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EFFINGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE • A little after 6pm, a Deputy was on patrol on Hwy 17 South near Hwy 80, directly behind a northbound Nissan pickup. Apparently unaware of the cop behind him, the driver accelerated well over the speed limit, crossed over the double yellow line and passed a tractor trailer with approaching oncoming traffic. The Deputy, of course, made a traffic stop out of concern for the safety of the driver and others in traffic. He asked the young man about his dangerous and erratic driving, and the man simply explained “I don’t like big trucks!” He was taken to jail on reckless driving charges. (Passes a tractor trailer with the amount of traffic on that road at 6pm?!!! I think the cheese has slid off this guy’s cracker...) • At 4:15am, Deputies were called by the passenger in a Nissan pickup about an aggressive driver in a red car trying to run them off of Hwy 80 in the Meldrim area. The Deputy caught up with them at Sandhill Road where they’d stopped with the red car pulled even with the pickup. The Deputy hit his lights and the red car pulled forward, apparently deciding it wouldn’t be smart to take off. As the Deputy began to pull in behind the red car, and while even with the Nissan pickup, the driver of the truck turned into the side of the patrol car, spinning the Deputy across the highway and ending up facing eastbound on the other shoulder of the road. While waiting for the State Patrol to come and work his accident, the Deputy cited the driver of the red car with aggressive driving and both drivers were cited for improper stopping in a roadway. • A Faulkville man was digging for worms underneath a brick when he discovered two black plastic boxes, about 8” tall and 6” wide. So, he did what any of us would do... he crossed his finger and ____________________________________ Continued on page A3

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Going Full Throttle at Christmas

Thrift Store Owner and Motorcyclist Friends Have Plenty of Give By Stephen Prudhomme

Best of 2012 Police Reports Part I

Health & Wellness Directory...............5 Obituaries.................................. 6-7

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For the past number of years, Diane Odom has made like Santa Claus and given gifts to three needy families in Effingham County. The owner of Grace Unlimited Thrift Store in Rincon has watched with delight as these families experienced the joy of Christmas. This past Christmas, some “elves” helped her continue the tradition. Marty Taylor and his girlfriend, Theresa Sandifer, donated an estimated $4,000 worth of merchandise to Grace Unlimited. Taylor is former owner of Knuckleheadz motorcycle shop, located next to Odom’s store. With the money she collected selling most of the items (she gave away the rest), Odom purchased gifts for the three families that included new bikes for a 9- and 11-year-old girl from one of the families. She delivered the presents two days before Christmas. “The mothers were in tears,” Odom says. “They were so grateful and thankful to know their kids will be so happy Christmas morning. I know it’s not about the presents, but they do add joy to it. What kid doesn’t want a new bike. I wish I could do this for more families.” Odom says she’s seen more families coming to her store asking for assistance. While it’s mostly women seeking a helping hand, Odom notes that more men are taking advantage of her generosity. Last August, she gave 17 boxes of food to a man with four children and extended family. “You have husbands and wives working who can’t make ends meet,” she says. It’s doubly tough when there’s only one parent, as with the family with the two girls, or the one in which the father died of cancer and the mother’s not working. Picking up the slack for these families are people like Odom, Taylor and Sandifer. “Marty is always donating to the store and supporting the ministry,” Odom says. “It’s always around Christmas. He’s very generous. I can’t say enough about him and Theresa.” Taylor says he knows what Odom does in terms of helping others. Recognizing he wasn’t going to make that much money selling the furniture, computers, clothing and shoes in a yard sale, Taylor gave the items to Odom. “It’s better to give it to a needy family,” he says. “It’s

going to a good cause.” Brian Miller, the new owner of Knuckleheadz, says it’s all about people helping people and plans on continuing, along with employee Josh Taylor, Marty’s son, the tradition of Christmas giving. Miller stretches the definition of an elf. He’s a big guy who one wouldn’t want to cut off in traffic or scratch his bike with a putty knife as a prank. Beneath that intimidating exterior, however, is a compassionate individual, much like many bikers, who has experienced tough times and can empathize with those who are traveling the same road. “We know what it’s like not to have anything,” Miller says. “Our favorite thing is to see a smile on a kid’s face. Bikers love Christmas and kids.” Generous also describes Odom, but she’s quick to deflect any praise that comes her way. She becomes emotional when describing the joy she derives from giving toys, food, clothes and gifts cards to needy families at Christmas. “This is what I love to do,” Odom says. “Our job is to help those less fortunate than us. We’re the hands of God.”

Diane Odom and her business neighbors at Knuckleheadz made like Santa and his elves by getting presents for three needy families.

Planned Parenthood Rep: Christianity “Going Down” By Matt Barber

For those of us so very blessed to have raised our personal white flag in mankind’s inherently fruitless struggle against the Creator, there can be no joy in watching God-deniers continue to labor under the grandest of all deceptions. Regardless of how nasty they may be as individuals, there can be only sadness, genuine pity and prayer. Still, it is instructive. When the atheist gives voice to his or her God-denial, it provides those in Truth a small glimpse into the same dark spirit – old as Adam – that prompted the psalmist to observe: “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good” (Psalm 14:1). Valerie Tarico is one such Goddenier. She’s on a fool’s errand. A steadfast disciple to the unholy trinity of “LGBT,” atheist and pro-abortion activism, Ms. Tarico proudly sits on the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood – America’s premier one-stop-deathshop. For “progressives” like Tarico, the term “religious fundamental-

ism” is a euphemism for orthodox Christianity. In a tedious, though unintentionally funny screed recently published at under the headline: “10 signs that religious fundamentalism is going down,” Ms. Tarico gives empty hope to her fellow hopeless with a word salad steeped in anti-Christian bigotry and wishful thinking. I share excerpts only because they so clearly encapsulate the broader secular-”progressive” mindset. Ms. Tarico’s reflections are so hyperbolic – so far removed from reality – that they require little additional commentary. “[T]hings are looking bright for those who would like to see humanity more grounded in science and reason,” she begins. “If you are a nonbeliever in the mood for a party, here are 10 reasons to celebrate.” She then rattles off a litany of tired claims the pagan left has repeated annually since the year 0001. The nutshell? Atheism is on the rise, while Christianity is in decline. “Queer sexuality” is winning, while “biblical sexuality” is losing, yada, yada and so forth. (Total truth, of

course, can be ignored, disobeyed, denied, temporarily repressed or masked, but it can never lose.) “From Hollywood celebs like Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie to high school students, skeptics are opening up,” she caws, going on to sing the praises of fellow atheists like Alain de Botton, who “simply posits the nonexistence of God and then goes on to discuss what humanity can glean from the rubble of religious traditions.” (You know, Christian “rubble” like charity, hospitals, nursing, the Red Cross, the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement, et. al.) Ms. Tarico then throws out a few earthshaking discoveries – scriptural “dog whistles,” I guess – that, heretofore, have somehow eluded every biblical scholar since the Apostle Paul: “Perhaps the most consistent sexual theme in the Bible,” she declares, “is that a woman’s consent is not needed or even preferred before sex.” Say what? “By demanding an end to rape culture,” she adds (whatever that is), “today’s young women and


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Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless. A year from now we’ll take a look back and see how well I did. 10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will be the top grossing movie of the year. Other than the conclusion to The Hobbit, The Hunger Games is the most bankable brand coming out with a film next year. However, The Hobbit: There and Back Again probably comes out too late in the year to top the 2014 box office. On the other hand, the first part of the conclusion to The Hunger Games will be released over Thanksgiving weekend. 9. Backlash against political correctness will be the top cultural trend of the year. It looks as if “the American sector” of America is finally sick and tired of being sick and tired, and sick and tired of being bullied by the nattering nabobs who have turned being offended into a cottage industry. The ongoing backlash against the “tolerance mob” for the firing of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame simply for believing the Bible will be felt well into 2014. The gaystapo outkicked their coverage here, and whenever you overreach like this the blowback is a female dog. 8. The first Super Bowl played outdoors in cold weather will be the

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most watched sporting event in history. The Super Bowl is often the most watched show of the year, but this year’s edition provides an unprecedented novelty act—a chance to see a championship decided in a winter wonderland in New York in February. Not since the legendary “ice bowl” in Green Bay at the dawn of the Super Bowl era in 1967 has this happened, and that continues to be among the famous games in NFL history. We’ll see if my preseason prediction of a Seahawks vs. Bengals Super Bowl comes true. 7. Scamnesty will be the biggest public policy battle of the year. Election years are traditionally null and void of major legislation, with both sides of the aisle eager to not rock the boat before facing the voters and eager to get home and campaign. But there is one heated battle left on the horizon—the ruling class’ attempt to blow up whatever is left of the rule of law and our national sovereignty once and for all. Look for the Republican Party establishment to work with the Democrats to try and shove this down our throats after a bloody primary season concludes. 6. Marco Rubio will attempt to rehabilitate his image by moving hard right. Rubio has a fairly conservative voting record outside of his selfimmolating support for scamnesty, and that perhaps mortally wounded his chances in 2016. That’s why Rubio will attempt to rehabilitate his image next year by moving hard right both in terms of PR and public policy, and don’t be surprised if that includes abandoning his support for scamnesty—for now at least. Rubio could simply say, “While I still believe in bringing these immigrants out of the shadows, it’s clear the process needs to be transparent and not done with a lame duck congress. Let the voters have their say this fall, and then let the people they elect on their behalf go to work to fix the problem after that.” 5. At least one incumbent Republican U.S. Senator will lose his primary. Credible conservative challengers to incumbent ruling class Republican Senators have already been found in Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, and Texas. Conservatives in “red states” like Tennessee and South Carolina are actively looking for alternatives to the “Undocumented Democrats” representing them as well. Given the anti-ruling class political environment heading into 2014, at least one of these upstarts will slay an incumbent in the primary. 4. Republicans will win control of the U.S. Senate. The average U.S. Senate loss for

a re-elected president’s next midterm election has been five seats since World War II. Throw in the epic failure that has been Obamacare, and an increasingly ineffective Obama Regime besieged by scandal and incompetence, and 2014 could be even worse than that. 3. Seeing that his presidential prospects are toast, Paul Ryan will angle to replace John Boehner as speaker in 2015. Since conservatives celebrated his addition to Mitt Romney’s ticket in 2012, Ryan has gone out of his way to alienate those exact same conservatives at every opportunity. As a result, his presidential prospects are toast. Conservatives don’t want him, and the GOP establishment wants New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (a Paul Ryan with charisma). That’s why Ryan will spend the year angling to replace John Boehner as House Speaker, who will step down after the 2014 mid-term elections. 2. The Supreme Court will use the Hobby Lobby case to try and deliver the kill-shot to religious liberty. It’s tough to see the same Supreme Court that wrote an antiChristian polemic disguised as an opinion earlier this year, will then turn right around and acknowledge the Christians they loathe still have their God-given rights. More likely, the same SCOTUS that has taken unprecedented steps to grow statist power through government the past two years will see this as an attempt to silence those who stand in the statists’ way. 1. Edward Snowden cuts a deal with the feds. The NSA whistleblower is running out of safe places to find asylum. Meanwhile, the feds are scared to death of what else he has that he can leak. So they’ll come together and cut a deal this year that allows Snowden to come home in exchange for turning over whatever else he has, and staying silent henceforth. Steve Deace is nationally distributed each weeknight from 9-Midnight EST by the Salem Radio Network. His radio program has been featured in major media such as Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Weekly Standard, and National Review among others. He has been a columnist for World Net Daily and the Washington Times, and is now a contributor for Town He is the author of the book We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again. You can friend “Steve Deace” on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ SteveDeaceShow.

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Dear Editor, The “Friends of Cheryl” would like to say a great big thank you from each of us for all who supported our fundraising efforts for Cheryl Exley Tyre in her battle with cancer. Whether you baked items for the bake sale, gave items for the yard sale, provided items for our raffle, sold raffle tickets or gave a donation, we are very grateful. The business support in Springfield is greatly appreciated, too. It is indeed heartwarming to see that Effingham County came

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. continues its rapid growth under the leadership of President & CEO, Mohsen Badran, with the opening of a new Goodwill full-service complex at 1115 Grand Central Boulevard in the Godly Station area of Pooler. On Thursday, January 16, the Pooler Goodwill will host the grand opening of this 15,000 square-feet facility that will house a full-scale retail center, a Job Connection Center and a donation drop-off center. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a fashion show produced by community volunteer Ashley Borders, and will feature quality Goodwill apparel modeled by some of the community’s best-known business and community leaders. The list of models includes: Diana Morrison of Advertising Specialty Services; Celia Russo of Celia Russo Marketing, Jenny Gentry of Wells Fargo Bank, Patty Mcintosh of Melaver McIntosh, Joe Marinelli of Visit Savannah, Mark Howard of the Memorial Foundation, Interim Police Chief Terry Enoch, Paula Fogarty of South Magazine, Marjorie Young of CarriageTradePR and her intern Cynthia Wright, Charisse Bennett of the Creative Coast, Tina Henson of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Joe Marchese, Marchese Construction, Adel Karam of PetSmart, Melissa Hall of Cora Bett Realty, and Molly Rowe of SCAD. Several other local notables have been invited but are yet to confirm. The public will be invited to purchase the ensembles displayed by the celebrity models. A key component of this new

facility is the Pooler Job Connection. The new Job Connection Center serves as the ninth in the region. It will offer job seekers access to job leads and provides the technology resources to prepare job seekers for successful job searches. The Job Connection Manager serves as an onsite coordinator that works with individuals to explore different career interests and develop a plan based on the individual’s personal job goals. The Job Connection offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and many other classes. Career fairs and other networking opportunities are open to the public. Free computer and internet access enables applicants to view job postings and submit their job history online. Additionally a Goodwill Job/ Resource Fair is scheduled for the grand opening day from 10 am to 2 pm at the Job Connection. More than 15 employers from the area will be onsite to interview and hire. The fashion show beings promptly at 9:30 a.m. and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony commences at 10 a.m. There will be prizes, giveaways and valuable coupons from local stores and restaurants. On Saturday, January 18, a workshop is to take place in the Job Connection Center 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. titled, Re-Tailoring Your Wardrobe. The wardrobe expert presenters will offer advice on how redo and make-over Goodwill purchases and things already in your closet. About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 800 employees. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 17 retail locations, and eight Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

bearing.” Zing. Ouch. Busted. Small wonder, indeed, Valerie. (See why I said little additional commentary is required? OK, I admit it: I have considered selling my children. Don’t judge. You haven’t driven crosscountry with them.) In perfect keeping with the instinctive habits of the indigenous North American “progressive,” Ms. Tarico then goes on to make up a bunch more crap. Of “believers in recovery” she waxes worried, while sounding the alarm over some really scary sounding pretend thingy called “Religious Trauma Syndrome,” followed with analysis most scholarly on the imaginary “relationship between religion and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders and panic.” Finally, Ms. Tarico offers hope beyond hope that “religious fundamentalism itself may one day be treatable.” Shazam! Electrodes, anyone? Oy vey. While “a mind is a terrible thing to waste,” how much more a soul? The secular-”progressive” mind is a curious thing – a waste of God’s purpose for the very soul, the very life to whom it was gifted. What is the meaning of life? It’s not complicated. The meaning of life is to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Luke 10:27). This is true freedom. “It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:5). From the freedom of Christ stems “the fruit of the Spirit,” which is “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). Without Christ, there is no freedom. There is only death. Those who live by the Spirit of

Christ “will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want (Galatians 5:1617). This is at odds with man’s fleshly desire – which began in the garden – for autonomy from God. The God-denier seeks to fill the void where Christ belongs with “acts of the flesh.” Warned Paul: “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21). “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:24). Those who do not – have not. When God-deniers like Ms. Tarico dig in their heels, a pitiable paradox occurs. While they think they’ve achieved intellectual enlightenment and freedom, they have, instead, been played for the fool. They have become slaves to the flesh, and playthings to the enemy. Ultimately, there is no autonomy. In the end we each belong to one Master or the other. Ms. Tarico, the end is just the beginning. And eternity is a very long time. Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He is Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action and serves as Associate Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Liberty University School of law. In addition to his law degree, Matt holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Regent University.

