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• Police responded to a furniture business called Furniture Enterprise after a woman showed up demanding her money back for furniture she ordered and paid for that has never arrived. The woman was told that the owner wasn’t in, and the owner was the only one who could give back the woman’s down payment. The woman told Police that all of her attempts to get her money back have gone nowhere. (Buyer beware!) • Just after midnight, an Officer found a Camry in the ditch on the side of a Pooler motel. The Floriduh man told him he wasn’t paying attention and thought he was pulling into the hotel parking lot. • Among the reports this week was a complaint by a Garden Acres couple that someone had damaged one of their shrubbery bushes overnight. (Is there any other kind of bush?) • A man told Police he’d picked his father up earlier in the day, and Dad was already intoxicated and carrying a 16 ounce glass of straight whiskey with him as they drove around town attempting to cash a check. They stopped at a local liquor store and Pop bought a large can of beer. The man added that the whiskey was finished off by the time they got home. Once home, his father then finished off the beer. The man then fell to the floor, and wasn’t breathing when MedStar and Pooler Fire First Responders got there. They were able to perform CPR and get him breathing again. He was transported to Candler Hospital for further treatment. (Let’s hope he gets off the booze and gets his health back!) • Around 8:30pm, an Officer clocked a silver Mustang at 67mph in a 50mph zone of Pooler Parkway and made a traffic stop. The driver, a Brooklet man, was soon on his way to jail for DUI. • Just before 3am, an Officer received a lookout notice for a white Tahoe that was “all over the road.” The anonymous caller had followed the Tahoe from I-16 to Pooler Parkway to Pine Barren Road. The Officer happened to be westbound on Pine Barren ___________________________________ Continued on page 3
Steve’s Shorts.................................2 Police Reports................................3 What Are You Thankful For.................8
Professional Services.......................9 Jonah Goldberg Column.....................9 Letters to the Editor........................ 10
Celebrations................................. 11 Health & Wellness Directory......... 12-13 Allison’s Desk............................... 13
Vol. 10, Issue No. 19 Obituaries............................... 14-15 Church Directory............................ 16 Fruits of the Vine........................... 17
The Spirit of Giving: Helping a Local Child in Need By Genevieve Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org During the holidays, folks pull together to help others in need. Well, there’s a little girl in Effingham who is need of medical treatment and her family is hoping that you’ll look into your hearts and give a little bit to help her out. Five year old Alecia Bazemore of Springfield has polycystic kidney disease, and if she doesn’t have a kidney removal, she won’t make it to her sixth. The family is in bad financial distress and they are trying to get enough money so her parents can take her to St. Judes Hospital in Memphis. The family has no insurance, her father lost his job of 16 years when Great Dance closed, and her mother isn’t making enough to keep up with the mounting bills. Alecia’s mother, Elizabeth Bazemore, knew that motorcycle clubs were good for helping raise funds for sick children, so she asked Phil “Country” Crowley, Chapter President of the local In Country “Vietnam” Motorcycle Club, to help out. Phil works as a Safety Coordinator at Georgia Pacific, where Elizabeth does cleaning work. Phil has been riding bikes for seven years and when asked to help, he jumped to the chance to help Alecia out. He put fliers up on his website and Facebook and has already spoken with two or three of the area motorcycle clubs - CMA, Wingriders, Wingman - to put together a fundraiser around February. They’re hoping to pull out all the stops to get donations and help little Alecia get to St. Jude’s. He says that this time of the year is very difficult to plan anything in the motorcycle community because of the amount of fundraisers going on in the month of December. But they hope to make people aware of the Bazemore’s situation and get some donations in the account set up for her at BB&T bank in Springfield. “This is what we do as bikers. We’re big on fundraisers, especially when it’s for children with special needs.” Phil knows from experience what it’s like to have a sick child. He had a daughter with cerebral palsy who passed away some time back and has made it his mission to make sure that Alecia gets the care she so desperately needs. “The kids don’t ask to come into the world with these things. They’re so special though and they really do bring people together. I
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took Alecia out for a ride a couple weeks back and when we finished riding, I was helping her mom put her back into their vehicle and she looked up at me with those eyes and said, ‘Are you the man that’s going to fix my kidney?’. I busted out crying and said, ‘No baby, but I’m going to try to help you get it fixed’. She gave me a little necklace she had made out of beads and it’s hanging on my computer monitor. She just melted me. When Alecia was born, the doctors told her parents that she had multicystic kidney disease. They said that as long as her left kidney would shrink that Alecia wouldn’t have a problem. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case and now Alecia has a plethora of problems ranging from infections, UTIs, reflux, and now it’s affecting her blood pressure. Her left kidney is dead, but it pulsates and swells, causing the infection to spread to
her body, and even her heart. The problem is severe enough that her cardiologist was concerned about it and brought it to the attention of Elizabeth Bazemore and her husband. Elizabeth says that the disease
doesn’t run in her family, so without tests, the doctors won’t be able to say for sure whey Alecia has it. Elizabeth has been told that her daughter has a life expectancy of ___________________________________ Continued on page 20
Breathing New Life Into An Old Building By Ashley Engleford email@example.com
Williams O-K Tire was open for 30 years on Bay Street and was owned by Jim and Valerie Williams. When they shut their doors in 2006, the couple prayed for “new life to come into the building to provide some kind of service to give back to the community in appreciation for what the community had provided us over the years to keep our business alive.” Last year, God answered that prayer by turning the old tire building into a church - New Life Apostolic Temple. This month marks the one- year anniversary of worship services in the new building. The congregation provided free clothing and a hot meal to anyone in the community who wanted to come. They felt this would be a great way to reach out to the neighborhoods and let them know about the church and its mission. Now first imagine the local repair shop where you take your vehicle. Now imagine a church holding services in that same shop! The building has been completely renovated, of course. Taking a tour of the facility, you would never know what it was in its former life. They couldn’t afford to hire construction crews, so they hired people from the community who needed work and possessed a skill that could be used. The class rooms are the only things still under construction, and everything that has been done thus far is of a professional quality.
Pastor John Anderson of New Life Apostlic Temple in Savannah reached out to the needy in the community by providing free food and clothing. When Pastor John Anderson Sr. passed away three years ago, it looked as though the church would split. But pastor John Anderson Jr. was “really determined to keep the church together,” according to evangelist Becky Drummond. The congregation was forced to meet in school auditoriums, community centers, and even shared other churches. Through it all the church held together and was led to its present location. The church’s motto is “Faith and Family,” which was evident as the congregation members worked together preparing for the day’s event. God’s hand is definitely on this congregation, as they are determined not only to worship together but to make an impact
together. Pastor Anderson made very clear the church’s intentions when he commented, “We want to give back to the community. Our motto is ‘We are a family,’ and in order for us to be a family, we have to take it outside the four walls and meet the needs of people physically, spiritually and, one day, financially.” Numerous people were blessed by this event, as they received clothing, a hot meal, and the love of community and Christ. As God breathed “New Life” into the old Williams Tire building, He has also breathed “New Life” into the community, proof that miracles are among us if we simply open our eyes.
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Let us not forget to pause on Thursday And give thanks to God for all that We are and have been blessed with. Prayerful Thanksgiving best wishes to you! ...What I’m Thankful For This Thanksgiving... I’m certainly thankful for my family, two sons that are both young men I can be proud of; three daughters that I’m proud of, each so different yet each simply amazing in their own way; three grandsons, all still young enough to run screaming when Grandpa or Pop decides they need a good ticklin’; a Mom who’s always been my biggest cheerleader no matter how bad I’m struggling; one daughterin-law and one girlfriend for my youngest son that I just met; a wonderful if sometimes aggravating wife who goes overboard in taking care of me, and who I simply could not get along without; and a wide and varied assortment of in-laws, each of whom I treasure. Allison insists that I’m thankful for my dogs. Actually, I am thankful for Gracie, our oldest big beautiful white dog who always walks over to let me pet her before Allison gives her a treat every morning. And I’m thankful for Noodle, our “special” dalmatian, and to a much lesser degree, I’m sorta thankful for our overweight Beagle, inappropriately enough named Itty. And I’m even thankful for the kitties at our house, Josie and Emmie Lou, although they’ve both gotten into the bad habit of running inside when the front door just begins to open so I can go to work. I’m thankful for my church, my new Pastor Brother Sam and
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his wife Vilma. What a blessing they are and are going to be to the entire Savannah community. And for my Music Minister and Choir Director, Brother Don, my fellow choir members, and our musicians Donnie and Andy. We may not be strong in number, but we make up for it with effort and manage every Sunday, I believe, to make a joyful noise for our Lord. I’m thankful for my Dad, for all the kind words I still hear about the way he treated people while they were suffering through the loss of a loved one. I’m also thankful to Dad for his sense of humor... oh how he loved a good laugh! I’m thankful for good friends like OS who are there to help you when you need it, who make you feel better about your plans and goals when you sit down and run things by them, who can’t come get you out of trouble because they’re sitting there with you wondering how we got into so much trouble, and who don’t complain too loudly when you manage to beat them on the golf course for a change. I’m thankful that I’m still able to go out and hit a golf ball, and enjoy the natural beauty of a golf course, especially when you see three or four deer at the end of the day. I’m almost thankful for a hole in one the last time I played, left it just about three inches from the cup! I’m thankful for the taste of diet Dr. Pepper and the Diet Orange drinks they’ve come out with. I hope next year I’ll be thankful for the taste of a new diet syrup and diet grape jelly if some company will get creative with Splenda. I’m thankful for the yellow flowers on the cassia trees and bushes, the purple flowers on the passion vine in my back yard this summer, and the green bell peppers I was able to grow and give to Allison. I’m thankful my Mom and Grandmomma taught me to love the beauty of flowers and plants, and I’m thankful for all the plants my Aunt Betty and Aunt Frances have shared with me. I’m thankful for the people I’ve worked for in the past, and the things they’ve taught me, mostly by example, people like Mr. Haskins at S.H. Kress, Ms. Oops at the Sub Pub, Mr. and Mrs. Baker at Jax Bolt, and Bobby Briggs at the Pennysaver. I’m thankful for the biscuit maker at the Pooler Hardee’s, who’s somehow getting better and better each Sunday, especially with the generous portion of Country Ham on my biscuits! (Okay, so I’m sucking up a little here! Can you blame me?) I’m thankful for our military heroes who are willing to lay down their lives so that we can enjoy the precious freedoms we still have today.
