Geneva Fire/Rescue responded to an early morning call to 817 Sizemore Highway in Geneva, Sherwood's Milling and Hardware, to find a warehouse behind the main building in flames. By daylight the fire was out but still smoldering. 

In an emailed statement Geneva Fire Chief Ben Latimer told WGEA that e-911 recieved a call at approxamatley 1:30 a.m. the caller indicated that the building was fully involved. The Geneva Fire/Rescue were assisted in fighting the blaze by Samson, Bellwood, and Black Fire Departments.

The building and two grain silos are a total loss and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.



This is some information I have came across while researching my condition. I hope you find it helpful. 



Dietary information for those who live with high blood sugar

Due to the recent home invasion on Steven Fairy Road, we recognize the need for the citizens of Geneva County to organize a neighborhood watch program. The attatched link will take you to a PDF file that can be read or printed. We hope this information is helpful to the community.


Starting a neighborhood watch program.

Mr. Acie W. Taylor


Mr. Acie W. Taylor of Geneva, AL. went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, March 12, 2016. He was 96.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with Dr. Mike Shirah officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will recieve friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 15, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family asked that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to the Maple Avenue Baptist Church, 1009 West Maple Avenue., Geneva, AL. 36340.

Mr. Taylor was born in Coffee County, AL on October 28, 1919 to the late William Riley and Elizabeth Crawley Taylor. Mr. Acie proudly served our country in World War II. He was a loving father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Esther Mae Taylor.

He is survived by one son, Danny Taylor and daughter-in-law Madelyn of Cottonwood, AZ; one daughter, Diane Goodnight of Hartford, AL; five grandchildren, Denise Crosby and Dennis Goodnight both of Hartford, AL, Kevin Goodnight of Savannah, GA, Veronica Taylor Speed of Dothan, AL, Amber Taylor Paul of Geneva, AL; special adopted granddaughter, Krystyn Mixon Davis of Geneva, AL; four great-grandchildren, Daniel Paul, Avery Paul, and Brittany Taylor all of Geneva, AL, Ashlen Exum of Dothan, AL; other extended family and a host of friends.

Peaches, Pears, or apples.

Step 1. Empty one can of Peaches, Pears, or apples and drain another and empty it as well.

Step2. Empty 1 box of Spice or Carrot cake mix on top of the fruit.

Step 3. Add 1 whole stick of butter.

Step 4. add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.


Add all ingredients into a greased crockpot on High for 2 1/2 hours.

Acie Taylor, 96 passed away this morning.  He was a War Veteran

Mary Ida Register Elliot

Mary Ida Register Elliot of Geneva passed away at a Dothan Hopsital on Thursday, March 24, 2016. She was 86.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 26, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating and Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. Memorial donations may be made to Westside United Methodist Church, 1000 W. Maple Ave., Geneva, AL. 36340, or to Bay Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1721 S. Bay Springs Rd. , Dothan, AL. 36305.

Mrs. Elliot was born in Geneva County on March 11, 1930, to the late Sidney Curtis and Carrie Loe Register. She was preceded in death by husband, William Harvey Elliot; two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Carey and husband Terry, of Dothan; grandson, Elliot Carey of Birmingham; and numberous nieces and nephews.

Joe Junior 'Brother Joe' Putnam

Mr. Joe Junior "Brother Joe" Putnam of Hartford passed away Thursday, March24, 2016 at his residence. He was 86.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 26, at Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Hartford with Pastor Greg Wilmore officiating and Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home directing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Eliza Horton Putnam; one great-grand daughter, Brittany Stiver; two brothers; three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Ada Putnam of Hartford; four daughters; Elaine Dunn of Destin, FL.; Debra Stiver and husband Richard of Hartford; Joan Chappell and husband Bengie of Hartford; Diana Putnam of Maumee, OH.; Micheal Putnam and wife Cherri of Bonifay, FL.; Kevin Putnam of Prattville, MI.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many extended family and friends. 

The family would like to say a special thank you to Gentiva Hospice for their love and care.




James L. Braswell

James L. "Jim" Braswell, 92, of Tampa, FL., passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 in Asheville, NC.

Memorial Services were held at El Bethel Baptist Church, Tampa. Memorial donations may be made to El Bethel Baptist Church,Youth Building Fund, 6611 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL. 33610.

He was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Eunola to J. Yarbrough and Rosa Curry Braswell.

Jim grew up on a farm in Geneva. He was a 1943 graduate of Geneva High School.

