January 27, 2011 Issue


SCLC chapter thanks supporters of MLK parade

Dear Editor:

The Jefferson Co. Ga. Chapter of the SCLC would like to take this time to extend our sincere “thank you” to you and your staff for your great sponsorship and coverage of the Jefferson Co. SCLC’s First Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

We would like to also give special thanks to the other sponsors and participants that helped to make this event possible and a great experience for all involved.



Special and heartfelt thanks to: Wadley Councilman John “Tubby” Maye, and IGA Haddens food store in Louisville for their extrordinary support , sponsorship and donations; also thanks to Haddens in Wadley, Ingles in Louisville, Haddens and Ingles in Wrens.

Special thanks and gratitude goes to:

Lettie Mahamad, Jefferson Co. Food Pantry

Dr. Molly Howard, Jefferson Co. Ga. Board Of Education

Louisville Mayor, Mr. Larry Morgan

Louisville City Administrator, Mr. Don Rhodes

Louisville Police Dept for an outstanding job in keeping everyone safe

Jefferson Co. Historical Society, Mr. Leroy Lewis

Louisville Fire Department

WPEH Radio (Art)

Jefferson Co. Ga. Sheriff Office and Major Charles Gibbons

Wadley City Councilman, Albert Samples

Wadley City Council Woman, Mrs. Dorothy Strowbridge

Louisville City Council Woman, Mrs. Sherrie Combs

Jefferson Co. Ga. High School Marching Band and their director, Mr. Matt

Queensborough National Bank

Jefferson County High School, Miss Hildebrandt

Louisville Academy Principal, Hulet Kitterman

Jefferson Co. High School Students

Miss Carrie Emily Brown, Wrens Quarters Subdivision

Thigpen Printers

Most of all, a big thank you to all our families, friends, and the great citizens of Jefferson Co. Ga.

Thank you all so much!

Let us continue to keep the dream alive and we’ll see you next year!

The Jefferson Co. Ga. Chapter SCLC
Minister James Ivery, President
Miss Cynthia Cuyler, Executive Secretary
Mr. Bobby Adams, Vice President
Rev. Charles Washington, Chairman

Former residents and readers may donate to local charities as well

Dear Editor:

I was going over what Ms. Caran wrote about thanking the Pantry supporters, and I thought to

myself, that was very nice of her. I also thought, (and this is not criticism) it would have been nice to appeal, not only to those who were born and raised there, but to those who don’t live there anymore, but their hearts and minds are still there, to support their home town, and county efforts to feed the needy.

Plus it would be helpful if she or someone in that organization would post an (address, city, zip-code, phone number, and a e-mail) address as well.

Again, this is not criticism. You never know who will help, if you don’t ask, and let them know who and where to send their funds.

I wasn’t born or raised there. I am a native of Augusta, and I read The Augusta Chronicle as much as I read The News and Farmer.

My point is: If living out here in Texas, I subscribe to, and read your local paper, there are others who are doing the same, especially those who were born and raised there, having access to the internet, and keeping up with what’s going on back (home) there.

Who knows, they not only would contribute, but may ask others to contribute as well. See my point. All in all, Ms. Caran, you did a nice and wonderful job, thanking everyone who contribute, and volunteered to the Food Pantry.

I tip my hat to you, your volunteers, and contributors. Bless you all for the good you do in, and for your community.

Clyde D’Antignac
Future Wadley Resident

Optimists express appreciation

Dear Editor:

The Wrens North Jefferson Optimist Club would like to thank the entire Jefferson County Community for the support given to us in our efforts over the past months. The overwhelming participation in the City of Wrens’ Christmas parade made it possible for the citizens to witness one of the grandest events in recent years. This success would not have been possible had not the churches, civic organizations, bands, ROTC units and private entries not agreed to assist us with making this dream come true.

Secondly, we would like to thank all of the people (who were not card carrying members of the club) for their help in planning, organizing and working diligently to bring the community a parade they could be proud to attend. The names are too numerous to list but we want each one to know that we are so thankful for every task performed.

Finally, we want to thank the community for their generous donations to our annual Optimist Club Toy Drive. Because of the warm and generous hearts of many “Friends of Youth”, we were able to assist 48 families which included 130 children. Thanks so very much and may God bless each of you mightily!


Ralph Jordan, President


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