In that same vein, I’m thankful for our Police Officers, our Firefighters, and our Emergency Services Personnel who demonstrate day after day after day that they can do amazing things when people’s lives are on the line. I’m thankful for all of you who read this paper and support our advertisers, because I’m really thankful the Lord has seen fit to let me do this for a living. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I’m thankful for our customers, many of whom I’ve built more friendships than business relationships with. I do hope you’ll give our advertisers a chance to earn your business. I guarantee you that they’ll treat you a lot better than somebody over the internet ever will. And with that in mind, I’m especially thankful for the dumb crooks out there, who’ve kept us in business for over nine years now. Merry Thanksgiving to you all! ...Every week, we put 12,750 papers out on the street in our racks, and every week, 97% to 98% of them get picked up and read. But last week, I noticed that several of our racks were empty very early. Now I’ve been doing this for over twenty five years now, and I know when something’s just not right. That would be the case with these papers disappearing so quickly last week. I’ve got two theories. First, it could have been that someone at the Savannah Morning News didn’t like my comments about them calling our advertisers and trying to start up a new publication on the Westside to replace what they used to call the Closeup. I suspect that they might have wanted to have someone go out and remove as many of our papers as they could. Or, more likely, it could have been the jerk in the Police Reports last week that called Police because someone tried to deliver a pizza to his house that he hadn’t ordered. Maybe that guy didn’t want any of his neighbors reading the Police Report and realizing what a jerk he’d been. Either way, we don’t mind if someone wants to take some papers to share with their friends, relatives, or Sunday School class, but if you see someone grabbing all of our papers out of a rack, please jot their tag number down and give me a call. ...“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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Let us remember our blessings, and what we have to be thankful for, instead of what our troubles are ... Wishing you a happy, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving!
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at the time and soon spotted the Tahoe heading towards him. Literally. The woman driver had veered over the centerline and the Officer had braced himself for the head on collission when she ran off his side of the road, narrowly missing a tree. She then steered back onto Pine Barren and continued eastbound. The Officer turned and got her stopped at the Middle School. The woman smelled strongly of alcohol, had red, glassy eyes, and was thick-tongued with slurred speech as she told the Officer she’d only had one drink, a cranberry juice and vodka. (“The name’s Kanockers... Vod Kanockers!” Great line from Two and a Half Men.) She was taken to jail for DUI. • An Officer clocked a Honda Accord at 43mph in the 25mph zone of a neighborhood street and made a traffic stop. The New York man was soon on his way to jail for driving while suspended. • Officers responded shortly after midnight to an apartment complex at Savannah Quarters. A man wearing no shirt or shoes stumbled towards them, bleeding from his head and mouth. His upper torso and back were covered with abrasions and welts. The Officers quickly recognized the man was highly intoxicated. Soon another man showed up. That man explained that they’d been drinkin’ in his apartment when his buddy suddenly decided he wanted to jump off the balcony. He was able to pull him away from the balcony, but then the man decided to jump down a flight of stairs like Spiderman. “He hit just about every one of them steps on the way down!” the man said, explaining his friends cuts and bruises. After the Officers spoke with the victim, they concluded that his injuries were the result of poor and impaired judgement and was not an attempt at intentional bodily harm. Paramedics loaded the man into the back of the ambulance and the Officers were preparing to leave the scene when the victim sudenly leapt from the back of the ambulance. They made the quick and easy decision to have one of them ride in the ambulance with the man to the hospital. (“Looks like Lucky’s been drinkin’ again!”) • We’ve just got to admit we’ve got a drinkin’ problem in this town... Next, just before 1am, Officers responded to a vehicle accident at Dean Forest Road and Old Dean Forest Road where a black F 150 had missed the turn, struck a power pole, and ended up in the north bound lane of Dean Forest Road. The driver kept repeating himself... “I was just following my G.P.S,” he said, over and over and over. He blew a .153 on the alcosensor at the scene, then told the Officer he wasn’t drunk. Soon he was shouting that he was going to sue the city of Pooler because the curve wasn’t posted on his G.P.S. He kept insisting that he wasn’t drunk and was soon shouting and cursing the Officers. One finally asked him where he was, and the man replied “Pooler, North Carolina.” He was transported back to the Police Department for the state test of his breath. During the ride, the Officer noticed the man was placing something in his mouth. Just before having him blow into the test, he told the man to spit out whatever he’d hidden in his mouth. The man then spit out four quarters, apparently thinking the coins would improve his chances on the breathalzyer. He was cited for DUI, but due to being in an auto accident, was not taken to jail. (This guy just doesn’t have all his dogs on one leash, if you know what I mean.) • Employees at Piggly Wiggly called Police about a green Ford pickup that had been left running and unattended in their parking lot for over two hours. The Officer ran a check on the license plate and called the owner at home. The man explained that he’d called a friend for a ride because he had a problem with the universal joint in the truck. He didn’t remember that he’d left it running. (There again, maybe not all of our problems are alcohol related...) • The again...just a little after 9pm, an Officer responded to a report of a red Chevy being all over the road ___________________________________ Continued on page 5
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Volunteers and staff were kept busy last Friday at Pooler Family Dental as 250 people showed up for free dental care and food as part of the annual Dentistry from the Heart event. of the community. Also participating were Drs. Frank Scarbrough and Michael Wilson of Chatham Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PC and their six assistants. Ryan Dew, CEO for the Howard Dental Group, says the yearly event is a sign of gratitude to the community for all it’s given to them. “The least we can do is give back to those most in need,” Dew explains. Dew notes that dental health is directly related to one’s systemic health and has direct connections to heart disease, diabetes and premature birth. Simply by cleaning one’s teeth, extracting a decayed tooth or filling a cavity, he adds, “we are able to impact both a person’s physical health and self-image.” This year, there was added incentive to come to the event, something for those clean and shiny teeth to bite into. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, out of Savannah, gave boxes of food to the people who showed up for free dental care. The boxes contained 30 pounds of fresh corn, peanut butter, beef stew or tuna, canned apricots and pudding cups. The items came from donations and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, according to Martin Sullivan, agency relations representative for Second Harvest. Sullivan says Second Harvest was “really excited” to be part of the community dental day. “It’s another way to help out people in need,” Sullivan explains. “We like to be there, and we hope to join them again next year.” Due to the difficult economic times, Sullivan notes, there’s a great need for their services. “A lot of elderly people choose between medicine and food,” Sullivan says. “This allows them to spend their money on medicine.” Dr. Julie Howard, co-owner of the Howard Dental Group, was one
of the eight dentists donating her services. Just as more people are asking for food, there’s also a greater demand for dental services. She’s responding to that need. “I know there are people out there who need our services but have no means to afford them, whether they’re out of work or just don’t have dental insurance,” she says. “This Dentistry from the Heart event is our way of giving back to the community and being there for people in need of dental work.” Fran Prudhomme, an administrative assistant for Dr. Amy David at Pooler Family Dental, has served as a volunteer for the past three years. She says if it’s important to Dr. John Howard, who started the event at the local level, it’s important to her. As a side benefit, she notes that she made several new friends among the volunteers. Finally, there’s the good feeling that comes from helping out in the community. “It’s amazing to see what people can accomplish when we work together,” Prudhomme says. “I’m really looking forward to next year’s event.” That spirit of giving and helping others defines Dentistry from the Heart. It was started by Dr. Vincent Monticciolo, a dentist from New Port Richey, Fla., in 2001 as a way of giving back to the community and helping those without dental insurance, estimated to be 29 percent of the country’s population. In the past seven years, the program has contributed over $1 million in free dental care and helped over 5,000 people across the country. The Howard Dental Group has helped over 500 people in need of dental work over the past three years. Now that’s something to smile about and give thanks.
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A FUN-DRAISER FOR CHASE By Ashley Engleford firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of us have never heard of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA. Neither had the parents of 2-year-old Chase Harrison, that is until their son was diagnosed with the disease around the age of 12 months. SMA is the No. 1 genetic killer of children under the age of 2. Basically, as Chase’s mother explains, “Chase is not able to gain muscle mass ,and he attends therapy to preserve the muscle mass he does have.” The only known cause is a
The Harrisons have two older children, neither of whom has been afflicted with the disease. Chase attends Calvary Baptist Child Care and Development Center, which sponsored the “Change for Chase” fundraiser on November 21 at the Calvary Day School football field. There was food, bean bag toss, bouncy houses, and even a fire truck in which the kids could ride. The funds raised at the event will go to purchase equipment needed at the daycare for Chase to be comfortable and thrive. Margaret Widener, a teacher at the preschool, coordinated the affair.
Last weekend’s fundraiser for Chase Harrison at Calvary Baptist featured plenty of fun activities for youngsters. missing/defective gene and both parents must be a carrier. Thus was the case with Susan and Jeffrey Harrison; one in four pregnancies from carrier parents will result in a child with SMA.
