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Obituary: William Graham Ponder, Sr.

William Graham Ponder, Sr. died Oct. 13, 2013 at his residence at Marsh’s Edge on St. Simons Island. He was 89 years old. He was born November 5, 1923, in Rutledge, the son of Paul Holloway and Mary Graham Ponder. He attended Emory University and graduated from

Obituary: Mary Paula Potter

Mary Paula Potter, 63, of Rutledge, died October 11, 2013. She was a native of Atlanta. Ms. Potter was the daughter of the late Paul Schulte Sr. and Mary Fleeman Schulte. She worked as a dietician at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. She is survived

Obituary: Johnnie Thelma Mosley (“Sister”)

Johnnie Thelma Mosley passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Rockledge, Florida. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Plainview Baptist Church, Madison. Visitation will be Friday evening, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones and Turner Funeral Home Chapel.

Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Ray Stapleton

Mary Elizabeth Ray Stapleton, 87, entered into rest on Friday, October 4, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Elizabeth was born on June 9, 1926 in Lumber City, Georgia. Her husband, Owen M. Stapleton and parents, Prentice Ray and Bertha Mae Floyd Ray, preceded her in death. Having

Obituary: Lucy Brown Gomez

Lucy Brown Gomez, of Lake Forest Drive, Elberton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.  Mrs. Gomez was born in Elbert County, Jan. 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Clyde Caldwell Brown and step-daughter of the late

Obituary: Danny Herring

Danny Herring, 55, of Newborn, passed away October 13, 2013. Danny enjoyed watching horse races, riding his Harley, and was always ready to smoke meats to serve a crowd. He was an exceptional pool player, but above all, he cherished his time with his children. Danny was

Mastitis being blamed for industry troubles

By Rachel Harper Do you remember when I wrote the other week about that $3 million study the Department of Agriculture was going to spend to try and find out why dairies are dwindling in the Southeast?  Well, lo and behold, we got a survey in the

Columnist has praise for “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Sunday School We either build better Sunday schools and churches or else we build better prison cells. Three rules in teaching Sunday school: be sincere, be brief, and be seated. Everyone who thinks there ought to be a Sunday school ought to attend Sunday school. The most expensive

“What has happened to America?”

By Rev. Terry Hopkins Lester Roloff was a great preacher and advocate for run-away teens. In the ’60s the government decided his homes for children should be governed by the state. Dr. Roloff took on this battle with the state of Texas and lost. Over 50 years ago Dr. Roloff

Bam! Anna Gronholm bags her first deer Sunday afternoon at the Moores’

By Betty Moore Here it is harvest time. Many festivals have been set. Already many Christmas decorations are out in many places. It’s hard to believe and to top it all; our government is about to shut down. What in the world is going to happen? So