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Williams holds a song in his heart

first_img Williams said that it’s the great message of that song that has made it his favorite:“Mercy there was great and grace was free. Pardon there was multiplied to me. There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.”Williams was born in a log cabin between Henderson and Goshen in 1913. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Columbus, Ga.There, he quit school and went to work in the cotton mill for eight dollars and five cents a week. Dan Williams leaned back in his “easy” chair and wrinkled his brow. Then, he shook his head.“I just don’t know,” the retired Baptist minister said. “I just can’t answer that.”Like many who are blessed with many years, Williams had no magic formula for living a long life. He just knew that he had been richly blessed. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Williams holds a song in his heart Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Miss Pike County named Scholastic Winner at ‘Peanut’ Few, if any, of the 47 contestants in the Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant had a larger cheering section than… read more Published 10:13 am Thursday, October 23, 2008 Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Williams celebrated 95 years on Oct. 13 and was treated to a festive party at Troy Manor by the Monday prayer group that meets there weekly.He usually leads the singing and sometimes will “supply” if there’s no guest speaker.“They had told me that if my birthday ever came on Monday, we would sing all four verses of my favorite song, ‘At Calvary.’ We usually sing two verses but, on my 95th birthday, we sang them all.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I started out sweeping floors and worked my way up to straw boss,” he said. “At night, I was taking a business course.”At the same time, Williams was feeling the nudge of God’s call. He had served his church as a deacon, song leader and youth leader but had not found the fulfillment he desired.In 1957, a group from his church was going to an event at Ridgecrest, N.C. and one of the drivers couldn’t go. Williams was asked to go along as a driver.“At Ridgecrest, they had a prayer garden and, early one morning, I went out in the garden and me and God made the decision that I was to go into the ministry,” Williams said. “I attended Bible College at Graceville, Fla. for three years. Then I served churches in Georgia and Alabama for the next 30 years.”Williams said he preached the Word of God and, at times, his sermons might have reached the level of fire and brimstone.“I guess my preaching was a mixture, according to the congregation,” he said, with a smile.“But I was more of a preacher than a teacher. I preached the Word.”Williams found favor with Jonah and identified him as his favorite Old Testament character.“There are a lot of ‘favorites’ in the New Testament,” he said. “But Jonah was a man on the run. He ran from what the Lord told him to do. He ended up in the belly of fish and it spit him out. Then he repented and did what God called him to do.”Williams said people today are either obedient or disobedient to God’s will or they are trying to stay ahead of God.“Sometimes God has to hold us down,” he said. “He’s had to hold me down at times. God would tell me to preach a sermon and I wouldn’t do it because I didn’t want to hurt somebody’s feelings. He had to hold me down.”For Williams, life has been good. At age 95, he can’t do the things he used to do and he misses his wife, Audrey Mae, who died in 1995. But he has the love of his family and friends and a faith that will see him through anything.And, he still has the special gift of song that God gave him and he continues to use it to God’s glory. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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first_imgLetterkenny AC have organised a 3K memorial run in memory of the late Shaun Graham who was tragically killed in a road accident last year.The Charity/Walk/Run will take place next Tuesday the 9th of September.The entry fee is €5, and the race begins at 7.00pm. Participants are asked to register early as organisers expect a huge crowd to participate in the race.The race begins from The Letterkenny Community Centre.For more information on the event go to the Letterkenny AC Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/letterkenny.ac?fref=ts  LETTERKENNY AC TO HOST 3K RUN IN MEMORY OF SHAUN GRAHAM was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:3KMemorial runnewsNoticesShaun GrahamSportlast_img read more

Unified effort to help Fire Victims

first_img TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readiness Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:DDME, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Fire, five cays, NGO, sean astwood, victims Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Sept 2015 – A united front to help victims of disaster; that was the stance taken by the Department of Disaster Management, various NGO’s and members of the community who came together to provide relief for families who lost their homes during Tuesday night’s fire in Five Cays.Three families, 17 people including 11 children were all affected by the blaze; those victims, ranging from 65 years old to as young as two…parents, grandparents and toddlers whose homes are no more.Tuesday’s tragedy drew financial and emotional support for those affected. Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Director of DDME at a press conference on Wednesday said they have received over 1,000 dollars in cash donations for families. Ocean Club West donated bags of linen and toiletries.Pastor Branford Dean donated $100 dollars for food items while Five Cays representative Hon. Sean Astwood donated $100 dollars per household. Dr. Clerveaux said the families will not be on the streets and that Social Services is working with the victims and the TCI Red Cross says it will continue to help the families. Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfolio TCI: Hard-working DDME lauded as Hurricane Preparedness Month officially openedlast_img read more

Israel Presents Building Supplies to NEMA for Hurricane Relief

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 21, 2017 – Nassau – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received an assortment of hurricane relief supplies donated by the Government of Israel through the Embassy of Israel, during a presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Penn’s Building on Tonique Williams- Darling Highway.The supplies will go towards hurricane relief for those residents recently impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.   On hand to receive the items was Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA.  Donated were felt roofing materials, bundles of plywood, shingles and nails, amongst other supplies. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img Pictured from left are Arthur Seligman, Honourary Consul for Israel in The Bahamas; Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA; Alon Lavi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel to Belize and The Bahamas; and Chanelle Brown, Head of Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)For more information call: (242) 322-6081 or OR  (242) 322-6731 OR (242) 376-2042. Or Email: [email protected] Release: BISlast_img read more

