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Walmart to close Ellaville store
(Neighborhood Market to close only 1 year after opening)
Many attend Open House at private school in old Tri County High (Photos)
Chattahoochee County names Teacher of the Year
Marion Co. Commission pledges help with tourism effort
(County agrees to pitch in local funding if Chamber of Commerce gets grants)
Health and Resource Fair planned in Richland

Page 2

IGA Grocery in Buena Vista has new owners, new manager
MLK March and Forum held in Buena Vista (Photos)
Marion County Jail Log
Chattahoochee Co. Little League looking for players (nearby counties invited)
Marion Board of Ed achieves GSBA Quality School Board Status
ADS: The Crenshaw School, Jerry Baxter for Sheriff, Payne's Roofing,
Schley County Candidate Qualifying Fees, Buck Creek Campground, Chad's Paint & Body

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Obituaries: McLemore, Nolan, Watson
Hendrickson, Tondee to wed February 27th in Americus
Ellaville-Schley Rec. Basketball Season Begins
Chattahoochee Chamber of Commerce plans Annual Dinner
Two Ellaville residents earn honors at University of North Georgia
Collins makes Reinhardt Dean's List
Hynes, Cutts make Dean's List at Valdosta State University
Ads: Auction 41, Watson-Tante Funeral Home, Watson-Giddens Funeral Home,
Buena Vista Insurance, Gear Master, Universal Private Home Care,
Chattahoochee Co. Candidate Fees, Marion Co. Election Testing

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From the Publisher: Thanks for the first 20 years!
Do you really know what you're saying with Acronyms?
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to all who helped with No Tears for Christmas
Public invited to High School Oratorical Contest
Thanks for helping me help others
Political Cartoons

Page 5
Lady Eagles debut at No. 10 in State Power Ratings
Class A Girls' State Power Ratings
Marion Co. Eagles win 3-of-4 games
Schley beats Brookstone, falls to Greenville and Pacelli
Class A Boys' State Power Ratings
Marion Co. Rec. Department holding registration for Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, Twirling
Conservation Meeting Scheduled
ADS: Archie's Heating and Cooling, Plains Pharmacy, Clifford's Wrecker Service,
Chattahoochee County Proposed Ordinance, Marion Co. Seeks County Manager

Page 6
Schley County High School Girls' Basketball Team Spotlight
Lady Wildcats were bit by injury bug early, but plan to hustle, fight, and never give up
Sponsors: Ellaville Piggly Wiggly, The Pizza Place, Gill Drug Company,
Watson-Giddens and Watson-Tante Funeral Homes, Smith's Furniture and Appliance,
Partners Propane, Central Automotive & Hardware, BG Tree Service,
Los Azteas Mexican Restaurant, Ameris Bank, Ragan Insurnace, Auction 41,
Organic Egg Hut, Moon Rogers Motor Company, Broadmoor Realty,
Red Line Automotive, Jay P. Wells Attorney, Global Graphics

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Page 7

Church News
Ads: Church Director Sponsors (Moon Rogers, Gill Drug, King's Custom Builders);
Church of Christ, Follow The Journal on Twitter

Page 8
Area homes hit by Invasion of the Asian Lady Bugs
SGTC's Rick Perkins Award nominees announced
Experts recommend children practice writing at home daily
Stewart Co. Elementary Jams to Success
Stewart families may apply for taxpayer help with heating bills
ADS: Eagles Signs & Graphics, Affordable High-Speed Internet,
Electric Wholesale Supply, DirecTV, Newspaper Subscriptions

Page 9
Farm Bureau announces election of national and state presidents
LK Moss 3rd graders invite public to program
Senator Perdue to host Mobile Office Day in Columbus
Upcoming events at the Marion Co. Public Library
Crenshaw School Open House (continued from front page)
Crossword Puzzle Solution (Puzzle is on Page 13)
ADS: Global Graphics, Partners Propane, Organic Egg Hut, Dish TV

Page 10
Legal Notices
Schley Co. Chamber of Commerce plans its Annual Dinner
Columbus Tech offers free Adult Education Classes in Stewart County
Brain Injury Support Group
To Kill a Mockingbird Play begins this week at Springer
No Tears for Christmas (continued from Page 4)
ADS: Sumter EMC Sales & Service, AVON

Page 11
Area Health Departments provide a wealth of services
Stewart Co. Teacher Spotlight: Georgia Moye
LK Moss students learn about New Year Traditions
Marion and Schley residents may apply for help with heating bills
ESP accepting applications for Head Start
Free Adult Ed Classes offered in Buena Vista
Low-income residents of Webster Co. may apply for help with food
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Page 12
Area residents invited to take part in 'The Big Read'
Webster Elementary enjoys guest teacher from CSU
Attention Marion Co. residents: Can help find you when needed?
Columbus Tech offers GED classes in Cusseta
Ads: Sumter EMC, AIM, Business Cards, DirecTV
Classified Ads, Buena Vista Realty, Briarwood Village I Apartments
Briarwood Village II Apartments, Hampton Lane Apartments,
Hamilton Village Apartments
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