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Charles C. Hicks

Charles C. Hicks, 67, of Pooler died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Island Hospice. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and has lived many years in the Savannah area. Charles was a member of First Baptist Church of Garden City and had worked in the Maintenance Department for American Cyanamid, Kemira and retired in 1996 from Tornox. He served his country with the US Army National Guard; was past Commissioner of the Garden City Recreation Department, where has was very active in coaching all sports. Charles was an avid Hunter and Fisherman and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Janice Wilson Hicks; 2 daughters, Nancy Burbage (Thomas), Karen Beecher (Daniel); 4 grandchildren, Kristian and Maddi Beecher, Erica and Cameron Bailey; a great grandson, Hunter Camet Bailey; step grandson, Andy Burbage; 2 brothers, David Hicks (Betty), Sidney Hicks (Aletha), a special niece and nephew, Billy and Glenda Herrin; cousins, other family and friends. Services were held at Fairhaven Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Sharpe officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery.

Frances Ann Chance

Pooler - Mrs. Frances Ann Chance, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Hospice Savannah after a long battle with cancer. Her loving husband and family was by her side. Ann was born on December 19, 1942 to the late Francis and Eunice Pevey of Savannah, GA. Ann is survived by her loving husband, Don; daughter, Patricia (Dana) Jones of Bradenton, FL; a son, Kevin Shuman of Bradenton, FL; two step-daughters, Kimberly (Bernie) Sheets of Port Wentworth, GA and Lori (Bob) Laskovics of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother,

Ben (Dale) Pevey of Savannah, GA; a granddaughter, Alexus Jones of Bradenton, FL; step-grandchildren, Christina Asbury of Ellabell, GA; step-grandsons, Ashley Sheets of Atlanta, GA, and Chance Smith of Pittsburgh, PA; step-greatgrandson, Ashton Sheets of Port Wentworth, GA, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral was Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with burial to follow at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery. Remembrances may be given to the American Cancer Socity, 6600 Abercorn Street, Suite 206, Savannah, GA 31405. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

Helen Christie Chance

Rincon- Helen Christie Chance, 76, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Memorial Health. The loving wife, mother, and grandmother enjoyed cooking, bowling, and spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She attended Countryside Baptist Church and had retired from Walmart after working for over 23 years. Survivors include her husband, Roy L. Chance; children, Robert L. Chance (Sandra Skipper) and Brenda Arnold (Donnie); grandchildren, Chris Chance (Melissa), Scott Arnold (Stacie), Shawn Arnold (Heather), Kim Scott (Scotty), Lee Chance (Lindsay), Daniel Arnold (Jen), Alan and Phil Skipper; 11 great-grandchildren ; a sister, Lois Mote; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Visitation was Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in the funeral home with the funeral the following day. Interment: Effingham Memorial Gardens. Remembrances: Countryside Baptist Church. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – Effingham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

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Guyton – George M. Mosley, 91, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Effingham Hospital. The Lyons native was a member of Guyton Christian Church where he was an Elder Emeritus. He was a Master Mason and member of the Guyton Masonic Lodge #428 F. & A.M. for over 50 years , served on the Planters Telephone Board of Directors for over 20 years, and retired after 43 years from Union Camp. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 7th Infantry Division in the Pacific and was wounded on the island of Guam. Survivors include his devoted wife of 66 years, Irma Pevey Mosley; loving daughter and son-inlaw, Connie Mosley Turner and Michael Turner of Delray Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews, Coy and Delores Mosley, Sandy and Tommy Odom, Betty McLendon, Bruce Mosely, Dennis Mosley; several great-nieces and great-nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Jelane Battle, John and Quinell Sullivan, Reed Pevey, and Rachel Pevey. Funeral services were at Guyton Christian Church. Remembrances may be given to Guyton Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5, Guyton, GA 31312. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – Effingham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

James Ervin Patrick

Guyton – James Ervin Patrick, 60, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, at his nephews residence. Mr. Patrick was born in Pembroke, GA but lived in Effinghan County for a number of years. He was an automotive paint and body repairman and a Baptist. He is survived by a son, D.J. Patrick of Guyton and; daughter, Amy; one brother, Stevie Patrick of Eden; sister, Betty Joyce Wilt of Pineora and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation and memorial was held Thursday evening, January 2, 2014. Riggs Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

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Vernice Higgs East

Vernice Higgs East was born in Bainbridge, Georgia and is predeceased by her husband, Oren Seth Higgs; parents, Henry Dallas Mills and Lena Katherine Dykes Mills and six siblings. Vernice moved to Jacksonville, Florida with her family and graduated from Landon High School in 1940. She moved to Savannah in 1942 and was a resident of Isle of Hope for many years. Vern ice was a natural-born business woman and took great pride in working with the public. She was the Personnel and Office Manager for the J. C. Penney Company for eleven years and for ten years was a tax preparer for Ann Goodman Income Tax Service. Since 1956, she was an active member of the Isle of Hope Baptist Church, a former member of the Rebel Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association where she held many offices and was an Emeritus Member of the Amity Chapter No. 183, Order of the Eastern Star. Later in life being widowed, she married Charles Preston East, Jr. She remarked that being with Charlie were some of her most wonderful and happy years. Above all Vernice was a devoted wife, mother and loving grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband, Charles Preston East, Jr.; daughter, Patricia Higgs Smith & husband, Brian James Smith of Savannah; son, Gregory Stephen Higgs & wife, Nancy Williams Higgs of Lady’s Island, SC; four grandsons, Lewis Kent Eastman, Ill & wife, Claire Kesson Eastman of New York City, Jason Seth Eastman, Sr. of Woodbridge, VA, Jerald Thomas Higgs & wife, Katie of Asheville, NC, & Sean Rederick Higgs & wife, Lauren of Lady’s Island, SC.; two great-grandchildren, Jason Seth Eastman, Jr. and Harper Elizabeth Higgs. Visitation and funeral service was at the Isle of Hope Baptist Church. Fairhaven Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

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RINCON: John Douglas Broom, Sr. “Doug” 70, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 under the care of Hospice Savannah. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn Waters Broom; son, John Douglas Broom, Jr.; daughter, Kim Broom Justice (Floyd); grandchildren, Heather Broom Nutt (Roger), Brittani Justice Horne (Jacob), Leslie Broom, Christopher Hesling (Brittany), Steven Broom, Hannah Justice, and David Broom; great-grandchild, Noah Patrick Horne and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of John’s life was held Monday, December 23, 2013 in the chapel of Fairhaven Funeral Home, officiated by Father Liam Collins.

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Port Wentworth-Mrs. Nila Ree Crosby Brown passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Hospice Savannah surrounded by her loving family members. Mrs. Brown was born on November 25, 1928 in Groveland, Georgia to Charles and Ada Miles Crosby. She lived in Groveland during her childhood and after her marriage to Jordan William Brown, she lived in Eden, Georgia. She moved to Port Wentworth in 1959 where she lived the remainder of her life. Mrs. Brown was a charter member of the Garden City Primitive Baptist Church and still loved attending church there and had many friends. She most enjoyed times when her family gathered at “home” to be with her. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ada Miles Crosby; her husband, Jordan William Brown; a son, Jordan Calvin Brown; daughters, Sheila Annette Brown Davis and Sandra Gail Brown; granddaughter, Cynthia Leola Brown and her brother, C.L. Crosby. Mrs. Brown is survived by her sons, Charles Robert Brown, Sr. (Diana) and William Joseph Brown (Mary); grandchildren, Calvin Tracy Brown (Beverly), Charles Robert Brown, Jr. (Andrea), Joseph Ryan Brown (Kari), William Coty Brown, Lee Lane Brown, Eddie Green Morris (Krys) and Kimberly Michelle Morris; great-grandchildren, Amanda Renee Brown, Cynthia NicCole Brown, Lillian Marie Brown, Margo Pollyanna Morris and Taylor Michelle Morris; greatgreat-grandson, Steven Gagne. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved as well as son-in-law, Elder Richard Davis, who she referred to as her “son”, and daughter-in-law, Polly Handy Brown Morris. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral was held on Friday in the chapel of the funeral home. Remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

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Stuart, FL-Mr. David Lee Jordan, 54, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was born in Savannah and had lived in Stuart, FL for the past 17 years. He was the owner/operator of Str8 Up Construction Company, was of the Baptist faith, and was a faithful member & leader of his local AA group. He was preceded in death by his father, J.L. Jordan; sister, Gail Jordan; brother, Bobby Jordan; paternal and maternal grandparents. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Patricia & Jimmy Stavely; sisters, Joyce Jordan, Kim Stavely and Debbie Stavely; brothers, John Jordan, Jr., Robert Stavely and Jamie Stavely; girlfriend, Teresa Perez; grandchildren, Kayla & Katie Lemire; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation was on Friday at the ____________________________________ Continued on page A7

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as cooking and baking. He was preceded in death by a son, Zachary Boyd. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Boyd; two sons, Bradley Monroe Boyd and Jacob Ramsey Boyd; parents, Jackie Hankins, Ted & Lajuan Boyd; siblings, Hank Glenn (Carman), Tony Boyd (Kelly), Teddy Boyd (Dr. Buffi) and Tisha Kreyenbuhl (Jamie) as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The visitation was held on Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the funeral mass following. Remembrances may be given to the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Maintenance Fund, 501 South Coastal Highway, Port Wentworth, GA 31407. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

Donald “Pops” Wells

Statesboro-Mr. Donald “Pops” Wells age 69 passed away Wednesday January 1, 2014 at home in the presence of his loving family. Mr. Wells was formerly of Nevils and a Vietnam Army veteran and also a member of the Army National

Guard. He was a rod buster and a member of Local 709 and an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents Dan and Essie Floyd Wells and daughter Sandra Wells. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Vickie Wells of Statesboro, two sons Daniel Wells of Statesboro and D.L. Wells of Nevils, brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Judy Wells of Macon, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lee and Angie Williams of Ellabell; two grandchildren Daniel Joseph Wells and Ayden Lewis and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held Saturday January 4, 2014 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke was in charge of arrangements.

Yuvonne H. Miles

Pooler/Richmond Hill - Mrs. Yuvonne H. Miles, 79, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Candler Hospital. Mrs. Yuvonne was born in Pembroke and was a longtime resident of Pooler before moving back to Richmond Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar B. & Lera Harvey; her husband, John E. Miles; brother, Dr. Raymond Harvey; sister, Melba Rice, and a brother-in-law, Gene Duggar. She

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REMEMBER THE SCARS John Gordon was a respected general for the South in the Civil War. After the war, he was running for the United States Senate, but a man who had served under him in the war, angry over some political incident, was determined to see him defeated. Everyone knew this man would fight Gordon’s bid to become a senator. During the convention, he angrily stamped down the aisle with his anti-Gordon vote in hand. As he saw Gordon sitting on the platform, he noticed how his once


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Debbie & Durwood Gnann, Marsha & Arnold Moss and Walter & Cindy Sills; grandchildren, Melissa Cordle, Laura Schillinger, Erica Ross and Clint Sills; great-grandchildren, Ansley Cordle, Sarah Cordle, Alice Schillinger, Byron Sills, Adam Flaharty and C.J. Hale; step-children, John E. Miles, II & Brendett, Lupert E. Miles & Cyndi, Veronica Moore & Don, Catherine Boyd & Greg, Thomas C. Miles & Rebecca; step-grandchildren, Hope Shaver, Faith Faircloth, Lupert E. Miles, Courtney N. Miles, Ellis R. Phillips, Ellen V. Phillips, Britton Boyd, Leia Boyd, Beren Boyd, Seth Boyd, Tess Boyd, Lily Boyd and Tommy Miles; step-grandchildren, Mick Shaver, Rachel Shaver, Lee Shaver, Amy Faircloth, Easton McGinn, Cody Brinkley and Ryley Phillips; siblings, Gloria Cribbs & Russell, Lois Duggar, Dale Stempel & Conrad; 17 nieces and nephews. The visitation was held on Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the funeral to following in the sanctuary. The burial followed at Northside Cemetery in Pembroke. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

Alton Gelon “Red” Davis

Alton Gelon “Red” Davis, 75, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at Hospice Savannah. He was born in Egypt, Ga., and was a veteran having served in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Sarah and Jeff E. Davis; a brother, George Davis and a nephew Robbie Ryan. Red was a devoted, loving father and husband. He served in the US. Navy; worked in the construction industry for over 50 years and retired in 2005 from R. B. Baker Construction. In 2004, he

handsome face was disfigured with the scars of battle -- marks of his willingness to suffer and bleed for a cause he believed in. The old soldier was stricken with remorse. Overcome with emotion, he exclaimed, “It’s no use; I can’t do it. Here’s my vote for John Gordon.” Then, turning to the general, he said, “Forgive me, General. I had forgotten the scars.” What a difference it makes in our lives when we remember the scars! With so many things to distract us, we don’t often take time was inducted into the Effingham County Sports “Hall of Fame”. He was an avid fisherman and cat lover. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Wylette Roberts Davis, children Karen Cote (Jon), Cindy Gills (Randy), Beth Stapleton, Dr. Joseph Davis (Katie) and Audrey Matthews (Larry); brothers Wilfred David and E. J. Davis; sister Hildreth Collum; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday at Fairhaven Funeral Home – Hubert C. Baker Chapel. Remembrances: may be given to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Ga 31406, or the Nancy and J.C. Lewis Cancer Center, 5353 Reynolds Street, Savannah, Ga 31405. Fairhaven Funeral Home – Hubert C. Baker Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

Kenneth B. Lane, Sr.

