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• Just before 11am, an Officer spotted a black Ford pickup turning around in the median of Pooler Parkway. He made a traffic stop, and the Jacksonville woman admitted she didn’t have insurance on her truck. The Officer had the truck towed from the scene, and the woman had to call for a ride home. (Your receiver must be off the hook when you cut through the median while driving with no insurance!) • The manager of a local financial institution filed a report after a woman defaulted on a $5000 signature loan. The manager said she has also defaulted on a $15,000 loan she used to purchase a Roadmaster camper. • An alert cashier stopped a man after he walked out of the grocery store without paying for his $4 bottle of Alleve. He was taken to jail for shoplifting. (I’ll be happy to give Alleve a testimonial anytime they need one! That stuff got me through a terrible toothache until I got it pulled this week!) • A fast food employee told the manager she’d left her pocketbook in the office, and when she walked back in there, her purse had been moved, and her wallet was missing. The manager got all the employees together who had been in the back of the building near the office. All denied having taken her wallet, but just before clocking out and leaving, one of them ___________________________________ Continued on page 3

Steve’s Shorts.................................2 Police Reports................................3 Professional Services.......................5

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BRINGING BACK THE PAST Longtime Effingham Residents Help Rebuild Church By Stephen Prudhomme Morris Oglesby recalls riding along Hwy. 21, then a one-lane paved road, with a horse and wagon, an 8-year-old boy headed to City Market in Savannah with his father to sell the crops they farmed in Rincon. He says people would occasionally take a nap along the side of the road and, due to the lack of traffic, both horse -drawn and vehicular, sleep undisturbed. Such is not the case nearly 80 years later. Trucks and cars speed along the four-lane road, a major connector to the Georgia ports and interstate. Horses are safely stowed away in trailers hauled by trucks. If anyone dares take a nap along the side of the road, the noise from the vehicles is bound to make it a short one. Yet there is one constant, Oglesby, now white-haired and 86 years old. He’s traded in his wagon and horse for a pickup truck, but he hasn’t totally forgotten the past. Inglesby is heading up a project to bring back a vestige from his boyhood, an old wooden church he would pass on those trips to and from City Market. Oglesby is the founder of Habitat for Humanity in Effingham County who now works as a volunteer for the organization. His latest project is to help rebuild Houston Baptist Church along Hwy. 21 in Port Wentworth and use it as a cultural center for school groups and tours that will include artifacts collected from the descendants of parishoners still living in the area. All that remains of the church are the front steps and a cornerstone with the year 1886. That’s when the church was moved from Rice Hope Plantation, next to the Savannah River, to its present site along Hwy. 21. When the roof started leaking, water seeped in and rotted out the wooden walls, floors and ceiling. Services were moved to nearby Richmond Baptist Church in 1971, and the structure further deteriorated until Oglesby and other volunteers tore it down in 2007; there are also graves belonging to church members that date back to 1886 and perhaps earlier that are being restored. Some 18 months ago, Della Steele, who heads up the non-profit North Port Wentworth Citizens Council Inc., began efforts to rebuild the church at its old site. An architect she contacted attended the same church as Oglesby and

knew of his construction background and asked if he wanted to lend his expertise. Oglesby agreed to head up construction for the new old church. Wood, to be used for the walls, floors and ceiling, was collected from houses torn down in Effingham County and stored at the site, covered with plastic tarps. A metal storage shed was donated along with various other materials. Oglesby, with a lifetime of experience in construction supervision, is heading up the efforts, aided by a number of volunteers. He says the project is waiting final approval from the City of Port Wentworth in the coming weeks. Once approved, it will take an estimated year to complete, adds Oglesby. ___________________________________

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Morris Oglesby remembers going past Houston Baptist Church nearly 80 years ago as a youngster when headed to City Market on a horse-pulled wagon with his father.


Garden City Mayor Cites Health Reasons in Resignation By Stephen Prudhomme Andy Quinney says he was talking to his daughter recently and was struck by her comment that she hardly knew his father, who suffered a massive heart attack when he was 56. His grandfather had a fatal heart attack at the same age. The 54-year-old mayor of Garden City, taking note of his age and family history, along with being diagnosed with a genetic disease that produces bloodclots, didn’t want his grandchildren saying they didn’t know him because he was sick or, worse yet, no longer alive. Saying his daughter’s comment hit him “between the eyes,” Quinney decided to step down as mayor last Friday with more than two years left on his term. “My daughter had my first grandchild 11 weeks ago,” Quinney explains, “and my oldest daughter is getting married in two weeks and says she wants to have a family. I want my grandchildren to remember trips they took with me to Disney World and to go camping. It was time to take care of me.” Quinney says he’ll continue to work as a self-employed mortgage lender, insurance broker and

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Garden City Mayor Andy Quinney steps down. a number of other positions. Although he no longer worked six to eight hours a day as mayor, as he did for his first four years in office, Quinney says the stress of trying to earn a living while serving as mayor, gratis, took its toll in a number of ways. “My doctors told me to slow down, slow down,” Quinney says. “They said I was under too much stress, and that wasn’t good given my family history and the bloodclots. Working as mayor also hurt

me financially. Furthermore, I felt I accomplished everything as mayor. We have great leadership. They longer need me to be there.” Quinney says he’s proud of his role in transforming Garden Citry from a place known for traffic, trains, congestion and the port to a city that has been recognized for its visionary planning. “I put the Garden back in Garden City,” Quinney notes. He also points to his running of the city as a business, ___________________________________ Continued on page 3

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T alkin’ O ut Of T urn • Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere! • A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

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“Put them back, we can’t afford them,” demanded the wife, and so they carried on shopping. Then I noticed them again, a few aisles further on along. The woman picked up a $20 jar of face cream and put it in the basket. “What do you think you’re doing?” asked the husband. “Its my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,” the wife replied. Her husband didn’t miss a beat... “So does 24 cans of Budweiser, and it’s half the price.”

...A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. “Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?” he asks. “Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?” “Sure.” “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?” she asks. “No, I can remember it.” “Well, I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so’s not to forget it?” He says, “I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.” “I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down.” she says. Irritated, he says, “I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!” Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment, then asks, “Where’s my toast?” ...“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice!” ...Take care this week, stay safe, and in the words of the great Red Skelton, “May God Bless.”

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Oglesby says a lot of people have stopped at the site and said they’re glad the church is being rebuilt. He shares those sentiments. “There’s a lot of history in this church,” Oglesby says. “I would come down the road with the horse and wagon and see this church. Who would have thought, all these years later, I would be back here rebuilding the church. I made a big circle and wound up here again.” The same can be said of Steele, who attended Houston Baptist as a child and recalls the church’s “big, tall Gothic look.” She says the rebuilt church will bring an important part of the local history back to life. “So much out in this area has been lost,” Steele notes. “This will allow current and future generations to view a fascinating piece of history first-hand.” Houston Baptist was organized by Rev. Ulysses L. Hous-

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told another employee she could find her wallet in the freezer. The victim is now only missing her two debit cards. • An Officer was patrolling near Lovezzola’s Pizza, probably closer to the bakery on Moore Ave., when he spotted a small fire in the landscaping around the base of the building. Apparently the heat from one of the small landscaping lights had caught some of the mulch directly in front of the light on fire. He was able to extinguish the fire without any help from the Fire Department. (There go my plans for landscape lighting...) • Police responded to a Pooler residence where little sister explained that big sister is jealous of her because she just had a baby. She apparently bumper her while they were passing in the hallway. (I imagine nobody appreciates that one more than I do, having lived in the same house with a wife, three daughters, and even our three dogs and two cats are all girls!) • Police responded to a local bar around 1:30am where a woman had passed out in the bathroom. She was taken to Candler Hospital just to be on the safe side. • Here’s another chump who’s picture oughta be plastered in our paper so everybody would know what a low down schmuck he is... A woman contacted Police after she got home and realized she’d misplaced her envelope containing $600 sometime during the day. As she retraced her steps, she believed she’d lost it at Sam’s Club in the tobacco area. Security personnel there were able to call it up on the videotape, and they saw that the man standing in line behind her, saw her drop her envelope when she bent over to pick up her child.

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the remaining 27 months of Quinney’s term. Holder says he hates to see Quinney leave, yet he encouraged him to do so. “I knew that he was sick, and I told him his health is more important than being the mayor of Garden City,” he says. “I understand his poistion.” Holder says he doesn’t plan

any changes and will continue to emphasize, as did Quinney, the group approach to city government. “I’m just one individual,” he says. “It’s not an “I” team, it’s a “we” team.”

