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New business utlizes old factory

The old Brantley Apparel building is now one busy place.

Employees are working steadily, even on Saturday's getting the plant ready for the new operation that is about to embark on our community. Everyone I have spoke with is excited. Brantley school had a large enrollment of new students this year in grades K4 through 12. Gloria Rayborn said she was working overtime to get the paperwork in order.

Our football team has 37 new players and is starting with 11 seniors. Our first game against Elba is a home game and will be Aug. 27th. The band sounds good and strong. They are practicing loud enough to be heard out on Hwy 331. The Juniors will be selling magazines soon and if you are already subscribing they can also renew your subscription.

Dozier Freewill Baptist Church is having their revival starting Thursday Aug. 19th at 7 p.m. with Brother David Mount. Friday Aug. 20 and Saturday Aug. 21th Brother Dale Brown will be the guest speaker. Sunday Aug. 22th there will be Sunday school at 10 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m. with Brother Rockey Pearce. Lunch will follow the service. There will be no evening service.

Mills Chapel is selling portrait coupons for $5. The portraits are being taken at the Rutledge Community Center or the Days Inn in Greenville on August 28th. The last day to buy a ticket is August 22th. Please see Brother Mickey Sipper or a member of the church for tickets.

Brantley Assembly of God will host a teaching series on the book of Revelations starting Sunday August 22th at 5 p.m. Brother Joe Roberts has been invited to teach this series. Everyone is welcome.

Calvary Baptist Church will have their homecoming Sunday August 29th.

Brantley Assembly of God will have their Fifth Sunday singing Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Tommy and Tina Mann Bluegrass group from Elba will be the guest singers. Refreshments will follow singing. Everyone is invited.

Saturday Sept.

4th The Native Americans will be dancing at the Hunters Appreciation Day at the Rutledge Community Center starting at 10 a.m. We will also have a vending booth with all kinds of goodies. Please stop by.

Dozier Freewill Baptist Church will have a yard sale, bake sale Saturday September 18th and Native American dancing.

The yard sale will start at early, but the natives won't dance until about 10 a.m..

The MaChis Creek tribal meeting will be Sunday Sept. 12th. Tribal cards can be picked up Saturday Sept.11th or Sunday Sept. 12. Please contact Chief James Wright or Nancy Carnley for more information.

The Machis Creek Festival will be Saturday October Ninth at Pine Level on Hwy 231 North between Troy and Montgomery.

Prayer request for Louise Fox, Jane Wells, Frances Burgans and family, Terra Beasley Family, my family and yours.

Praise report: Brother J.L.Jones got a good report when he went to the doctor. Jimmy Furr is up walking, talking and seems to be doing good. He says his legs still hurt, but by the grace of God he stands on his own and is gone back home to live.

I was sure sorry to hear about Bill Tisdale passing. He lived a long life and was feisty right up to the last. Bill was never a quitter. When I told my son (who hasn't seen him in awhile) remembered Mr Bill chewing on that cigar. He said he never lit it. He just chewed on it all the time. He will be missed.

Until next time remember let your life be a light to someone