Thanksgiving Day shootout followed Ga. town church service

'Wild West' gunplay followed Twiggs County get-together

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It wasn’t long after Pastor Lillie Mae Powell of Danville’s God Power Church of Christ delivered her Thanksgiving Day sermon -- a message, she says, of how “we’ve got to show love” -- that the shooting started.

The Macon Telegraph reports it was going on 1:30 Thursday afternoon and her congregation had just raised $25 for a neighborhood woman with Alzheimer’s disease. Powell was about to march down First Street and present the offering.

 But, she says, some young men who live nearby in the eastern Twiggs County town of about 350 showed up outside. Powell says they confronted her two grandsons as 15 or so churchgoers, some toting babies, were heading home for turkey dinner.

Then ... gunshots.

“It was worser than the Wild West,” a woman in her 50s who lives up the street recalled Friday. “Sounded like bombs going off.”

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Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 11/26/11 - 12:08 pm
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According to the Macon paper,

According to the Macon paper, it was two thugs ATTENDING the church service who were the Wild West gunmen, shooting the other fine young gentlemen after the service.
Must be a Hell and brimstone kind of church.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 11/26/11 - 12:52 pm
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Wild animals need to be put

Wild animals need to be put down.

Spootnik
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Spootnik 11/26/11 - 02:17 pm
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Pastor Lillie it's time to

Pastor Lillie it's time to sweep around your own front door before you try to sweep around others...the dirt is in your own house...

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 11/26/11 - 02:50 pm
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This is what happpens when

This is what happpens when public schools and TV tell kids they came from animals. Long ages has been debunked, we PROVED we didn't come from animals, and the sooner everybody finds this out, the sooner they'll stop thinking and acting like animals.

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GaStang22 11/26/11 - 03:55 pm
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What a preacher!!! Excuses
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What a preacher!!! Excuses Excuses!! Her grandsons were the only 2 found to have had guns. Why did they have them in church to start with?? And the ones who were shot were shot in the back. Yet she says the other "gang boys" started it by picking on them and it is all their fault. Not one mention of why her little "gang boys" had guns in church and with the evidence all shots and guns were from her grandsons. Shes in major denial. That's one reason why these little thugs act the way they do, they have so many people making excuses for their sorry behinds. As a grandmother and a preacher, she isn't doing a very good job. Her church may need to rethink that one.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/26/11 - 07:09 pm
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Guns are illegal in church.

Guns are illegal in church. Everyone knows that, right? Even the pope cant carry one. Whats the worse that could happen?

bjphysics
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bjphysics 11/26/11 - 07:47 pm
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"Thanksgiving Day shootout

"Thanksgiving Day shootout followed Ga. town church service"

Give me a break.

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burninater 11/26/11 - 10:16 pm
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CRRT, the evidence for

CRRT, the evidence for evolution is far greater than the evidence against, long ages HAVEN'T been debunked, and people were behaving like violent animals 10,000 years before Darwin was a twinkle in his momma's eye.

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TrulyWorried 11/27/11 - 12:15 am
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Again I take the liberty of

Again I take the liberty of defending animals - they do not shoot - to call these criminals "animals" is an insult to those creatures. Find a better word for that worthless scum, will you - please?

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