The man, rather than picking it up and handing it back to her, stepped on it and covered it with his foot until she’d walked away, then bent down and picked it up. (I’ll get the tar if somebody else’ll get the feathers!) • Sounds like a busy week for Pooler Officers... Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute around 2am. The woman there said her husband was drunk and they’d began to argue with him yelling ugly things at her and telling her she needed to leave the residence. The Officer then wanted to get the man’s version of events, but he’d already passed out in bed. • This one’s a two parter, so pay close attention... A woman called Police around 9:40am and said one of the neighbors, who drives a tan 4 x 4, continuously speeds up and down their street, and had deliberately run over one of her pet ducks! The next afternoon, her husband confronted the neighbor’s wife, stopping her in the middle of the street, cursing her and using the “N” word, and yelling that if they didn’t kill the duck, then they know who drives the blue truck that did. Didja catch that... the tan truck is now a blue truck! The neighbor says the man has harassed them ever since they moved into the neighborhood, and he doesn’t know anybody with a blue pickup. (“It’s duck season!” “No, it’s rabbit season!” “It’s duck season!” “No, it’s rabbit season!” “It’s rabbit season!” “No, it’s duck season!” This guy needs to move back to whatever rock he crawled out from under... We don’t need that kinda crap in Pooler!) • Among the items reported stolen in Pooler last week... a ficus tree in a bronze plastic pot, valued at $100. (Wonder if a bronze plastic pot is like a plastic glass?) • A Bloomingdale man told Officers he suspects it was his ex-girlfriend that messed up his Dodge pickup sometime after he returned to the hotel room with another woman. He came out the next morning to find two cut tires, a busted steering column, sugar in his gas tank, and all the ___________________________________ Continued on page 4

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By Jonah Goldberg Tribune Media Services “When John McCain said we could just ‘muddle through’ in Afghanistan, I argued for more resources and more troops to finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and made clear that we must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights,” Barack Obama thundered as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver last year. “John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the gates of Hell. But he won’t even go to the cave where he lives.” It was a shabby bit of rhetoric, even for a campaign. Insinuating that McCain, of all people, didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to take the fight to bin Laden was not only absurd on its face, it smacked of overcompensation coming from the former community organizer whose greatest foreign policy passion prior to his presidential bid had been nuclear disarmament. But the line did what it needed to do: communicate that Obama had the sort of true grit required to fight the good, i.e. popular, war in Afghanistan. That war may or may not be good anymore, but it is most certainly not popular. And so what was for Obama a “war of necessity” has become a de facto war of choice. At least that’s the sense one gets as the president is suddenly searching for a politically palatable strategy other than the one he announced months ago. Now, I think it would amount to both breathtaking cynicism and, far worse, bad policy for Obama to abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban and al-Qaida. That goes for the “Biden plan,” which would amount to little better than a public relations effort whereby we would score regular symbolic victories while steadily losing the war. But if it’s sincere, I welcome Obama’s willingness to rethink his

position on an issue in which he invested so much political capital and machismo. Obama came into office swearing he was a pragmatist who would support any approach that worked. He liked to invoke Franklin Roosevelt as his lodestar, for Roosevelt championed “bold, persistent experimentation.” Discussing the economy, Obama told “60 Minutes”: “What you see in FDR that I hope my team can emulate is not always getting it right but projecting a sense of confidence and a willingness to try things and experiment in order to get people working again.” That spirit has been woefully lacking in Obama’s presidency so far. During the campaign, Obama’s top domestic priorities were reform of health care, education and energy. When an economic crisis that is -- according to Obama, at least -second only to the Depression exploded in front of him, Obama the alleged pragmatist concluded that, mirabile dictu, his year-old agenda was the perfect solution. Obama insisted that as president of both “red” and “blue” America, he was open to ideas from both sides of the aisle. But his stimulus bill was as partisan and one-sided as Democrats claimed George W. Bush’s tax cuts were. At least Bush’s tax cuts actually cut taxes. It remains to be seen whether Obama’s stimulus stimulated anything at all. After ending the war in Iraq and taking the fight to bin Laden’s cave, direct engagement with the Iranian regime was candidate Obama’s greatest foreign policy priority. Partly this stemmed from the fact that he accidentally suggested in a debate that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions. Rather than admit he was wrong, Obama stuck to his idee fixe throughout the campaign. Since being elected, it seems that his off-the-cuff slipup wasn’t

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that off the cuff. Despite an everincreasing number of lies, subterfuges and outrages on the part of the Iranians, the Obama administration has seemed convinced that they can be talked into compliance with the so-called international community. But the optimist can look at Obama’s newfound open-mindedness on Afghanistan and his potential orchestration of international sanctions against Iran as proof that reality is prying him from his ideological cocoon. Alas, there’s another way of reading recent events. Critics always claimed that Obama was a very left-wing fellow who was never the centrist he claimed to be. The pessimist might suspect that Obama’s newfound pragmatism only manifests itself when it permits him to abandon the centrist positions that may have helped him get elected but are of no use to him politically anymore. What seemed like principled centrism in 2008 might simply be exposed as left-wing expediency in 2009. Here’s hoping the optimists are right. (You can write to Jonah Goldberg in care of this newspaper or by e-mail at


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electrical wires under his hood cut. • Thieves struck in a new Pooler development, stealing the master bedroom suite at the model home.The furniture was valued at $1350. • Officers are reviewing the surveillance videotape of the man using three fake travelers checks to purchase $60 in fishing gear and a $170 GPS system. • Police responded to a West Tietgen Street residence where the neighbor across the street had trouble backing out of his dirt driveway. He ended up spinning the tires on his Kia van, throwing a rock across the street and shattering the rear window on the neighbor’s Honda Accord.

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Classical sculptor, child prodigy to demonstrate timeless art form at Georgia Marble Festival in Pickens County By Angela Reinhardt

Reprinted from the Pickens County Progress’ Georgia Marble Festival insert

Greetings and Blessings Citizens of Pooler!

My name is Charles Archer, and I’m running for Mayor. My family and I have been residents of Pooler for 8 years. We’ve seen the growth of our city, and as a member of Pooler’s Planning and Zoning Commissioners for 5 years, I’ve been a proud part of that growth. My qualifications include being a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Master’s Degree in Education. I served our country for 22 years in various places throughout the world in the U.S. Army. I am an active member and the past president of the Pooler Rotary Club. As a family man, my wife Linda and I have a son (David) and daughter (Jerrika). David is in the Navy and Jerrika is between college and joining the military. My intentions as Mayor will be to assist the community, developers and businesses to come together as a family; growing and flourishing while taking care of the needs of all the citizens. I appreciate any support that the people wish to give me, especially their vote and of course their prayers.

Sincerely, Charles Archer U.S. Army Retired Proud Citizen of Pooler Georgia PROUD TO SERVE!

Isaac Mock’s classical sculpting career had its genesis, appropriately, from an egg. Measuring 12 inches tall and 8 inches in diameter, Mock’s very first sculpture - that familiar, bottom-heavy orb we all know so well - was completed during his mid-40s in an art class at the University of Georgia. Now, 17 years later, Mock has breathed life into nearly 100 marble and bronze pieces of such astounding realism you feel the figures will, at any moment, break their fixed gaze and strike up a conversation. Marble’s texture, Mock said, can even mimic human skin if the piece is crafted properly. Nearly every sculpture Mock has carved has been honored, including his first human-figure piece, “Artemidorus,” which won Georgia Marble’s John Carney Award in 1993 --- the year after Mock sculpted the foot-tall egg at UGA. Mock has also completed dozens of commission pieces that have traveled around the globe, and began work on a Native American statue for Robert Redford in 1996. “I began sculpting because I love the human form. Our anatomy, especially the female anatomy, is absolutely beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you are obese or saggy, it’s fascinating,” Mock told us from his home studio in Ellabell, Ga., just 30 miles west of Savannah on Interstate 16. “When I took those classes at UGA I wasn’t after a degree. I paid for the class but didn’t get any credit. Honestly, though, I don’t think you can be taught classical art. We learned the tools, but I had to learn the technique myself.” While Mock didn’t carve his first marble statue until well into his adult life, the Georgia native’s artistic talent was recognized early on. “When I was 8 I would go into the store where my father worked and draw on the paper bags. I drew a fountain and a man saw it. He completely bypassed my father and called the principal of my school. It was a Jewish man