Chase’s mom says when he was first diagnosed, she wasn’t sure he would be able to continue attending the preschool. The preschool director, Mrs. Thacker, put her fears to rest, telling her, “We will
ployee who’d been recently fired was standing outside waiting for her to get off work, wanting to fight with her. The Officer spoke with the fired employee, and she explained she just wanted to talk with the owner about why he was “putting [her] business on the street” as to why she was fired. She was advised that she could call the owner, and was ordered to leave the property. (Which begs the question... what kind of business does a housekeeper have to worry about being put on the street? “She never, ever leaves a mint on the pillow!”) • A contractor told Police that someone had stolen two checks from his checkbook. Officers later found that someone had tried to cash one of them for $3500 at a liquor store on Pennsylvania Avenue in eastside Savannah. • At 11:30pm, an Officer was behind a silver Camry southbound on Hwy 21, and he clocked the car at 75mph in the 55mph zone and made a traffic stop. The man explained that he was trying to get to his mother’s house because she was sick. He soon was telling the Officer that he was also sick, and had consumed quite a bit of Nyquil and Theraflu that evening, adding that he couldn’t afford to get a flu shot. After he failed his sobriety tests, he was arrested for DUI. • Around 7:30pm, an Officer stopped a green Mitsubishi for not having any working tag lights. He asked the driver for his license, and the man said his license was
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on southbound Pooler Parkway. As the Officer approached the intersection with Pine Barren Road, he noticed that the traffic light cycled through twice while the cars sat there. The caller was still behind the woman who’d apparently passed out shortly after stopping for the red light. The Officer woke the woman up and told her to put her car in Park. She did. He then asked her if she knew where she was. She replied “Here.” The Officer had the woman step out for a field sobriety test, and noticed the styrofoam cup in the center console and the open bottle of Long Island Ice Tea cocktail drink, 37.5% alcohol. The first test he gave the woman was the follow-the-penwith-your-eyes-without-movingyour-head test. The woman began following the pen, then turned her head, then turned her whole body, then lost her balance and nearly fell down. She was taken to jail for DUI and obstructing an intersection.
• Around 7pm, an Officer stepped out the back door at the Police Department and happened to notice the Ford Focus doing doughnuts in the soccer field with children present right next door. He got in his patrol car and drove over and stopped the man. The man couldn’t produce a license, but did admit that he’d had a few beers. He was soon on his way to jail for DUI and reckless driving. • Around 4:30pm, an Officer stopped a maroon Chevy Impala on northbound Hwy 21. While speaking with the driver, he noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the car. The driver said he was coming from Savannah and was on his way to Sylvania. The Officer told him he could smell the marijuana, and then asked the man for permission to search his car. The man gave his okay. Soon the Officer had the trun open, and found bags of groceries, some containing fresh seafood that the man said he needed to get home and into the refrigerator. As the Officer searched a little more, he noticed there was something that wasn’t cool like the rest of the groceries. He pulled it out, and it was a half pound of marijuana. The man was soon on his way to jail for possession with intent to distribute. • Police responded to a local hotel where the clerk said a former em-
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Whatcha’ Got Cookin’? “If God would have intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” ~ Linda Henley
Sweet-Corn Souffle’ do what we need to do.” The outpouring from the daycare/preschool has been tremendous. As Mrs. Harrison put it, “I’ve seen so much of God’s love come through our friends, the daycare staff and the church.” Of course, Chase was present at the fundraiser, where he played until he was tuckered out. Although he cannot walk and is restricted to a wheelchair, it doesn’t slow this 2-year-old down. When describing recess, Thacker stated, “The most heartbreaking part is when we’re all at the playground and Chase says, ‘I wish I could walk.”’ If you can donate to help fund research to find a cure for SMA, visit the SMA Angels Charity at www.smaangels.org. This charity is very involved in funding research as well as supporting local families who have a child suffering with SMA.
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and he was soon on his way to jail for possession and use of a drug related object and driving while suspended. (It’s one thing to drive around while your license is suspended, but it takes a special kind of stupid to do it and smoke a bowl of hippie lettuce at the same time!) • There were two arrests made for bicylists drinkin’ and bicyclin’ this past week. One was around 11:30pm, on Hwy 21 near International Trade Parkway, and the other was on Turnberry Street. • Perhaps it was the fact she was wearing brightly colored rubber clog style shoes that caught the attention of the convenience store clerk, but she noticed the woman walking around grabbing up a package of soap, some CB antennas, and a large Red Bull energy drink. The woman handed off the antennas to an older man working the store with her, then tried to walk out the back door without paying for any of the items, or the 44 ounce drink she’d poured herself. The clerk walked them to the manager’s office, and the woman and her older man accomplice were given criminal trespass notices not to ever return to any of the company’s stores. The pair were then released, and a little while later, the clerk got to thinking that she should know that woman’s face, if not her shoes. She reviewed some old videotape and soon realized the woman was the thief who’d stolen the
change from the “Truckers for Tots Toys” collection jar a couple of months ago. • Just after 2am, an Officer stopped a Savannah woman on Hwy 30 for driving with a headlight out. The woman had a strong odor of alcohol about her, and the Officer asked her to step out for a series of field sobriety tests. She wasn’t wearing any shoes because she’d been dancin’ the night away at a nearby club. She managed to fail all of the tests, but still convinced herself she wasn’t intoxicated. “I wanna take a blood test and I’ll prove to you that I’m not drunk!” she shouted at the Officer. The Officer got her to the Police station and set up the intoxilyzer. She blew a .132, but wouldn’t accept the results, saying the Officer had “punched the numbers in [his] self.” While being transported to jail, she told him she was going to notify Internal Affairs and all the news stations because he “was false arresting her!” (Oh cry me a river... Everybody’s just out to get you, ain’t they darlin’!)
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What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving... Like many people this time of year, I am beginning to think about the things I’m thankful for. I am appreciative for many things but some of the things,I am most thankful for are: • My Faith- I am thankful that I know Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am also thankful for my church (International Worship Center), my pastor Eddie Tomberlin, my youth pastor David Thaxton, my drama team leader LaQuita Denson, our praise and drama teams and my Bible. • Love- I have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and pets that love me, and I love them too. Education- I am blessed to attend Coastal Middle School and be part of the International Baccalaureate program there. I have wonderful teachers, a wonderful principal, vice principals, and staff to help me learn. I also have an awesome bus driver, named Mr. Knight who makes sure we are safe and that we have fun on our way to and from school! • Basic Needs- Even though our economy is tough, all of my needs are met. My dad has a great job, I have food, clean drinking water, clothes and good healthcare. I know I am blessed to have these things because right now many people do not have their basic needs met. • U.S. Citizenship- I am proud to be an American! I’m thankful for all the freedoms that our government gives us. I am also proud for our president, and although he was not my personal choice, I support him. I am also happy that we have access to healthcare, with good doctors and nurses and medicines when I get sick. I also am grateful that we have a strong military. My Dad was in the Navy when I was born and many other members of my family have served too. The military men and women protect us and make sure we keep the freedoms we have. • Technology- I am thankful for electricity, television, movies, videogames, and computers. I enjoy being online and playing games and getting on Facebook and blogs. • Material Things- I’m thankful for my stuffed animals, toys, games, music, cell phones, etc. They are not necessities but they make life fun! As we enter the holiday season it is important to stop and think about what we are thankful for. Some families have traditions that remind them to count their blessings like making lists or crafts that name their blessings. Others take turns saying something they appreciate before the Thanksgiving meal. I found this poem that sort of sums up how we should feel on this special day: For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see,
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I’m thankful for B.R., who gave me a daughter, a girl named after her grandfather. She and Steve are serving God and are filled with “The Spirit.” Daughter, sister, Mama and Nan, can everyone hear it? I’m thankful for Bill, for giving me “Billy”, the Cumberland mountains where it’s really ‘hilly’. Beautiful Billy grew up very strong, and became a carpenter before too long. November 9, 2009, God took him away to be with Him until judgement day. I’m thankful for the 42 years God let him stay, I wasn’t alone ‘til He took him away. He left behind him Adrienne and “baby Cole”, I’m thankful for them, they are not very old. I’m thankful for Don (Dad) and Michigan, before too long he gave me my twins, Lacy and Lee. Lacy is in Germany serving our shores ... from sea to shining sea. She’s flying really high now in the United States Air Force. Lee is my prodigal, always wandering our land, but he’s back close to home and I welcome him in. I’m thankful for Lyric, she’s truly a song. She’s having a baby before too long. Landon is working with “The Spirit” and being a great Mom, while Allary is in the U.S. Army strong. I’m thankful for our country, “One nation under God”, and for all of God’s blessings where our ancestors have trod. Yes, we are a patriotic family, that’s our third priority after God, kin-folk and church. Cheyenne is pretty and only thirteen, we love her and miss her, over the miles in between. I’m thankful too, for Morgan Shae, in the Air Force in Germany, she’s so far away. But she’s our ‘firecracker’ girl, Independence Day, on the 4th of July, God sent her our way. I’m thankful for Braydon Lee, who is built like a truck, a dadlooking guy, Rich sure has a lot of luck. He works for NATO, has Lacy, Morgan Shae and Braydon, he’s protecting them all, plus all of us ... yes, he is laden. With a lot of responsibility, but he is not complaining. Barry, AKA “Ande” ... AKA “Little Bear”, is truly a blessing. He sweeps and cleans up from his eating and messing. “Baby Cole”, Papa Billy’s only grandchild, is safe with his Mother, back in Papa’s beloved mountains and hills, he loved like no other place. Thank you, dear Father, for your mercy and grace. I’m thankful for Jesus, the Master Carpenter, who died on a tree, and bought salvation with his blood, for lost souls like me. Thank you Father, thank you Son, thank you Holy Spirit, I love all three who are One.
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Regarding Lung Cancer Awareness Month....
