2017-09-13 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

What was left of Hurricane Irma visited Jenkins County on Monday of this week. All I can say is that if that was a tropical storm, I don’t want to know what a full fledge hurricane might be like!

The wind howled, the rain fell, the electricity went off and the trees shook, with many losing limbs or uprooting. In other words, it was scary and there was lots of widespread damage throughout the county and city.

Throughout the duration of the storm, I received numerous calls and messages from family, friends and neighbors who were checking on us. I also did some checking on family, friends and neighbors. That is what we do when those we love and care about are threatened!

Hurricane Irma may have created some havoc but it also served as a reminder of what is really important – people. Material possessions can be replaced, but the people in our lives are irreplaceable!

Good-bye, Irma. Thank you for reminding us that life is precious!

Happy birthday this week to: Paul Godbee, Myrt Newton, Dudley Clifton, Adrian Rhodes, Jeremy Lindsey, Martha Taft, Kenny Williams and Shelby Burke.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. John T. Herrington Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Brown.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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