and he paid for me to go to Telfair Academy of Art for two years. The teachers told me I was a prodigy,” Mock said. “It’s funny, though, I never thought art would be a part of my life. I came from a meager background with uneducated parents who didn’t know how to push and pursue education.” Mock, who is down-to-earth and easy to talk to, never actually graduated from high school, opting, rather, to run away from home at a fledgling 14 years of age and embark on a four-year stint in the Marine Corps, an experience that “gave me a home and put me in the right direction.” Mock then worked in heavy construction in Washington, D.C., for a decade before moving back to Ga. and running an extremely successful development and restoration business of his own for 20 years, while doing children’s murals on the side. Later, after the ‘92 art classes, Mock did commission work through Georgia Marble. “The on-site president at the time saw my work at one of the Marble Festival shows, I think is how it went, and he commissioned several pieces from me. I worked on several religious pieces while I was there, but the thing I didn’t like about it was that they would just give you blueprints. It was always someone else’s work...I never even met with the clients. ” Currently, Mock is doing art full-time from south Georgia, and he will demonstrate his artistry on a full-size figure at the Chamber of Commerce building during the Marble Festival. “I’ve got a surprise for Pickens County,” Mock sheepishly told us. It wasn’t long into the interview, however, before Mock spilled the proverbial beans. “I saw this great layout of Cindy Crawford while I was at UGA. She was in different positions so I could see her front, back and side. But the piece of marble I had was seven feet tall and people were telling me I couldn’t get a full figure from a 7-foot piece, but I did. It was 12 inches thick and 18 inches wide and they said I couldn’t get full shoulders from that. But I did what Michaelangelo did with David and turned the piece and it gave me 23 inches for

the shoulders.” Mock has spent the last 17 years working on the figure, on and off, and will transport the 1,200-pound piece from south Georgia to Pickens to, again, pick up work. Unfortunately, Mock told us, the sculpture had a run-in with his brother who “broke the nose right off. I had to redo the whole face and lost about one and a quarter inches during the reconstruction process. She’s still got a good face, it just doesn’t look exactly like Cindy anymore.” Beyond putting the final touches on Mrs. Crawford during the Marble Festival, Mock has other lofty plans for Pickens, a place he hopes to call home in the near future. “I am currently seeking a place to live up there and I want to have something to give to the community. I envision one of the best communal art colonies in the world being located there,” he said. “The town of Jasper is ready for it and the area is ready for it. I believe with the help of the Chamber, and with Georgia Marble being right there, something big is going to happen. Jasper would be phenomenal for the art world.” Mock will demonstrate his craft at the Chamber of Commerce building the entire weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, and will also answer questions festival-goers conjure up while they watch him work. The Georgia native is uncertain if he will enter a piece in this year’s competition, but he will have other pieces on display and everything, he says, is available for purchase. “You know, I’ve entered that competition about five times, and I don’t know if I’ll do it again. But, you know, the best award I’ve received was the Kid’s Choice Award at that festival. When a child says they love something, there’s no bias. That’s strict honesty...And being a classical sculptor I love the human form and figure, but you want your work to look beautiful, not crude. If it’s something you can’t show to a child, it’s missing something to me.” Look for Isaac Mock (and Cindy) at this year’s Marble Festival, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4.

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QUESTIONS FROM EFFINGHAM TAXPAYERS By Janis Z. Bevill, Chief Appraiser for the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors

Over the past few weeks there have been questions that have been asked frequently. • Presently there is a concern about tax bills and the due date. Several years ago the due date was changed from December 20th to November 15th. Both dates were 60 days from the date the bills were mailed. Georgia law requires 60 days from the date of the notice until the due date. Regardless of when the bills are mailed, they will be due 60 days from the date of the mailing and that date will be posted on the bill. • We’ve also received questions about Conservation Use Valuation and Forest Land Protection Act Applications. Applications are due in the office each year by April 1st to be eligible for that current tax year. Georgia law also allows applications to be received during the 45 day appeal time. If an appeal was filed for 2009 on land that is at

least 10 acres, you may be eligible for this program. The application must be received before the second assessment notice is mailed. • A second concern about the Conservation Use covenant is the renewal of the covenant. Georgia law requires that you receive notification from the Tax Assessors that your covenant expires at the end of the current year. You can apply to continue the covenant any time after receiving the notification. The renewal application must be received by April 1st of the next year or if an assessment notice is received during the 45 day appeal time the application can be filed during the appeal process. Conservation Use values are set by the Georgia Department of Revenue and since the covenant became law in 1992, values have increased 3% every year as allowed by the law. When you renew your covenant the value on which your tax bill is based for the renewal year is 3% over the prior year’s Conservation Use values -- the value on which your tax bill is based is not the cur-

rent county fair market value. New applications are also valued at the same rate. The State adopts Conservation Use values each year and they are applied to all applications for that year regardless of whether they are new applications or renewal applications. • The Carter-Burns Act will be applied to your 2009 tax bill. The bill freezes values on homesteaded property up to five acres. Your tax bill will be based on 2008 values; if your property is over 5 acres the acreage over the 5 acre limit will be taxed on the current fair market value. If your property is in a Conservation Use covenant, the land value will be based on the Conservation Use value and the buildings on your property will be based on the 2008 county value. • House Bill 233, which imposes a moratorium on increases in assessed value, was signed by the Governor on May 5, 2009. The moratorium is effective January 1, 2009, or January 1, 2010 in counties in which a revaluation was performed in 2008.

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drinking, and the man replied “A lot!â€? The Officer had the man take, and fail, the one legged stand test, and then placed him under arrest. As he was patting down the man, the man said he had some marijuana in his pocket. The Officer couldn’t find it, but he did find some of the hippie lettuce in the center console of the car. The Rincon man was taken to jail. • The night manager of an area hotel called Police when one of her guests failed to return to his room for the night. The man’s roommate said the

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THE STORY BEHIND A STORY By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” -- Alice in Wonderland What we are led to believe by an often lazy and Obama-supporting big media, enabled by a deliberately ignorant public that lacks, rather than longs, for the truth, is not as it first seems. Take just one example. Remember the four Chinese Uighur released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay? They were flown to Bermuda where they now reside under conditions that are better than any they might have imagined. The storyline cast the men as innocent victims of a military terrorist sweep in Afghanistan. There are other Uighur detainees at Guantanamo ... for now, despite the fact that the Left is doing everything in its power to have them released and resettled elsewhere. (And despite the fact that the Obama administration, which no longer uses the words “war on terror” to describe the war on terror, seems intent on redefining those held at GITMO -- the better to make them seem nonthreatening. Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley recently referred to them as “refugees.”) Last Tuesday, The Washington Post carried a story about two of them, brothers Bahtiyar Mahnut and Arkin Mahmud. The Post story suggested that Mahnut and Mahmud were being held for no good reason and should be freed. Problem is most countries are hesitant about accepting the Uighur for fear of angering China. The Uighur, you see, are a Turkish ethnic group, Muslim Chinese na-


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tionalists, whom the Chinese government has labeled “terrorists.” The South Pacific island of Palau, however, agreed to take Bahtiyar, but not his brother. In an apparent demonstration of Uighur “family values,” Bahtiyar refused to leave without Arkin. The Post’s Web page features an embedded video of the brothers’ lawyer, Elizabeth Gilson, who explains that the men just “ended up in Afghanistan,” apparently like one might end up pregnant, without knowing how. Had the Post dug a little deeper it would have found the truth about the brothers. According to GITMO’s Combat Status Review Tribunal (CSRT), a senior al-Qaida terrorist in the Tora Bora Mountains of Afghanistan trained Bahtiyar Mahnut. Bahtiyar admitted as much when he explained to his interrogators why he went to Afghanistan: “To our knowledge there was no fighting with the Chinese in Afghanistan, and it was therefore a safe place to train so we could one day fight the Chinese. The person running the camp was Abdul Haq, and he was a Uighur.” And who, you might ask (but the Post didn’t) is Abdul Haq? According to the U.S. Treasury Department, he’s “a senior al-Qaida member who sits on al-Qaida’s Shura Council. He is also the leader of the al-Qaida-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), also known as the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, which has been designated by both the United States and the UN as a terrorist organization.” Given these facts, one might reasonably doubt that these brothers were anything less than brothers in arms with a distinct mission. The only allusion to any of this was contained in three sentences in the Post story. It said, “Authorities alleged at the time that the men

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trained in military-style camps affiliated with the Taliban or al-Qaida. The accusations later dissolved upon close scrutiny by the courts.” There was no “close scrutiny” by the courts. Abdul Haq is a known terrorist. That the Uighur detainees (excuse me, refugees) were trained by him ought to be all the evidence needed to convince us they were up to no good. Need more? The NEFA Foundation (www.NEFAfoundation. org) has obtained and translated an article published in the Turkistan Islamic Party’s “Islamic Turkestan” magazine titled, “America Is Leading the Capitalist World Towards Collapse.” The article says charging interest is against the will of Allah and “His Messenger” and that those who use interest will be “struck with the wrath of Allah,” apparently with the help of the Uighur and other terrorists, uh, refugees. These are the doctrines followed by those who wish to destroy us. We had better pay attention.

