Martha L. Tomlinson

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

FORT VALLEY—Graveside service for Martha L. Tomlinson was held Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Jim Hamlin and Rev. Dennis Stavley officiating. She died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at Anderson Area Memorial Medical Center in Anderson, S.C.

Mrs. Tomlinson was born in Macon County and had lived in Fort Valley for many years. She graduated from Marshallville High School and had attended Georgia Southwestern … Read More

Reaching out

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Mrs. Grace Canady, left, looks at one of the books delivered to her by Ann Buxton, assistant manager, Franklin Memorial Library. As part of the Outreach Program of the library, books were delivered to several residents at Summer Willow in Nunez last week. Mrs. Buxton visited Summer Willow residents earlier and the ones who wanted to participate got a free PINES card and discussed what kinds of books or which … Read More

He is my president

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am


There is a letter to the editor on the next page that should be required reading for all. The letter is from Mr. William W. Lindsey Sr. of Oak Park. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lindsey last week when he visited our office. Mr. Lindsey is a good citizen. He understands the meaning of patriotism and its great importance in our society and form of government.

It … Read More

Mattie Fields Ford, 86

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

CROSS-GREEN—Funeral for Mattie Fields Ford, 86, was held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Cross-Green Community with Rev. Robert L. Stephens officiating. She died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004.

Mrs. Ford was born on Feb. 10, 1918 to the late Jude Fields and Emma Jenkins. She was a member of Brinson Rock Baptist Church, a homemaker and devoted mother. She enjoyed singing, … Read More

DEA gets early look at basketball teams

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am



David Emanuel Academy fans will get an early look at the 2004-05 basketball teams this Thursday when DEA plays the Red-White scrimmage game at the school gymnasium. The girls contest will tip off at 6:30 followed by the boys contest. Admission to the games is free.

The girls White team will be coached by head coach Brian Daughtry. Playing on the White team will … Read More

Rodney Dale Goggans Sr., 51

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Rodney Dale Goggans, Sr., 51, was held Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood. He died Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Goggans was a native of Ft. Payne, Ala., worked with Watkins BP and had worked with Penske Truck Leasing Co. for … Read More

The new speaker and new taxes

Posted by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Bill Shipp

Rep. George T. Smith, D-Cairo, was once asked how many votes he needed to become Georgia House speaker.

“One,” Smith replied. “The governor’s.”

Smith articulated that frank and brief explanation of legislative power more than 40 years ago. Now a private attorney and retired state Supreme Court justice, Smith was the last House speaker handpicked by the governor. Then-Gov. Carl Sanders sent word to the House membership that … Read More

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