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At 510 Patterson Road, Baxley, Georgia, sprawls Gardner Apiaries. Fifteen-year-old Michael (Mike) Gardner actually became enamored with bees because he had an older friend who kept some. Michael would finish his chores and then visit his friend and the bees. The friends would hang out, watch…

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Mrs. Lisa Steadham Stone of Baxley, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Deen of Broxton, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children Sonya Elise Stone and Dustin Craig Walker.

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Drivers driving out Hwy. 144 toward Statesboro will see Cleveland Carter Enterprises on the left with a multitude of tractors out front. More that can’t be seen from the road are in the back. Those are Cleveland’s babies he’s already redone, and they reside under a shelter. He started his bu…

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Ronnie and Janet Clements, of Alma, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Karleigh Suzanne Clements to Joshua Carter Atkinson, son of Kevin Atkinson and Candi Livingston Atkinson of Baxley.

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Marcia Mann Brown grew up here in Appling County on the family farm. She and her brother Gene learned to work hard, but they also were blessed with a Christian family; they lived within five miles of both sets of grandparents. One great grandfather, David H. Mann, Sr., gave the land for and …

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The old adage that if you want something done and done well, ask a busy person to do it might very well be true, and if it is, you might call Peggy Miles, General Manager of South Georgia Broadcasters for the last fifty and one-half years if you need an important job done and done right. I’m…

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Alyeene Gorman was born on Feb. 27, 1920 in Oakland, California, and celebrated her 100th birthday on February 27, 2020 in Baxley just at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon after her birthday party at the Pavilion, the virus caught up with her, but she survived it and is doing well…

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Adam Riddle, son of Richard and the late Joyce Riddle, grew up right here in Appling County, a country boy who relished his childhood. He played in the band and graduated from Appling County High School in 2001, after which he went to Darton State College in Albany to become a registered nur…

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Next week, Thursday to be specific, holds both great promise and great dread for Kaylee Merritt, the mother of three-year-old Cole.

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The Rev. Bobby Gale and his wife Nancy live in Savannah; they were childhood sweethearts and have now been married for 41 years. Bobby attended Brewton-Parker College and then went to Candler School of Theology, Emory in Atlanta where he earned his master’s degree of Divinity. He is an ordai…

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Joy Connelley grew up all over the place, a veritable nomad, but she considers Moultrie her hometown. Her family lived there from her first-grade year through her seventh. They moved away but returned when she was a junior and stayed until she graduated from Moultrie High School in 1961. Her…

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Mark Barnes had an idyllic childhood, pretty close to perfect in his opinion. Born at the Appling General Hospital on December 12, 1958 on his parents’ fourth anniversary, he already had one sister, and another would come later. His family lived in a tiny house when the children were young, …