Kenneth B. Lane, Sr., 72, of Savannah, passed away on January 1, 2014 in Reidsville. Kenneth was born in Savannah on February 7, 1941 to the late Carlton D. and Helen Peters Lane. He worked for over 57 years in the grocery business, starting off as a bag boy with Food fair, and working for Pantry Pride, M&M, and finally retiring from Kroger as Operations Coordinator, working in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. In 1979, he moved back to Savannah where he spent the rest of his life. He is preceded in death by not only his parents, but his brother JC Lane. He is survived by his wife, Sherri Lane of Savannah, sons Ken Lane Jr. (Jamie) of Bloomingdale and Kevin Lane of Birmingham, AL, daughter Kim Busse (Richard) of Savannah, brother Rev. Robert “Bob” Lane (Kay) of Madison, MS, step sons Robbie Cail, Brian Cail, and Matthew Cail, step daughter Kristen Cail, grandchildren Tyler, Evan, Parker, Dylan, and Carson Lane and Bridgette Busse, and step grandchildren Anastasia and Konrad Cail. Visitation and memorial services was held Friday, January 3 at Fairhaven Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel 7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

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Josiah Wedgewood was the founder of one of the world’s finest pottery businesses. It was his practice to walk through his plant carrying a little hammer. Whenever he detected the slightest defect in any of his earthenware, he would break it and shout, “Only the best is worthy of the name of Wedgewood.” That is why his china has maintained the reputation of being among the world’s finest. Have you ever considered what it means to be called “Christian?” It means that we are being called by the name “Christ.” What a privilege! But are we worthy? Often individuals find fault with the way some who are called “Christian” behave. It is not that those in question “believe” wrong, it is simply that they do not “behave” right. It is an observation about how they live and what they do. The world finds no fault with Christ, but has difficulty understanding why those who represent Him do not live as they are expected to. Perhaps this is why many do not receive Him. Too many of those who claim His name find it easier to “talk” as He did than to “walk” as He walked.

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Bloomingdale - Sharon Smith, 71, left this world to be with her Lord on January 1, 2014. She was welcomed in heaven by her parents, Robert and Alma Sherlock. She was a lifelong member of South Newington Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She had been very involved in the United Way and the Pooler Senior Citizens before getting sick. She was loved and respected by anyone that was blessed to have known her. She left behind her children, Rodney Briggs (Cindy) and Rhonda Cranton (Chris); 9 grandchildren, Lyndi, Rodney, Jr., Whitney, Nikki, Tori, Kelsey, Shelbee, Noah, and Matthew; a sister, Brenda Woodward (Butch); and the father of her children, Henry W. Briggs. Visitation was held Friday, January 3, 2014 in the funeral home. Funeral was held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at South Newing-

each day to reflect on what Jesus went through on the cross for us. But, when we are tempted to stray, it is a remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice that has the power to draw us back to him. “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) May I encourage you this morning to take a moment to pause and “remember the scars.” By The Daily Encourager and passed along by ton Baptist Church. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

The Church Bulletin Board • You won’t want to miss the Saturday, January 11th meeting of Savannah Gateway Aglow at the Comfort Inn at 596 Al Henderson Boulevard at 10 a.m. Judy Garner, the State Prayer Coordinator for Georgia, will be our speaker. Judy’s passion is the study of God’s Word and the application of insights given to her by Him. She desires that we, as the bride of Christ, accept our divine destiny and identity. For more information call 912.335.6623. • Come be a part of REVIVAL! Let the consuming Fire Of God Change Your Life! Special Speaker, Evangelist in the Harvest, Paul A. Hodge. Reaping the Harvest Ministries. Let our hearts be stirred and moved with compassion by the Spirit of God for the lost. Calvary Assembly of God, Hwy 80 in Pooler. Sunday, January 12th, 10:30am and 6pm, Monday - Wednesday, January 13th - 15th at 7pm. • Rincon United Methodist Church invites you to partake in midweek Holy Communion at 12:15pm each Wednesday. Christ’s table is open to anyone of any denomination who wishes to participate. This brief service is designed to fit into the lunch hour for the convenience of those who are working. Take a few moments and come and be refreshed and renew your spirit. The church is located at 107 Savannah Avenue. Call 826-5796 for directions and information. Visit us at • Ministry seeking Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants Truckstop Ministries Inc., with headquarters in Jackson, Georgia, is seeking volunteer Chaplains and Assistants to help staff our Chapels in both Port Wentworth and Richmond Hill. We are looking for people to volunteer a few hours a day or more often, if available. If you are mission minded and wish to share the Gospel in this unique ministry, please contact Chaplain Elliott Foss, Savannah District Director, at (912) 552-0426. We provide Chapel services and one on one ministry with Truck Drivers who are away from home, often weeks at a time. If you have a heart for people and would like to find out more information, check out our website at • First Baptist Port Wentworth Youth Fundraiser—Taste and See Cookbook-a cookbook full of wonderful recipes from the members and friends of First Baptist Church. Cookbooks are $12 and will help the youth with their mission trip. Call David Bunton (912) 507-6400 or the church office (912) 964-5811 for your copy today!! • G.L.O.W. Ministries Outreach Food Pantry and Boutique’ hours are Monday, 9-1 and Wednesday, 9-1. Closed all other days. Food pantry and Boutique’ store are open to the public. Donations are always appreciated and can be dropped off during store hours. G.L.O.W. Ministries is located at 1094 Goshen Road in Rincon. 912-826-3966.

Floria Leigh Cowart Chaney

Brooklet - Mrs. Floria Leigh Cowart Chaney, age 88, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 after an extended illness. Mrs. Chaney was a homemaker and a member of Crossway Worship Center in Pembroke. She loved taking care of her flowers and was an avid reader. Survivors include her husband of over 65 years, Perry C. Chaney of Brooklet, one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Denny and Mickey Coe of Collins, one daughter and son-in-law Sondra “Sandy” Leigh Chaney Sykes and Ed Sykes of Brooklet, one sister, Clara Nell Lane of Rincon, six grandchildren, one great granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the funeral home. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 in Rincon Cemetery. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernice Arnsdorff Parker Jaudon

Bernice Arnsdorff Parker Jaudon, 85, of Springfield, Georgia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday morning January 5, 2014 at the Effingham County Extended Care Facility. Mrs. Jaudon was born March 22, 1928 to the late B.W. and Mildred Arnsdorff in Effingham County, GA. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Melvin Arnsdorff, Mitchell Arnsdorff and her sister Jeanette Arnsdorff. Mrs. Jaudon lived most of her life in Effingham County and loved the old homeplace where she grew up as a child. She attended and graduated from Clyo High School in 1945. She married M.C. (Monk) Jaudon on June 21, 1969. She was formerly employed as a secretary with the Public Savings Life Insurance Company of Savannah, Georgia. She was also an active and loyal member of her childhood church Bethel Lutheran Church, the Effingham Historical Society, and the Georgia Salzburg Society where she served as secretary. She also volunteered at Manna House of Rincon, Georgia. Mrs. Jaudon was a special lady who loved to sing and play the piano and guitar, with gospel tunes being her favorite. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family and friends dearly. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. She also adored her dachshund Klinger. Never a spring went by ____________________________________ Continued on page B5

• Manna House food pantry and thrift store hours are Monday, noon2:30pm and Thursday, 10am - 2:30pm. It is closed all other days. The food pantry and thrift store are open to the public. Donations are always appreciated and can be dropped off at any time. Manna House is at 1210 Patriot Park Drive across from the Effingham YMCA. • Samaritan House Food Pantry, 748-5847, please call for an appointment for food assistance. Open 10am - 12noon on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Helping the Pooler, Faulkville, Bloomingdale and Garden City areas. • The Band of Brothers is a Christian group of men who meet every Friday morning at 6:30am for a delicious breakfast at the Masonic Lodge in Garden City, and on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings, same time, at the Salvation Army office on Bee Road at Washington Avenue in Savannah. Our Westside group now meets at the Fellowship Assembly at 5224 Augusta Avenue in Garden City, next to the old Gaster Lumber. The next Eastside meeting will be on January 14th. Pastor Kenny Grant brings an intense Bible Study to every meeting, and you’re certain to be blessed by it. Please join us. Visit Brother Kenny’s website at • RECOVER YOUR LIFE! LifeSpring Worship Center is hosting Addiction Recovery Classes every Thursday evening at 7pm. Christian Counselors are available. 1105 East Hwy 80 in Bloomingdale. For more information, please call 330-0450.

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no one behind the wheel. So the car drove through the front window of the fitness club, showering glass on the folks inside and destroying a $4500 treadmill. The man then got into his car and took off, with the Officer who was in the parking lot now following him. The man went south on Pooler Parkway, then west on Hwy 80 into Bloomingdale. The Officer called Bloomingdale Police and asked for their help in stopping the man. One of their Officers got in front of him on Cherry Street as he was heading for I-16 and got him stopped. Since he didn’t have insurance on his car, he was returned to the scene by the Officer. His car was towed and will be held until he can show them a receipt from the leetle leezard. He was then arrested on charges of reckless conduct, criminal damage to property, and simple battery. • Officers responded to an anonymous call about two men exchanging sexual favors in the bathroom at Triplett Park. The caller gave a description of the men involved and described the vehicle one of them had parked at the scene. The Officers found only the one man with the vehicle present when they arrived. The man claimed he’d been in the restroom by himself, and that he uses the bathroom to wash and clean himself before going to work at a local restaurant. He added that he works at a seafood warehouse during the morning and doesn’t

have time to go home to clean up before going to his job as a waiter. While the Officers were talking to him, two cyclists, who didn’t want to be identified, rode up and said they’ve seen the man on several occassions at the bathroom, and had even gotten into a verbal altercation with him after walking in on the man and another man while they were... well, use your imagination. Further, the cyclist said that he’s seen children trying to use that restroom and thought it was inappropriate for the man to be having sex there. And the Police let the man go with a warning not to be using the public restroom as a shower. (I’m doing my best not to type something that can be used against me in a court of law some day...) • Some moron remembered to bring all of his dope with him while he went on a shoplifting spree at WalMart. He was caught on videotape cutting open a couple of DVD’s, removing the discs and putting them in his pocket. An Officer responded to the call and walked up to the man as he was standing in line in the sporting goods department. In addition to the DVD’s, the man also had a candy bar he’d stolen in the store and a package of flares. That’s in addition to a little bit of marijuana and a dozen pills. He was taken to jail. • A woman heard her neighbor’s dogs barking around 1:30am and thought that was unusual. So she walked outside and noticed a man in her neighbor’s garage. Knowing that the woman lived alone, she called the Police. They found the man, highly intoxicated, and asked if he’d been drinking. The man admitted he’d had a few beers. They asked him where he lived, and he ____________________________________ Continued on page A10

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Bloomingdale Alpha United Methodist Church 5 East Hwy 80 • 748-4062 Rev. Tom Carruth New Life Sanctuary 1410 Pine Barren Road • 433-3819 Pastor: J.S. Hartman Lighthouse Baptist Church 109 W. Hwy. 80 Pastor: Dwayne Dasher Ash Street Baptist Church 310 Ash Street • 748-0902 Rev. Carlton Wiley Bloomingdale Alliance Church 501 West Hwy 80 • 748-6351 Rev. Ken Otto Church of the Nazarene 1116 East Hwy 80 • 748-9128 Rev. James Jividen First Baptist Church of Bloomingdale Cherry Street • 748-4017 Rev. Darrell Bailey LifeSpring Worship Center 1105 E. Hwy. 80 • 330-0450 Pastor Julie Stanley-Mack Piney Grove Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-5966 Pastor Belizaire Joseph South Newington Baptist Church 462 John Carter Road • 748-4831 Pastor Nathaniel Steve McCoy St. John Divine Baptist Hwy 80 Rev. Alphonso Piper

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 41 Main Street • 964-1649 Rev. Chip Lingle

Pineora Baptist Church 131 Elkins Street • 772-3044 Pineora (Corner of Ga. 17) Pastor: Rev. Brad Boynton

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

Countryside Baptist Church 1201 Noel C. Conaway Rd. Pastor Terry A. Wilson

Oakland Missionary Baptist 187 Burkhalter Rd. • 236-3439 Pastor Jerry Wright Alpha & Omega Ministries 4906 Pineland Dr. Pastor James P. Witherspoon

Sand Hill Baptist 1931 Sand Hill Rd. • 728-3681 Rev. Shawn White South Effingham Community Church 289 Harley Road • 728-3810 Pastor: Steve Canfield Zion Lutheran Hwy 30 at Ga. Hwy 17 Marlow • 728-3430 Pastor Barbara Koch

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

Meldrim/Eden/Faulkville Meldrim Baptist Church 748-5220 Pastor: Chad Eason

Everlasting Life Christian Church 100 Sparkman Dr. • 964-6003 Rev. Van Marie Green, Pastor

