(March 22, 2017) Events last Saturday evening in Southern Telfair County left one person behind bars for aggravated assault and battery and a Jacksonville woman fighting for her life on an AirEvac flight to the burn center in Augusta. This week’s report from the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office portrays an incident of domestic disturbance that one would usually expect to find in the description of a Lifetime original movie. Responding to a call for help in Jacksonville last Saturday, deputies were forced to take action to save the life of 56-year-old, Barbara Williams, who was allegedly set on fire by her boyfriend, James Michael Jones. Jones is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery under the Family Violence Act. According to the TCSO, he will remain in custody at the Telfair County Jail awaiting bond. “We are following Ms. William’s progress closely as she undergoes treatment for burns sustained as a result of this horrendous ordeal,” says Telfair County Sheriff, Chris Steverson. As to Mr. Jones, we are consulting with the District Attorney daily, and additional criminal charges may be considered, if appropriate, as our investigation progresses.” Get the complete story inside this week’s Telfair Enterprise.

This Saturday night the Telfair Center for the Arts will come alive with the soulful sounds of Ryn Crider, Amy Taylor, Kendra Welch and their bands as they tune up and sing out for the South Georgia Tornado Relief Concert. All proceeds of this concert will go to the Georgia EMA Tornado Relief fund and all of the musicians and singers are donating their time and talent for this one-night-only event! The Enterprise has an exclusive interview this week with the promoter, Chuck Hutcheson, who gave us the inside scoop as to how it all came together. Read all about it inside this week’s Enterprise.

Midway Prayer Breakfast has become a staple in the spiritual diet of many folks in and around Telfair County and just recently, they celebrated their the 22nd Anniversary. At the helm of the event, whether welcoming newcomers or doling out another ladle of grits is Jack Lowery. “The Lord told me to start a prayer breakfast and I told Him I would do the best I could and for 15 years I did just that every Saturday.” Midway’s Prayer Breakfast is now held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Lowery says everyone’s invited and he hopes to see some new faces as well as old friends this Saturday (March 25) at Midway Methodist Church, seven miles Southwest of McRae at the intersection of Temperance and Milan-Workmore Roads. “I just try to love everybody that comes in there,” says Lowery, “and I try to feed them the best breakfast they ever ate.”
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