Dear Editor, I’d like to remind the readers of your wonderful community paper, November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. I personally lost my mom in ‘02 after a year long battle and now my oldest sister is battling this disease. She was diagnosed in Aug ‘08. Lung Cancer is a devastating disease. Funding to develop improved screening, treatments and cures has been and continues to be woefully inadequate. We need to work together to improve awareness which in turn will hopefully lead to more support for requests for state and federal funds. Lung cancer will remain the #1 cancer killer in 2009, claiming another 161,000 lives: three times as many men as prostate cancer, nearly twice as many women as breast
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Regarding The Spirit Newspaper....
Dear Editor, I just want to thank you for putting a little humor in my day. Let me explain... I was given one of your newspapers by a co-worker. He happened to pick up one of your free newspapers (vol. 10, issue No. 17) while working in Savannah. Well, I will tell you I especially liked the one about the intoxicated woman in the Halloween costume... “Sounds like the wicked witch costume might’ve been appropriate.” You now have an online reader. Have a great Thanksgiving! Keep the faith!
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I am struggling as I write this column. For our Thanksgiving issue each and every year before, my fingers flew over the keyboard as I humbly listed all the things I was thankful for. This year, in front of my laptop, my hands and fingers are folded more than they are flying ... As many of you know, Iâ€™ve recently lost my brother, Billy Bowman, unexpectedly. He was only 42, and was my best friend. I am left with an emotional pain that I cannot describe, and it rarely eases off - itâ€™s hard to even breathe. My heart actually aches and my mind wants to wander continuously to yesterdays and yesteryears. Iâ€™ve relived in my mind the last time I saw him, everything that was said, the two hugs (one when I walked in and one when I started to leave), â€œLove ya, Alâ€? ... â€œLove you, too, Bill,â€? and I kissed his cheek. I never dreamed on my way home that night that I would never see my brother again. I think the saying â€œyou just never know...â€? doesnâ€™t have the convicting power that it once had, otherwise, there would be more â€œI love youâ€™s,â€? hugs, kisses, and heartfelt moments.
People would never have regrets or torment themselves over, â€œWhat ifâ€™s...â€?, â€œBut, if Iâ€™d...â€?, â€œI wish Iâ€™d have...â€?, â€œIf I had it to do all over again, Iâ€™d...â€?, etc. Billy and I had an awesome relationship, it was just too short (selfishly on my part). I knew exactly how he felt about everything, not only in the here and now, but how he felt regarding the end, as well. I always hated that conversation, but I knew it was important for him to express his wishes. I just never seriously thought Iâ€™d be around for that. I reckon God has more faith in me than I do in myself, cause I just canâ€™t seem to see the light yet - but I know itâ€™s there, somewhere. Though itâ€™s very difficult to think about the holidays this year without Billy, I will be forever grateful and thankful for the years I had with him. How blessed and privileged my life has been to have been touched by his. Many, many memories I will carry with me until it is my time, and I will continue to thank the Lord for the 42 years I had with him. Thatâ€™s true and heartfelt thanksgiving Even though these days are sad for me, I am always thankful for the wonderful blessings that
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Each year the Governorâ€™s Office of Highway Safety holds the Georgia Governorâ€™s Challenge, with law enforcement agencies across the state submitting applications for recognition in a wide array of categories. Once again, the Port Wentworth Police Department has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This year the Port Wentworth Police Department received received first place in the Overall Traffic Safety (11-25 Officers) category. This is a step up from 2007, when it was awarded second place in the same category.When an
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God has bestowed upon me; family, friends, pooches, The Spirit, etc. (thereâ€™s not enough space here to list all the blessings in my life). I donâ€™t know what I ever did good enough to warrant such goodness and blessings in my life, but I am truly thankful. Not just at this time, but everyday of the year! ~ You are forever in my heart, Billy. I want to thank you all so much for the calls, plants, messages and cards. Your thoughts, prayers and encouraging words have made the heaviness of our hearts a little lighter. This Thanksgiving my wish is that we focus on, and are thankful for, what God has given us, not on what we donâ€™t have. May God bless us all.
Swainston, the commercial motor vehicle inspector, and Sgt. Sherrod, who is in charge of the traffic unit. This allowed them to participate in receiving the awards and acts as a little getaway. The police department will use the Incentive Bucks to purchase needed equipment at the store on the GOHS website. Melvin said they plan on using the bucks for speed lasers, which will allow each shift to have its own radar. On top of earning the above awards, the department was fortunate enough to win the door prize given out at the ceremony, which was a Speed Display Trailer, valued at $8,000$10,000. Congratulations, Port Wentworth Police Department for keeping your town safe and going above and beyond!
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Let Us Remember...
Lonnie Stafford Jr. Claxton-Mr. Lonnie Stafford Jr. 41 died Thursday November19 at home. Mr. Stafford is survived by his father Junior L. Stafford, Claxton, his fiancé, Tracy Hagan, and a daughter Samantha J. Stafford, both of Pembroke. Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 21 at Northside Cemetery in Pembroke. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home handled arrangements. Daidre M.C. “Mimi” Royal Eden-Ms. Daidre M.C. “Mimi” Royal, 52, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at her home. Daidre was born in Chatham County and had lived in Eden for the past 35 years. She was a member of Powers Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, James E. “Jim” Cifers, Jr. Survivors include her mother, Blanche H. Cifers of Eden; special friend, John Wells; aunt & uncle, Henry & Dorothy Martinez of Melbourne, FL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James S. & Nancy Cifers of Athens, AL and Brian T. & Pam Cifers of Guyton; daughter
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James C. “Jim” Richardson, Jr. Pooler-TSGT. James C. “Jim” Richardson, Jr. 49, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Hospice Savannah. Richardson received the following military decorations during his military service: USAF Commendation Medal, USAF Achievement Medal ( w/1 oak leaf cluster = 2 awards), USAF Outstanding Unit Award (w/3 oak leaf clusters = 4 awards), Air Reserve Forces Meritorius SVC Award (w/1 silver oak leaf cluster, 1 bronze oak leaf cluster = 7 awards), National Defense SVC Medal (w/star), Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (Operation Desert Storm), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian SVC Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/silver 20 + years
In Loving Memory of
BRUCE ALLEN HOLCOMBE April 6, 1951 ~ November 28, 2007 Another year has come and gone since God took you home. It seems just yesterday that we had to say our last good-bye. We miss you so much, your laugh and your smile, your hugs and kisses, your singing. Oh, if we could have it all again, we would cherish you so much more. Thank God for all the memories we made together, they’re all that we have left. We are all trying to carry on and find some way with God’s help, to keep going. It’s so hard, our lives are changed forever, but we are so glad that we have the assurance that one day we will meet again in God’s promised land. We can see you now, singing and shouting around the throne of God. It gives us hope and peace to know that you are resting from all of your labors, and you are not in pain anymore, but forever with Jesus at home in Heaven. You’re with the One you sung and ministered to for about 26 years. We sure miss you but we know you are in our future. So, until then, we love and miss you! ~ Your loving wife and children; Glenda, Brent & Anna, Matt, Kayla, Kaleb, Bruce & Holly, David, Leslie & Gloria, and grandchildren; Chloe, Kadyn, Taylor, Jacob, Erin, Jasmine, Brianna, Leslie, Jr., Macy, Kevin, Zack, Christian, Brittany; brothers and sisters
hourglass, M device numeral 6 - active duty) USAF Longevity Medal (w/1 silver, 1 bronze oak leaf cluster = 7 awards), USAF Small Arms Expert Markmanship Ribbon, USAF NCO Ribbon, USAF Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medals (both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait versions), GA Commendation Medal, GA Special Operations Ribbon, GA Humanitarian SVC Ribbon, GA Active Duty SVC Ribbon, GA Counter Narcotics/Counter Drug Ribbon and the Base Honor Guard Badge. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Richardson, Sr. and a brother, Randall Richardson. Survivors include his wife, Paula Sommers Richardson of Pooler; son, James C. Richardson, III of Savannah; daughter, Christy Trotter of Lawrenceville; grandson, Gabriel Trotter; granddaughter, Winter Lynch; mother, Virginia Richardson of Savannah; brother, David Richardson of Atlanta; sister, Sheryl Richardson of Atlanta; nieces and nephews, Loyd Sommers and Ryan Sommers, both of the home, Haley Newell, Gil Newell, II, Morgan Newell and Michelle Harris; two great-nephews; brother and sister-in-law, Michael & Donna Sommers of Pooler and Holly & Gil Newell of Springfield. The funeral was held Tuesday morning in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial followed at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery on Dean Forest Road. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Strickland Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mary Constantine TjoumasMary Constantine Tjoumas, 87, of Savannah, died Sunday at Azalealand Convalescent Center, under the care of Hospice Savannah. She was born in Savannah, Ga., and was a 1940 Graduate of Commercial High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas J. Constantine and Myrsine Kourabaklis Constantine, and a brother, Theodore Constantine. Mary retired from ATF Trucking Company, having served as a Bookkeeper. Mary was a member of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, where she was the First Female President of the Parish Council, a member of the Daughters of Penelope, Amaltheia Chapter No. 262; and a member of St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society. She is survived by a daughter, Sister Chrysovalandou, a brother, John N. Constantine ; sister in law, Nina Constantine, 4 sisters, Calliope C. Cotoulas, Irene Miltiades, Helen Ludlow, and Evangeline Mastopoulos (Nick); several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. Trisagion Services were held Tuesday evening at the church. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, with Father Vasile Mihai and Father John Caparisos officiating. Interment was in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Active pallbearers were nephews, Jimmy Cotoulas, Dimitri Miltiades, Teddy Miltiades, Lear Miltiades, Dr. Peter Mastopoulos, Jimmy Constantine, John Constantine,
