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Jessie Jackson's rhetoric isn't working
Our so-called governor Roy Barnes and his fellow Democrats are
near panic. They thought that we the people of Georgia would
accept their treachery once the flag change was a "done
deal." Now that the reaction of the people is becoming apparent,
they are seeking anything they can find to repair the damage.
Diamond Raiders learning how to roll with the punches
It's a totally unrelated sport, but I can't help but liken this
year's Raider baseball team to a championship prize fighter in
the middle of a 15-round slugfest.
Diamond Raiders ride six-game winning streak into this
week's curcial region contests
Just a few weeks ago, the diamond Raiders postseason hopes were
as solid as the team's hitting.
Thoughts of the state tournament were in serious doubt as the
team stood at 3-4 in the region 7-8 overall and their offense
was in serious need of a trip to the mechanic.
BJC Authority honors Barnett, Griffeth
The Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center Authority honored its
two "emeritus" members during a brief meeting Monday
The authority presented resolutions honoring William Barnett,
who served on the board from 1989 until just recently, and Dr.
Joe L. Griffeth, who served from 1979 to 2000.
Baldwin looks at request for de-annexation
Baldwin resident John Lowe may be getting a positive answer to
his request for de-annexation from the city of Baldwin soon.
The matter was discussed at the city council meeting Monday.
Lanier Road landfill going back before planning board
A request to locate a landfill on Lanier Road will go back before
the Jackson County Planning Commission when it meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Administrative Building in Jefferson.
Sewer line change proposal taken to water board
It seems nothing is easy about the Jackson County Water and Sewerage
Authority's first sewer project.
Last Thursday night, acting at the request of the county commissioners
and with the endorsement of its engineers, the authority changed
part of the route of its sewer line headed to Mulberry Plantation.
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READY TO PLAY
Jacob Denton (right) and Devin Ford of the Madison County 5-and-6-year
old T-ball Red Sox wait on the bench during Saturday's opening
day of recreation play.
Ila Festival set
The Ila Festival 2001 will be held Saturday, April 28, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ila.
The theme of the festival is "Promoting Unity in the Community."
Eagle's Nest Christian Fellowship will host the event, which
will be located at the ballfield adjacent to the Mt. Hermon Cemetery
across from Ila Elementary School.
There will be crafts, food and games - such as horseshoes, volleyball
and a dunkin' booth - beginning at 9 a.m.
There will be continuous Christian music by local artists throughout
A 5K run around the scenic back roads of Ila will be held at
9:30 a.m. The cost is $15. Race day registration is from 8 a.m.
to 9:15 a.m. in the Ila Elementary parking lot.
Awards will be given to the first overall and master (40 and
over) male and female finishers and two deep in each age group:
10-and-under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and over.
The Rev. Russell Cash of Eagle's Nest Christian Fellowhip said
the event is meant to strengthen community bonds.
"Everybody gets so busy in their daily lives that they build
up walls and don't get to know each other," said Cash. "This
is a chance for people to come together. It's just a fun day
Cash said he is urging people to sign up for the run. Last year's
turnout was 26.
"I'd like to see about 100 this year," he said.
Proceeds will go toward the church's youth and outreach programs.
For more information about the event, call Cash at Eagle's Nest
What: Ila Festival 2001
When: April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: the ballfield adjacent to Mt. Hermon Church across from
Ila Elementary School
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past Family in Shiloh Community works to restore old cemetery
For many years, a clump of trees and weeds in an otherwise open
field was all that marked an old run-down cemetery near the corner
of Faye Carey Road and Hwy. 174 in the Shiloh Community.
But the great-grandchildren of John and Elizabeth Dove, whose
graves are located there, just couldn't bear to leave it like
"We kept talking and talking about it and we finally decided
we better get busy while we're able to," Retta Lowe said.
So for the past two months or so, weather permitting, Retta and
her sister Hester Harris and their husbands, Jarrett Lowe and
Lewis Harris, have spent at least part of each Saturday clearing
brush, cutting and pruning trees, burning off debris and raking
back layer upon layer of years of accumulated ground cover.
You might say it is a "labor of love" for their ancestors.
And what they have uncovered is more than even they expected.
It seems the area contains numerous graves, some marked, but
many others unmarked, within the half-acre patch of ground.
Some of the sites are heart-wrenching, such as the five little
cement-covered graves of the infant children of T.A. and M.J.
Hill, who are also buried here.
For the rest of this story see this weeks Madison County Journal