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RANTS TO Comcast for refusing to provide service on Goolsby Road in Blythe.

WHY IS IT THAT Scott Dean had A LOT of press coverage over a child molestation case, yet others sitting in Richmond County jail for the exact same crime get zero press time?

MEGA RAVES TO Sgt. Quarles of the Richmond Co. Sheriff’s Department. After two deputies failed at getting a problem resolved, Sgt. Quarles solved the problem. Sgt. Quarles is certainly an asset to the department.

PLEASE STOP LITTERING our neighborhoods with the Sunday essential shopper. It’s trash and you are making our communities look bad. Anyone else throwing stuff out of a car would be ticketed for littering!

THIS IS A HUGE RAVE for Kroger. Thank you so much all of the wonderful supplies that you so kindly gave to teachers. We really appreciate you thinking of us and supporting us. The Kroger staff were so kind and well organized. Thanks again.

IN REFERENCE TO Georgia Regents University, the name reminds me of Regency Mall. In Webster’s dictionary, the definition of regency is a body of regents, a government consisting of regents. I disagree with the name. Regency Mall all went sour. Hopefully it won’t happen at this school.

YAY JAGUARS. The only good think about the new university name is that we can call it “GRR GRU” Go Jaguars! And they had better keep the name Jaguars. Yes I am issuing a personal threat. GRR! At least they didn’t name it “GASU.”

RAVES TO MR. SCOTT USRY of the Harlem Police Department. He goes above and beyond his duties to look out for people. He is a very firm, professional man, but he is kind and caring.

WHAT’S WITH FOLKS these days? Does anybody know how to act or dress in public? Have you people no common sense? Loud, rude. No wonder your kids are rug rats.

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RoadkiII 08/12/12 - 01:43 pm
I know some of you don't like

I know some of you don't like me or my opinions very much. But something you might want to remember, when all heck breaks loose don't come running to me for help.


seenitB4 08/12/12 - 01:45 pm
The Oldest Church...Springfield Baptist

very interesting to me...I hope yall like it too

Home › Geography: United States › South Carolina

Silver Bluff Baptist Church, Silver Bluff, South Carolina (1773- )

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The first black Baptist congregation in what would be the United States was formed in 1773 on the Galphin Plantation in Silver Bluff, South Carolina, 14 miles northwest of Savannah, Georgia, by Rev. Wait Palmer, a white Connecticut minister, and African American pastor, George Liele. The first ordained, black minister in Georgia, Liele in turn baptized and trained David George, an enslaved trader owned by George Galphin, before continuing to evangelize along the Savannah River between present-day Augusta and Savannah. With David George as pastor, Galphin allowed his enslaved population to use an empty barn to worship.

In 1778, when Galphin abandoned his plantation in the wake of the British advance, the Silver Bluff congregation fled to British lines in Savannah and joined the First Colored Baptist Church of Savannah, established in December 1777 by Liele. David George and George Liele along with hundreds of other blacks left Savannah for Nova Scotia during the British evacuation of Loyalists in July, 1782. Eventually the remaining Silver Bluff congregation came under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Jesse Peter, an enslaved itinerate preacher from Augusta who periodically conducted services at Silver Bluff before agreeing to serve as its official minister between 1788 and 1793.

In 1793, the year he secured his freedom, Peter became pastor of the First African Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia (presently the Springfield Baptist Church). Begun in 1787, the Augusta church was officially organized by David Tinsley, a white pastor, in 1793. Many historians argue that most of the Silver Bluff congregation transitioned into this new congregation, making the present-day Springfield Baptist Church the oldest continuously operating African American church in the United States.

seenitB4 08/12/12 - 01:51 pm

Only a fool wouldn't like you.....we LOVES YA!!!

seenitB4 08/12/12 - 02:05 pm
Riverman1 08/12/12 - 04:35 pm
SeenIt, Great History Find

Interesting story about the history of the church.

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