Nick Pahno, and Michael Pahno. Remembrances: St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson St., Savannah, Ga 31401; or Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Ga 31406. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements. Theodore Kolgalis Colonel Theodore Kolgaklis, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired, 88, of Savannah, Ga., died November 20, 2009 at Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Savannah, Ga., was a graduate of Savannah High School and Armstrong Jr. College. He enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Hawaii during WWII, advancing to the rank of Tech Sergeant. Subsequently, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Colonel. He worked for his family’s business, Savannah Tobacco Company, from 1946 to 1965; then as a Civil Service employee for 18 years at Warner Robbins AFB. Upon retirement, he moved back to Savannah. He was a member of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. In better health, he enjoyed reading, traveling and early morning exercising with friends at the Candler Wellness Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Arthur Kolgaklis and Kyratsoula Sotiriou Kolgaklis, brother Arthur T. Kolgaklis and sisters Mary Kolgaklis, Arthula Vergas and Kalliope Stevens. He is survived by a brother, Alex Kole of Savannah, nephews, Jimmy Stevens (Deena) of Savannah, Ted Kolgaklis (Becky) of Richmond Hill and Jimmy Vergas (Sophie) of Greenville, S.C. and Nieces Mary S. Roy (Gene) of Savannah, Kay Litchfield of Savannah, Ethel Mackrell (Michael) of Laguna Beach, Ca., Tina Coyle (Richard) of Granite Springs, NY and cousin Kim Kolgaklis (Faye) of Kingsland, Ga. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Hospice Savannah, Inc., Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center or St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. A Trisagion Service was held Monday evening at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, with Father Vasili Mihai officiating. Interment followed at Greenwich Cemetery. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements. Dameyhanna Kelian Mumford Infant Dameyhanna Kelian Mumford, of Savannah, Ga. passed away November 19, 2009 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in Atlanta, Ga. She is survived by her parents, Damien Mumford and Kellie Raffield of Savannah, Ga.;grandparents, Kenneth and Cheryl Dilas of Ellabell, Ga., Adrienne and Franklin Brown of Richmond Hill, Ga., Billy Waring, Sr. of Savannah, Ga. and Jackie and Leeanne Rattfield of Augusta, Ga.; Aunts, Yolanda Mumford (Raymond) Ginger John-
son, Angie Henry, Taylor Raffield; uncles, George Raffield, Jamie Raffield, Tyler Raffield and Ryan Raffield. The family would like to give special thanks to: Chuck and Janet Masters of Golden Gate Removals & Transportation Needs, Fairhaven Funeral Home & Crematory, Westside Memorial Gardens, Ronald McDonald house, Shriner’s in Savannah and Atlanta, Ga. and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. A Graveside Service was held Tuesday morning at Westside Memorial Gardens in Bloomingdale, Ga. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Frank Taylor Frank Taylor, 77, of Savannah, Ga. died November 21, 2009 at Marsh View Senior Living. He was born in Fitzgerald, Ga. and retired from Southern Bell and AT&T after 33 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Mason in Lyons, Ga. He is survived by 1 son, Michael D. Taylor (Patricia) of Tampa, Fl.; 1 daughter Tamalynn Diotte of Savannah, Ga.; 2 brothers, William K. Taylor Jimmie) of Bloomingdale, Ga. and Willis D. Taylor (Patricia) of Ellabell, Ga.; 1 grandson,; 2 granddaughters: 1 nieces and several nephews. Interment was private. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Lucy Diane Smalley Lucy Diane Smalley, 43, of Eden, passed away on November 18. She is survived by her loving husband Jeff Smalley, daughter Ashley Riego(Sean) of Bellville, grandchildren Ayden and Riley Riego of Bellville, mother and father Ann and Bill Anderson of Claxton, sisters Melissa McLain (Gary) of Guyton and Tracy Martin of Kentucky, brothers Steve Anderson and Billy Anderson of Maryland, mother-inlaw Colleen Stevens of Rockhill, SC., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held on November 22. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Lucille Cobb Hanson Savannah-Lucille Cobb Hanson, 91, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Bryan County Health & Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Hanson was born in Tattnall County and had lived most of her life in Chatham County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boyce Hanson. She was a member of the Ellabell Church of Christ and retired in 1983 from Georgia Pacific. Survivors include her sisters, Katherine Powell and Marie Hood, both of Savannah; brother and
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WILLIAM “BILLY” L. WALLACE January 6, 1921 ~ November 25, 2007
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Today would have been our 68th Wedding Anniversary. It has been 2 years since Billy was suddenly taken from us. Little did we know that day that God was going to call his name. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, For a part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us with good memories, and even thought we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain has been broken, and nothing seems the same. But, as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place, no one will ever fill. We know you are in a better place ~ You are in our hearts forever. Sadly missed by your loving wife, Doris; Children; Grandchildren; and all of your Family and Friends
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sister-in-law, Johnny & Faye Cobb of Faulkville; niece and caregiver, Estella Nelson of Pooler and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday morning in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial followed at Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Cobbtown. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Strickland Funeral Home handled arrangements. Rose Steptoe Thompson Rose Steptoe Thompson, 89, passed away with her family by her side on November 21, 2009. She had lived at Tybee Island for 53 years. Rose was born in Toombs County to the late William and Callie Mayo Steptoe. She was a Chatham County school bus driver for 23 years, and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Savannah Beach Nursing Home. She was a member of the Chatham Retired Teachers’ Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Benjamin Thompson, Sr., sons Robert Steven and Carl B. Thompson, Jr.; sisters Ruby S. Brown, Ruth S. McCallum and Rachel S. Nunn; and brothers William, Clarence and Joseph Steptoe. She was a member of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church where she served as Church Historian, Treasurer, and as a member of the Administrative Board. She is survived by sons Thomas S. Thompson and J. David Thompson (Christine); daughters Jan Howard (Jim), Margaret R. Penoyer (David), and Gail Waller; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services were held Wednesday morning in Bonaventure Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice or Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church, PO Box 1203, Tybee Island, GA 31328. Fairhaven Funeral Home handled arrangements. Ellen E. Joyner Ellen E. Joyner, died Nov. 19, 2009. She was born on July 4, 1922 in
U.S.S.A. By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services
Not all revolutions begin in the streets with tanks and guns. Some advance slowly, almost imperceptibly, until a nation is transformed and the public realizes too late that their freedoms are gone. Such is the revolution now taking place in America. The ‘60s crowd has emerged from the ideological grave and is about to impose on this country a declaration of dependence in the form of government-run health insurance and treatment. It matters not what facts are known about this “coup,” because to those from the ‘60s -whether they lived in that decade or were born later and adopted its ideology -- only feelings and intentions matter, not truth and results. Why would anyone trust government -- which has a difficult enough time winning wars -- to properly administer health care? What track record does government have in living up to its economic forecasts and competence in running anything? But this is about none of that. This is about liberal Democrats realizing their decades-old dream of complete control of our lives. Every move you make, every breath you take, they’ll be watching you. Except, of course, when it comes to terrorists who want to destroy America faster than the liberals do. A different standard is applied to them. Nowhere in the debate over health care “reform” have we heard a single word from liberal Democrats about personal responsibility, self-reliance and freedom. In fact, the message has come through quite clearly that government will penalize anyone who demonstrates such beliefs, as
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Screven County, Ga. Mrs. Joyner was a long time member of Calvary in Savannah. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Joyner, and grandson, Kelly Hedgecock. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda J. Hedgecock, and granddaughter, Laurie Long. She had many friends and relatives who will miss her greatly. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3 pm in the Chapel of Fairhaven Funeral Home, with her nephew, Rev. Travis Moore, officiating. Fairhaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Milton Hoyt Rahn Milton Hoyt Rahn, 80, of Savannah, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Betty Smith Rahn, 2 daughters, Julie Rahn Tucker (Jeff), and Cindy Rahn Bignault (Michael); brother, Reginal Rahn; sister, Thresia Ball; 2 grandsons, Carey Rahn Tucker and Sam Rahn Bignault; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 29 from 2-4 pm at Fairhaven Funeral Home. Graveside Services wsill be held Monday, Nov. 30 at 11 am at the Springfield Annex in Springfield, Ga. Fairhaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Evelyn Kay Pitts Evelyn Kay Pitts, 72, died November 23, 2009 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Miss Pitts was born in Fresno, California. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Springfield, where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and Choir member. She was retired from the Screven County School System. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas “Sammy” Pitts of Jonesboro, GA and Larry Dean Pitts of Oklahoma; sister, Brenda Sue Sellers of Black Creek, GA; nieces, Kristina Gantt of Brooklet and Claudia G. Barkley of Stockbridge, GA; four nephews, Preston T. Sellers and Nicholas G. Sellers, both of Guyton, Tommy M. Pitts of Peachtree City and Chad Pitts of Millen. Funeral services will be held November 25 at 11am from First Baptist Church in Springfield ,with Rev. Jeff Rollins and Rev. Jimmy Hutto officiating. Interment will be at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 618, Rincon, GA 31326, in Miss Pitts’ memory.