He served honorably in WWII, and proudly served as a deacon at El Bethel Baptist Church for 20 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Yarbrough Braswell, Rosa Curry Braswell, and Lula Howell Braswell; Siblings: Huston Braswell, Charles "Boe" Braswell, Betty Jo Kirkland; and brothers-in-law A.L. "Pete" Paige and Holland Vaughan.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou; his son, Gary Halcomb and wife Mary; two daughters, Linda Proch and Husband John; and Debbie Giddens and husband David; three sisters: Neida Gentry and husband Gene of Cummings, GA.; Rosa Paige of Clarkston, GA.; and Dorothey Vaughan of Jacksonville, FL.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wilmer Oyd "Pockets" Helms

Mr. Wilmer Oyd "Pockets" Helms of Samson, AL. passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. He was 67.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until service time.

Mr. Wilmer was born in Opp, AL. on October 18, 1948 to the late Oyd and Dovie Helms. Mr. Helms was of the Assembly of God faith. He was an avid wrestling fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Helms; mother-in-law, Ruby Lee Dougan.

He is survived by five daughters, Teresa Bryant (Pete) of Samson, AL., Kimberly Fellers (Jay) of Samson, AL., Brenda Sanders (Robert) of Huntsville, GA., Glenda Helms of Bonifay, FL. and Beverly Haley (Brian) of Jack, AL.; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way.

Carolyn Amelia Thurston Stephens

Carolyn Amelia Thurston Stephens of Samson, AL. passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Wiregrass Medical Center. She was 73.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at Liberty Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Zach Dodson and Rev. Dell Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted.

Mrs. Stephens was born in Geneva County, AL. on November 23, 1942 to the late Jessie Derius and Renci Veda Aycock Thurston. Carolyn loved to fish, working in her flower beds, and crocheting. She also enjoyed picking peas and butterbeans. She attended the Living Water Family Worship Center.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two husbands, Eldon D. Myers, and James Stephens; one daughter, Nancy Teresa Myers, and one infant granddaughter, Amber Marie Myers.

She is survived by six children, Donnie Ray Stephens of Columbus, GA., Linday Faye Myers of Andalusia, AL., Richard Earl Myers of Samson, AL., Jessie Lynn Myers (Patty) of Geneva, AL., Cathy Renae Stephens (Jay Kelley) of Samson, AL., and Timmy Edward Stephens (Demesha) of Asbury Community, AL.; three sisters, Pauline Rhodes, Catherine Thames, and Patricia Floyd (Dell) all of Samson, AL.; one brother, John Thurston (Jeanette) of Samson, AL.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will gather at the home of her sister, Patricia Floyd: 901 Stephens Ferry Road, Samson, AL. 36477. 

Lillie (Doll) Bynum

Lillie (Doll) Bynum of Geneva passed awayon Thursday, March 17, 2016. She was 87.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 21, at the First Baptist Church of Geneva with the Rev. Scott Crooms officiating. Mrs. Bynum's nephew, Rex Bynum, delivered the Eulogy. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing.

Mrs. Bynum was born in Coffee County on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928, to the late Oscar and Lelia Stokes Austin. She was a long time member at the First Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for more than 50 years. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church Nursery Fund, PO Box 579, Geneva, AL. 36340.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Jackson (Pa Jack) Bynum; two sisters, Dot Bryant and Essie Bryant; and her brother, William R. Austin. She is survived by her son, Steve Bynum (Gail); daughter, Patricia Lindsey (Frankie); three grandchildren, Stevie Bynum (Christi), Brad Bynum (Jenny), all of Geneva, and Chad Lindsey (Tobi) of Panama City Beach, FL.; six great-grandchildren, Austin Lindsey of Panama City Beach, FL. Garrett Bynum, Jackson Bynum, Brook Bynum, Brody Bynum, Tabitha Lindsey Precise (Jonathan); two great-great-grandchildren, Ryder and Annie Precise, all of Geneva; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Clyde Driggers Justice

Clyde Driggers Justice of Geneva, AL. passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. She was 96.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Maple Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Shirah officiating. Burial will follow in the Pondtown United Methodist Church Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Maple Avenue Baptist Church: 1009 West Maple Avenue., Geneva, AL. 36340. 

Mrs. Clyde was born September 02, 1919 to the late Button D. and Dorendia Yohn Driggers. Mrs. Justice was a lifelong member of Maple Avenue Baptist Church where she was a faithful and devoted member. She retired from Van Heusen after 35 years of dedicated service. She also enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, and ironing.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Homer Morris Justice; two brothers, Malcolm and Malvin B. "Buck" Driggers; two sisters, Mirtie Wooten and Flora Martin.