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

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

MorningStar Community Church 2836 Hwy. 80 • Faulkville Pastor Grady Taylor Church of Christ Hwy 80 Faulkville Baptist Church Hwy 80 • 748-7332 Pastor Albert Hill

Silk Hope Baptist Church 18 Tower Dr • 233-8424 Rev. Jonathan E. Phillips

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

Woodlawn Baptist 407 Talmadge Ave. • 964-8676 Gary Johnson, Pastor

United Methodist Church Meldrim Rev. Dr. Edwin L. Willis

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 Trinity United Methodist Church Corner of North Newton St. & Benton Drive • 748-4141 Pre-School, 748-4410 Pastor: Randy B. Nease Rushing Mighty Wind Gospel Ministries 600 Hwy 80 West 912-433-6210 Apostle Dr. R.L. Rushing, Jr. West Chatham Baptist Church South Rogers Street Pastor Bobby Burgess Savannah First Seventh Day Adventist 50 Godley Way • Pooler • 748-5977 Rev. Mark Pioutrowski The Church at Godley Station Sundays 9am & 10:30am 1601 Benton Boulevard • Pooler 330-8461 Pastor: Earnie Pirkle Assoc. Pastor: Steve Dees Port Wentworth Bonnybridge Baptist Church 811 Bonnybridge Rd. • 964-0553 Dr. Dan Hall, Pastor

Goshen United Methodist Church Hwy. 21 at Goshen Rd • 826-6088 Pastor Chance Ward Abercorn Baptist 500 Old Augusta Rd South 826-4213 Pastor Ansley Harrison Ephesus Reformed Baptist 826-4598 • Pastor Nick Kennicott Faith Presbyterian 2000 Lexington Avenue • 826-6880 Rev. Mary Beene First Baptist of Rincon 201 E. 6th St. • 826-5536 Dr. Bob Rogers New Life Worship Center 5509 McCall Road • 826-3832 Pastor Paul Flippo Rincon First Christian 5835 Hwy. 21 South • 826-2224 Scott Tageson & Eric Owens, ministers Goodwill Missionary Baptist Blandford Rd. • 826-5259 Rev. Jonah E. Jerman Goshen Road Baptist 1323 Goshen Rd. • 826-1826 Grace Community Church 1094 Goshen Rd. • 826-4204 Pastor Charles Hodges Marantha Assembly of God 454 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5234 Rev. David S. Riner

Open Door Ministries at Joel’s Place 13 North Coastal Hwy. at Bonnybridge Rd. • 966-0387

Northside Baptist Hwy 21N • 826-5346 Rev. Mike Jones

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Westside Christian Church Hwy 80 • 748-0309 Pastor Leonard Daughtery Bloomingdale Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy 1501 E. Hwy. 80 • 748-2181 Pastor: Mark Minter Firm Foundation Baptist Church 937 Mixon Road • 865-4505 Dr. Bernard D. Carter Effingham

International Worship Center Hwy 17 in Faulkville • 748-7308 Pastor Parker Darnell Silver Hill United Methodist Church Silver Hill Church Rd. Rev. Donald Clark Bible Lutheran Church 812 Blue Jay Rd Rincon, GA 31326 912.826.2710 Pastor Andrew Krey Clyo United Methodist Church Merion Ave. at Third Street Rev. Donald Clark Corinth Baptist Church 296 Corinth Church Rd. 754-5673 • Shawnee Pastor: Rick West Mizpah United Methodist Church Clyo Kildare Rd • 754-1563 Pastor: Jose Velasquez

Garden City Central Baptist Church 4010 Old Louisville Rd. • 965-0752 Rev. Kenny Harrelson Wildwood United Methodist Garrard Avenue Pastor Lloyd Dees 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 Dean Forest Baptist Church 1524 Dean Forest Road • 964-7369 Pastor: Rev. Guy Boyd Fellowship Assembly of God 5224 Augusta Rd. • 964-4243 Rev. Carl Richard First Baptist Church of Garden City 35 Nelson Ave. • 964-0355 Rev. Larry Speir Garden City Primitive Baptist Sunday Morning Services: 9:45am & 11am Sunday Evening Services: 6:30pm Wednesday Evening Services: 6:30pm 126 Smith Ave. • 964-5014 Pastor: Elder Hugh Thompson Jasper Springs Baptist Church 62 Smith Ave. • 964-6864 Pastor: Rev. Johnny Bowen Garden City United Methodist Church 62 Varnadoe Ave. • 964-5780 Pastor: Rev. Ashley Randell Elohim Christian Fellowship 300 Appleby Road • 604-6247 Pastor Leroy R Kirkland III

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist 4123 First Street • 964-1322 Ronald Smalls Parkway Church of Christ 4360 Ogeechee Rd. • 234-4040 Clay Johnson Silk Hope United Methodist 5212 Silk Hope Rd.

Pastor Neil Bush Bible Connection Ministries 410 S. Coastal Hwy. • 965-1101 Pastor: Alex Grant, Jr.

Lord’s House For All People Located off of Hwy 80 in Faulkville in the Woodman of the World Shopping Center, next to the BP gas station 748-0404

First Baptist Church of Port Wentworth Hwy 25 • 964-5811 Student Pastor: David Button

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

Guyton/Marlow Pine Street Baptist 118 Lynn Bonds Avenue Pastor: Chris Roberson

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

Tusculum Christian Church GA Hwy 17 North (5 miles outside of Guyton) Pastor Gary Cubbedge New Vision Pentecostal Church 2355 Hwy 119 • 772-4417 Pastor: Charles Bazemore Pineora Holy Church of God 460 McLaws Rd. • 232-6100 Pastor Ronnie Miles Faith Baptist Church 1951 Hwy 119 South • Guyton Dr. Calvin Bradley, Pastor 772-5269 Elam Egypt Baptist Church Paul Moore, Pastor 2166 Egypt Ardmore Rd • 754-5060 Marlow United Methodist Church Ga. Hwy 17 • Marlow Rev. Dr. Edwin L. Willis Hwy. 30 Church of Christ 1952 Noel C. Conaway Rd. 728-3819 Guyton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 301 Pine Street 772-3478 Bethesda United Methodist 3608 Midland Road • 728-3332 Pastor Matt Waldron Guyton United Methodist 401 Church Street • 772-5099 Rev. Daryl Brown First Baptist of Marlow 2229 Central Ave. • 772-7438 Pastor: Rev. Eugene Fail Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association Education Center Central (Hwy 17) & Simmons Rd. Macedonia Baptist Church Central (Hwy 17), Guyton Pastor: Delmons White

The Fountain Church International 131 Canal Street, Suite B • 704-1462 Sunday: 8AM and 11 AM, Wednesday’s POWER HOUR @ 7PM Pastor Joseph Clinton Bible Baptist West Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12 425 Pooler Parkway • 988-3677 Pastor: Jeff Hubbard New Life Covenant Church 1105 E. Hwy. 80 • 220-5244 Rev. Rodney A. Sprauve

Liberty Christian Fellowship Church 302 Church Street • 772-5522 Scott and Tammy Stringer, Pastors 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

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hwy 25 • 964-0219 Rev. Douglas Clark, Pastor

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

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

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.

Rincon Effingham Baptist Church 1007 N. Columbia Ave. • 826-3794 Pastor: Tom Davis

The Sycamore at West Chatham Meeting in homes on Wednesdays Pastor Ric Smith • 596-4725

Shepherds of Grace Church meeting at Habitat for Humanity Restore (Upstairs) • Sundays 10:45 Bishop John Aguilar

New Birth Savannah 118 Pipemaker’s Circle Suites 202-205 • 748-2969 Pastor: Kenneth K. Law

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

Essence of the Cross Ministries Meeting at Savannah Conference Hotel • 912-346-2359 Pastors Phillip and Kathrina Simmons

Gateway Community Church Meetings at 9am and 10:30am 107 Waterford Court • Rincon Pastor Andy Lamon

New Life Sanctuary 1410 Pine Barren Road Pastor J. S. Hartman • 572-6001

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

Rincon Baptist Temple 305 Weisenbaker Rd. • 826-5818 Pastor: Bro. Joe Springer

Port Wentworth Alliance Church 222 Cantyre Street • 964-4495 Pastor John Smith

Christ Presbyterian Church Coffee, Welcome with Worship, 10am 1765 Quacco Rd. • 925-6441 Rev. Ken McKenzie

First Presbyterian Church Pooler (PCA) 329 Hwy. 80 East • 330-9415 John Fender, Pastor

Rincon Church of God Hwy 21, Rincon Pastor: DeWayne Merritt

Rincon United Methodist 107 Savannah Ave. • 826-5796 Pastor: Melissa Traver

Port Wentworth United Methodist 201 Turnberry Street • 964-4210 Pastor: Tom Edwards

Heavenbound Baptist Church 1014 Quacco Road • 921-1500 Pastor Gene Alderman

Bryant Temple W. 6th St. • 826-2896

North Salem Baptist 955 Hwy 30 • 964-7933 Pastor: Rev. Ken Sharpe

Canvas Church 200 Governor Treutlen Rd., Ste 4 Behind Hardee’s on Hwy. 80 Sundays, 11am (except. 1st Sunday of the month Pastor Doug Garvin, 713-0135

Faith Bible Baptist Church 5137 Old Louisville Rd. • 964-7655 Dale Mathis, Pastor

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

Trinity Faith International Church 776 Kolic Helmey Road Pastor: Kaye Bell

Spirit Life Revival Center 606 Old River Road Pastor: Rev. Walt Sparks

St. John’s Lutheran Hwy 21 at 7th St. • 826-5411 Pastor: Rev. Patrick Finley Springfield CrossPoint Assembly of God 703 First St. Ext. • 754-6354 Pastor: Shane Holcombe New Testament Fellowship UPC 307 South Laurel St. • 754-9782 Pastor: Walter Thomas Effingham County Church of Christ 701 Laurel St. • 772-9047 Minister John Wright, Jr. Bethel Lutheran Church 1984 Hwy 21N • 754-6561 Pastor: Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” LeFavi Holy Samaritan Apostolic Church of the Living God 148 Rawls Drive • 661-1689 Pastor Isiah Brehler, Sr. First Baptist of Springfield 1435 Hwy 119N • 754-3443 Rev. Jeff Rollins Northside Church of God 273 Church Row • 754-4801 Pastor Reginald Anderson, Sr. Abundant Life Church 1541 Highway 21 South • 754-3148 Pastor Don Burkhalter

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

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

Jerusalem Lutheran 2966 Ebenezer Rd. • 754-3915 Rev. David Rasmussen

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

Risen Savior Lutheran Church 1755 Quacco Road • 925-9431 Pastor Brian Pechman

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“Did you know that out of a population of over 56,000 people, Effingham County has a homeless population that may include more than 200 children?” asked Jean Vaught. “For a county this size, that is a high number. This year, ninety children in the Effingham County School system have been identified as ‘homeless’. Statistics have proven that most school-age children have one or more siblings who are not yet in school, so that means at least 180, possibly more than 200 children in this county are homeless.” Jean Vaught knows and understands the face of homelessness. She has deep concern and compassion for those who have been met with circumstances and situations that wreaked havoc in their lives. Moving to Rincon from Atlanta in July, Jean quickly saw an opportunity to make a difference in her community. In Atlanta, the former teacher was actively involved in the ministry of missions to the innercity homeless. There, she reached out to people who lived under the bridges. In Effingham, she is trying to help build a bridge between the homeless and the local church community through a program called Effingham Family Promise. “In smaller towns and rural communities, there is a lack of resources for the homeless,” said Vaught. “When I came here, I was so impressed that the people of this community did not view homelessness as a shameful condition, but admitted the problem existed, and had the heart to do something about it. Right now, homeless families are directed to shelters in Chatham County, where families are often separated, because boys over the age of twelve are sent to a men’s shelter. Therefore, many families stay on the street to remain together. The object behind Family Promise is keeping families together,” she continued. Vaught, who attends Gateway Community Church, learned of the effort to bring Family Promise to Effingham County through her church, as well as through her husband’s friend and co-worker, Brian Dickey. Dickey, an Effingham County resident who works for Georgia Power, attended a local meeting for Family Promise in January of last year. “Brian was floored when he heard how great the need was in this county. At the meeting that night, the corporate affiliate

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that she was wearing a party dress and even wearing some storebought eye lashes, but the mother convinced her she was planning on staying home and caring for her two youngest kids. So Grandma makes it almost all the way home to South Carolina when she got the feeling that she needed to return to her daughter’s Pooler trailer and check to make sure her daughter was home with the kids. After knocking on the door for awhile with no response, she finally gave up and called the Police. They in turn called the son-in-law at his midnight shift hotel job. He called his wife on her cell phone and asked where she was. She told him she was at home with the kids, so he told her to go to the front door and let the cops in. Turns out she ____________________________________ Continued on page B1


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was at “Sister Girl Tuesday” at the Island Breeze club on Montgomery Street in Savannah. Another Officer went to the hotel and got the husband’s key and let Grandma in the trailer. The two year old was in a crib with dirty diapers and the three year old was laying in an adult-size bed. The Officer noted that if the child had fallen from the bed, he surely would have been injured. The mother of the children then showed back up at home and told the Officers a story about going with some friend’s to gas up at Enmark. When the Officer asked what kind of car it was so they could check the surveillance videotape there, she couldn’t remember what kind of car it was. She was then handcuffed and taken to jail for reckless conduct and cruelty to children charges. (I don’t believe I know a worse person in the world than this woman!! Good grief!! Leaves a two year old and a three year old at home alone while she’s out partying?!! That’s just a sorry excuse for a mother!) • When asked by a Pooler Officer “Do You know you were speeding?”, an 83-year-old woman talked herself out of a ticket by stating... “Yes, but... I wanted to get there before I forgot where I was ____________________________________ Continued on page B2

By Stephen Prudhomme Playing the conga drums at Abundant Life Church in Springfield, Hugo Soto Sr. has inspired many people with his musical ability, contagious smile and unabashed love for God. Last Saturday evening, Soto and music once again took center stage. Only this time he was in the audience, watching three groups return the music and love for a “brother” battling a relentless foe. A Sunday school teacher and ordained minister at Abundant Life, the 53-year-old Springfield resident has cancer that started in his lungs and spread to his brain and liver. He’s receiving chemotherapy at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan this week. A father of five and grandfather of nine, Soto is a forklift technician for NFI Logistics. One day in October, without any warning, his left arm went numb. “I thought I had a pin stroke,” he says. Soto went in for testing and discovered he had two malignant brain tumors. Further tests revealed a spot on his lungs which was diagnosed as small-cell lung cancer. “We were shocked,” says Soto, who was told by doctors the cancer had spread from his lungs to his brain. “I had been fine until then. There were no signs of any problems.”