it attempts to spread your wealth around. This is how I see health care reform working: If you are a doctor who has spent a lot of money and time becoming a responsible and caring physician, the government will tell you how much to charge your patients and, in fact, whether you will be allowed to treat them at all. Bureaucrats, having given themselves the power of God, will decide whether a patient is worth the cost of treatment, thereby deciding who lives and who dies. Despite the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, somewhere down the line taxpayers will be forced to underwrite abortions in violation of the consciences and faith of the majority. This is the triumph of the humanistic, atheistic worldview. We are all to be regarded as products of evolution in which the fit and the powerful will decide our survival and worth. When Republicans were in the majority, deficits mattered to Democrats. Now we see that expressed concern was a sham, because if deficits meant something when they were relatively small, they ought to mean something more when we are in hock up to the necks of our Chinese-made clothes. We’ve only just begun with this. The new breast and ovarian cancer screening guidelines may soon become mandatory as health care rationing kicks in. The unwanted, the inconvenient and the “burdensome” could soon be dispatched with a pill, or through neglect. Great horrors don’t begin in gas chambers, killing fields, or forced famines. They begin when there is a philosophical shift in a nation’s leadership about the value of human life. Novelist Walker Percy examined the underlying philosophy that led to the Holocaust and
Riggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Elsie Holiday Lancaster Elsie Holiday Lancaster, 81, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Elsie was born in Anderson, South Carolina on September 20, 1928 to Grover and Varina Holiday. She was a longtime resident of Savannah, a graduate of Savannah High School Class of 1947, and she was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church before moving to Texas to be near her children. Mrs. Lancaster was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Evans Jerome Lancaster, Jr. Surviving are her children, Nancy Lancaster of Huston, TX and Daniel Lancaster; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Winnie Ennis, Newel Kessler, Pete and Loretta Lancaster, Tommy and Carolyn Lancaster, Lemuel and Judy Lancaster, Judy Triplett; and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Riggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Brian Bottorff Brian Bottorff, 51, passed peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2009. He proudly served in the US Navy for over nine years and worked for Gulfstream Aerospace for 22 years. He had a love for all things in nature and enjoyed photography, camping, and building rockets. He spent quality time with his daughter Sarah and her friends and family. He was a loving husband to his wife Renee and proud father of Sarah. We are blessed to have celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar E. Bottorff. Survivors include his wife, Renee (Boykin) Bottorff of Rincon; daughter, Sarah Bottorff of Rincon; his mother, Bertha Bottorff of Mount Vernon, Ohio; three brothers, John Bottorff of Dayton, OH, Nick Bottorff of Cincinnati, OH and Steve Bottorff of Ashley, OH; two sisters, Margaret Crawford of Pataskala, OH and Mary Shiflet of Circleville, OH; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-2pm with funeral services to follow at 2pm in the Ben Wages Chapel at Riggs Funeral Home. Interment will be at Rincon Cemetery. Contributions can me bade to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Savannah. Riggs Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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wrote: “In a word, certain consequences, perhaps unforeseen, follow upon the acceptance of the principle of the destruction of human life for what may appear to be the most admirable social reasons.” In our day, the consequences of government seizure of onesixth of our economy and government’s ability to decide how we run our lives (it won’t stop with health care) are foreseen. They are just being ignored in our continued pursuit of personal peace, affluence and political power. Opinion polls show a majority of Americans reject this health care “reform” bill. They think haste may waste them in the end. It doesn’t matter. Like members of a cult, whatever the leader says, goes. The facts be damned. The crowd from the ‘60s will “seize the time,” in the words of Black Panther radical Bobby Seale, thus sealing our doom as a unique and wonderful nation. Welcome to the U.S.S.A., the United Socialist States of America. (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.)
LOWER BLACK CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH & CEMETERY
The Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery in Bryan County are now under the care of the Lower Black Creek Church Foundation, Inc., 1095 Shumantown Road, Black Creek, Georgia 31308. The Foundation and the Cemetery Trustees have started the process to reclaim vacant and abandoned burial plots in the Lower Black Creek Church Cemetery and to reorganize unclaimed gravesites for the long-term benefit of the cemetery. Anyone having any claims to a burial plot or plots within the Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery must register their claims with the Cemetery Trustees before December 31, 2009. Claimed plots must (1) have clearly marked corners and borders, and (2) be verified/recorded with the Cemetery Trustees. All claims made after December 31, 2009 will be subject to new restrictions and fees put in place under the authority of the Lower Black Creek Church Foundation, Inc. Claims may be registered with Dewey Sims (912) 858 – 2079 or Pat Thompson (912) 536 – 0159. Written queries may be sent to Lower Black Creek Church Foundation, Inc., 1095 Shumantown Road, Black Creek, Georgia 31308. Lower Black Creek Church Foundation, Inc. is a tax-deductible, non-profit organization that was duly incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia for the preservation and maintenance of the Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery in Bryan County, Georgia.
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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 www.southeffingham.com 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 Rev. Jonathan E. Phillips Woodlawn Baptist 407 Talmadge Ave. • 964-8676 Gary Johnson, Pastor
Berea Southern Methodist Church 2872 Noel Conaway Road • Guyton (GA 30 near Kolic Helmy Rd) Silver Hill United Methodist Church Silver Hill Church Rd. Pastor Al Fernandez
Church of Christ Hwy 80 Faulkville Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-7332 Pastor Albert Hill Eden Baptist Church 435 Dogwood Way • 748-2373 Rev. Jonah E. German United Methodist Church Meldrim Pastor: Rick Holt
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist 4123 First Street • 964-1322 Ronald Smalls
Powers Baptist Eden • 748-6288 Travis Cowart, Sr.
Parkway Church of Christ 4360 Ogeechee Rd. • 234-4040 Clay Johnson Silk Hope United Methodist 5212 Silk Hope Rd. • 447-5282 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 Life Covenant Church 1105 E. Hwy. 80 • 220-5244 Rev. Rodney A. Sprauve
Corinth Baptist Church 290 Corinth Church Rd. 754-0032 • Shawnee Pastor Jeff Self
Elam Egypt Baptist Church Paul Moore, Pastor 2166 Egypt Ardmore Rd • 754-5060 Rev. Peter Vermeulen
Mizpah United Methodist Church Clyo Kildare Rd • 754-1563 Pastor: Jose Velasquez
United Methodist Church Ga. Hwy 17 • Marlow Rev. Peter Vermeulen
Garden City Central Baptist Church 4010 Old Louisville Rd. • 965-0752 Rev. Kenny Harrelson
Hwy. 30 Church of Christ 1952 Noel C. Conaway Rd. 728-3819 John W. Wright, Jr.
Count It All Joy Ministries Highway 17 Michael Tucker
Guyton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 301 Pine Street 772-3478
Chapel in the Garden Presbyterian Church Daren Russell 93 Main Street • 964-5734 Living Hope Community Fellowship 5008 Augusta Rd. • Garden City (Hwy. 21 next to Dairy Queen) 965-0406 Pastor Joyce C. Hall Fairlawn Baptist Church 4719 Augusta Road • 964-4371 Rev. Harold Edwards, Sr., Pastor Church of Christ 4506 Augusta Rd. • 964-6443 Clifton Baptist Church 100 Big Hill Rd. • 964-2335 Rev. Oddie Luckett Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 4869 Louisville Road • 964-1210 Dean Forest Baptist Church 1524 Dean Forest Road • 964-7369 Rev. Larry Strickland www.deanforestbaptist.org
New Vision Pentecostal Church, 2355 Hwy 119 • 772-4417 Pastor: Charles Bazemore
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)
The Church at Godley Station (Meeting Sundays at 9am behind Home Depot on Pooler Pkwy) Pastor Earnie Pirkle Assoc. Pastor: Steve Dees 220-4440
Lighthouse Baptist Church 106 Pipemakers Circle • 748-1164 Pastor: Dr. Van Power New Birth Savannah 118 Pipemaker’s Circle Suites 202-205 748-2969 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
Springfield United Methodist 209 Cleveland St. Rev. Ben Martin
Bryant Temple W. 6th St. • 826-2896
Thomas Chapel AME Savannah Town Rd. • 754-1233
Ephesus Reformed Baptist 826-4598 • Pastor Steve Thomas
Turkey Branch United Methodist Turkey Branch Rd. • 754-0053 Madison Morgan – New Pastor
Faith Presbyterian 2000 Lexington Avenue 826-6880 Rev. Mary Beene www.faithpcusa.com 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
New Vision Baptist Church 2417 Louis Mills Blvd. 236-4841 Pastor Gary Bradham Savannah Holy Church of God 707 Little Neck Road • 920-0042 Pastor: Rev. Ryan Ralston
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
Safe Haven Church/ Mission Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Emmett Patterson 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
First Baptist Church of Garden City 35 Nelson Ave. • 964-0355 Rev. Ken Sharpe
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
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 Rincon Church of Christ 306 E. 4th St. • 826-5440 Rincon United Methodist 107 Savannah Ave. • 826-5796 Sr. Pastor: Rev. Larry Bird Journey Community Church 5938 Ga. Highway 21 South Pastor Michael Bassett 754-9444 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
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
Holy Church of God Little Neck Road Savannah Christian Church 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Pastor Cam Huxford Bethel Missionary Baptist 5863 Ogeechee Rd • 927-8044 Rev. Jerome Baker Coastal Christian Center 6073 Ogeechee Rd • 925-3166 Ron and Rosie Chambers 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
Spring Hill Baptist 44 Carol Way 925-7523
Holy Samaritan Apostolic Church of the Living God 148 Rawls Drive Pastor Isiah Brehler, Sr. 754-4234
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Fort Argyle Road • 927-3169 Rev. Nathaniel Bowles
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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Bethel Lutheran ELCA 1984 Hwy 21N • 754-6561 Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 41 Main Street • 964-1649 Rev. David Rasmussen
Southside Assembly of God 401 Tibet Avenue Rev. Jack Moon
Southside Church Of God 50 Henderson Blvd • 927-4408 Pastor John A. Reyes
Garden City United Methodist Church 62 Varnadoe Ave. • 964-5780 Rev. Dan Pegram
Jasper Springs Baptist Church 62 Smith Ave. • 964-6864 Pastor: Rev. Johnny Bowen
Quacco Baptist Church 215 Quacco Road • 925-3885 Pastor Barry Minsky
New Testament Fellowship UPC 307 South Laurel St. • 754-9782 Pastor: Walter Thomas
Gethsemane Baptist 1102 N. Maple St. 754-7530
Living Faith Church of God 3789 Noel C. Conway Rd. Rev. Sean Faircloth 728-8811
Southwest Baptist 831 Little Neck Road • 925-0699 Dr. Robert B. Peacock, Pastor
Marantha Assembly of God 454 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5234 Rev. Mike Beck
St. Luke’s Episcopal 155 Goshen Rd. 826-3332 Worship Service, 9:00 am Sunday School, 10:30 am Rev Dr. Bob LeFavi
Risen Saviour Lutheran 1755 Quacco Road • Pooler Worship: 10AM Pastor James Borgwardt
Southwest Chatham Amazing Grace Baptist Church 5790 Ogeechee Road • 858-4362 Pastor: George Barron
Bethel Baptist Church 748-9085 Pastor Eddie Deas
Abundant Life Church 1541 Highway 21 South • 754-3148 Pastor Don Burkhalter
Macedonia Baptist Church Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Delmons White
First United Pentecostal Church 1735 Grove Point Rd • 927-0569 Rev. David A. Hodge
Grace Community Church 1094 Goshen Rd. • 826-4204 Pastor Wesley Corbitt
Jehovah Shammah Assembly of God 432 Blandford Rd. • 826-2173 Pastor Jackie Gordon
Calvary Assembly of God 1007 West Hwy 80 • 748-5847 Daniel Webber, Pastor
Fellowship Bible Church 841 Old Dixie Hwy. • 754-9645 Pastor Robert Quarterman
Chevis Oaks Baptist Church 102 Sylvania Rd. at Chevis Rd. 925-3852 Rev. Eric R. Carpenter
Northside Church of God 273 Church Row • 754-4801 Pastor Reginald Anderson, Sr.