She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Morris Justice (Carol Sue) of Auburn, AL. and Roger Dale Justice (Jackie) of Opelika, AL. one sister, Lillian Nolen of Geneva, AL. six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Mary Castello

Mrs. Mary Castello went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 13, 2016. She was 87.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, in the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Locke officiating. Burial followed in the Hurricane Creek Cemetary, 1160 Zorn Lane, Westville, FL. 32464, with Warren Holloway Ward Funernal Home directing. The family received friends at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continued until service time.

Mrs. Castello was born February 12, 1929 in Samson, AL. to the late Bud and Mary Esther Parker Jones. Mary graduated from Ponce de Leon High School and from Florida State University Class of 1951 with a Bachellor of Science degree om Human Sciences.

Mary worked as a county extension agent in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Holmes Counties of Florida. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl.

Survivors include: Four sons Allen, Earl Jr., Mike and Chris Castello two sisters: Burnis and Caroline. 

Ms. Peggy Rue Seaborn Butler

Ms. Peggy Rue Seaborn Butler of Kinston, Alabama went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 9, 2016.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016, in New Brockton with Rev. James Hataway and Rev. Nathan Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the New Brockton City Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continue until service time.

Ms. Butler was born May 21, 1935, in Georgetown, Georgia to the late John and Ruby Mae Russell Seaborn. She worked for civil service at Ft. Rucker and retired with more than 20 years of service. For six years, she served as City Clerk for the city of New Brockton. Ms. Butler was an accomplished pianist, teaching piano and voice for a number of years. She was a people person and enjoyed entertaining; a true military wife. She was a pround cancer survivor and a faithful member of the Ma Chis Tribe.

Survivors include two daughters: Alice Rue Butler Carroll of Hayden, AL. and Melissa Lyn Butler Watson Wright and her devoted son-in-law James Wright of Kinston; five grandchildren: Carolyn Rue Watson of Kinston, Taylor Clay Carroll of Samson, Johnathon Seaborn Watson, Alicen Alman Wright and Carlie Dallas Wright all of Kinston; other extended family and friends.



Ms. Barbara Jean Poon

Ms. Barbara Jean Poon, age 51, a resident of Samson passed Feb. 8, 2016. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 From St. Elizabeth Baptist Church in Geneva with the Rev. C. A. Hammond, Jr., presiding.

Burial followed at Samson City Cemetary.

Barbara Jean Poon was born in Geneva County on Sept. 1, 1964 to the union of the late Willie James Poon, Sr. and Dorothy J Baldwin-Poon of Samson.

Barbara was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church until she moved to Birmingham. She attended Samson High School where she excelled in her academic courses.

She was a member of the FBLA, a junior and senior high Cheerleader, a member of the high Honor Society, and a member if the Samson Marching Band.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving mother Dorothy Poon of Samson; her siblings: Rhonda Barnette of N. C.; Willie James Poon, Jr. of Suffolk, VA.; Kesha L. Poon of Samson; Christy Poon-Atkins (Calvin) of Brandon, MS. and Jenette K. Poon of Duluth, GA.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.



Mrs. Laura Helen Dillard

Mrs Laura Helen Dillard of Geneva passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. She was 89.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Gene Hauser officiating.

A private burial followed in the Pondtown Unithed Methodist Church Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pondtown United Methodist Church Cemetary Fund, 663 Pondtown Rd., Hartford, AL., 36344 or to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 311708 Enterprise, AL., 36301.

Mrs. Dillard was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Geneva County, to the late Foy and Gladys B. Kelley Shirley. For several years she was manager of Bill's Dollar Store in Geneva. She was a very loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, her husband, R. V. Dillard, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Dillard; one son, Mike Dillard and wife Ann all of Geneva; and her wonderful neighbors at Briarcliff.

The Family would like to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Sherry Tyrues, Shirley Rowell, Ann McClenny, Tina Brooks, Nancy Holder, Diane Mock, and Sharon Morrow, Dr. David Arnold and staff, Gentiva Hospice and Home Health, as well as the OT, PT, and nursing department. Mrs. Helen could not praise Gentiva Hospice and Home Health enough for their kindness and special care that she received during her illness.



John (Johnny) A. Hughes, Jr.

Mr. John (Johnny) A. Hughes, Jr., age 87 died Thursday, Feb, 18, 2016 at his home in Hartford.

Funeral services held Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Hartford First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jean Spikes and the Rev. John Wesley Spivey officiating. Burial followed in the City of Hartford Cemetary with Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers were Joe Shehee, Charles Whittle, Anderson Fulford, Robert Earl Payne, Jimmy Miller and Jimmy Bottoms. Honorary pallbearers were Directors, Officers and employees of the First National Bank of Hartford.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 205 S. 3rd Ave., Hartford, AL., 36344.