Watch President Trump makes announcement on shutdown from the Rose Garden

first_img Updated: 10:38 AM KUSI Newsroom, January 25, 2019 Posted: January 25, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Donald Trump FacebookTwittercenter_img Watch: President Trump makes announcement on shutdown from the Rose Garden WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to speak about the government shutdown on Friday as intensifying delays at the nation’s airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the 35-day impasse.The event comes amid growing speculation that lawmakers and the White House are on the verge of reaching a deal to end the five-week impasse. Trump was to speak at 1:30 p.m., Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.Overnight and into Friday at least five Republican senators had been calling Trump, urging him to reopen the government and have the Senate consider his request for border wall funds through regular legislation, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss the private talks publicly.The burst of movement came as LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were both experiencing at least 90-minute delays in takeoffs Friday.The world’s busiest airport — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — was experiencing long security wait times, a warning sign the week before it expects 150,000 out-of-town visitors for the Super Bowl.Trump and the Democrats in Congress remained at odds over his demand that any compromise include money for his coveted border wall.The standoff has become so severe that, as the Senate opened with prayer, Chaplain Barry Black called on high powers in the “hour of national turmoil” to help senators do “what is right.”Senators were talking with increased urgency after Thursday’s defeat of competing proposals from Trump and the Democrats. The bipartisan talks provided a glimmer of hope that some agreement could be reached to temporarily halt the longest-ever closure of federal agencies.“There are discussions on the Senate side. We are in touch with them,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Friday morning as she entered the Capitol. Asked about Trump’s demands for border security measures as part of a bill temporarily reopening government, Pelosi said, “we’ll see what happens today. One step at a time.”Pelosi was referring to a Thursday meeting between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to explore potential next steps for solving the vitriolic stalemate.Pressure is building among both parties to reopen agencies immediately and pay hundreds of thousands of beleaguered federal workers while bargainers hunt for a deal.Monday is the start of federal tax filing season. But fewer than half of the furloughed IRS employees recalled during the shutdown to handle tax returns and send out refunds reported for work as of Tuesday, according to congressional and government aides. The employees had been told to work without pay.Trump says any short-term deal to end the shutdown must include a large down-payment for a border wall — an idea Pelosi and Schumer immediately rejected.The Democrats were waiting Friday to hear back from McConnell about his discussions with the White House, according to a Senate Democratic aide who was not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations.Meanwhile, the toll of the shutdown was being felt at airports across the countries. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday reported delays in air travel because of a “slight increase in sick leave” at two East Coast air traffic control facilities. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump has been briefed on the airport delays and was monitoring the situation.At the White House Thursday, Trump told reporters he’d support “a reasonable agreement” to reopen the government. He suggested he’d also want a “prorated down payment” for his long-sought border wall with Mexico but didn’t describe the term. He said he has “other alternatives” for getting wall funding, an apparent reference to his disputed claim that he could declare a national emergency and fund the wall’s construction using other programs in the federal budget.On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders didn’t offer much clarity.“I’m not going to negotiate in the press, but we’ve laid out a proposal of not what we want, but what the people and the professionals at the border say that they need to do their jobs,” Sander said. “And that’s what the president wants to see happen. And we are going to work to get there one way or another.”Even so, it was unclear whether the flurry would produce results.“At least we’re talking about it. That’s better than it was before,” McConnell told reporters in one of the most encouraging statements heard since the shutdown began Dec. 22. McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said Friday that it is still up for Pelosi and Trump to take the lead, even as a clamor is growing in the Senate for McConnell and Schumer to grab the reins.Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman said Democrats have made clear that “they will not support funding for the wall, prorated or otherwise.”Contributing to the pressure on lawmakers to find a solution was the harsh reality confronting 800,000 federal workers, who on Friday face a second two-week payday with no paychecks.In an embarrassment to Trump, the Democratic proposal got two more votes Thursday than the GOP plan, even though Republicans control the chamber 53-47. Six Republicans backed the Democratic plan, including freshman Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who’s clashed periodically with the president.The Senate first rejected a Republican plan reopening the government through September and giving Trump the $5.7 billion he’s demanded for building segments of that wall, a project that he’d long promised Mexico would finance. The 50-47 vote for the measure fell 10 shy of the 60 votes needed to succeed.Minutes later, senators voted 52-44 for a Democratic alternative that sought to open padlocked agencies through Feb. 8 with no wall money. That was eight votes short. It was aimed at giving bargainers time to seek an accord while getting paychecks to government workers who are either working without pay or being forced to stay home.Thursday’s votes came after Vice President Mike Pence lunched privately with restive GOP senators, who told him they were itching for the standoff to end, participants said. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said their message to Pence was, “Find a way forward.”Flustered lawmakers said Thursday’s roll calls could be a reality check that would prod the start of talks. Throughout, the two sides have issued mutually exclusive demands that have blocked negotiations from even starting: Trump has refused to reopen government until Congress gives him the wall money, and congressional Democrats have rejected bargaining until he reopens government.___Associated Press writer Zeke Miller contributed to this story from Washington. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Collins Says Shell Vote against Emergency Declaration

first_imgSen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday she would support a resolution opposing President Trump’s emergency declaration to divert military funds to build a southern border wall.“We don’t know if the [Portsmouth Naval] shipyard will be affected, but it illustrates the danger of allowing unilateral action by the President that reverses what Congress and the President previously agreed to,” Collins said, according to WGME-TV.Her remarks, which came during a ribbon-cutting at a Coast Guard command center in Portland, make her the first prominent Republican to support a resolution that is expected to start in the House next week. Even if it passes both chambers, it is unlikely to do so by a veto-proof majority, making it more likely the issue will play out in the courts.Collins said she also supports a lawsuit that 16 states filed to stop the emergency order, according to the station.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Hupp ADC AUTHORlast_img read more