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association Education Center Central (Hwy 17) & Simmons Rd.
Union Springs AME Union Springs Church Rd. • 7549460
Goshen Road Baptist 1323 Goshen Rd. • 826-1826 Rev. Frank Hodges
St. Mary’s Holiness Church 205 Stokes Ave • Rincon • 826-4525 Bishop Billy Scott
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 130 Giles Avenue • Rincon • 826-2431 Solomon J. Roberts, Sr. - Pastor
Fellowship Assembly of God 5224 Augusta Rd. • 964-4243 Pastor Gary Smith
Garden City Primitive Baptist 126 Smith Ave. • 964-5014 Pastor: Elder Hugh Thompson
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
Open Door Ministries at Joel’s Place 13 North Coastal Hwy. at Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-5001 Pastor Neil Bush
The Sycamore at West Chatham Meeting in homes on Wednesdays Pastor Ric Smith • 596-4725
Wildwood United Methodist Garrard Avenue Pastor Lloyd Dees
Gateway Community Church Now meeting at the YMCA on Pooler Parkway • 220-1074 Pastor Matt Hearn www.gatewaysavannah.com
The Fountain Church International 131 Canal Street, Suite B • 704-1462 Sunday: 8AM and 11 AM, Wednesday’s POWER HOUR @ 7PM Pastor Joseph Clinton
Christ Presbyterian Church Coffee, Welcome with Worship at 10:00 a.m. 1743 Quacco Road • 925-6441 Rev. Ed Ayers • 713-1276
Wilder Memorial Baptist 1 Gamble Road Rev. Tom Keller
Savannah First Seventh Day Adventist 50 Godley Way • Pooler • 748-5977 Rev. Mark Pioutrowski
Port Wentworth Bonnybridge Baptist Church 811 Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-0553 Dr. Dan Hall, Pastor
Faith Baptist Church 1951 Hwy 119 South • Guyton Dr. Calvin Bradley, Pastor 772-5269 www.fbcguyton.org
“The Lighthouse” of Effingham meeting at Rincon YMCA 1224 Patriot Drive • 856-0428 Roland Dann, Pastor
MorningStar Baptist Church 131 Canal Street (off Pooler Parkway) Pastor Tom Byerly
Pooler Beth-El Alliance Church Quacco Road Rev. Michael Owens
Pineora Holy Church of God 460 McLaws Rd. • 232-6100 Pastor Ronnie Miles
Clyo United Methodist Church Railroad St. at 3rd. Ave. Pastor Al Fernandez
West Chatham Baptist Church South Rogers Street Rev. David Stanford
St. Mathews Baptist 218 Wallace Dr. • 754-3143
Abercorn Baptist Baker Hill Rd. • 826-4213
Abundant Life Community Church (ELCA) www.AbundantLifePooler.com Sunday School 9:23 AM Weekly Worship - Sundays at 10:30 AM 119 Canal St. Suite 105 Just off the Pooler Parkway near Cancun Mexican Restaurant Pastor Seth Bridger 856-6871
Bible Based Lutherans of Effingham Services at 9:00 a.m. Blandford Elementary School 4650 McCall Road 1-1/2 Miles from Harold’s Body Shop Pastor Andy Krey
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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Bloomingdale Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy 1501 E. Hwy. 80 • 748-2181 Pastor: Mark Minter
Effingham International Worship Center Marlow Learning Center • 748-7308 Pastor Eddie Tomberlin
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
Firm Foundation Baptist Church 937 Mixon Road • 865-4505 Dr. Bernard D. Carter
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
North Bryan County Abundant Life Church of God 119 Wildwood Church Road Pembroke • 653-3696 Gethsemane Baptist Church 1275 Old Thorn Pond Road 660-3708 Pastor: Lonnie Oglesby 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 www.nsbcpembroke.com Gospel Baptist Church 5126 Wilma Edwards Rd. 690-1066 Pastor John Whitaker www.gospelbaptist.net 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
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THEY PRAYED FOR BOLDNESS I think sometimes that I don’t understand anything about prayer. I pray quite a bit, mind you. It’s just that I don’t understand a lot about it. I sometimes pray for good things, and they are denied. At other times, I pray for myself or others to be spared bad things that still happen. How does prayer work? How do I know what to pray for? How about you? Do you ever wonder about such things? Maybe at least part of our problem is in praying for wrong things. If that is the case, then I certainly begin to see how praying could be confusing. When we are wrongheaded in what we ask, we can hardly blame God for failing to answer. Let me try to make sense of what I am struggling to say. Peter and John were called before the religious authorities of Jerusalem in the earliest days of Christianity. They were ordered to stop preaching about Jesus in the city. They were, in fact, threatened that bad things would come down
on them if they didn’t stop. Duly warned, they were released. When the two men got back with their friends, they reported everything that had happened. Then they prayed. “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness” (Acts 4:29). My fear is that I would have prayed for something different! For the officials to back off? Sure. For divine protection from them? Absolutely. For a “new call” for my ministry? Perhaps. But they prayed neither for protection nor a new assignment. They prayed for boldness to say what Jesus had told them to say. Maybe you and I shouldn’t pray for more money and things; let’s pray instead for the ability to appreciate what we have, manage it wisely, and use it generously. Maybe we should pray less to have our life-annoyances taken away; instead, pray for patience and to realize that God’s grace is sufficient,
no matter what. Maybe we even should pray less about good health and success; we might pray rather to be content, dignified, and courageous in coping with our lot in life. It’s certainly within God’s will to pray for daily bread and deliverance from trials. The Lord’s Prayer models as much for us. Even Jesus prayed for things in Gethsemane that he qualified with “not my will but yours be done.” Sometimes God’s will is better served by one of his people bearing a cross with courage than by having her problem vanish. That’s why we seek to surrender to his will over our own. That’s why we accept the mystery inherent in his will. At the end of the day, I should probably worry less about understanding the nature of prayer and simply pray. By Rubel Shelly and passed along by www.christianvoices.org.