Johnny graduated from Geneva County High School in 1947 and attended Auburn University.

He was employed with the First National Bank of Hartford in 1953, has served as a Director of the bank since 1958: as Assistant Cashier from 1958 until 1962; as Vice President from 1963 until 1967; as President from 1968 until 1984; as Chief Executive Officer from 1984 until 2004 and as Chairman of the Board from 1984 until 2013.

During his association with the First National Bank of Hartford, the bank grew tremendously, due in large part to his leadership, direction, and foresight. Mr. Hughes was the Chairman of the First Hartford Bancshare, Inc. at the time of his death.

Johnny was the Mayor of the City of Hartford for 25 years. In recognition of his distinguished service to the community, the Johnnny Hughes Community Center was named in his honor. He served his country in the Alabama National Gaurd for 18 years obtaining the rank of Captain, and was the Company Commander when the Hartford Unit was mobolized during the Berlin crisis and also active duty during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Hughes was a former member of the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, the Hartford Planning Commission, the Geneva Gas District, the Hartford Lion's Club and the Geneva County High School Athletic Club. He was an active member of the Hartford First United Methodist Church, and had served on it's Administrative Board.

Johnny received a Resolution commending him for his distinguished service to the City of Hartford from the Senate of the State of Alabama, and was honored at the Geneva County Farm City Week 2014 with the Geneva County Robert Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, John Albert Hughes, Sr., and Lovie Dell Childs Hughes; a brother and sister-in-law, Jessie E. Gene Hughes and Betty Rhodes Hughes; a sister-in-law, Janet Jones Hughes; a nephew, Brantley Brooks Murdock.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Opal Whittle Hughes; brother, Bill C. Hughes and Joyce Hughes of Hartford; brother H. J. (Jack) Hughes of Hartford; step-duaghter, Debbie Shehee of Bellwood; step-son, and step-duaghter-in-law, Joe and Wendy Shehee of Hartford; step-grand-daughters, Brittany Shehee and Lacey Shehee of Hartford; sister-in-law, Hazel Jones of Hartford; brother-in-law, Charles and Jonella Whittle of Orlando, FL.; niece, Amy Hughes Bromberg and John Bromberg of Birmingham; niece Susan K. Hughes of Hartford; nephew John Jackson (J.J.) and Tammy Hughes; great-niece and great-nephew, Alexadria Leigh Hughes and John Jackson Hughes, III of Hartford; niece, Virginia Dell Hughes Murdock; great-nephews, Jesse and Parker Murdock of Prattville; and niece, Leslie Ann Hughes of Portland, OR. 

Johnny was an avid golfer who enjoyed six holes in one but was more proud of his "double eagle."

Johnny was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.



Bruce Fulford

Mr. Bruce Fulford of Hartford passed away tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:38 am while being cared for at home. He was 77.

Funeral services were held Saturday Feb. 20, in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Troy West and Rev. Scott Fulford officiating. Burial followed in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetary with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing.

Memorial conributions may be made to the Wiregrass Children's Home.

Mr. Fulford was born May 12, 1938, in Geneva County, to the late Hershel Edward and Willie Dell Benefield Fulford. He enjoyed the outdoors working around his home and farming. He loved helping his friends and neighbors.

He enjoyed watching college football, golfing, spending time with his family, working on special projects with friends, and watching other people fish. Bruce will be remembered for having a very strong work ethic.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Danny Fulford, preceded him in death.

Survivors include on son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kathy Fulford of Hartford; one grandson, Brandon Fulford of Ewards MS.; one sister, Willa Parrish (Louie) of Sparta TN.; other extended family and friends.

The Family would like to acknowledge a very dear friend and say a special thank you to Jackie Mahan for her loving care during his illness and also to Southern Care Hospice.



Jeffery J. Morgan

Mr. Jeffery J. Morgan passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. He was 34.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Feb, 20, in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva with the Rev. Chuck Grantham officiating. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Primitive
Baptist Church Cemetary with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing.

Jeff was born Aug. 17, 1981, to the late Jessie Morgan and Velma Lou Ballard Brackin. He was employed by Reliable-Ruskin for 15 years. Jeff enjoyed watching football and racing. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lisa Charlene; and a brother, Randy Brackin.