(Direct all MAIL for Cal Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at tmseditors@tribune. com.)

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Thomas Emerson Grier

Thomas Emerson Grier, 76, of Midway, Ga. died Thursday September 24, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Douglas, Ga. and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years. He loved the outdoors, loved to fish, play golf and guitar with his brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Grier of Midway, Ga.; 3 sons, Emory, Mark and Dennis Reiser; 3 daughters, Julie Spry, Tina Reynolds and Tammy Boggess; 3 brothers, James L., Robert J. and Fred S. Grier; 1 sister, Margaret Dugger; 25 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Backus Children’s Hospital of Memorial Health University Medical Center. A Memorial Service was held Monday, September 28 at Mr. Grier’s home 99 W. 1st St. Midway, Ga. with Rev. Jerry Warren officiating. Fairhaven Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements.

Robert Edward “Buckshot” Cole Jr.

Robert Edward “Buckshot” Cole Jr., age 60, of Midway, passed away at his home on September 25, 2009. Buckshot was born Jun 30, 1949 in Savannah to the late Robert and Mamie Carter Cole. He worked for many years as a potter and landscaper. He was a member of White Bluff Presbyterian and the Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Paula Tompkinson Cole. He is survived by his brother Reggie Cole, sisters Nell VanOostrom, Virginia Howard, Roberta Haymans, Susan Sharpe, and Jeannie Smith, as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Monday in the Chapel of Fairhaven Funeral Home, with burial at Greenwich Cemetery. Fairhaven Funeral Home and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Bobby Williamson

Bobby Williamson, 65, of Savannah, Ga. passed away Saturday September 26, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Evans county, Ga. but lived most of his life in Savannah, Ga. Bobby loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marie Williamson of Savannah, Ga.; 2 daughters, Leslie “Tinker” Marie Drawdy (Larry) of Savannah, Ga. and Deborah Sue Sheley (Dwight) of Pooler, Ga.;1 brother, J.M. Williamson; 3 sisters, Margie Lee, Betty Moore and Bonnie Phillips;3 grandchildren, Trey and Bobby Drawdy and Maggie Sheley and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc. P.O. Box 13190 Savannah, Ga. 31416. The funeral service was held Tuesday in the chapel of Fairhaven with Rev. Lionel Marmolejo officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Claxton, Ga. Fairhaven Funeral home & Crematory handled arrangements.

Marion Isom

Marion Ison, 58, of Bloomingdale, passed away on September 28, 2009. Isom was born January 27, 1951 in Huntington, West Virginia, and moved to Savannah at a very young age where he spent the rest of his life. He worked as a cab driver for over 30 years, loved eagles, and loved his family. He is survived by his wife Sharon Kay Isom, son Chris and daughter in Law Jean, 6 grandchildren, beloved dogs Molly, Zena, and Gabby, brother in laws Charles and Wayne Evans and Ricky Boyles, sister in Laws Glennies Boyles and Mary and Wanda Evans, along with countless other relatives. A Celebration of Isom’s life will be announced at a later date. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Robert F. Gaither

Robert F. Gaither, Jr., 56, died Friday, September 25, 2009. Robert was a lifelong resident of the Savannah area; was employed by Kenworth of Savannah and loved the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Alicia L. Gaither of Pooler; a daughter, Jennifer Clark of Midway; two sons, Sean Bohannon of Richmond Hill and Jason Warner of Guyton; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Darrell Rogers of Kingsland; two grandchildren, niece Trista Cox and many friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Fairhaven Funeral Home on Thursday, October 1 from 6 to 8 pm. Please sign the online memorial at

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Rincon - Martha N. Sheffield, 72, died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Effingham Hospital. The Bulloch County native was the daughter of the late Charlie & Mary Ann Sheffield. She was a longtime resident of Effingham County, member of First Baptist Church of Rincon, and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ernest Hodges; daughter, Kim Hodges Callahan (Jerry); 3 sons, Randy Hodges, David Hodges (Connie), and Eddie Hodges (Cathie); 4 grandsons, Steven & Christopher Callahan, John Michael Hodges, and Cody Hodges; 1 step-granddaughter, Jessica Parker; 2 sisters, Margaret Phillips Conley and Bobbie Davis Hodges. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Rincon. Mrs. Hodges will lie in state starting at noon. Interment will be in Rincon Cemetery. Remembrances may be given to First Baptist Church of Rincon Building Fund, 201 E. 6th Street, Rincon, GA 31326. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Pastor Bernice Garrett Broomfield

Pastor Bernice Garrett Broomfield, 79, died Friday, September 25, 2009 at home after a short illness under the care of Odyssey Healthcare Professionals. She was a native of Ridgeland, South Carolina but spent most of her adult life in Savannah. She was a faithful member of Prophecy Church on the Rock of the Living God where she served as pastor for many years. She was a former employee of Campbell Cleaners, Best Cleaners as a shirt presser, and daycare worker at Poogie Bear Day Care. She was also a receptionist at Vera’s Alteration Shop. She is preceded in death by her husband, March Broomfield and son, Rawleigh Garrett. Survivors include five daughters, Vera Patterson Moss (Stanley) of Savannah, Burnette Battle Kluver (Randy) of Orlando, FL, Joyce Battle of Savannah, Joann Battle Chisholm (Clarence) of Savannah, and Denise Battle Washington of Savannah; son, Vero Battle, Jr. of Savannah; sister, Edna Marie Garrett of Detroit, Michigan; twenty-five grandchildren, sixty-eight greatgrandchildren, fourteen greatgreat-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday at Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle. Bishop Moses Lewis, Pastor; Bishop Edward Coleman, Eulogist. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery, Ridgeland, SC. Sexton-Hall Funeral Home in Port Wentworth handled arrangements.

Clarence Guillory, III “Murda”

Clarence Guillory, III, 32, died Tuesday, September 22, 009, at his residence under the professional care of Hospice Savannah. He was a native of Savannah and attended the public schools of Chatham County. He was an employee at Nard’s Westside Riders and a member of Miracle Deliverance Field Prayer Center. Survivors include his loving wife, Chantell Mobley Guillory; daughter, Clarion Guillory; son, Elton (Bubba) Guillory; his mother, Diane Guillory; stepfather, Lawrence Holloway; mother-in-law, Chief Apostle Dr. Arleen Fuller; grandmother, Daveola Fuller; sisters, Tesha Jones, Arnitra Holloway, Monique Avery; brothers, Laron Guillory, Jamaine Holloway, Lawrence Guillory, Reginald Holloway, Keyonta Guillory; sisters-in-law, Soneisha Norman and Jameica

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POLICE REPORTS Local Police Reports sponsored by: The Loss of my Special Friend Virginia We have just buried my beloved friend, Virginia Scott. What a truly, wonderful lady she was. She was the most caring and compassionate person you would ever know. Virginia’s love for her family, church and friends were indescribable. Everyone who knew her was touched by her kindness and friendly ways. She had the most giving heart of anyone I knew. The meals she prepared were more like banquets, whether it was for a family in our church or someone in the community who had lost loved ones or someone she barely knew. She prepared the best. The full-course meals were so delicious right down to the sweet tea and mouth watering desserts. Her turkey and dressing were her trademark. She never skimped on meals, but made sure there was always plenty. Her church homecoming dinners were always prepared with love. She would always plan for weeks what she would cook. Needless to say, her dishes were the first to go. I could go on forever about her decorating skills and the beautiful things in her home with her special touch. Her Christmas for her family will be everlasting memories, and I know Leigh, Jon and Elaine will always treasure them in their heart. Her laughter, humor and love for other people will be missed by so many who had the honor to know her, especially ‘her ladies at the beauty shop’. We lost Virginia to a terrible disease and we think it was too quick and not fair. She only knew about her illness for sixteen days, but her love and support for us during those days were over-whelming. She comforted us and assured us that all was well, instead of us being the strong ones. Butch and her children never left her side. I know they must have gotten their strength from her because they stayed strong for all of us. I know she is with God now and just as busy in heaven as she was here. I know she is sharing her recipes with all the angels, and they are singing her praises. I know I’m being selfish, but I wish I could share one more secret or laugh about something only she and I could see. She was a beautiful lady inside and out, and we will always miss our beloved Mrs. Virginia. I love you ~ From your Eden Sister, Andrea

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Ashley; brothers-in-law, Ronald Mobley, Jr., Anteron Norman, and Carl Jackson, all of Savannah. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 26 at Morning Glory Temple of Deliverance. Burial was at Woodville Cemetery. Sexton-Hall Funeral Home in Port Wentworth handled arrangements.