Soto went through 10 radiation treatments in Savannah before heading to Newnan. An examination revealed the cancer in his lungs and brain had shrunk but in the meantime had spread to his liver. Soto says the treatment has been changed to focus on his liver while “trinkeling” to the rest of his body. Soto has been on short-term disability since October. To help defray Soto’s transportation and medical costs, Carrie Rouse, a member of Abundant Life as well as the Joyful Noise Trio, organized a benefit concert. Also performing were Homeward Bound and Jim, Lindy and Andi Woods. The event raised $1,064. “The concert went great,” says Rouse, who took the stage with the Joyful Noise Trio. “We would have loved to have a little better turnout (an estimated 100 people attended) for this great cause because we know every dollar helps with the expense of traveling back and forth for treatment and co-pays for specialists and various treatments.” Misty Sapp, another member of Joyful Noise, describes Soto as one of the most compassionate, humble, loving, caring men she knows. Through probably the biggest storm of his life, she adds, he is still putting others first and retaining his strong faith. “He has put all his faith in God through this

Three musical groups performed at a benefit Saturday at Abundant Life for minister and conga player Hugo Soto, who is battling cancer. situation and continues to put God first,” Sapp says. “He’s one of the most spirit-filled men I know. I love him dearly and would do anything to help his family and him through this. I was extremely honored to be part of this.” Soto walked up to the stage and was joined by audience members during Joyful Noise’s rendition of “The Anchor Holds.” They stood in a tight-knit group, arms around one another while singing along. Soto says he was shocked that a music benefit was held for him, adding that it’s nice to know so many people care about him. Along with church, family and

work, Soto has coached and officiated baseball, basketball and football for some 25 years. Describing the past several months as a “storm,” Soto’s confident, with the help of family and faith, to weather the storm and make it to the top of the mountain. “I believe I will respond well to the treatment,” Soto says. “It all depends on what God ordains. I will lean on that. If God doesn’t heal me here, He will take me home.” Saturday, Soto promised the audience he will seem them again. “I don’t know if we’ll run into each other again,” Soto says. “I know we will be together in glory.”

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If you have been fishing long enough, you have got a story to tell about a motor breakdown and how you had to paddle all the way back to the dock. I can remember two of these episodes and the order of events is always the same. You’re several miles from the dock and the big motor quits. You use the trolling motor until the batteries run dry and then you skull with a paddle the last mile from the front of the boat. If you were catching fish there would be three other boats in the hollow that you’re in. But when you really need help there is not another one within a hundred miles. And then there is the wind. How come you always have a head wind when you’re in these situations? I guess it’s just part of the trial. I’ve also noticed this dilemma has no respect for the brand of boat you own. Whether it’s a Ranger, a Nitro, a Basstracker, or a Jon boat, there is going to come a

time that the most important piece of equipment that you have will be a paddle. I’m reminded of a story in the Bible. The men in this boat had no Mercury or Evinrude or Johnson. They knew nothing about horsepower; only manpower. The Bible says that Jesus was on the bank and saw they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind. Later that night he walked out on the water and saved them. The lesson for them is also the lesson for us. Some of you are rowing hard and struggling against the wind. That wind may be one that is coming from disaster, disappointment, discouragement, depression, or a host of other things. It may be blowing against your family or your finances. But it’s real and it’s serious. Let me encourage you by telling you that the Lord sees and he cares. There is no obstacle that can keep Him from getting to you. He may not come when you think

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Gary Miller He ought to, or He may allow you to go through more than you think you can stand, but remember, He always has one hand on the thermostat and the other on the timer. And just when you think that you can‘t paddle any longer, He will come walking on the water. submit her for a random drug test. She added that the odor is strongest between 2am and 3am. Police will begin patrolling her apartment corridor during the early morning hours. • A woman called Police after she returned home around 4:30pm and found her privacy fence gate open and her five pitbull puppies missing. A neighbor walked over and told the Officer that someone had been there earlier from the Sheriff’s Department and told her that the dogs were loose in the neighborhood. The dogs’ owner said that her dogs were never loose. (So the real question here is, in the song “Who Let The Dogs Out?”, are the next words “Who? Who? Who? Who? Who?” or “Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!”?) • Just before 8am, Officers were dispatched to the Waffle House where a drunk man had come into the restaurant and cussed the cook out because his hash browns weren’t scattered to his satisfaction, then walked outside. The Officers arrived and found the man sleeping inside a Chevy HHR that was parked in the Handicapped Parking Space. They woke him up and pulled him outta the vehicle, instantly recognizing the odor of alcohol on the not-quite-readyto-deal-with-gravity imbalanced man. They asked the man for his license, and he said he didn’t have it with him. They asked how he got there, and he said he’d pulled in to Waffle House to get something to eat, but the music was too loud so he came outside and got in his vehicle. He was then arrested after employees confirmed most of what he’d told them, charging him with Public Drunk, Driving While Suspended, and Parking In A Handicapped Parking Space. • Port Wentworth Police set up their Annual Fundraiser, a roadside safety check on St. Patrick’s Saturday, this time at Hwy 21 and International Trade Parkway. Around 3:45am, a gray Acura pulled up. The driver was a Florida man, and the Officer immediately smelled the alcohol. “How long since you had your last drink?” he asked. “Dude... Really??!!!” said the Florida dude about to join many other dudes in the Chatham County jail. • A Hardeeville man has been arrested for impersonating a Police Officer. The man was stopped on Hwy 21 near I-95 while eating a donut. • Around 3pm, an Officer stopped a pair of motorcycles when he saw the riders driving in and out of traffic driving in a reckless manner, including with their feet on the handlebars and at one time, with the man standing on the seat! Both men were taken to jail for reckless driving. (You know, no matter how good you are on a bike, it only takes one driver not paying attention at just the wrong time for you to die. You might wanna keep that in mind before you try Evel Kneiveling down Hwy 21 again...) • There was a fire at one of the interstate hotels, and Police were on the scene helping firefighters. A woman came out screaming that her husband was still inside, but the Officers found the man on the other side of the building, extremely intoxicated and talk____________________________________ Continued on page B3

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FALCONS REPORT By Roddy E. Nixon, Jr.

Just a little hit for the end of the year. Going to give an extensive breakdown of why this year went wrong and what I think lies ahead in free agency and the draft as well look ahead to 2014. Will warn you ahead of time; it is not going to be a pretty picture for there are serious issues with our team. And it is officially put up or shut up time for the Atlanta Falcons. The offseason is officially here and the scapegoats are officially a matter of public record now. Ray Hamilton and Hill were released Monday of their duties as defensive line and offensive line coaches respectively. Could there have been a bigger joke? Did we really think that between the multiple visits to Fred Sanford’s junkyard and the Institute for Underachieving Players, Hill and Hamilton had any chance at all? Hill came to Atlanta a proven

proponent of the zone blocking scheme during his Fresno State days. He never got the troops to run that scheme here in Atlanta. And Hamilton never had the traditional “biggies” on the defensive line that made him successful with the Jets and Patriots. So once again, the Falcons are “overhauling”. Trust me friends; don’t get too excited. This period of reconstruction is going to take some time. Why did we extend Mike Nolan? Where is the marked improvement on defense? As of noon today, we have only ONE defensive tackle under contract. Do you know that as of today, the entire RIGHT side of the offensive line is gone due to expiring contracts? Things are about to get very interesting my friends. Keep a close eye on the two hires that will have to be made; the new offensive and defensive line coaches. They will be very telling. Why? They will reveal a ton about the direction (if there is one) the team

SPORTS BRIEFS • Effingham County Recreation and Parks is holding their Registration for Spring Soccer, Baseball and Softball on January 16th - February 3rd. Soccer: Ages 8 and up (U10 and above); T-Ball: Boys and girls ages 3 & 4; Baseball: Boys ages 5-17; Softball: Girls ages 5-15. $65 per child, cash or check. 10% discount for two

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ing about having property inside the hotel. The Officer told him he couldn’t go back in yet, that he’d have to wait for the firefighters to finish extinguishing the fire. About

siblings in same household, 15% for three, 20% for four or more. COACHES NEEDED FOR ALL SPORTS! Volunteers wanted and appreciated! For directions to our office, questions about age requirements, special registration locations/dates/times, coaching inquiries, etc. please give us a call! 912-754-6339. that time, a firefighter asked him to find another fire hydrant because they needed more water. While doing that, the Officer noticed that the man was now reaching in through a window trying to remove items from his room. Since the Officer had to stop helping the firefighters, the man was charged with obstructing firefighters and public drunkenness and taken to jail. ____________________________________ Continued on page B4

will head in 2014. All it will take is a WINNING season and the project will be considered a success. A playoff appearance will guarantee increased ticket prices as the new stadium’s construction is well underway by then. Remember, the PSL applications have to come out at some time late next year into early 2015. They will need to assess that cash flow as the construction loans will have to start being paid down. Next week, I will continue our assessment of potential draft picks with a continuing focus on positions of key need. Take care and see you in 2014.

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Jan.

14 Thursday

• The Effingham Tea Party January meeting is Tuesday, January 14th at 7pm in the Community Room, Coastal Bank Building, 5799 GA Highway 21 South in Rincon. Jan.



• The Coastal Rail Buffs will hold their 25th Annual Model Railroad and Train Show on Jan. 18th and 19th at The Sports Center at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, 10am til 4pm. • We have auditions for some great shows coming up to start the new year! The Illiad, the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less, Saturday January 18th and Sunday January 19th, 12pm to 3pm. Pride and Prejudice, Saturday, February 8th and Sunday February 9th, 12pm to 3pm. Both Auditions will be held at 102 South Laurel Street in Springfield (between Mars and Aunt Tinkie’s). Prepare 2 contrasting monologues (this

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• Just before 1am, an Officer noticed a Ford van swerving over the centerline and nearly hit another vehicle. When it crossed the center divider again, he made a traffic stop. The van slowed down as if it was going to stop in the middle of the lane, then finally pulled onto the grass off the shoulder. The Officer walked up to the driver and told him why he was being stopped. The driver replied “Yeah... we were just laughing about that!” The Officer looked into the man’s bloodshot, glassy eyes and asked him if the address on his license was correct. The man took a while for that to compute and finally said it was his correct address. The Officer asked where he was headed, and the man tried to explain where he was going, but demonstrating instead just how intoxicated he was. He ultimately was given the field sobriety tests and was taken to jail for DUI. GARDEN CITY • An Officer called a boy’s parents after stopping him for underage drinking in the KFC parking lot. Soon the boy’s Mama pulled up in a red Taurus and walked over to the Officer. She was unsteady on her feet, had no shoes on, her shirt was inside out, and her pants were unzipped. When she opened her mouth, the Officer could smell the alcohol. She blew a .182 and was arrested, along with her son, for DUI. • A little past 8pm, an Officer ran a registration check on a gray Honda Accord on Hwy 80 at Burnsed Blvd. He made a traffic stop when it came back suspended. The Officer walked up to the driver, who was on the phone with his wife, and heard him tell her “I told you to fix it! Now I’m going to jail!!!” Talk about the gift of prophecy! He was soon on his way to jail for possession of marijuana. • Just before 6pm, a woman called Police and said that her son continued to be disruptive. Two Officers

can be like funny and sad or Shakspeare and Miller), you can also recite poetry or song lyrics, but be sure to make it your own and use physical action with it. More information will be available on our website and facebook page soon. You can also call (912)6571120 for more information or to schedule a specific audition time.

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• The Savannah Tea Party January Monthly Meeting will meet on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, in Thunderbolt. Social Hour will begin at 5pm. The business meeting starts at 5:30pm. The Savannah Tea Party is collecting blankets to be given to Senior Citizens, Inc, Savannah, GA. There are cold days ahead and many senior citizens have inadequate heating and need additional blankets to keep warm. Please bring your donated blankets to The Tea Party Meeting on January 20th or call Marolyn Overton, 912598-7358 for a drop off location.

then responded to her home and entered through the front door. They could hear the banging on the back door and walked to see the son standing there on the back porch. Drunk. And holding, and smoking, a marijuana joint. He was arrested and taken to jail. (What you reckon was going through his mind when a cop answered Momma’s back door?!!) • Just before 1am, Officers responded to a report of a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV parked in the middle of a hotel parking lot, with the driver and four children asleep inside. It took awhile, but they were finally able to wake Dad up. He was soon under arrest for DUI, and, with what might be considered cruel and unusual punishment, was forced to call his mother-in-law to come and get the kids. • About half past noon, an Officer stopped a gray Mercedes for driving on the closed portion of Hwy 307. The woman opened her door and forgot to put it in park as she began to step out of the car, but managed to get it stopped. She looked at the Officer and said “I’m so confused!” She was obviously intoxicated, so the Officer asked her what she’d been drinking, she said she’d had a lot of vodka up until about 3am that morning, adding that she likes her vodka straight up with no mixers. He asked her if she thought that might’ve had something to do with her forgetting to put her car in park, and she replied “Yes, sir!” The Savannah woman managed to blow a .301 and was taken to jail. • Just before midnight, an Officer was westbound on Hwy 80 and stopped for the red light at Alfred Street, in front of the Farmer’s Market. He then noticed a van travelling across Alfred Street and going behind the convenience store at the intersection. Knowing it has been frequently burglarized, he pulled forward through the now-green light, made a U-turn, and stopped the van. He asked the driver for his license, and the man said he didn’t have one because it was suspended. He went on to explain that he always drives behind the business to check on it for Mr. Gus. The Officer ran the driver’s name through dispatch and verified his license was suspended. He then placed the man under arrest, which didn’t set well with the man. His coopera-

