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Appling County, GA

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Innovative UGA Program Gives Rural Communities the Tools to Prosper and Thrive

Greg Wilson from CVOG talking with Keri Orvin, executive director of the Development Authority of Appling County, on a tour of her hometown. (PHOTOS: Shannah Montgomery/PSO) Walking around downtown Baxley, Georgia, Keri Orvin shares some of the community’s ideas for the mostly vacant storefronts: An outdoor café in a breezy alleyway, a welcome center and event space in a former department store, a niche restaurant in a turnkey space — investments to breathe life into this small rural town.
APPLING COUNTY, GA
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Mayor’s prayer breakfast returns to Baxley

BAXLEY, Ga. (WTOC) - Today marks National Day of Prayer as communities large and small come together to pray. One of the first gatherings in our area happened bright and early in Baxley. The mayor’s prayer breakfast has been around more than a decade as a chance for people of...
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Bill Crapps – 58

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the graveside service for Mr. William “Bill” Crapps, age 58, who passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Crapps was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County, a farmer, a bus driver for the Appling County Board of Education, and a member of Zoar Baptist Church.
APPLING COUNTY, GA
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Charting a brighter future

PROPEL gives rural communities the tools to prosper and thrive. Walking around downtown Baxley, Georgia, Keri Orvin shares some of the community’s ideas for the mostly vacant storefronts: An outdoor café in a breezy alleyway, a welcome center and event space in a former department store, a niche restaurant in a turnkey space — investments to breathe life into this small rural town.
APPLING COUNTY, GA
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Baseball playoffs: North Hall keeps baseball season alive in second round with doubleheader split against Appling County

North Hall’s Hunter Brooks said he eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. He also has a way of winning some of its most clutch games on the mound. Already trailing a game to Appling County in the second-round playoff series Wednesday, Brooks left no doubt that this best-of-three series would be stretched out to the deciding Game 3 on Thursday at Lynn Cottrell Stadium.
APPLING COUNTY, GA
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Roger Cain – 74

Roger Glenn Cain, age 74, of Baxley passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 in the Appling Healthcare. Mr. Cain was born July 24, 1947 in Jeff Davis County to the late Woodrow Cain and the late Wilma Wooten Cain. He was a member of Zoar Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of Deacons, pianist, organist, and in various other capacities. He was a retired Major with the United States Army Core of Engineers over 20 years including 2 tours in South Korea. Mr. Cain served on the Appling County Board of Elections and as treasurer of the Consolation Baptist Association. He was a member of the Baxley Lions Club, the Georgia Association of Voter Registration & Election Officials and a Mason.
BAXLEY, GA
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Clyde Bryson

WAYCROSS — Clyde Bryson, 84, died early Sunday morning, April 24, 2022, at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after a brief illness. He was born in Appling County, but ived most of his life in Ware County. Clyde attended Wacona High School, and he served in the United States Air Force as an MP for six years during the Korean War. Clyde retired from the Ware County Sheriff’s Department as captain. After retirement, he was employed by the Department of Homeland Security, and he was the head of security for the G8 Summit on St. Simons Island. He was a member of Deenwood Baptist Church and the Police Benevolent Association.
WAYCROSS, GA
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UGA Leadership Initiative Helps Communities Expand Leadership Pipeline

Since 2017, Appling LEADS has built a network of community leaders throughout the southeast Georgia county. After four years however, it felt like the program needed to take the next step, said Keri Crosby Orvin, president and CEO of the Baxley-Appling County Chamber of Commerce. “In evaluating the program, we...
APPLING COUNTY, GA