2018-01-10 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Former Jenkins County Probate Judge Elizabeth Elmore passed away last week and I extend my condolences to her family and friends. “Miss Liz” served as Probate Judge for 20 years before retiring. She served the citizens of Jenkins County faithfully, courteously and was dedicated to doing a good job.

I counted “Miss Liz” among my friends and will miss talking with her whenever we happened to meet after she had retired. She always had a smile on her face and I was always uplifted by our conversations. I know that she is now with the Lord she served and loved.

Rest in peace, Miss Liz.

Well, it seems we dodged the snow and ice last week that struck coastal counties. And I can’t say that I am sorry. Memories of the ice storm of a couple of years ago are still vivid in my mind.

We did not, however, dodge the cold weather! We are accustomed to a few days of cold and then a warming trend. But it seems the cold has moved in to stay with just a hint of a warming trend this week. But even that is welcomed news.

I know that I have always said that I prefer cold weather over our hot, humid summers and that is still true. But, I have to admit that I will be glad to see this prolonged spell of freezing weather hit the road, Jack - Frost!

Happy birthday this week to: Dudley Boynton, Martha Ann Hayes, Tracy Edenfield, Sandra Sherrod, Valerie Sharkey, Brien Linder, Ethelene Young, Sydney Hooks, Linda Fuller, Susan Brown, Glynn Bassett Jr., Jessica Herrington, Matt Wallace, Dee Dailey and Jaylee Bennett.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oliver.

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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