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Local news for Screven County and surrounding areas.

Quarrel over dog leads to charges after man threatens another with gun

An argument over a pit bull turned ugly Monday in Sylvania, with one man threatening another with a gun.

Samuel Johnson, 19, of Isabel Street, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, battery, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a pistol without a license and probation violation.

Police got a call early Monday afternoon about an argument among three men in the parking lot between Rite Aid and Cotton's Tire. One of them had a handgun.

Relay takes center stage

In just its second year on the schedule, the “Grand Ole Opry” already has become one of the most popular events held during the Relay For Life campaign to generate money to find a cure for cancer.

“I thought it was wonderful,” said Kathryn Youles, a member of the special events committee, of the Jan. 31 variety sing in the high school auditorium. “We want to thank everybody who performed and attended.”

Dooley does plenty to heighten spirits and stresses teamwork

Sitting in the Screven County Chamber of Commerce office minutes before she would head virtually next door to the First Baptist Church Social Hall for the annual chamber banquet, Barbara Dooley voiced a rather shocking revelation.

“I don’t plan things,” said Dooley, the keynote speaker of the Jan. 29 event. “I didn’t plan to get married. It just happened. I didn’t plan to have children. It just happened.”

Grand opportunity for fun

One of last year’s biggest draws of the Relay For Life campaign has returned to highlight 2009 drive to stamp out cancer.

The “Grand Ole Opry” will be in the high school auditorium Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. as local talents grace the stage. Admission will be a $5 donation toward Relay For Life.


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