Clients of Ogeechee Behavioral Health’s Jefferson County Service Center walk the red carpet during the grand march at the second annual Jefferson County Special Needs Prom held recently in Louisville. Tax Commissioner Nancy McGraw and her sisters Peggy Cooper, Brenda Madsen and Patsy Cox organized the first prom in honor of their late brother Larry Williams who spent many years at the center. “It just keeps getting better and better,” McGraw said. “We had more people come out and help.
While we often like to think of the early days of the American Republic as those of selfless men and women striving to build a noble democratic society, the truth often presents rude surprises. At the end of the Revolution, the State of Georgia stretched from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, vast rich lands to be opened to settlers. In what was among the new nation’s first major corruption scandals, during the 1780s and 1790s, the corrupt Georgia legislature sold millions of acres of these western lands to speculators, with devastating results for the state. As if th
Father and son team Chris and Cole Rabun (above) finished first and second in the pie eating contest during the recent Pig n’ Pie festival in Wrens. Carol Bullock and Lydia Holt each won first prizes in their divisions of the homemade pie contest. Preston Bullock came in first in the 5K and Patrick Squires finished second. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Family Y in Wrens.