The guest speaker at the meeting will Gary Brentsen, who is the highly decorated former CIA officer who supervised Operation Jawbreaker in Afghanistan immediately following 9/11. He is currently the Southeast Regional Director of Concerned Veterans for America and appears frequently on the Fox News network. He will give firsthand knowledge of the threat of Islamic Terrorism to the United States and the world. You do not need to be a member of the Savannah TEA Party to attend this free informational presentation, which will begin at 6:00 PM. Plan to come early if you would like to order dinner (optional) . For additional information contact Marolyn Overton, 912-598-7358 or Jeanne Seaver, 912- 663-8728. • The Effingham County Republican Party will hold its next meeting on Monday January 20th, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the social hall of the Effingham County Administrative Building. Guest speaker for the meeting will be John Stone, candidate for the 12th U.S. Congressional District. For more information call 912-661-4691 or email


• Lift up your voice to help children in our community who have been victims of abuse and neglect. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Ogeechee Circuit, a local nonprofit organization that trains community citizen volunteers to speak on behalf of foster children’s safety and well-being and in their best interests in court, will hold an orientation for our next training session that will begin in January. The orientation will be held on Tuesday, November 27th, from 6pm 7:30pm. Please email joincasa@ or contact the office of CASA Ogeechee Circuit at 764-4849 for more information. • YOGA Classes will be held in Port Wentworth on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at the Ed Young Senior Center, 103 Turnberry Street. Certified Yoga Instructor Lee Ann Manale will work with you on connecting Health, Wellness and Wisdom to help create a better healthier you! Make the connection improve your flexibility, strength, concentration, posture and breathing! If you have any questions please call Leisure Services Department at 966-7428.

tive attitude quickly changed as he told the Officer “I’m lettin’ you off this time!” He then added that “if you touch me again, I’m gonna spit in your face and then all over this Po-lice car!” (“Time to go to jail... Watch your head... BAMMM!!!) • Just after 2am, an Officer noticed a silver Nissan Sentra as it passed the stop line at a stop sign and rolled out into Hwy 21 before coming to an actual stop. He made a traffic stop as the driver turned onto Hwy 21 northbound. The woman driver didn’t have a driver’s license as she told the Officer it was suspended. Before having her car towed as she was being arrested, the Officer searched the car, which led to additional charges of possession of marijuana when he found a baggie of dope in her pocketbook. “Oh! You know what? I loaned my pocketbook out to a girlfriend last night and I haven’t looked in it since I got it back.” The Officer looked her in the eye and told her simply that he didn’t believe her. She then admitted to owning the pot and said she just forgot she had it with her. • At 2:30am, an Officer noticed the silver Ford Edge that was weaving over the fog line on Hwy 21 and made a traffic stop. He walked up to the driver’s window and asked the woman for her license. She leaned over and picked her pocketbook up, upside down, and spilled all the contents onto the passenger seat. She proceeded to talk herself into a DUI from there. • Just a little past 1am, Officers responded to a residence where a woman’s daughter’s boyfriend was highly intoxicated and showing his tail. He’d been cursing and tearing up the woman’s house for over two hours when she finally gave in and called the cops. She didn’t want him arrested, but if he was gonna tear a house up, she just wanted him it to be his own Momma’s house and not hers. The Officers met the man in the driveway where he was getting ready to drive away. Fortunately they stopped him and asked him what was going on. The man said he’d gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and he was going to fix the hole he’d accidentally made in one of the walls in the home. The Officers noted the man’s speech was extremely slurred and he had a severe prob-

• The Pooler Senior Citizens Center has a bowling league each Monday morning, starting at 11am at Frames ‘n Games in Pooler. Anyone is welcome to join us, you donot have to be a member of the senior center to come out and have a great time with us. For our group price of $10 you can bowl 2 games (shoes & ball provided) and have lunch. Or if you have your own ball and shoes, you can bowl for $1 per game on Mondays and not eat lunch. It is great exercise for seniors. Come join in on the Fun, Food and Fellowship. Also, we are now having a Weight Support Group that will meet every Wednesday morning from 9:30am-10:30am called “A Lb At a Time.” No fee to come, just be a Pooler resident. For this and other great activities call the Pooler Senior Citizens Center at (912) 748-0912. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a support group and meets Thursday evenings at Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Benton Drive in Pooler. Weigh-ins start at 5:15pm, program begins at 6pm. For more information, please call Casey Ash, 912444-0183, or Regina Burton, 912-444-0368.

lem with coordination, especially the coordination necessary in pulling his britches up. The man suddenly became upset and began telling them he “knew people,” and was “going to make sure the Mayor hears about how they were trying to take away his rights and manhandle him.” The Officer advised him they were giving him an opportunity to go to his parents’ house, but the man felt he was being wronged just because he was outside, intoxicated, and talking loudly. The man finally got the message and began walking to his Momma’s house on the next street over. The Officers remained to talk with the girlfriend and her family about domestic violence issues, and then they saw the man returning to the scene. They moved to intercept him before he got back to the house. One Officer, the supervisor, was particularly persuasive and convinced the others not to taser him like anybody else would have done. The man was pulling away from the others claiming he wanted to get his “golf clubs and pool stuff” from the girl’s home. The Sergeant got him to understand that he could get all that stuff the next morning after he’d sobered up. The man agreed to go on back to his Momma’s house, but “not until he shook the Sergeant’s hand like a real man.” So he left again, only to return a few minutes later. By now, even the Sergeant had had enough of trying to help this guy. Of course, once they began to put the handcuffs on him, he wanted to fight and began throwing his considerable weight around, and even kicked one Officer in his ...groin. That resulted in the man being taken to the ground in the roadway, and he was ultimately treated by EMS for abrasions before being taken to jail. He’s now facing charges of two counts of felony terroristic threats, public drunk, and simple battery charges. • Officers responded to what we used to call the alternative school for wayward youth. A girl student was breaking several of the rules at the school and dropping “F” bombs everywhere, generally just disrupting the classroom and any students who had the misfortune of being anywhere near her. The Officer warned her that she was

getting very close to forcing him to take her into custody. Her reply was basically “WTF you gonna do about it?” So the Officer told her she was under arrest. She mockingly turned with her arms behind her back, but when the Officer grabbed her left arm to put the handcuffs on her, she pulled away and screamed “Call my Mom!!!” The Officer made a couple of paragraph’s worth of notes on the Incident Report of how this child, ...somebody please tell her I called her a child... had no remorse for her actions and never admitted she might possibly be in the wrong for her use of vulgarities towards her teachers, other students, and the Officer. She was banished to jail and a lifetime of “You want fries wid dat?” BRYAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT • There was a report of an Ellabell home being broken into by a man wearing a paintball mask over his face and carrying a gun. He hit the woman in the back of her head with the gun, and Deputies had EMS rush her to St. Joseph’s Hospital to be treated. He also hit a man across his head while demanding all of their money. The offender then grabbed a cell phone and car keys from the family, walked the woman out into the back yard, then took off running through the woods. Deputies are still searching for him. (And the liberals want me to give up my guns!?! Not after reading this Police Report!!! If I see “Jason” coming in my back door, I’m shooting first and removing masks later!) • A man became suspicious that he had prowlers coming onto his property, so he installed an infrared camera in a tree to record the thief or thieves in action. He waited a few days, then walked to the back of his property to check and see what the film had captured, only to find that the thief now has a brand new infra-red camera! • At midnight thirty, a Deputy was eastbound on Hwy 144 behind a Nissan that crossed the centerline, then over-corrected to cross over the fog line. He made a traffic stop, smelled the alcohol on the man’s breath and saw that his eyes were bloodshot and droopy. So he asked the man to step out of his car and ____________________________________ Continued on page B5

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take the field sobriety tests, asking him to walk back behind his car to do so. The man nearly fell down on the trip to the back of his car. He claimed that he knew his ABC’s, but couldn’t say them. And when the Deputy asked him if Mickey Mouse was a cat or a dog, he said he was a cat. He then blew a .249 and was taken to jail for DUI. • Deputies received a call about a woman at the convenience store at I-16 and Hwy 280 selling parts of a pickup truck that belongs to the city of Brunswick. So they show up and find the woman, acting strange, and began to question her. She admitted that she’d stolen the truck, saying that she noticed it running in the city yard and she just decided to take it and go to Savannah to visit some friends. After getting confirmation that the truck had been stolen, the woman was arrested and turned over to Glynn County Deputies. (There should be a law against stupid!) • A newspaper carrier filed a report after his Statesboro Herald rack was stolen from in front of a convenience store just inside the Bryan County line on Hwy 80. The rack had been stocked with thirteen newspapers priced at $1.25 each, a total of $16.25. (Yep, I see some thievery going on here, but it ain’t the newspaper rack!) Deputies are reviewing the surveillance videotape to try and get the tag number of the gray or silver SUV, maybe a Honda Pilot or a Nissan Pathfinder and the man in the white shoes, blue jeans, and red plaid shirt that is seen backing up to the sidewalk and throwing the rack into the back of his SUV. • A Deputy was dispatched to an Ellabell church where a man had become upset over the church’s food giveaway program. Appar-


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that she did not enjoy her daffodils, geraniums and the beauty of her azaleas. Mrs. Jaudon is survived by her daughter, Joyce Parker Burns (Steve) of Springfield, Ga., her son, Jimmy Parker, also of Springfield, and her stepdaughter, Janice Jaudon Dorminey (Edd) of Tifton,GA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Sheri Royal (David), Kelli Hesling, Jennifer Herzog (Scott), Jeanine Webster (Luke) and seven great grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Church. Remembrances may be given to Bethel Lutheran Church, 1984 Highway 21 North, Springfield, GA 31329. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – Effingham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

Lillian “Penny” S. Sowell

SAVANNAH: Lillian “Penny” S. Sowell, 88, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013. She is preceded in death by her son, R. Steven Sowell. She is survived by her son, Richard L. Sowell; nieces, Beth Yardman (Mike) and Patty Rutherford (Lynn) and a sister in law, Effie Long. Services will announced at a later date.

Perry Kyle “P.K.” Parrish

Pembroke - Mr. Perry Kyle “P.K.” Parrish, age 96, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Charleston after an extended illness. Mr. Parrish was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in WWII. He retired after 37 years of service with Seaboard Railroad as a trainman and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Mr. Parrish was predeceased in 1990, by his wife of 47 years, Juanita Hill Parrish. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law Helen Ivy of Charleston, S.C. and Brenda and Donald Laney of Summerville, S.C.; one sisters, Ruby Holloway of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren

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ently he thought he was being given a lesser quality bread than other people were being given. So he did what any other victim of bread discrimination would do, ...he went to his car and got a gun. “They ain’t gonna mess with me no more,” he was heard to say. Turned out to be a pellet gun, and he left, returning to his home. The Director of the program called 911 and told the Deputy that all the staff agreed that they don’t want the man allowed back at the church. So the Deputy filled out a Criminal Trespass warning, had them all sign it, then took it to the offender’s home and presented it to him. (Sounds like he might be a soldier in Captain John Derst’s army! Or maybe he’s just nuts...) • A man returned home just after dark, and while he was pulling into his driveway, he noticed a strange vehicle in his neighbor’s driveway. He turned his car so that his headlights shined on the car, and when he did, he saw two men run from the home, jump into the car and back out to the highway with their lights off. The man used his cell phone to call 911 and began to follow them as they sped off at a high rate of speed. Deputies made a traffic stop and began to question them about what they were doing at the home. One of these wouldbe-burglars actually explained it by saying “My friend used to live there, and I really, really miss him.” Both men were taken to jail on criminal attempt at burglary. • Baby Daddy went to Mama’s place of work and was sitting in the parking lot with his current/future Baby Momma. Current/future Baby Momma suddenly stormed into the convenience store and confronted the first Baby Mama, warning her that she was “lucky [she] was at work right now!” Then she warned her that she’d be “waiting on her when she got off work!” Apparently current/ future Baby Momma is under the impression that old Baby Mama is the one that told Baby Daddy that Baby Momma is using drugs while still carrying future Baby. • A man filed a report after his

stepson stole his red 2010 Chevy Camaro SS. He explained that he had just kicked the young man out of his house, and the stepson might’ve gotten mad when he came home and found his clothes packed up and waiting for him on the sofa. The man didn’t want his son arrested, he just wanted his Camaro back. (You left your keys to your Camaro SS where an 18 year old boy could grab them?!!) • A woman told Deputies she heard her neighbor’s daughter, ...not a child but an adult... yelling and screaming obscenities. The woman walked out on her front porch to see what was going on. When the daughter saw her, she redirected her profanities to her, accusing the woman of poisoning her cats. The woman admitted she yelled back at the woman that she should learn to take better care of her cats. The daughter left before Deputies arrived, but her mother explained that her daughter had found another of their cats was sick and they believe the first woman is poisoning them, all in a dispute that goes back to the woman originally having a problem with the family’s dogs. (Remember to Love Thy Neighbor, not poison their cats!) • Well, if you think that’s bad... a man called Deputies to his home a little after midnight and told them he heard a man ride up towards his house on a four wheeler, then heard the sound of several gunshots being fired. When they arrived, the four wheeler was gone, but they did find eleven spent 9mm casings about one hundred feet from the man’s home. (And of course, Love Thy Neighbor, don’t shoot them!) • Just before noon, a man was riding down Black Creek Church Road and was flagged down by a man. He rolled down his passenger side window to see what the man wanted, and the man asked him if he had a dollar. He told the man he didn’t have any money, so the man reached inside, grabbed a fifty dollar bill the man had on the passenger seat, as well as his Ipad and took off running.

and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11am Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Bryant officiating. Interment was in Northside Cemetery. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Sister-In-Law Ethelyn Exley Pye (William), many nieces and nephews, and his special little pet Molly Rose. Pallbearers were Jonathan Durden, Matthew Durden, Tristan Neurath, Jayson Morgan, Baylor Thompson, Gus Thompson, Dennis Exley, Patrick Exley, Travis Bazemore, Ryan Bazemore. Honorary Pallbearers were Waldo Chaffin, Christopher Chaffin, Michael Newton, Earl Bazemore, Ken Thompson, Larry Oslund, Jared Oslund, Luke Oslund, Tommy Floyd, Ronnie Floyd, Neville Floyd and Len Floyd. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3pm at Rincon United Methodist Church, 107 Savannah Avenue, Rincon Georgia. Interment was at Ebenezer Cemetery. Remembrances may be sent to the Rincon United Methodist Church. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, was in charge of all arrangements.

