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Beauty in Death


How sad!
The red fox was long dead when we found it on GA 86,
 just east of the Lumley place.
Not often do we see such a beautiful animal so close.
Death is the fox poem's theme.

"Hunting Song"
   by Donald Finkel

The fox he came lolloping, lolloping,

Lolloping.  His eyes were bright,
His ears were high.
He was like death at the end of a string
When he came to the hollow
Log.  He ran in one side
And out of the other.  O
He was sly.

The hounds they came tumbling, tumbling,
Tumbling.  Their heads were low,
Their eyes were red.
The sound of their breath was louder than death
When they came to the hollow
Log.  They boiled at one end
But a bitch found the scent.  O
They were mad.

The hunter came galloping, galloping,
Galloping.  All damp was his mare
From her hooves to her mane.
His coat and his mouth were redder than death
When he came the the hollow
Log.  He took in the rein
And over he went.  O
He was fine.

The log he just lay there, alone in 
The clearing.  No fox nor hound
Nor mounted man
Saw his black round eyes in their perfect disguise
(As the ends of a hollow
Log.) He watched death go through him,
Around him and over him.  O
He was wise.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

THS CHEERLEADERS WIN THIRD!

Hunter Dennard shot video of  the performance that you should see.

Follow the link:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1451168401372

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The team, coached by Mrs. Shelia & Mrs. Parrish, will amaze you if you haven't seen them perform.

Congratulations from Marlee and all of us at the E-NEWS.


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MILLION PINES ANIMAL RESCUE FIRST ANNUAL ADOPTION EVENT


BUDDY

On Saturday, November 20th, we will be hosting our first ever adoption day. 

The hours will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and the location for this event will be at our kennels located at 254 Airport Road in Soperton. 

We are currently selling raffle tickets to raise money for the rescue and will have the drawing on our adoption day. 

We have some really great prizes to raffle and tickets will also be available the day of the event. 

You don’t have to be present to win, but we would like for everyone to come out and see our selection of dogs who would love to find a forever, loving home. 

Please call 
Pennie at 478-494-8201 
or 
Pam at 478-463-6805 
for more information.

Marlee sez:
I was very young when this picture
was made  with my  buddy, Abby.
At the top of this page is another
Buddy, one who doesn't have a
home and someone to love.
Please adopt Buddy .






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Friday, November 12, 2010

Pat & Joccoa's on Second Street

Pat and Joccoa Melton have moved to Treutlen County from north Georgia in the Blue Ridge area, and they plan to build a new home in the vicinity of the Oglethorpe Fire Station.  They handcraft furniture and other items, which may be seen at the Burns building next to Dennard's on North Second Street.

After seeing these pictures you will want to visit them Thursday through Saturday.







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Thursday, November 11, 2010

TES ON CNN iReport

Treutlen County School Technologist Scott Heaton has posted to CNN iReport today's Veterans Day presentation from Treutlen Elementary School.  The E-NEWS salutes Mr. Heaton!

Click the link and watch the entire hour presentation.  You will be proud of our children and their school!


http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-517781?ref=nf


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Veterans Day at TES - Slideshow

The gym was packed full for the celebration of Veterans Day at Treutlen Elementary School.
We invite you to watch the slide show.  Click to stop it and examine the larger views.
The photos are suitable for downloading to make 4x6 prints.
You may add comments under each picture.

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Soperton in the News - 3 articles




The vehicles hit head-on. 

Michael Joseph Coombs (38), of Soperton


Senior Vice President of Technology at Range Fuels, Inc.

After leaving GE, Dr. Winter was Vice President of Engineering at Evergreen Energy, Inc., a leading green energy solutions company, and most recently Senior Vice President of Technology at Range Fuels, Inc.

Tinsley at GSU

The Soperton native, who played on the outside in the Eagles' three-man front last season, slid over to the inside ...
Tinsley leads the team with three forced fumbles and three quarterback hurries ...


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