He is survived by two brothers; Richy Brackin (Linda) and Danny Ray Brackin; three sisters; Gail Williams (Danny Paul) all of Chancellor, Susan Williams (Rusty) of Westville, FL. and Amy Brasuell (Gary) of Coffee Springs; nieces and nephews, Brandon and Lee Williams, Todd, Nick, and Brandy Killingsworth, Zach Brasuell and wife, Brandy of Coffee Springs; and many friends.  






If you were listening to the Morning show this morning you heard a caller with some suggestions about the show. Her main concern was that there isn't enough local news during the show. Also saying that she didn't care about the Presidential race and what those involved are doing, saying she gets enough of that on the television. She also mentioned that my predesessor did much more local news. These concerns and the input of my listeners are greatly appreciated. This caller, whom did not identify herself, also said people would call and tell my predessor what was going on or drop off announcements and other information in the door box here at the station. The number is the same as it was before I got here, and we have not moved the radio station. Is it any fault of mine that no one still does this?

There are many more things involved with doing a radio show than one might think, it isn't easy. People don't realize that there is no staff here, I do it all by myself with little to no help. I, as you can see if you are reading this, do the best I can to learn how to do this and do it effectively. I update this website, I am learning the automated system that keeps programming playing while no one is here, I broadcast baseball and football for the Geneva Panthers, I sell all advertising, I write, record, edit and produce all of the commercials that play during my show, I am learning video editing software so we will be able to create video commercials for this website, and I have done this without a real paycheck since October. So, I have continued to do this show without pay for the people of Geneva. 

Another listener came to my defense saying "everyone knows what to do with the bull, except the fella who has it by the tail". That statement was a mouthful. My listeners don't know what goes on behind the scenes. I have to keep all of these machines working, sometimes having absolutley no idea about said machine beforehand. So, what do I do? I have to teach myself how to keep these machines running. I download operating manuals for these machines and electronic devices that bring you, the listener, my show and what plays while I am not here at the station.

Currently, I have not been able to get around town due to our streaming not running at the moment. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what is wrong and fix it so that my show and all others can stream over the internet. 

Again, I appreciate any input or criticism from my listeners, but please understand that I was a carpenter for 16 years before I started this venture. I am doing the best that I can and am learning all that I can to make this show the best it can be. I am hard at work with this and still trying to keep my listeners happy. 

Thank you for reading and God bless.


Clayton Flick


Representatives from Ronald McDonald House Charities were at Geneva Head Start on Thursday to present a check for $4,500.00. Geneva Head Start Director Renee Wambles says the money will be used for a new piece of playground equipment for the 60 three and four year olds enrolled to play on. Wambles thanked presenters Eddy Byrd and McDonalds franchise owner Jerry Murphy, saying that the children would all enjoy the new equipment.
The new piece of equipment will hold 20 children at a time and has 2 slides and upper and lower climbing spaces for the children to enjoy. Head Start of Geneva will also have to install soft turf underneath the new equipment. The cost of the equipment will use nearly all of the funds received including a $300 donation by Bank of the Ozarks in Geneva, making the total tally $4800. 
Besides their scheduled play time, the children are also engaged in “Creative Curriculum”, where they learn shapes, colors, letters, numbers and other skills, such as writing their names and other skills that will help prepare them for kindergarten. The children are also given breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Jerry Murphy says the decision was made to donate the needed funds to Head Start of Geneva after receiving a heartfelt letter from Renee Wambles expressing the need for new equipment for the children to play on. Murphy also said that they give donations of this type when funds are available, which is limited. 
Also attending was Ron Holliman, Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Head Start Regional Director. Mr. Holliman directs the Head Start programs for Barbour, Covington, Henry, and Geneva Counties. This includes 6 Head Start programs.
Wambles also would like to have a concrete track installed at the playground, for the children to ride the tricycles already at the center. “It’s hard for the kids to ride the tricycles on the grass”, Wambles said. Although funding isn’t available for that project, it is on the “to do” list. 
Byrd and Murphy plan to return for a ribbon cutting ceremony after the equipment is installed.