William Jay Neurath Sr.

William Jay Neurath Sr. passed away Friday December 27, 2013 at Hospice of Savannah surrounded by his loving family members. Mr. Neurath was born June 17, 1931 in Savannah, Georgia. He lived in Port Wentworth, Georgia during his childhood and moved to Rincon, Georgia where he lived the remainder of his life. Mr. Neurath served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Neurath worked for Continental Can Company and Stone Container Company retiring in 1996 after 42 years of service. Mr. Neurath worked as a carpenter also and enjoyed building many buildings and projects for his friends and relatives during his working years. After retirement he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and enjoyed driving car transfers for a local dealership. His hobbies included wood working and gardening. His favorite pastimes in retirement were attending Bluegrass Music Festivals all over the Southeast where he made many friends and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents William Jay Neurath and Mattie Floyd Neurath, Sister Nona Neurath Chaffin, Brother Floyd Wood Neurath, BrotherIn-Law Ralph Waldo Chaffin and Nephew Carl Allen Neurath Jr. He is survived by his wife of 55 years LuNeil Exley Neurath and his children: William Jay Neurath Jr. (Kamala); Susan Neurath Durden (Richard); Wesley Roan Neurath (Victoria); Laura Neurath Morgan (Darren). Grandchildren: Tyson Neurath, Jonathan Durden, Matthew Durden, Emily Durden, Tristan Neurath, Isabel Neurath, Lauren Morgan, Jayson Morgan, Olivia Morgan. Brother Carl Alan Neurath (Linda Gail), Brother Earl Von Neurath (Ruby) Brother-InLaw Gilbert Alton Exley (Gail);

Carolyn Victoria Clayton

Port Wentworth - Mrs. Carolyn Victoria Clayton, 75, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Tara Nursing Home. Mrs. Carolyn was born in Savannah to the late Henry R. & Carrie I. Mincey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred B. Clayton, Sr. She was a member of the Port Wentworth Alliance Church. Survivors include her children, Tina Prince (Steven), Bruce Clayton, Al Clayton, Jr. (Michele) and Betty Fountain; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Lehman Mincey; sister, Linda Redding and a number of nieces and nephews. The visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Port Wentworth Alliance Church

High School Sports

by C. Edward Wilson

Scott’s Uniform Retires in Weekend Ceremony

Track and field is one of those sports where not much recognition is bestowed upon the athletes. Most of their glory comes from making the United States Olympic Track and Field team. Well you can count former Grove’s High track star Aurieyall Scott as the exception to the norm. At a ceremony held at Grove’s High this past weekend. Scott, who attended college at Central Florida University, now lives in Los Angeles and is in serious training to make the next U.S. Olympic track and field team. She will try to make the team in the 100-meter dash team. Her high school coach Curtis Bean spotted her playing basketball at Groves and convinced her to come out for the track team and the rest is history. In a closing statement, Scott who moved to Maryland during her high school days, said she appreciated everyone supporting her back in Savannah and encouraged those in attendance that it does not matter where you come from, you can do anything if you set your mind to it.

COMMUNITY EVENTS LaCrosse Pooler Recreation Dept. Winter LaCrosse Clinic “First Lacrosse Stick.” Boys: Jan. 11, 18 and 25. Girls: Jan. 11. Times: Boys ages 7-9 from 2-3:30pm; boys 10-13 from 3:30-5pm. Info: Boys coach Leif Twoguns 912-449-6871. Girls coach Jennifer Redmond 617-290-3262. Registration: Running The third annual Cooler in Pooler Resolution 5K/15K is scheduled for 8:30am on January 11, 2014, at West Chatham Middle School. The event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald charities of the Coastal Empire. Softball City of Savannah Spring/Summer Adult Leagues, accepting registration for 2013 season. Info: Paulson Softball Complex, 912-351-3852. Basketball Savannah Lady Warriors women’s semi-pro basketball team looking for players 19 and older. Info: Curtis Foster (91a2) 677-0704 or 386-2149993. Savannah Sankofa Youth Sports Program basketball tryouts for 2014 season, Jan. 11 Savannah State University’s Wiley Wilcox Gymnasium. Boys grades 5-12 try out from 3-5pm. Girls grades 9-12 try out 12:30-2:30pm. For more info: Call Coach Shawn Smith at 9912-308-3252. Baseball U.S. Baseball Academy winter/spring baseball camps and clinics, Jan. 4-Feb 8 at Jenkins High School. Spring training 2014 camp directed by Seth Gaspin, head coach, Jenkins, with staff of local coaches. Register at or 866-622-4487, Space is limited by a low player-coach ratio of 6 to 1. U.S. Baseball Academy has operation in 35 states for layers in grade 1-12.

located at 222 Cantyre Street. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Port Wentworth Alliance Church located at 222 Cantyre Street. The burial will follow at Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel will be in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. James Douglas “J.D.” Dickerson

Blitchton- Rev. James Douglas “J.D.” Dickerson, age 88, died Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at The Place in Pooler. Mr. Dickerson was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a signalman on a supply ship during WWII. He was a retired education specialist, taught English and Reading, and was a minister of the Southern Baptist Faith. Mr. Dickerson loved tending his vegetable

garden and was an avid fisherman and a hard worker. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Morris Dicierson, two sons, James and Bobby Dale Dickerson and grandson, James Dryfus Strickland Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, June and George Strickland of Daisy, Emma Jane Barrow of Hagan, and Liz and Rufus Kangeter of Pembroke and Rosetta and Tim Stanfield of Daisy, two sisters, Ruth Crist of Vancouver, WA and Mary Ann Fitch of Cleveland, OH, 11 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-8 P.M. Friday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 8 P.M. Friday in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army or The Gideons. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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FOR YOUR INFO Members of the Effingham County High School Class of 1968 will gather for a “dutch treat” lunch at noon, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Carey Hilliards Restaurant at 198 Pooler Pky., in Pooler. Purpose of the lunch is fellowship and “catching up.” To be sure there is sufficient room, please reply to Betty Sue Exley Nease at: 011614 —————————————

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Compassionate Care Hospice is in need of volunteers to join our compassionate team. There are opportunities to assist in the office, as well as provide respite and run errands as needed for caregivers of our patients in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties. For more information or to apply, please contact Renee Gresham-Crawford at 912691-5755 or go to www.cchnet. net to apply. You can also visit our Facebook page. tfn0514


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There are seniors in our community who are hungry. You can make a huge difference in their lives by volunteering one hour a week to delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels delivers food and compassion- volunteers may be the only person a senior sees all day. We have routes throughout Savannah and outlying counties, so we can match you to an area that is convenient to your daytime location. Training is included. Volunteers use their own vehicle and we offer a small gas stipend to those in need of it. There are over 500 seniors on the waiting list to receive meals, and the number continues to grow. We would love for you to join us in the fight against senior hunger. For more information or to sign up, contact Lauren Cruickshank at or 912-2360363, ext. 141. tfn1113 ————————————— Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of EOA Needs Volunteers Share your time and special talents with others, join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA, we need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations 1 to 40 hours per week. Choose where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be 55, want to enjoy life and have the desire to share your personal talents with others. Remember, “Volunteers are the Heart of America.” Great opportunities are now open with 2 (two) new projects, the EOA Community Garden and EOA Recycling Project. For further exciting information please call 234-7842 or Linda Fields at 238-2960 ext 123. tfn1113 ————————————— The Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, a non-profit corp. located at 681 Fort Argyle Road at Bush Road, Savannah, GA 31419. Phone: 7488068. Visitors welcome Fridays, 10am til 4pm, Saturdays,9am to 5pm, Sundays, Noon til 5pm, and Mondays, 10am til 4pm. Volunteers needed to greet visitors and help with light maintenance. tfnSH ————————————— Want a Book Written? Would you like to have a book on the history of your family, company, career, house of worship, or other memorable subject? Have you always wanted someone to help you write your autobiography? Do you have a story you would like developed into a novel or nonfiction work? I’m Your Man! I write for seven of the best publications in Savannah and I can write your book. Books, Articles, Ad Copy, Websites, Presentations, Promotional Materials, etc. See some of my periodical works at http://savannahnow. com/authors/clark-byron All work done on a fee-for-service basis. You retain all royalties. Give me a call... Clark Byron, at 912-484-3936 or I accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. tfnCB

————————————— Second LIFE, located in Guyton at 308 Central Avenue is now open for business on Saturdays. ————————————— The Savannah Baptist Center is always looking for outstanding volunteers. Check out our website to see what we’re about. Background checks will be run on all volunteers. tfnsh ————————————— As a courtesy... If you see or call on an ad and find that the item has already sold, please make your next call is to Spirit Newspapers so we can take that ad out of the paper! Thanks very much! ————————————— Wanted: volunteers for a threapeutic assisted activity and riding program. If you love children and horses you will enjoy helpinging others at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Volunteering at FETC is mildly physical. You must be able to walk for 30 minutes and jog for short distances. No horse experience is needed we will train you. Come and enjoy a beautiful farm setting and help a child or adult with a special challenge to have the gift of hope and as they build conifdence and new abilities with horses. Call Bonnie Rachael at 912-655-1480. tfnSH

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HELP WANTED Tax/Tag/Title Clerk... The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for a full time Tax/Tag/ Title Clerk. Minimum qualifications required: High school graduate or G.E.D equivalent, with previous experience involving general office work, customer service, cashiering, basic bookkeeping, record/file maintenance. Applicant must be well organized, mature and have excellent verbal/written communication skills. Computer experience is essential with accuracy and speed on keyboard required. Applicants must have a high threshold for stress and be competent and positive when dealing with the public. Applications are available at the County Commissioners’ Office, located at 51 North Courthouse Street in Pembroke between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday. You may also download an application by visiting www.bryancountyga. org. The deadline for receiving applications will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Bryan County is an equal opportunity employer and we endorse the Americans With Disabilities Act. 011614 —————————————

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Windsor Forest Baptist Church in Savannah is seeking a Music/ Worship Leader on a part-time basis. Contact Jane at 912-9254505 or fax resume to 912-9251634. 010914 ————————————— Volunteers Needed! Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center is seeking caring and energetic individuals to provide 1-to-1 visitation, share their talents, or assist with group activities. You can make a difference! For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Rachel Grier, Volunteer Coordinator at 912-354-8225, ext. 226. 013014

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is seeking an experienced parttime Contemporary Worship Leader to oversee, design and lead in a weekly Sunday morning Contemporary Worship service. 7-10 hours per week, including Sunday mornings and Wednesday night rehearsal. Job description may be seen at Prefer a minimum of a bachelor degree or equivalent experience, knowledge, skills, and gifts from the Holy Spirit in music and/or worship. Please submit resume, salary requirements and an example worship service to brogrady@aol. com. Or mail to 2836 Hwy. 80, Bloomingdale GA 31302 (Video/ audio. Video preferred, electronic or DVD) No phone calls please. 070413 ————————————— Housecleaners wanted... Pay is $10 to $12 per hour plus tips. No weekends/nights, car with insurance required. Must submit to a record check. Apply at MaidPro, 930 Morgan’s Corner Road, Pooler, behind Jalapeno’s. tfmMP ————————————— Experienced Wrecker Operator Needed- Company offers clean, modern equipment. 7 year MVR, current DOT & City of Savannah Drivers Permit required. On Call shifts a must. Serious inquiries apply in person only. 111 Douglas Street Savannah, GA 31406 tfnGW ————————————— Do you have a 6 figure income mentality? If yes, to learn how you may qualify to join our team…Call (888) 295-6573. tfnLS

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STUFF FOR SALE LADIES CLOTHES...CONSIGNMENT STORE QUALITY... over 100 pcs ladies clothing (mostly sizes 6/8/10/12/14) but a few smaller and larger (912) 6952172 SOME BRAND NEW OR BARELY WORN...priced accordingly $3 & UP, SMOKE FREE HOME. tfn021314 ————————————— SCROLLED BRONZE HANGING DECOR... window (maybe elsewhere?) beautiful scrolled design looks heavy and metal but is NOT! $10. Call (912) 695-2172. tfn021314 ————————————— BABY GIRL SUMMER CLOTHES... sizes 12-18 months MOSTLY! (have a few smaller and a few 24 mo also) $2 & UP priced on condition and brand Gymboree, Carters, Gap, etc... some barely worn. Call (912) 695-2172. tfn021314 ————————————— New 7 x 18 Car Hauler Trailer... 2-3500 lb. axles, electric brake, full steel floor with tiedown rings, ramps, $2425. Call 912234-3348. tfnbbb ————————————— Custom Fire Pits for your backyard, starting at $75. Call Wayne, 912-977-8510 for more information. tfnLBS ————————————— Taylormade R7Driver with hard core 10.5 degree stiff flex, $50; set of 3 Warrior wedges 52, 56 and 60 degrees, steel shaft, $35. Call 772-3377. 013014