Mrs. Betty Cornelia Bolton (Davis)

Mrs. Betty Cornelia Bolton (Davis), 70, died Monday, September 28, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Bolton was a lifelong resident of Effingham County. She was a homemaker and a member of Silverhill United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. Davis and Cindy of Clyo, Linsey T. Bolton and Brenda of Sylvania, and Jeff Bolton and Pam of Sylvania; five daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Tilley and Robert of Perkins, Annette Sheffield and Robert of Sylvania, Diane Collins and Judy Knighten, both of Sylvania, and Penny Bolton of Millen; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilber T. Edwards and Harlene of Statesboro, Ernest F. Edwards and Carol, Johnny H. Edwards and Pauline, and Alvin L. Edwards and Sigma, all of Clyo; Twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Silverhill United Methodist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery. Riggs Funeral Home in Guyton handled arrangements.

Katherine Ouida Richardson Sanders

Rincon Katherine Ouida Richardson Sanders, 84, went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2009 at the Effingham Extended Care. She retired in 1990 from the Effingham County Board of Education as a lunchroom worker of 16 years and a school bus driver of 29 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Ebenezer. In her younger days she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Hubert Sanders, Sr.; a son, H. Hubert Sanders, Jr.; her parents, Wade H. and Catherine Richardson, Sr.; a brother, Wade H. Richardson, Jr.; and a son-in-law, Guy Ambrose. Survivors include her children, Sudelle (Dick) Ambrose, Wade Arthur (Beverly) Sanders, and Myrtle Ambrose all of Rincon; sisters, Margie Kelly of Eastover, SC, Deloris Wise of Summerville, SC, and Lavada Duck of Charleston, SC; sisters-in-law, Miranda Richardson of Springfield, Helen Stokes of Oliver, and Margaret Miley of Brunson, SC; brother-inlaw, Jack (Tommie Sue) Sanders of Rincon; 11 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2 to 3 pm Monday in the chapel with funeral services following at 3 pm. Interment will be in Rincon Cemetery. Remembrances may be given to American Diabetes Association, 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste.C-236, Savannah, GA 31405. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel is handling arrangements.



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Bloomingdale Alpha United Methodist Church 5 East Hwy 80 • 748-4062 Pastor Anna Kelley Ash Street Baptist Church 310 Ash Street • 748-0902 Rev. Carlton Wiley

United House of Prayer For All People 4107 6th Street • 966-5522 Elder Samuel Ransom

Pineora Baptist Church 131 Elkins Street • 772-3044 Pineora (Corner of Ga. 17) Pastor: Bobby Braswell, Jr.

Oakland Missionary Baptist 187 Burkhalter Rd. • 236-3439 Pastor Jerry Wright

Countryside Baptist Church 1201 Noel C. Conaway Rd. Pastor Terry A. Wilson Sand Hill Baptist 1931 Sand Hill Rd. • 728-3681 Rev. Royce Hendry

Bloomingdale Alliance Church 501 West Hwy 80 • 748-6351 Rev. Ken Otto

Alpha & Omega Ministries 4906 Pineland Dr. Pastor James P. Witherspoon

Church of the Nazarene 1116 East Hwy 80 • 748-9128 Pastor: David Horne

Palm Grove Primitive Baptist 2207 Shaw Avenue • 964-2080 Elder James W. Kicklighter

South Effingham Community Church 289 Harley Road • 728-3810 Pastor: Steve Canfield

Journey Church Meeting at Bloomingdale Elementary, Sunday mornings at 10:30am Pastor Larry D. Wilson 224-6453

Everlasting Life Christian Church 614 Hwy. 80W • 964-6003 Rev. Van Marie Green, Pastor

Zion Lutheran Hwy 30 at Ga. Hwy 17 Marlow • 728-3430 Pastor Barbara Koch

First Baptist Church of Bloomingdale Cherry Street • 748-4017 Rev. Darrell Bailey New Life Sanctuary 1410 Pine Barren Road • 988-3598 Pastor Bryan M. Smith Liberty Pentacostal Church Little Neck Road Life Springs Worship Center 1105 E. Hwy. 80 330-0740 Pastor Julie Stanley Piney Grove Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-5966 Pastor Belizaire Joseph South Newington Baptist 462 John Carter Road • 748-4831 Pastor Nathaniel Steve McCoy St. John Divine Baptist Hwy 80 Rev. Alphonso Piper

Trinity Church of God 2202 Hwy. 80 • 964-8770 Frank Gupton Oak Grove Missionary Baptist 4617 Louisville Road • 964-2683 Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 4285 Ogeechee Rd. • 234-1979 Pastor Robert L. Miley Silk Hope Baptist Church 18 Tower Dr • 233-8424 Interim Pastor: David Wainwright Woodlawn Baptist 407 Talmadge Ave. • 964-8676 Gary Johnson, Pastor

Garden City Central Baptist Church 4010 Old Louisville Rd. 965-0752 Rev. Kenny Harrelson Count It All Joy Ministries Highway 17 Michael Tucker Wilder Memorial Baptist 1 Gamble Road Rev. Tom Keller Wildwood United Methodist Garrard Avenue Pastor Lloyd Dees Chapel in the Garden Presbyterian Church Daren Russell 93 Main Street • 964-5734

West Chatham Baptist Church South Rogers Street Rev. David Stanford MorningStar Baptist Church 131 Canal Street (off Pooler Parkway) Pastor Tom Byerly Savannah First Seventh Day Adventist 50 Godley Way • Pooler • 748-5977 Rev. Mark Pioutrowski Gateway Community Church Now meeting at the YMCA on Pooler Parkway • 220-1074 Pastor Matt Hearn Church of Christ in Pooler Meets at Quality Inn (behind Burger King on Governor Treutlen Drive/I-95) Services: 10AM-Bible Class 11AM-Worship Service Every Sunday Contact 912-966-2071 The Church at Godley Station (Meeting Sundays at 9am behind Home Depot on Pooler Pkwy) Pastor Earnie Pirkle Assoc. Pastor: Steve Dees 220-4440

Guyton/Marlow Faith Ministries International 51 Central Blvd. (Hwy. 17) 772-4849 Pastor, Bruce Meyers Pine Street Baptist 118 Lynn Bonds Avenue Pastor: Chris Roberson New Vision Pentecostal Church, 2355 Hwy 119 • 772-4417 Pastor: Charles Bazemore Pineora Holy Church of God 460 McLaws Rd. • 232-6100 Pastor Ronnie Miles Faith Baptist Church 1951 Hwy 119 South • Guyton Dr. Calvin Bradley, Pastor 772-5269 Elam Egypt Baptist Church Paul Moore, Pastor 2166 Egypt Ardmore Rd • 754-5060 Rev. Peter Vermeulen United Methodist Church Ga. Hwy 17 • Marlow Rev. Peter Vermeulen Hwy. 30 Church of Christ 1952 Noel C. Conaway Rd. 728-3819 John W. Wright, Jr. Guyton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 301 Pine Street 772-3478 Bethesda United Methodist 3608 Midland Road • 728-3332 Pastor Matt Waldron Guyton United Methodist 401 Church Street • 772-5099 Rev. Rick Holt First Baptist of Marlow 2229 Central Ave. • 772-7438 Pastor Daniel Alexander (Minister of Gospel)

Pooler Beth-El Alliance Church Quacco Road Rev. Michael Owens

Port Wentworth Bonnybridge Baptist Church 811 Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-0553 Dr. Dan Hall, Pastor

The Fountain Church International 131 Canal Street, Suite B • 704-1462 Sunday: 8AM and 11 AM, Wednesday’s POWER HOUR @ 7PM Pastor Joseph Clinton

