April 19, 2012 Issue


Irwin proud of guild show

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Arts Guild of Jefferson County, I would like to personally thank the community for the support they gave to the activities of the past weekend. The Opening Artist Reception on Friday night had an exceptional turnout and the artists received much recognition for their works.

The city was most gracious in helping to clean and prepare, the musicians did an outstanding job of entertaining, and guild members did all possible to make it an enjoyable weekend providing art and refreshments for the enjoyment of the public.



Store owners and the Firehouse Gallery provided wonderful venues for the annual event and the Lions Club and Rotary Club offered concessions for the Music in the Park event on Saturday. Everyone’s contribution added a noticeable enhancement and aided in making the guilds’ efforts to promote appreciation of all arts, stand out to locals and to those who visited from surrounding areas.

This type of working together is what makes Louisville and Jefferson County a great place to live and without it, there is no draw to encourage others to move here and add to the culture of our area.

Thank you!

Arts Guild Member,
David Irwin

Gordy knows Bubbas, too

Dear Editor:

In the aftermath of Bubba Watson’s sterling playoff victory in the 2012 Masters’ Tournament in Augusta, a story about “Bubbas” in general appeared in The Augusta Chronicle, April 10.

The article set me to thinking about two Bubbas I’ve known or do know.

The first one was Edward F. “Bubba” Perry of Louisville, who bagged an eight point buck at the age of 80.

Bubba Perry’s first marriage produced two daughters, Eve and Bonnie.

Bubba Perry, after his first wife passed away, married the late Jessica Wright, a former Judge of the Ordinary of Jefferson County, now Judge of Probate.

Bubba Perry’s daughter, Eve, who has passed away, was employed by the Department of Family and Children’s Services of Jefferson County.

Daughter Bonnie, a resident of Davisboro, taught in the Jefferson County school system.

Both Bubba Perry and I were life members of the old American Legion Post 225 of Wadley.

When Bubba Perry died, he was given full military honors attended by the first female state commander of the Georgia Legion, Mrs. Mary Howard and was buried in the Perry plot.

The other Bubba I know well also, is a resident of Louisville. He is Bubba “Kermit” Little. Bubba Little is a family friend, but especially close to my favorite nephew, Jay Allen of Millbrook, Ala.

Bubba Little and Jay Allen are onetime classmates here in Louisville.

While many people stay away from church now, these chums can be found in church on Sundays. Bubba Little is a member of Wadley Baptist Church.

The two Bubbas mentioned here evoke a question: Who are your favorite Bubbas?


Bob Gordy


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