————————————— GLIDER SOLID WOOD PETITE STYLE... white with pads (easily painted if desired) glider style chair... petite smaller size great for nursery, den, nursing home. $80. Call (912) 695-2172. tfn021314 ————————————— 37” SHARP AQUOS TV... 37” SHARP AQUOS TV for sale. Works perfectly, we simply got a bigger one and do not have the space to store it. $90. Please call 912-233-3586. tfn021314 ————————————— Noritake place settings... Brand New, never used Noritake china. Three 18-piece sets (6 cups, 6 dinner plates, 6 salad plates) plus 8 cereal bowls. White with blue outer ring, suitable for everyday use- all for $75. Call 912233-3586. tfn021314 ————————————— Four foot above ground swimming pool, excellent condition. Just $100. Call 912-428-7480. tfn0114 ————————————— 32” RCA TV... good condition and TV entertainment center, wood with doors, 3 shelves. $15 for both. Call 912-508-2588. 012314 ————————————— Great for Christmas! 74 Matchbox vehicles, display wall rack (holds 60 vehicles) all for $30. Call 772-3377. 013014 ————————————— VERY CLEAN TORO ZERO TURN MOWER... Timecutter 16-42Z, looks almost new. Garage kept. Engine will not turn over. WON’T START. Was $2995 new. may be repairable. 16hp Briggs engine. Many others will fit. Priced to sell. Bring $800 and take it. Pics available. Call 912660-6275. tfnMJP ————————————— Mattresses... King and full size mattresses in good condition. $75 and $50 per set. Call Mr. Dan, 912-964-1421. tfnqrl ————————————— 2-Seater Go-Kart... Very nice and in excellent condition. Garage kept. Perfect for Christmas. $750. Call 346-3338. 032714 ————————————— Sectional Sofa... with chaise lounge, multi-colored. Make an offer. Call 706-231-6380. 010914 ————————————— 2 Sewing Machines... Singer Stylist 534, as is; Sears Kenmore, as is; Both look like metal but are modern looking. Call 441-7758. 010914 ————————————— Microwaves/Refrigerators... apartment size, two door, beige, some with ice makers. Excellent condition, $100/$125. Microwaves are 1000 watt, brown, just $50. Good condition. Call Dan, 912-964-1421. tfnQRL ————————————— For sale: Size 2 wedding dress. covered with beautiful lace and beads, can be worn with straps or strapless, floor length, excellent condition. $100. Call 6671995. tfnsp ————————————— New 7 x 20 5 ton trailer, 2-5200 pound axles, brake axle, spring assist ramps, $2600. Call 912234-3348. tfnbbb —————————————


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CEMETERY LOTS HILLCREST ABBEY WEST... Two lots, two vaults, in the Garden of The Last Supper. $6500 Value; asking $4000. Call 912-6638885. tfn0314 —————————————


Hillcrest Abbey West... 2 plots plus 1 vault, Garden of Good Shepherd, section 70B, $6000 value, will sell for $3500 or best offer. Call 912-927-4926. 010914

LAND FOR SALE Real Estate for Sale... Call 912-2333012 or 912-663-9685. tfnCWS —————————————

Investment Property

175’ frontage on clean Satilla River in Camden County. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, large front porch, floating dock. Ideal weekend retreat! 100 miles from Pooler. Only $165,000. Call 912-667-1697. 071814 —————————————

Attention Investors!

Seven (7) acres of undeveloped land for sale in Guyton. $35,000 or best offer. Please call 305318-0100. 041714 —————————————

Investment Property for Sale

2 doublewide and 1 single wide mobile homes, and one 3 bedroom, 1 bath stick-built home on 3 separate lots with well and septic tank on all 3. Property currently bringing in $1750-$2000 per month rent. Would like to sell, $168,000. Owner financing possible with 10% down, $1200 per month payments plus 3% interest. Call 210-6342 or 386-961-9558. tfn0614 —————————————


Rincon... 3.47 acres for sale by owner. Close to schools, deep well, septic tank and power. Ready to move on. $50,000. Located off of Old Augusta Road. Call 754-3131. tfn0114 —————————————

Land... Affordable

Guyton... 1.5 acres, $10,000, Zoned AR-2 Clyo... Hwy 119 North... 10 acres... $53,680. Clyo... 4 bedroom mobile home 1.1 acres, landscaped. $24,900.

Snooks Realty Call Jimmie! 912-663-9836



118.27 Acres - 1000’ frontage on Lower Ebenezer Creek. Timber and hunting tract. $130,000 ($1,099 per acre). Timberland - 30 acres and up! Call for details!

Snooks Realty Call Jimmie! 912-663-9836

————————————— Rivercrest Plantation, in south Bulloch County close to the Ogeechee... five to seven acre tracts of beautiful land, homes only, horses welcome, starting at $30,000 to $60,000. Call Matt Cramer for details, 658-5099.

COMM. PROPERTY - SALE Guyton, Georgia... 8000 square foot metal building, formerly a Dollar General building, suitable for many uses. $137,000. 912-2333012 or 912-663-9685. tfnCWS



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Beautiful South Effingham, 6 year old, home in Southbend Sub/next to Eff HS and MS; 125 Buckskin Ct, 3BR/2BA, 1273 sq ft, Cathedral ceiling, open floor plan, 2 car garage, over-looking woods and lagoon, appliances remain, Great Deal at $123,500. Call Holly Rolfes, ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate, 912-2723092, or 912-927-1088. tfn0314 ————————————— Tell them you found it in The Spirit!! ————————————— As a courtesy... If you see or call on an ad and find that the item has already sold, please make your next call is to Spirit Newspapers so we can take that ad out of the paper! Thanks very much!

Hunting Tract for Rent... 393 Ac., 1 mile North of Shawnee on NW side off of Ga. Hwy. 21 in Springfield, GA, Effingham County. Property has 2 yr. Planted Pines, gates and built roads. $10 per acre, total of $3,930 per year. Contact 912-657-3148, Available immediately. tfnHutch

MOBILE HOMES For Sale by Owner... ‘97 Custom Mfg Home with 5 AC, near Nevils off Groveland-Nevils Road on Sandy Creek Road. Schools nearby and college in Statesboro. Near I-16 for easy commute. 3 Br-2 bath, walk in closets all bedrooms-fireplace-new kitchen oak cabinets-new flooring and carpets-dining roomhall has wood laminate flooring. Bryant central Heat/AC new last year. Many hardwood trees, Peach, blueberries and grapevines. Many beautiful shrubs and flowers-room for garden and to grow. Call for appointment, 912-839-2364. tfn0514 ————————————— Doublewide, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large living room, fenced yard located on Pinto Way in Faulkville. $65,000. Will carry loan with qualified applicant and down payment. Call 912401-2620. 050814


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Mature, professional, female looking for same to share newly renovated, fully furnished, 16x80, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, mobile home on south side Savannah for approximately two years. Access to everything in house. Must be completely honest and trustworthy, very clean and reliable, have steady job and references, reliable transportation and must be a nonsmoker and non drug user. No pets. $500 cash due on 1st of each month, $525 if not paid by 10th of month. Includes all utilities. $250 refundable security deposit if everything is left as you find it. Quick access to Truman Parkway. Please call 6676010 for appointment. Serious inquiries only. tfn0114

HOMES FOR RENT Pooler... 1501 Estates Way... 1606 square feet heated, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, carport attached and detached camper shelter. Large screen porch with access from Family Room, fireplace with gas logs, covered patio on rear with access from French Doors in Dining Room, high end ceiling fans in Family Room and Dining Room, central alarm system, and a 10 x 14 storage building, all on a corner lot. $900 per month plus deposit. Call 912-656-1897, Mrs. G. to set up an appointment. tfn0514 ————————————— Pooler... 308 North Newton Street... Cute stucco home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, separate dining with new paint, pad, carpet and has a double carport, 1,150 square feet. $725 rent/deposit. Call Heritage Properties, 7484452. tfnHP ————————————— Garden City... 3 bedroom, 2 bath home for rent in Garden City, 532 Talmadge Avenue in Woodlawn Terrace Subdivision. $800 per month plus $800 security deposit. Available now! Call 912210-1648. 022714 ————————————— Beautiful Home in Rincon... 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the heart of Rincon. Privacy fenced backyard, nice neighborhood. $1000 per month plus $1000 security deposit. No pets. Available now. Call 912-441-9778. 022014 ————————————— Southside... 3/4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home with den for rent. 7 Catherine Circle. Fenced yard. $950 per month plus $950 security deposit. Call 912-401-2620. 012314 ————————————— Oliver... Charming Country Living... 100 year old Victorian farmhouse on 1 acre of land with fenced yard, two bedrooms, one bath, workshop, pets okay. $700 per month plus deposit. Call 912-658-3093. tfn020614 ————————————— Lease; $1100 Per Month.... 3 year old home, 1600 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room, utility room, garage, kitchen appliances. No pets. 200 Creekside Circle in Ellabell. Call 912-772-6553 or 912-414-2701. 020314

————————————— Springfield Duplex for Rent... DUPLEX for RENT Large 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath in Springfield. Central H/A, All New Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher. W/D hookups in kitchen, lots of storage. Available immediately. $625/month - $625 Deposit. No Pets, No Smoking. $25 application fee for Credit and Background Check is Required. Call 912 660-3425 for appointment. 013014 ————————————— Bulloch County... Akins Community. 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 8 acres. Master suite, great room many extras, private. Workshop, near all schools. Call for details and appointment to see. $950 per month plus security deposit. Call 912-687-2369 or 912687-5081. 012314 ————————————— Recently built Georgian cottages... in the Rincon area. No water/sewer bills. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit required. One and two bedroom units available. $575-$750. Call 912-667-3983. tfn 031314 ————————————— Madison Oaks in Rincon.... 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with new carpet, new tile, new appliances. Landscaping included in rent. $1200 per month plus $1200 security deposit. No Pets. 1 year lease required. Call 912961-5223. 011614 ————————————— Brick home for rent... 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home for rent. Private lot, $925 per month plus deposit. Central A & H, New Oven and Fridge, Great Room with brick fireplace, and large kitchen and dining combo. House is located on Ogeechee Road near new CVS and Walgreens. Call Janice, 912-6582759 or 912-748-8414. 091913 ————————————— Rincon 3 bedroom, 2 bath Brick House w/ Fenced Backyard. Spacious house, great condition, quite neighborhood. Central Heat/Air, total electric. 1 Pet Okay, $300 non-refundable pet fee. Close to airport and Gulfstream. $1,100/mo + $1,100 sec. deposit. Call (912)826-6263. 121814 ————————————— Rincon... 3 BR/2BR, All electric, W/D hookup, quiet, safe neighborhood, great retirement area, close to downtown Rincon. $850/month. Call 912-826-1073. tfnMR ————————————— Rincon... 3 BR/2BR, All electric, W/D hookup, quiet, safe neighborhood, great retirement area, close to downtown Rincon. $850/ month. Call 912-826-1073. tfnMR ————————————— As a courtesy... If you see or call on an ad and find that the item has already sold, please make your next call is to Spirit Newspapers so we can take that ad out of the paper! Thanks very much!

APARTMENTS - RENT Bloomingdale... 2 bedroom, 1 bath with kitchen and living room. $550 per month plus $550 security deposit. Call 912-8449391. 012113 ————————————— Recently built Georgian cottages... in the Rincon area. No water/sewer bills. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit required. One and two bedroom units available. $575-$750. Call 912-667-3983. tfn 031314

MH FOR RENT Faulkville... doublewide, 26 x 48, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large yard, $700 per month plus deposit. 136 Corral Road. Call 912401-2620. tfn0414 ————————————— Effingham... Pecan Grove, doublewide, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, just renovated. All appliances, 126 Oak Street. $750 per month plus deposit. Call 912-401-2620. tfn0414 ————————————— Pooler... 1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home for rent in Pooler. Nice, well kept. $525 per month plus $525 security deposit. Verifiable references and rental history required. Call 748-4869 for more information. No calls after 8pm please. 022714 ————————————— South Effingham... 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for rent on nice cul-de-sac lot. Good schools. $675 per month plus $675 security deposit. No pets. Call John at 912663-5126. 022014 ————————————— Faulkville... 4 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for rent with new floors, corner lot, 314 Corral Road. No pets. $950 per month plus $950 security deposit. Call 912-401-2620. 012314 ————————————— Springfield... in Forest Hills subdivision, Little McCall Road and Courthouse Road... 3 bedroom, 2 bath, comes with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, fireplace, washer/dryer hookups, central heating and air on big corner lot with fenced in backyard. No pets. $750 per month plus $750 deposit. Call 912-657-4583. tfn120713 ————————————— Mobile homes available in Bloomingdale, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, no pets. Rent starting at $500 with $150 deposit. For more information, please call 912-658-2961. Equal Housing Opportunity. tfnPO

COMMERCIAL RENTALS Pooler... 150-185 sq ft. office spaces. Four units available. Can combine to create larger space. All utilities included. $300-400 per month. Immediate occupancy. Call 596-5173 for viewing.

————————————— Office Space for Rent... 720 sq. ft., all electric, private bath. 4913 Augusta Road, in Garden City. Plenty of parking, located on a busy thoroughfare, Highway 21. Available March 1. $750/ mo. with $750 deposit. Utilities not included. Call 912-657-3148.

VACATION RENTALS Tybee Island... Refurbished Townhouse, 1 block from pier, sleeps 8. $200 per night on the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), $1000 per week, $150 per night during the week (minimum 3 days). $75 cleaning fee with all rental agreements. Call 754-4403 or 661-1563. 101511

CARS Need to sell your car but don’t want to be hassled with the phone calls and buyers who never show up? Let us sell your car for you! Just a small fee payable when the car is sold! Call Joe, 663-5016. tfnEAS

TRUCKS/VANS/SUVS 2003 Honda CRV... Excellent Condition. 123,000 miles, new tires. $6000 Firm. Call 912-3308321. tfn0614 ————————————— 2008 Trail Blazer... Silver, 4-door, well maintained, mostly highway miles. Asking $7999 or best offer. Call 912-704-2680. ————————————— NICE 2001 Chevy Tahoe LT. LOADED, with leather, third row seats, front and rear air cond, power heated bucket seats with memory,factory tow package, power sliding glass sunroof, side air bags, 5.3L engine, recent oil change, good tires. Runs and drives great. A few (normal) cosmetic blems. Priced below kbb private party value. Ga title in hand. $4975 pics available. Call 912-660-6275.

ATV’S/MOTORCYCLES Motorcycle seat for a 2004 Harley Davidson ElectraGlide. $50. Motorcycle Jack, $100. Call 912659-9870. tfn0114

BOATS/JET SKIS Boat Motor For Sale... 98’ Yamaha 115, 2 stroke. Runs GREAT. Includes wiring harness, shifter and cable. $1800. Call 912-2204244. 011614 —————————————


Boat and Trailer... 1984 Boston Whaler Sport, 13 1/2’, with Bimini top and trailer. Great condition. $2395 or best offer. 912-856-0976.

Effingham’s Best Pre-Owned Vehicles! AVOID THE HASSLE! Let us sell your vehicle on consignment while you relax and avoid all those pesky phone calls! Just a simple, low, low fee, paid only after your vehicle sells!




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Spirit Newspapers, January 9th, 2014 Edition

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