Open Door Ministries at Joel’s Place 13 North Coastal Hwy. at Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-5001 Pastor Neil Bush

New Life Covenant Church 1105 E. Hwy. 80 • 220-5244 Rev. Rodney A. Sprauve Abundant Life Community Church (ELCA) 119 Canal St. Suite 104 Just off the Pooler Parkway near Cancun Mexican Restaurant Weekly Worship - Sundays at 10 AM Pastor Seth Bridger 856-6871 Christ Presbyterian Church Coffee, Welcome with Worship at 10:00 a.m. 1743 Quacco Road • 925-6441 Rev. Ed Ayers • 713-1276 The Sycamore at West Chatham Meeting in homes on Wednesdays Pastor Ric Smith • 596-4725 Lighthouse Baptist Church 106 Pipemakers Circle • 748-1164 Pastor: Dr. Van Power New Birth Savannah Meeting at West Chatham Middle School Gym 800 Pine Barren Road • 233-6755 Pastor: Kenneth K. Law New Life Sanctuary 1410 Pine Barren Road Pastor J. S. Hartman • 572-6001 Heavenbound Baptist Church 1014 Quacco Road • 921-1500 Rev. Gene Alderman First Presbyterian Church Pooler (PCA) 329 Hwy. 80 East • 330-9415 John Fender, Pastor Faith Bible Baptist Church 5137 Old Louisville Rd. • 964-7655 Dale Mathis, Pastor Crossroads Worship Center Hwy. 80 at N. Rogers St. • 547-5101 Rev. Joe Hubbard

Bible Connection Ministries 410 S. Coastal Hwy. • 965-1101 Pastor: Alex Grant, Jr. First Baptist Church of Port Wentworth Hwy 25 • 964-5811 Rev. John Ashworth Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hwy 25 • 964-0219 Father Michael J. Kavanaugh North Salem Baptist 955 Hwy 30 • 964-7933 Pastor Phil Hudson Port Wentworth Alliance Church 222 Cantyre Street • 964-4495 Pastor John Smith Faith Foundation C.O.G.I.C. 7 Cantyre Street • 964-0019 Pastor, Elder Earl Williams, Jr. Port Wentworth Baptist 231 Grange Rd • 964-0762 Real Life Christian Fellowship 841 Crossgate Rd. Pastor Paul L. Taylor, Jr. Port Wentworth United Methodist 201 Turnberry Street • 964-4210 Pastor: Tom Edwards Rincon Effingham Baptist Church 1007 North Columbia Ave. 826-3794 Pastor: Tom Davis

Church of Christ 4506 Augusta Rd. • 964-6443

Safe Haven Church/ Mission Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Emmett Patterson

Risen Saviour Lutheran 1755 Quacco Road • Pooler Worship: 10AM Pastor James Borgwardt

Living Faith Church of God 3789 Noel C. Conway Rd. Rev. Sean Faircloth 728-8811

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church 1285 Pine Barren West • 748-6016 Sunday Worship 10:30am Rev. Dr. Robert LeFavi, Vicar

House of Prayer of Rincon Fort Howard Road in Rincon Services: Sunday 11 AM & 6:30 PM 826-2570 Pastor: Mildred Lake

Garden City Primitive Baptist 126 Smith Ave. • 964-5014 Pastor: Elder Hugh Thompson Jasper Springs Baptist Church 62 Smith Ave. • 964-6864 Pastor: Rev. Johnny Bowen Garden City United Methodist Church 62 Varnadoe Ave. • 964-5780 Rev. Dan Pegram Elohim Christian Fellowship 309 Main Street, Suite F Pastor Leroy R. Kirkland III 966-5005 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 41 Main Street • 964-1649 Rev. David Rasmussen

Faith Presbyterian 2000 Lexington Avenue 826-6880 Rev. Mary Beene First Baptist of Rincon 201 E. 6th St. • 826-5536 Dr. Bob Rogers New Life Worship Center 5509 McCall Road • 826-3832 Pastor Paul Flippo First Christian 826-2224 Minister Steve Parker Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church Blandford Rd. • 826-5259 Rev. Jonah E. Jerman Goshen Road Baptist 1323 Goshen Rd. • 826-1826 Rev. Frank Hodges Grace Community Church 1094 Goshen Rd. • 826-4204 Pastor Wesley Corbitt Marantha Assembly of God 454 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5234 Rev. Mike Beck

Liberty Christian Fellowship Church 302 Church Street • 772-5522 John Tanner, Pastor Royal Temple Holiness Church 409 Samuel Small Dr. - 772-3498 Elder Verdie Banner New Providence Baptist Eric Palmburg 772-3590 New Hope Christian Church 2420 Courthouse Rd. • 772-4499 Rev. Brad Proudfoot Trinity Faith International Church 776 Kolic Helmey Road Pastor: Kaye Bell

First Baptist Church of Pooler 204 W. Hwy 80 • 748-7521 Sunday School: 10:45am Morning Service: 9:30am Evening: 6pm Wednesday Service: 6:45pm Rev. Otis Hill Rothwell Baptist Church 216 Rothwell Street • 748-7593 Rev. Devin Bell South Valley Baptist Church Rev. Barry Jackson Pine Barren Road • 748-0279 Reaching For Souls Located in the All American Glass Shopping Center on Hwy. 80 478-494-0893 Pastors: Stanly & Angela Abraham

Cornerstone Baptist Church Lexington Avenue Sunday: 10:45am • Wednesday: 7pm 754-9650 Pastor Duane Logsdon Centerpoint Church Meeting at Effingham YMCA 1224 Patriot Drive Pastors David Rhoads & Mike Bassett 826-5521 Acts III Global Church 604 Goshen Road • 826-2981 Pastor, Al Usher Church of the Harvest 434 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-6461 Rev. Brunson

Northside Baptist Hwy 21N • 826-5346 Rev. Mike Jones Rincon Church of God Hwy 21, Rincon Pastor: DeWayne Merritt Rincon Baptist Temple 305 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5818 Pastor: Bro. Joe Springer

Fellowship Bible Church 841 Old Dixie Hwy. • 754-9645 Pastor Robert Quarterman First United Pentecostal Church 1735 Grove Point Rd • 927-0569 Rev. David A. Hodge Southwest Chatham Amazing Grace Baptist Church 5790 Ogeechee Road • 858-4362 Pastor: George Barron Southwest Baptist 831 Little Neck Road • 925-0699 Dr. Robert B. Peacock, Pastor Chevis Oaks Baptist Church 102 Sylvania Rd. at Chevis Rd. 925-3852 Rev. Eric R. Carpenter Bethel New Testament Christian Church 1295 Little Neck Road • 412-4995 Pastor D.M. Nelson New Vision Baptist Church 2417 Louis Mills Blvd. 236-4841 Pastor Gary Bradham

Quacco Baptist Church 215 Quacco Road • 925-3885 Pastor Barry Minsky Southside Assembly of God 401 Tibet Avenue Rev. Jack Moon Ft. Argyle Gospel Fellowship 909 Ft. Argyle Road (Hwy. 204) Pastors Robert and Renea Jordan 748-4339 Holy Church of God Little Neck Road

Rincon Church of Christ 306 E. 4th St. • 826-5440

Savannah Christian Church 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Pastor Cam Huxford

Rincon United Methodist 107 Savannah Ave. • 826-5796 Sr. Pastor: Rev. Larry Bird

Bethel Missionary Baptist 5863 Ogeechee Rd • 927-8044 Rev. Jerome Baker

Journey Community Church 5938 Ga. Highway 21 South Pastor Michael Bassett 754-9444

Coastal Christian Center 6073 Ogeechee Rd • 925-3166  Ron and Rosie Chambers

St. John’s Lutheran Hwy 21 at 7th St. • 826-5411 Springfield Agape Assembly of God 703 First St. Ext. • 754-6354 Pastor: Shane Holcombe New Testament Fellowship UPC 307 South Laurel St. • 754-9782 Pastor: Walter Thomas Bethel Lutheran ELCA 1984 Hwy 21N • 754-6561 Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger Holy Samaritan Apostolic Church of the Living God 148 Rawls Drive Pastor Isiah Brehler, Sr. 754-4234 First Baptist of Springfield 1435 Hwy 119N • 754-3443 Rev. Jeff Rollins