The Church Bulletin Board • Ralph Davis, a well-known Pastor and Evangelist will be the guest speaker at Bethel Baptist Church. Bethel Baptist Church is a new Baptist church and is located at 1295 Littleneck Road. The special service will start at 11am on December 6. Eddie Deas is the Pastor at Bethel Baptist and invites all the public to come and hear this exciting man of God! • First Baptist church of Blitchton will be having a fifth Sunday night sing on November 29th starting at 5:00 P.M, featuring The Dixieland Quartet. Please come and enjoy some good Gospel music! A love offering will be collected . For more information call Mike at 6576985. • Away in a Manger… The Council of Catholic Women of St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Road, will exhibit a collection of Nativity sets from around the world in the Parish Hall for the community to enjoy on Saturday, December 5 from 4-7pm and Sunday, December 6 from 9:30am-1pm and 3-5pm. St. Frances Cabrini Youth Ministry will present a live drive-thru Nativity scene on Saturday night from 6:30-9pm. There will be a parish celebration of Lessons & Carols at 4pm in the Church. The CCW is asking for a $3 donation to help raise money for the School Scholarship Fund. Everyone in the community is invited to come and enjoy the exhibit, drive-thru and music. • Live Nativity Drive thru of the Christmas Story at North Salem Baptist Church, 955 Hwy 30, in Port Wentworth, December 19th and 20th, 7pm-9pm . • VEGGIETALES PARTY, PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT ON DEC. 5th Coastal Community Christian Church will kick off the Christmas season with a VeggieTales Pajama Party and Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 6-11 p.m. at the church. There is no charge for the event, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to fund church camp scholarships next summer. At the party, children up to fifth grade can wear their PJ’s and enjoy a premiere showing of Saint
Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving, the latest VeggieTales movie from Big Idea. There will also be dinner, snacks, games and crafts. The party is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To register your child or find out more information call 756-3455 during regular business hours. “We’re happy to provide parents with a night out – to go Christmas shopping or just relax,” said Ben Carnathan, youth minister at Coastal Community Christian Church. “We have lots of volunteers to help make this party a great time for kids of all ages. Best of all, kids will be reminded that Christmas is all about Jesus, the greatest gift of all.” A nursery will be provided for children aged 2 and younger. Saint Nicholas tells the story of how the Veggie friends discover the power of a simple gift. Laura Carrot’s Christmas stocking might be empty this year because her dad is in danger of losing his job. While Larry thinks a letter to the North Pole should fix the problem, Bob knows what will really help, and he tells the story of a little boy named Nicholas who made a discovery in Bethlehem that changed Christmas forever. But what did Nick learn and how can it possibly help Laura and her family? Find out as the Veggies discover the true joy of giving to others-at Christmas time and throughout the year! Coastal Community Christian Church is located at 10770 Ford Ave. (Highway 144), about one mile east of Highway 17. For more information, call the church at 7563455. • St. Boniface Church, Springfield, will celebrate Thanksgiving with a Family Mass at ten o’clock. The public is invited. • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Join Santa Claus for breakfast at 8:30am on Saturday, December 5th at the Rincon United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 810 Fort Howard Rd. This 4th annual celebration emphasizes the true meaning of Christmas while getting everyone into a festive mood. Enjoy pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk and muffins, and then the kids will have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Be sure to bring your
camera! Tickets are $6 (10 and up), $3 (ages 3-9), free for tots under 3. Tickets should be purchased in advance by December 3rd from church members or the church office (call 826-5796). Eight tickets will reserve a table. • Rincon First Christian Presents: LOVE IS BORN, A Drive-Thru Nativity experience with CD narration from the comfort of your own car. DECEMBER 5 & 6, Saturday & Sunday 6 - 8 PM. Enter from Chimney Road then Elm Road to begin the drive-thru at the field of Rincon First Christian Church, 5835 Highway 21 South, Rincon, 826-2224. www.rinconfirstchristian.com. • 5th Anniversary Black Tie Gala for Presiding Elder Neal and Reverend Debbie Grant Neal In recognition and appreciation of Presiding Elder R. Nathaniel Neal’s fifth anniversary as Presiding Elder of the Savannah District, the Savannah District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church invites you to a “Black Tie Gala” for Elder Neal and Reverend Debbie Grant Neal on Saturday, December 5th, at 6pm – 9pm at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1008 May Street, Savannah, GA. The tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple and $300 per table. Please contact Rev. Donna Baker at 843-338-6841 or email to revdonnabaker@aolcom for information and tickets. To God be the Glory for the great things He has done. • Local church for sale. Fellowship hall is separate from church. Could be used as daycare/learning center with plenty office space. Plenty of parking space. Church is located in very nice neighborhood. Recreation center is within a block from the church. If interested, please call 912-541-5508 and leave contact information. • The International Worship Center will be meeting at the Marlow Learning Center until their new facility is complete. For more information, please contact us at 748-7308 or check us out at www. iwclive.com. We declare “Ridiculous Favor” over your life. Service Times: Sundays 9am and 11am, and Wednesdays at 7pm.
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MY ANSWER By Billy Graham Q: I’ve always tried to run my business honestly, but I have to admit I’m a very competitive person and I’ve always been fairly aggressive in my business dealings. Is this wrong in God’s eyes? Can you follow Jesus and still get ahead in the business world? -- H.T.
A: Yes, you can follow Jesus and still be successful in business. The Bible gives us several examples of people like this, and over the years I’ve met thousands of successful business people who were also committed followers of Jesus Christ. Let me ask you a question: Do you see your business as something you have built -- or something God has entrusted to you? To put it another way, do you realize that God has given you both your abilities and your opportunities in business? Your answer will make all the difference, both in your attitude about your business and the way you run it. The Bible says, “O Lord our God, as for all this abundance ... it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. (1 Chronicles 29:16). Begin by committing your life to Jesus Christ -- and then commit your business to Him. Then ask Him to help you avoid the traps many business people fall into -- greed, for example, and dishonesty. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes: Do they think they’ve been treated fairly -- or are they disappointed or wonder if they’ve been cheated? Let the Bible mold your behavior; Proverbs, for example, says much about integrity in business. Then be generous with what God has given you. You have the ability to change lives through your giving; are you taking that responsibility seriously? The Bible says, “Your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11).
(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: www.billygraham.org.)
Prayer of the Week... I will offer up my life in inspiration and truth, Pouring out the oil of love as my worship to you. In surrender I must give my every part. Lord, receive the sacrifice of a broken heart. You deserve my every breath, for you’ve paid the great cost, Giving up your life to death, even death on a cross. You took all my shame away, there defeated my sin, Opened up the gates of Heaven and have beckoned me in. Jesus, what can I give, what can I bring To so faithful a friend, to so loving a King? Saviour, what can be said, what can be sung As a praise of your name for the things you have done? Oh, my words could not tell, not even in part Of the debt of love that is owed by this thankful heart.
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sharp, garlic, gouda, spanish, colby, american, pepperjack, blue cheese, portwine swiss, mozz, munster
2 lb fresh frozen vegetables
27 oz mrs. smith pies
54 oz kemps sherbert
greens, corn on cob, veg. sweet potato, peach, gumbo, cut okra, mixed veg. apple, cherry, pumpkin
20 oz old fashioned dinner rolls
lime or sherbert
12 pk pk busCh & BEER 30 yuengling busCh light & $ 97 CIGARETTES $1477 9
friday, saturday, sunday
$ 99 bunCh
1 oz wileys green seasoning 2/$3
limit 12 w/$20 order or more - mix ‘n match
18 oz betty CroCker fudge brownie mix
16 oz iga Cranberry sauCe
Limit 20 Lbs with $20 Order sOLd in 10 Lb bags @ $3.70
$ 97 lb
family paCk ground ChuCk
2 1/2 doz. Crystal farms medium eggs
$ / 2 5
20 Lb w/$20 Order
20 lb iga CharCoal
20 lb bag Crushed iCe
1 w/$20 Order
farmers market fresh jumbo baking potatoes
POrterhOuse steak 4.47 Lb Limit 5 steaks w/$20 Order
60 oz trend detergent
Claxton fresh leg quarters
usda seleCt t-bone steak
limit 3 please
deli fresh sliCed Cheese
3 day sale!
fresh loCal grown Collards & turnips
limit 4 2/$20 order
14 oz iga ChiCken broth
limit 20 lbS W/ $20 Order
10 oz Cheese balls
1 lb Crystal farm butter
$ / 4 5
22 oz sweet potato 22 oz or pumpkin pie peCan pie
limit 2 w/$20 order
$ / 23
3 5 /$
15 oz iga tomatoes 32 oz sauers whole, stewed or diced mayonnaise
6 oz keebler graham 40 Ct value ChoiCe plates, 40 Ct & 20 oz CraCker Crust styrofoam Cups
14 oz our family CoConut
8 oz iga Cream Cheese
3 lb blue ribbon riCe
15 oz iga vegetables: whole 5 lb white lily flour 18 oz dunCan hines or Cream Corn, frenCh & Cut plain or self rising Cake mix green beans, sweet peas
limit 12 w/$20 limit 2 w/$20 or more order limit 2 w/$20 or more order limit 2 w/$20 or more order order or more - mix ‘n match
27 oz margaret holmes greens
SteW beef Or chuck Steak 1.97lb Steak 2.77 lb
10 lB of potatoes 2/$5
10 Oz cOcktail breadS $1.99
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between 12-25 years with excellent care. As it is though, she has a kidney that’s affecting her health, so the only option she has is removal of her left kidney to stop the progression of her illnesses. Elizabeth says that the little savings she and her husband did have has been wiped out. She’s hoping that someone somewhere will find it in their heart to help her little girl out so she can start getting better. She says that if it weren’t for people like Phil, her daughter wouldn’t stand a chance. “Phil has been a guardian an-
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not answer a question, he didn’t have the right to his attorney at that time. (I hope I got that right! Don’t use these Police Reports as legal advice!!!) By that point, the man was cursing a blue streak. He
gel. He’s given Alecia hope for the first time. It means a lot for somebody to take the care and the time. Phil has done so much. He’s met my little girl. He’s taken her for a ride on his bike. He’s gotten paperwork together for me. He’s been a godsend.” Elizabeth would also like for everyone to know that she understands the depressed economy and the impact it’s having on people, including those who donate. She wants you to know that even if you can’t give monetarily, there is something even more precious you can do for her daughter. “We also take prayers...they’re free.”
was soon taken to jail, arrested for DUI Refusal, loud music from his truck, and failure to maintain his lane. The Deputy also added on charges of a broken windshield and driving with bald tires. (You’ll always come out worse when you tell a Deputy you think he looks like the guy from the Village People!) • A man called Deputies to report that, while he was in the hospital, his daughter-in-law obtained several of his credit cards, and has run up about $11,000 in debt for him. (See you at Thanksgiving Dinner!)
If you’d like to donate to the Alecia Bazemore Kidney Fund, you can go in person or mail a donation to: Alecia Bazemore Kidney Fund BB&T Bank 501 S. Laurel St. Springfield, Ga. 31329 And if you’d like to contact Phil “Country” Crowley about the future fundraiser, you can contact him at: 912687-1134 / email: pcrowley@ frontiernet.net
• A Deputy was westbound on Hwy 280 when a Toyota pickup pulled out from Hwy 204 ahead of him. When the driver crossed the fog line four times and the centerline two times, he made a traffic stop. The man admitted he’d had a few beers at the hunting club, and the Deputy noted the several unopened beers in the passenger seat. The man was soon on his way to Bryan County Jail for DUI.
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