Christian Mission Centers
Helping those in need.
by, Clayton Flick
After having to relocate from the devestation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Harolyn Benjamin,  was Hired Christian missions centers as The Women's program director. Since she has been tasked with volunteer training and public relations community liaison at the centers home office in enterprise.
Christian missions offer a variety of service that are free for those who qaulify.  Services include food assistance, emergency financial assistance, homeless shelters, women's programs, and meals on wheels to name a few. 
Christian Mission Center Inc. welcome volunteers at all 4 locations. Those wishing to volunteer can learn more about volunteering at Christian mission locations which include. Enterprise 231 Geneva Hwy., Geneva 801 E Town Street., Troy 104 Pecan Street., and Elba 342 N Court Street.
The Centers food ministry includes meals on wheels for homebound individuals, weekend meal preparation and serving, on site meals in which 3 meals a day 7 days a week are prepared at the Central office in Enterprise. Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 7:45 am. Lunch is served from 11:00 - 11:30 am. Dinner served from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. Elizabeth Riley is the Food Service Director at Christian Mission Centers. Expansion of the food distribution at the centers is in the near future after receiving a donation of a 40,000 sq ft building by a local methodist church.
The New Life Center Christian Recovery Program provides substance abuse education and counseling. It is a faith based 12 step program and is a residential work/study program. Those participating in the sixteen week program live at the center during  the program in the dorms and may stay for a longer period of time depending on if they arrive as a pre-admit Student, or apply for the After care option after graduation.
Monday through Friday students are required to work half the day in the Christian Mission stores, and attend recovery based classes the the other half of the day. Students also work on Saturday and receive individual counseling once a week and attend an on-site devotion twice daily, Celebrate Recovery, church on Sunday and other activities as scheduled. 
Students are supervised and Monitored throughout the day and evening. Rules and regulations must be observed by students.
There is a women and childrens center that provide shelter for 4 women or a family of 4. Men also qaulify for shelter and the center can house 4 men for 72 hours. All receiving shelter at Christian Mission must pass a background check and a 12 panel drug screening to qaulify. All who are receiving shelter from the Mission are housed at the main location in Enterprise. 
Some financial assistance is provided for those who qualify through the Benevolance Program. This is a program that helps with things such as bills, emergency travel for recipients to travel to and from Hospitals or family emergencies. 
Monetary donations can be made at any of the 4 Christian Mission stores, one should inform employees at the centers that the money given is a donation and that money will be sent to the main office in Enterprise.  All donations made to the centers is used right here in the area and are greatly appreciated.
If you would like more information you can inquire in person at any Christian Mission stores or go to or call (334) 393-2607


It's that time of year again... a time to be thankful for our many blessings and to help others around us.  We at Geneva County Department of Human Resources would like to thank you for your support throughout the year and in years past.

Currently the Geneva County Department of Human Resources provides protective services for 75 children and at risk adults. These services range in spectrum from basic counseling to full foster care placement. Although, State funds do help with providing the most basic of care to these at risk children and adults, there are no State allocated funds to provide holiday gifts.

In an effort to assist with providing clothing and gifts at Chistmas for these individuals, our office has begun its annual Christmas Project is which funds and gifts will be collected. We realize that a lot of people want to help with this worthwhile project, but many people feel as if they cannot take on the huge task of solely providing for a child or adult at Christmas. Therefore, this year we are changing how a child or elderly adult is sponsored for Christmas gifts. Instead of seeking sponsors to purchase for a child or adult, we are simply asking for tax deductible monetary donations of any size. The money will be combined and collectively used to provide for each child and adult that DHR is providing care. If you would like further information, please contact our office at 334-684-5823 (Kelli Nichols) or 334-684-5834 (Kim Morris) 

Gilstrap Drugs has moved to 1008 W Maple Ave. right across from Maple Ave Baptist Church.

“Clean every whit”
How can such a being ever stand, without an emotion of fear, in the full blaze of the throne of God? How can he stand within the holiest? How can he stand on the sea of glass? How can he enter in by the pearly gates and tread the golden streets? The reply to these inquiries unfolds the amazing depths of redeeming love and the eternal efficacy of the blood of the Lamb. Deep as is man's ruin, the love of God is deeper still. Black as is his guilt, the blood of Jesus can wash it all away. Wide as is the chasm separating man from God, the cross has bridged it. God has come down to the very lowest point of the sinner's condition, in order that He might lift him up into a position of infinite favor, in eternal association with His own Son. Well may we exclaim, "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God." (1 John 3: l) Nothing could fathom man's ruin but God's love, and nothing could equal man's guilt but the blood of Christ. But now the very depth of the ruin only magnifies the love that has fathomed it, and the intensity of the guilt only celebrates the efficacy of the blood that can cleanse it. The very vilest sinner who believes in Jesus can rejoice in the assurance that God sees him and pronounces him "clean every whit."

