Lenora Benson and Patrick Pyle of Martinez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8. Their children are Angela Sutula and Patrick Pyle Jr.; grandchildren Brent Sutula and Alex Pyle. Patrick is a retired UPS and VA Hospital employee. Lenora is the crossing guard for Westmont Elementary.
Columbia County commissioners approved Tuesday a nearly $112,000 fee to redesign a planned exhibit hall in the Gateway shopping center even though the primary tenant, The Family Y, wishes to renegotiate its contract.
Bob Gibson, of Appling, was surprised recently by family and friends with a party to celebrate his 70th birthday. Rather than bring gifts, the party-goers brought food items or monetary donations for Golden Harvest Food Bank.
These pets are available for adoption through Heartsong Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort. Located in Martinez, Heartsong rescues from 10 counties. All animals are current on their vaccinations (age appropriate). All dogs are microchipped. All pets are spayed/neutered and cats are litter-box trained prior to placement. To adopt, donate, or for information, contact Loretta at (706) 855-1241, or go to www.heartsonganimalrescue.com.