Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Town center looks good
Have you noticed how nice the lot in the center of Buckhead looks since it is being cleared? For some years it has been brambles, weeds, tall grass, bushes and what-not. Jim Moon with his bobcat and Jerry with the axe have been working to clear it. They have done a wonderful job.
This is where George and Emma Davis lived in a house that burned. They were the parents of Grace Davis White. A double wide was put there and it also was lost to fire. After that the lot went up in the weeds, grass and trees. Through the years it seemed to get worse. Grass was cut with a small mower but there was no way to keep up.
Grayson White had bought the lot with the house on it from a church that inherited it after the death of Bruce and Edna Davis who lived there after the death of George and Emma Davis who were Bruce’s parents. Grayson loved it since he grew up going there to see his grandparents. Frieda is having it cleared for the beauty of the space that had meant so much to Grayson throughout his life. She wants to add to the beauty of Buckhead. It would have made her husband so happy.
There was a singing at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel Sunday night.
Donna Hinesley’s grandmother died. I send my sympathy to you and your family.
There was a missionary speaker at Grace Bible Church Sunday.
Rachel Fambrough spent a few days with Sara Nell Bonner last week.
Beatrice Smith and Linda came to see Rassey and Edna Smith and Earl and Almedia Smith. Almedia has been in the hospital. I hope you can be better soon.
Aug. 4 at 7:30 a.m. the Rev. Terry Chupp will be at Buckhead Baptist Church with breakfast for men. He is a bass fisherman. You might want to hear him. He will also be in the 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services. He will have fishing for men’s seminar at 5:30 p.m. He wants men to come. You are welcome. He is one of the world’s top anglers.
The Old Time Wrestler’s Federation (OTWF) is having wrestling at the Buckhead Fire Department on Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. The doors open with the event starting at 6 p.m. One dollar of every ticket sold benefits the fire department. The adult tickets are $7; children tickets (6-12) are $4. Five years and under go free. Contact number is Tim at 678-492-2117.
We had our grass cut. In a few days it was ready to cut again but we haven’t had it done again yet. I thought when it was cut the first time that it needed bailing. It has grown so fast this summer in the yard.
In the fields though there were army worms. The hay had to be cut too early on account of the worms. They had just gotten there so there was not a lot of damage. I have seen spots that were eaten bare in some prior years.
My phone has rung today many times. It is from people calling to ask me to vote for a certain person. That is bothersome since I have already voted absentee. Of course these people have no way of knowing that.
Remember when I was 17 years old and was to be 18 in a few days. I wanted to vote so badly that the men that were head of the voter registration in Eatonton gave me a card so I could vote. I was so thrilled.
I pray that the right person will get in office that God wants to have in there. And that they will fulfill the law and get the job done in such a way to be pleasing to the Lord.
Printed in the August 2, 2012 edition.