“Clean every whit”
How can such a being ever stand, without an emotion of fear, in the full blaze of the throne of God? How can he stand within the holiest? How can he stand on the sea of glass? How can he enter in by the pearly gates and tread the golden streets? The reply to these inquiries unfolds the amazing depths of redeeming love and the eternal efficacy of the blood of the Lamb. Deep as is man's ruin, the love of God is deeper still. Black as is his guilt, the blood of Jesus can wash it all away. Wide as is the chasm separating man from God, the cross has bridged it. God has come down to the very lowest point of the sinner's condition, in order that He might lift him up into a position of infinite favor, in eternal association with His own Son. Well may we exclaim, "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God." (1 John 3: l) Nothing could fathom man's ruin but God's love, and nothing could equal man's guilt but the blood of Christ. But now the very depth of the ruin only magnifies the love that has fathomed it, and the intensity of the guilt only celebrates the efficacy of the blood that can cleanse it. The very vilest sinner who believes in Jesus can rejoice in the assurance that God sees him and pronounces him "clean every whit."

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Slavery was prohibited by most nations prior to our 1861 civil war. Technology had made slavery too expensive. The cotton gin was more competitive.

Slavery can be explained as a means to gather fruit from a plant owned by a master. The plant must be cultivated, weeded, and shielded from pests in order for the maximum production of fruit. Applying these measures, especially the picking and care of the fruit, can be expensive. Slavery involved the purchase of the slave plus maintaining slave productivity. The slave, land, plant and the fruit belonged to the master. All the slave received was housing and health care and hopefully benevolent respect.

Machinery was most productive thus more competitive than the institution of slavery. An old system of controlling productive laborers was proposed. Peonage was the answer. The master still owned the land and the plant. The laborer must be convinced that the land and the plant could be his as a reward for exceptional consistent fruit production. The peon who thought that he might eventually be an owner worked hard in the cultivation, weeding, and pest extermination in order to maximize fruit production owned by the master but the peon being subject to a share in the reward. In essence, peonage was the payment of a debt through forced labor where the expense of labor was born by the laborer who grew and picked the fruit.

Peonage was prohibited after the civil war. Sharecropping sounded like consent.

Peonage was re-introduced after the 1999 repeal of the Glass-Steagall act. The Kansas State Supreme Court identified over 60 million peons today who are paying monthly amounts as renters. The peon is led to believe that he is not a peon, but instead a potential owner of the home with ownership to be transferred to him after the final mortgage payment is made. The peon renter, thinking that he is a potential owner, embraces readily the payment of all taxes, insurance, and cost of maintenance. A mortgage loan is never made to the peon, but he is supposed to pay as if there were one. In reality the bank bought a worthless transformed check. The peon unknowingly sold himself to the purchaser of his signature on a promissory note that the lender turned into a check to advance trade. The stand-alone check in trade had no security instrument.

Four million slaves were emancipated by Abraham Lincoln. Today, no one has stepped forward to free sixty million peons from bondage. The peon’s master is “too big to fail”. Public education might be propaganda spouted for the Prince’s comfort. When will today’s bridge be crossed?


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Illegal Mortgage Securitization - Did Banks Gamble Your Home & Distort Chain of Title?

By Robert Smith | Red Pill Reports

The future of everything America holds dear is at stake. Has your home been stolen?


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(RedPillReports) During the Banker Bailout of 2008 the financial centers of power came under examination. The deceptive and illegal practice of mortgage securitization was brought to light and showed the banking industry’s willingness to distort chain of title involving property ownership and gamble with America’s most cherished possession—their homes. Groundbreaking evidence has now appeared which begs the question of just how deep the rabbit hole goes and quite frankly might make the Watergate scandal look trivial. Through a secret shell game, played with proceeds derived from mortgage manipulation, underground “black funds” seem to have been created and used to fund terrorism throughout the world. To the point…the very extremists killing our soldiers and beheading Americans overseas might have been funded by money funneled from the MERS-created mortgage securities sold on Wall Street by some of the largest banks in the world. Greg Morse and Scott Bennett have followed the breadcrumbs and now ask for your attention.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of research to create a scenario in your mind where this is possible. Banks laundering money for criminal elements are hardly something new. More often than they care to admit the banking industry has been caught laundering large sums of drug money. HSBC even paid a billion dollar fine because of it.

Traditionally, and by law, banks who loan money to home buyers are required to track all transactions involving an interest in the home through the County Recorder. This process ensures proper accounting and allows everyone to have confidence in the property ownership records of the country. Because of the freedom to act without the oversight of the publicly elected County Recorder, MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration System) allowed the banks to separate the note from the property itself. Instead of being registered with the public record they were now recorded by the banks themselves. The proverbial fox guarding the hen house.

