WWII veteran Bellamy shares stories

Posted by | June 1, 2005 12:00 am

Tommy W. Bellamy, World War II veteran, was interviewed at Franklin Memorial Library on Thursday May 19. Bellamy was in the U. S.

Army, 12th Armored Division, 17th Infantry, Company B. After basic training at Camp Blanding near Jacksonville, FL he was sent to Italy aboard a large troop ship where a destroyer in their convoy was hit by a torpedo from a submarine while en route to Italy. He … Read More

Pine Tree Festival Tennis tournament held May 14-15

Posted by | June 1, 2005 12:00 am

The Pine Tree Festival Tennis tournament was held May 14-15 at Harmon Park.

Entries were from Laurens, Jefferson and Emanuel counties. Winners in each category were as follows:

Men’s A Singles: Bill Sasser defeated Matthew Howard 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Men’s B Singles: Ketan Chauhan defeated Phillip Schwabe 61, 6-4. Women’s Singles:

Kathryn Black defeated Whitney Bass 6-4, 6-2.

Boys 17 and under singles: Corey Brown defeated Britt Bush 7-6, 6-2. … Read More

Miss Johnson and Mr. English exchange wedding vows

Posted by | June 1, 2005 12:00 am

Jessica Dianne Johnson and Samuel Donald English Jr. exchanged wedding vows March 26 at five o’clock in the afternoon at Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Gary Johnson, the bride’s father, officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary D.

Johnson of Swainsboro.

The groom’s parents are Don English of Vidalia and Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Whiddon of Metter.

Special guests attending the … Read More

Times Not Forgotten: Memorial Day—what to do, where to go

Posted by | June 1, 2005 12:00 am

Christine ColemanWell, folks it’s time to bring out those white shoes.

We put them away last year at Labor Day in September.

Now that Memorial Day is coming up in a few days, summer will officially be here. Some of us have wished for cold weather to be gone, and we’re ready for hot days.

Others of us wish we could have pleasant weather year round. Sad to say, … Read More


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  • Inez Andrews Gillis, 86

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    SOPERTON—Funeral for Inez Andrews Gillis, 86, was held Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Phillips Chapel Baptist Church in Soperton with Rev. Alvin Mason officiating. Burial was in Boiling Spring Cemetery. She died May 19, 2005.

    Mrs. Gillis was born on Aug. 28, 1918 to the late John and Jamie Andrews.

    She was a member of Norristown Baptist Church and attended Norristown Public Schools. She was also a member of Phillips … Read More

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