Football coach thanks community for support
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the fine folks of Jefferson County for the cards, letters, donations, phone calls, and the unwavering support of the Jefferson County Warrior football team.
The incredible run we made this year would not have been possible if not for a great following of a great group of people.
The crowds for our home games, as well as our away games, were absolutely phenomenal.
The Warrior Nation, with all of its support, proved we could match up against some of the great programs of this state.
The pride we felt as coaches, players and a school gave us a sense that we could and can accomplish anything we want as long as we pull together as a team and community.
I can honestly say that I am proud to be from Jefferson County and I am proud to be a part of the Warrior Nation.
Thank you so very much. Let’s do it again in 2010. Go Jefferson County and go Warriors!
Warriors Football Coach
Lewis proud of Freedom Fund Banquet turnout
I would like to praise Mr. Lee Shellman and the Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP for their annual Freedom Fund Banquet held at JCHS on Saturday, Nov. 21. Keynote speaker, Dr. Francys Johnson, a lecturer and professor at Georgia Southern University, reminded the well-attended audience that having Barack Obama, the first African-American President, has not been a “quick fix” for our suffering economy. Dr. Johnson said that Pres. Obama is only one person and that he alone cannot change the world.
In the course of his speech, he made three powerful comments that address not just Black America, but all of America. He said, “As a nation, we have come a long way, but we have a long way yet to go.”
He added that in order for this nation to see a recovery, “We got to not only talk the talk, but we’ve got to walk the walk: Talk alone is not enough.” He concluded with the following powerful statement: “We cannot expect to see progress unless there has been a struggle.”
Dr. Johnson reminded the audience that this is the 100th celebration of the NAACP, an organization that was started in 1909 by white Americans who saw the oppressive and inhumane plight of black America and wanted to make a change in this nation’s culture so that all Americans could enjoy the principles from which our Declaration of Independence was written: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Mr. Shellman, president of the local chapter, applauded the few white citizens from the county who attended, which included Luke Moses, representing Congressman John Barrow who was attending a similar banquet in Savannah, and Senator J.B. Powell. He made special recognition of attorney Mickey Moses who has for the last 10 consecutive years attended the annual banquet.
I thoroughly enjoyed serving as Toastmaster of this program. As David wrote in Psalms 133:1,“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
Michael L. Lewis,
Assistant Principal at Louisville Academy