Holy Trinity Lutheran 303 S. Laurel St. • 754-3353 Rev. Joe Copeck Jerusalem Lutheran 2966 Ebenezer Rd. • 754-3915 Rev. Elanor Russey Laurel Hill Lutheran 530 Laurel Hill Rd. • 754-6718 Rev. David Hendrix New Bethel Pentecostal 2402 Old Dixie Hwy • 754-1509 Darrel Childress, Pastor New Hope Apostolic 525 Ardmore Oaky Rd. • 754-4079 Mount Hope Missionary Baptist 5083 Mount Hope Road 772-3280 Pastor Leonard Lemon, Sr. Angel Haven Outreach Ministry 409 S. Laurel Street 407-0071 Pastors Carl and Leslie Canoy St. Boniface Catholic Church 1952 Hwy 21S • 754-7473 Mass: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Father Wes Lamb

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Savannah Holy Church of God 707 Little Neck Road • 920-0042 Pastor: Rev. Ryan Ralston

Gethsemane Baptist 1102 N. Maple St. 754-7530

Macedonia Baptist Church Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Delmons White

First Baptist Church of Garden City 35 Nelson Ave. • 964-0355 Rev. Ken Sharpe

Turkey Branch United Methodist Turkey Branch Rd. • 754-0053 Madison Morgan – New Pastor

St. Luke’s Episcopal 155 Goshen Rd. 826-3332 Worship Service, 9:00 am Sunday School, 10:30 am Rev Dr. Bob LeFavi

Fairlawn Baptist Church 4719 Augusta Road • 964-4371 Rev. Harold Edwards, Sr., Pastor

Fellowship Assembly of God 5224 Augusta Rd. • 964-4243 Pastor Gary Smith

Ephesus Reformed Baptist 826-4598 • Pastor Steve Thomas

Life Baptist Church 1541 Highway 21 South • 754-3148 Pastor Charles Powell

Calvary Assembly of God 1007 West Hwy 80 • 748-5847 Daniel Webber, Pastor

Dean Forest Baptist Church 1524 Dean Forest Road 964-7369 Rev. Larry Strickland

Thomas Chapel AME Savannah Town Rd. • 754-1233

Jehovah Shammah Assembly of God 432 Blandford Rd. • 826-2173 Pastor Jackie Gordon

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association Education Center Central (Hwy 17) & Simmons Rd.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 4869 Louisville Road • 964-1210

Bryant Temple W. 6th St. • 826-2896

Northside Church of God 273 Church Row • 754-4801 Pastor Reginald Anderson, Sr.

New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 130 Giles Avenue • Rincon • 826-2431 Solomon J. Roberts, Sr. - Pastor

Clifton Baptist Church 100 Big Hill Rd. • 964-2335 Rev. Oddie Luckett

Springfield United Methodist 209 Cleveland St. Rev. Ben Martin

St. Mary’s Holiness Church 205 Stokes Ave • Rincon • 826-4525 Bishop Billy Scott

Living Hope Community Fellowship 5008 Augusta Rd. • Garden City (Hwy. 21 next to Dairy Queen) 965-0406 Pastor Joyce C. Hall

St. Mathews Baptist 218 Wallace Dr. • 754-3143

Abercorn Baptist Baker Hill Rd. • 826-4213

- God Silk Hope United Methodist 5212 Silk Hope Rd. • 447-5282

Mizpah United Methodist Church Clyo Kildare Rd • 754-1563 Pastor: Jose Velasquez

It’s Harvest Time Church 409 W. Hwy. 80 • Pooler 748-1560 Sundays at 11am Pastors Greg & Donna Van Gorp

Goshen United Methodist Church Hwy. 21 at Goshen Rd • 826-6088 Pastor Devin Schultz

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Effingham International Worship Center Marlow Learning Center • 748-7308 Pastor Eddie Tomberlin

Corinth Baptist Church 290 Corinth Church Rd. 754-0032 • Shawnee Pastor Jeff Self

Eden Baptist Church 435 Dogwood Way • 748-2373 Rev. Jonah E. German

Powers Baptist Eden • 748-6288 Travis Cowart, Sr.

Parkway Church of Christ 4360 Ogeechee Rd. • 234-4040 Clay Johnson

“The Lighthouse” of Effingham County meeting at Rincon YMCA 1224 Patriot Drive 856-0428 Roland Dann, Pastor

Faulkville Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-7332 Pastor Albert Hill

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist 4123 First Street • 964-1322 Ronald Smalls

Firm Foundation Baptist Church 937 Mixon Road • 865-4505 Dr. Bernard D. Carter

Clyo United Methodist Church Railroad St. at 3rd. Ave. Pastor Al Fernandez

Church of Christ Hwy 80

United Methodist Church Meldrim Pastor: Rick Holt

Bloomingdale Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy 1501 E. Hwy. 80 • 748-2181 Pastor: Mark Minter

Silver Hill United Methodist Church Silver Hill Church Rd. Pastor Al Fernandez

Solid Rock Baptist Church 5th Street • Meldrim Pastor: Greg McAlister

Woodlawn United Methodist 2502 Hwy 80 • 964-0787 Sanford Brown

Westside Christian Church Hwy 80 • 748-0309 Pastor Leonard Daughtery

Berea Southern Methodist Church 2872 Noel Conaway Road (GA 30 near Kolic Helmy Rd), Guyton

Meldrim/Eden/Faulkville Meldrim First Baptist 748-5220 James Carlisle – Pastor

Trinity United Methodist Church Corner of North Newton St. & Benton Drive • 748-4141 Pre-School, 748-4410 Pastor: Randy B. Nease

Holy Church Of God 707 Little Neck Rd • 920-0042 Rev. Ryan Ralston New Mount Olive Baptist 835 Chevis Rd. • 920-1133 New Testament Missionary Outreach 102 Waynesboro Rd • 927-6368   Southside Church Of God 50 Henderson Blvd • 927-4408 Pastor John A. Reyes Spring Hill Baptist 44 Carol Way 925-7523 Shiloh Missionary Baptist Fort Argyle Road • 927-3169 Rev. Nathaniel Bowles North Bryan County Abundant Life Church of God 119 Wildwood Church Road Pembroke • 653-3696 Olive Branch Baptist Church Olive Branch Road - Ellabell Pastor Clent Sullens (912)858-3216 Northside Independence Baptist Church 458 W. E. Smith Road • Pembroke Pastor Jeff Spencer • 653-3088 Gospel Baptist Church 5126 Wilma Edwards Rd. 690-1066 Pastor John Whitaker Ellabell United Methodist Church 3079 Hwy. 204 • Pembroke Pastor: Rodney Body 858-2534 Christ Baptist Church 3580 Wilma Edwards Road Ellabell • 858-2724 Interim Pastor: Travis Cowart, Jr. Faith Harvest Sanctuary 1237 Bill Futch Road • Ellabell Tony Hewitt 858-5446, church Gospel Baptist Church 5126 Wilma Edwards Road Ellabell • 690-1066 Pastor John Whitaker Ellabell First Baptist Church 3425 Hwy. 204W • 826-5003 Pastor Keith Perdue Pembroke United Methodist 102 College Street 653-2220 Rev. Ricky Bishop Bread of Life Holiness Church #119 Cypress Bay Loop Road Pembroke (912) 858-3161 Prophet Walter Wright, pastor Church of Christ Hwy 204 • Ellabell Min. Joseph Holloway, Jr. 858-3283 First Baptist Church of Blitchton 5204 Hwy. 80E • Blitchton Rev. Darnell Barner • 858-3274

Spirit Newspapers • October 1 - October 7, 2009 • Page A15


Fruits Vine

By Billy Graham Q: Some people in our church have two sons. They both grew up in the same home but now they’ve gone very different ways. One is a dedicated Christian but the other is rebellious and wants nothing to do with God. How could this happen? - A.L.