They were then able to turn the “notes” into financial instruments traded and leveraged on the stock market beyond the ability of the average homeowner to envision. By derivatives and insurance and securitization a $100,000.00 home mortgage could be worth well over a million dollars. Furthermore, anytime a homeowner defaulted on payments complicated insurance plans were activated and allowed the banks to cash in. Every mortgage was paid whether the homeowner made a payment or not. It was brilliant. Why do you think banks gave anybody with a pulse a loan in the early 2000’s? They made money either way. Up or down, foreclosure or no foreclosure, banks won at America’s expense. The mortgage notes were just a piece of paper to be toyed with. It didn’t matter who got hurt by the practice or its questionable legality.

The large sums of money generated by these complicated schemes created huge pools. Plenty of money hush-money to go around and keep the wheels greased and the carousel spinning.There is no question proper accounting would make us look at the foreclosure crisis in a whole new light. Why have homeowners been ripped out of their houses when banks have suffered no financial loss and where did all the money go the banks made cheating America?

The work of Greg Morse and Scott Bennett seem to show a significant portion of this money was used to fund off the record activities.Some of them being to spread unrest through violence and topple governments. Laundering drug money, wrecking chains of title, defrauding investors and homeowners alike…it has all been proven in court many times over and there is a good chance the bank you deposit your paycheck and got your home loan from have paid billions in fines to settle these type of suits. Banks funding the very foreign gangs our soldiers have died for is sickening. Although Greg and Scott’s work is the most complete and provable case proving the link between terrorism, the banks and your mortgage, it is not the first. The families of several American soldiers have seen a link and sued because of it.

While Scott was chasing the end result of the accounts Greg was tracking down the beginning of the mortgage fraud. How banks got from your home purchase to Wall Street. Greg was able to prove how the chain of title has been broken. This means you can make your last payment on your house and still not have a clear title to home ownership. It is a sentence to a lifetime of indentured servitude by stealing what rightly belongs to you without you even knowing it.

In the early 1800’s Thomas Jefferson and John Adams warned the American People about the dangers of central banks. Most of the Founding Fathers understood the natural progression of power an unchecked banking industry captures as time goes by. Our ignorance of these issues has proven to be harmful to our way of life. The economic upheaval we have seen has served to benefit the very interests who claimed to be the most damaged—the banks. Greg and Scott have evidence proving the cries for a bailout in 2008 were a scam and another example of our Founder’s most dire warnings.

“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” John Adams

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies...” Thomas Jefferson

Greg Morse and Scott Bennett have suffered greatly to uncover the truth. They are risking everything by being so bold. They deserve and need support. Greg’s website, is a storehouse of information. He implores each one of you to find out if your own mortgage may have been compromised by going to "Learn If Your Mortgage Is Compromised".  Their great plan is to force a Congressional hearing on the matter. To this point their effort to alert politicians, DA’s and Media have largely been ignored. The silence on the subject shows the extent of the banking control in this country. What they are calling for is an authentic uprising from the People through a petition. Greg Morse and Scott Bennett have suffered greatly for this cause and they will not rest until they are able to wheel the trunks full of court-ready documents through the halls of Congress and reveal what they have found.



The fifty states have an empty cupboard. There is no leadership. There is none left. OH woe are we. What would leadership do if there were any? No man can lead us. Where is God?

Just thinking on His leadership brings consolation and encouragement. We need Him especially this hour and every hour, while passing through this evil world, in which the enemy has wrought such appalling mischief as beheadings.

The lust and passions of men produce such bitter fruit, and in which the path of the true disciple presents roughness which mere nature could never endure.

Faith knows, of a surety, that there is One behind the scenes whom the world sees not nor regards; and, in the consciousness of this, it can calmly say, “it is well,” and, “it shall be well.” Wise leadership receives gladly the Just One.

True, we may see many traces of the serpent; many deep and well-defined footprints of the enemy of God and man; many things which we cannot explain nor even comprehend; suffering innocence and successful wickedness may furnish an apparent basis for the infidel-reasoning of the skeptic mind; but the true believer can piously repose in the assurance that "the Judge of all the earth shall do right."

There are "wheels within wheels" in the government of God. He makes use of an endless variety of agencies, in the accomplishment of His unsearchable designs. Potiphar's wife, Pharaoh's butler, Pharaoh's dreams, Pharaoh himself, the dungeon, the throne, the fetters, the royal signet, the famine — all are at His sovereign disposal, and all be made instrumental in the development of His stupendous counsels.

The spiritual mind delights to dwell upon this. It delights to range through the wide domain of creation and providence, and to recognize, in all, the machinery which an All-wise and an Almighty God is using for the purpose of unfolding His counsels of redeeming love. He knows right well that the believer will enjoy His redeeming love and safe leadership even in light of Obama or his Father, the author of all liars.


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