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Where Have All My People Gone? God is possibly asking himself this question when he looks down on this earth he made and he sees the mess man has made and is making today. We surely have lost our spiritual equilibrium and our moral values. We have got to where we say we can do whatever we want to, saying God has no say in the matter. Woe to them that say such things. We think we do not have to obey our creator… and we don’t if we do not plan on going to Heaven! We think we do not have to obey God’s commandments or his

moral laws… may God have mercy on us and our ignorance of not knowing. We are going to answer for our sins. Both rich and poor, big and small, both he that sits in the high seat of our country to the lowest. God says in his Word that when a people and a nation forgets God, that he will turn that people and nation into hell. Which side are you on?? God’s side or Satan’s clan? Are you going to Heaven with JESUS or to the lake of fire with Satan? We as a nation have gone so far

from God, it’s not even funny! We as a nation have let those few who hate God just about destroy our country. Such ungodly acts. Such unholy acts of a pervert people. We are living in a time when we need those who believe in God to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough!’ and begin to work on getting sin our of our country. Stand up for God. He took our place for our sins. On a cross he took our sins and paid the price for us. WWJD Grady Sikes

The Church Bulletin Board • Fall Festival for the whole family! Saturday, October 31st, 4-6PM at Pine Street Baptist Church, 118 Lynn Bonds Avenue in Guyton. FREE games such as Bean Bag Toss, Fishing for Goodies, Duck Bobbing, Dunking Booth, Ring Toss and Cake Walk. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase, $1.50. For more information, please call 772-3753. • Chapel-in-the-Gardens Presbyterian Church in Garden City will be having their 74th Annual Homecoming on Sunday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 14th with Spiritual Renewal services. Dr. Phil Blevins, President of Graham Bible College in Bristol, TN will be our featured speaker. The Sunday service begins at 10:30 AM and is followed by dinner on the grounds. Everyone is welcome! All evening services, Sunday - Wednesday will begin at 7 PM. For more information, please call the church office at 964-5734. • Huge Used Clothing Sale at Aldersgate United Methodist Church! Saturday, October 10, 8am-2pm in the fellowship hall at the church. Cool & air conditioned! Over 500 items of children’s, men’s and women’s clothing at very, very low prices! Items include a wedding dress and several evening gowns. All merchandise in GREAT condition, some BRAND NEW! Lots of stuff! Aldersgate UMC is located at 2020 Tennessee Avenue, at the corner of Pennsylvania and Tennessee in Savannah. All proceeds benefit Aldersgate UMC! Call 234-7234 or Pat New at 355-9958 for information and/or directions. • Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church will be having a Southern Gos-

pel Sing on Saturday, October 17th, with Stan Shuman, Gospel Singer/ Songwriter of Cocoa, Florida, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Stan Shuman is a singer with Danny Funderburk and Mercy’s Way, and formerly with Naomi and the Segos, Swanee River Boys and Blackwood Quartet. Trinity Chapel UMC is located at 10th and Butler on Tybee Island. For more information, call 912786-6377. A Love Offering will be collected. • Mt. Hermon Baptist Church invites you to come out and celebrate our Family and Friends Day, Saturday, November 7th beginning at 12 noon with a day full of activities. Then join us Sunday, November 8 for service. Come and enjoy Jesus with us as we sing, dance and shout in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Calling all choirs, praise dancers and steppers! If you are interested and want to be a part of this awesome event, please contact Sister Monefa Murdock at 927-0129. We are located at 13813 Coffee Bluff Road in Savannah.

web at • Effingham Relay For Life Effingham County Relay for Life Kick-Off for the 2010 fundraising year will be held on October 5th at 7pm at the Rincon United Methodist Church Social Hall, 107 Savannah Avenue. The 2010 theme is “Re-Lei” in Your Grass Skirt... a Hawaiian theme, and the kick-off will be a luau, complete with meal, entertainment and information. Survivors, team leaders and team members, and anyone interested in supporting this community-wide effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society are invited to attend. Call Victoria at 355-5196 or e-mail her at to make your reservation.

• Faith Baptist Church invites you to attend Homecoming Revival Services with guest Evangelist Dr. Max Alderman. The revival begins on October 11th – 14th; Sunday school 9:30am, Morning Worship 10:30am, evening 6pm each week night service begins at 7pm. Faith Baptist Church will celebrate their 23rd anniversary. All former members, friends, family, and guest are invited to attend this celebration. Dinner on the grounds meal will follow the Sunday Service. Faith Baptist Church is located at 1951 HWY 119 S. (between Guyton & Springfield). For more information, contact Pastor Bradley at 772-5269 or visit us on the

Prayer of the Week... Dear Lord, Train me in good common sense; I’m thoroughly committed to living your way. Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place, But now I’m in step with your Word. You are good, and the Abundant Life Community Church source of good; Train me in Will Host Their your goodness. Lord, tell me your ways. All-Church Multi-Family Show me how to live. Guide me in your truth, Yard Sale! And teach me, my God, my This Saturday, October 3rd Saviour. I trust you all day long. 8 AM - Noon Lord, remember your merFurniture, Washer and Dryer, Refrigerator, Dining Room cy and love Table, Clothes, Children’s Toys and Much, Much More! That you have shown since long ago. 119 CANAL STREET IN POOLER In your great love revive (turn by Monster Storage off of Pooler Parkway) me “There’s Something Growing in Pooler ...” So I can alertly obey your every word.

A: Do you remember Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son? (You can read it in Luke 15:11-32). It tells of two sons who grew up together, but then - like the sons in this family - went radically different ways. Why did it happen? And why does it happen today? The parents in Jesus’ parable weren’t at fault; the father was generous to both sons and loved them both very much. The fault instead was solely that of the rebellious son, who was determined to turn his back on all he’d been taught and run his own life. And for a time he thought he’d made the right decision, because his life was filled with all the pleasures his money could buy. Only later did he admit his foolishness and return home. As parents, we are called to do all we can to teach our children the difference between right and wrong - and most of all, to teach them about God and the place He should have in their lives. The Bible says of God’s words, “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 11:19). But sometimes children rebel anyway - even if we can’t explain it. Pray for this family - and encourage them to pray also, and to let their wayward son know they still love him. Most of all, urge them to let him know that God loves him even more and stands ready to forgive him and set his feet on a better path.

(Send your queries to “My Answer,” c/o Billy Graham, P.O. Box 1270, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:

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105.7 FM Radio Station “Southern Gospel Music” in Springfield is off the air due to some technical and parts problems. The radio technician that we need to fix this is currently in Central America working. It will be at least three more weeks before he can come from Florida to get us back up and running. Please be patient and pass this along to other listeners. If anyone is willing to help with these repairs please send donations to: Cross Communications, PO Box 376, Springfield, GA 31329. All donations are tax deductible.

NEED PRAYER, DELIVERANCE OR HEALING? Through the Lord, Jesus Christ, we are here for all those in need of Prayer. Send prayer requests to:

House of Prayer Ministries P. O. Box 1924 Springfield, GA 31329

or email:

The Holy Spirit Is Moving At Ardsley Park!

And He’s moving us to change our worship hours just a little! Starting Sunday, September 6th, our Sunday School will begin at 9:30am. Also, we ask that when you enter our sanctuary before our 11am morning worship service, please begin praying that the Holy Spirit will be present in the worship service, and will touch your heart in a special way. Join us after the morning service for a time of fellowship and refreshments in our social hall!

ARDSLEY PARK BAPTIST CHURCH Bull at 56th in Savannah

For more information, please call us at 234-1256

Rev. Sam Khalaf, Pastor

• Sunday Worship at 11am • Sunday School at 9:30am • Evening Worship at 6pm • Prayer Meeting Wednesdays at 6pm

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The Flyin Pig BBQ Festival was held on Friday, September 25th and Saturday September, 26th at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler. Various vendors set up offering a wide array of arts and crafts and foods. Some of those who participated were Patricia’s Candles, Thirty-One Gifts, Woodlawn Baptist Church, and Crossroads Music. Performances included Liquid Ginger, Camren Rewis, A Class Act, and many more. The kids who attended had a blast as they ran from the bouncy house to the rock climbing wall to the bouncy obstacle course. I am sure they all slept very well! Oglethorpe Speedway ended up being the winner of the BBQ contest, with Mayor Lamb serving as one of the judges. The event was high flyin’ fun for all who attended!

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discovered she’d put his $1000 Dell laptop in her handbag and took it to Waycross with her. • A man told Deputies that a woman had been walking past his home when she was approached unknown from behind by another man. That man knocked her down, hit her in the face and head, and then fled on foot into the woods. The woman managed to make it to the front door of the man’s house, where she collapsed. She was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment for a broken nose and two black eyes. Deputies brought in a K-9 to track the man, but were unsuccessful in locating and shooting the SOB man. • Deputies responded to a domestic dispute after a 911 hangup. A young man there said he’d been in an argument with his mother because she doesn’t like his girlfriend. He insists he’s going to marry his girlfriend anyway. (Just remember young man... the toughest year of marriage is the one you’re currently in.) ___________________________________ Continued on page B1


Tyson_Ali Prewitt is a 2-year old Boxer. He loves finding frogs and going for car rides! He is spoiled, clumsy and always playful. He always does something to make you laugh, no matter what it is! We love him so much! Tyson_Ali is the owner of Tiffany Munn and Justin Prewitt of Pooler.

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