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Mornings unPHILtered: It’s a musical Friday

Easters to perform Sunday; Braz prepares CD release

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Mornings unPHILtered: It’s a musical Friday

Jeff and Sheri Easter


      The first guest on Friday's "Mornings unPHILtered" show was Jeff Easter. Jeff and Sheri Easter are well-known Christian musicians. The Easters will play a concert at Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils on Sunday night at 6 p.m.
      While the concert is free, there will be a love offering collected. The Easters play with a country and bluegrass style. They are Grammy-Award nominated singers, whose album "Picking the Best Live" won them the honor in 1992.
      Jeff told host Phil Boyum that his wife Sheri is battling breast cancer and she just finished her last round of chemotherapy. He said it is their faith that has kept them going throughout the ordeal.
      The Easters actually live in Lincolnton, Ga. In addition to playing with "Bill Gaither's Gospel Group" for some 16 years, they play on their own and have also just released another album.
      For more information about the Easters' music you can go to www.Jeffandsherieaster.com. For more information on the concert at Trinity Baptist call the church office at 839-2599 or go online at www.nevilstrinity.org.
      Boyum next welcomed Dr. Michael Braz, GSU professor of music, to the show. Braz has a new CD coming out entitled "Love in A New Key." It should be released at the end of the month, and is being produced in conjunction with the Averitt Art Center.
      You can preorder the CD by calling the Averitt Center at (912) 212-2787. The center will send you a gift certificate that can be redeemed the day the CD is released. It is being released as a fundraiser for the Statesboro Arts Council and the Statesboro Youth Chorale. Braz said the CD will feature romantic tunes.
      The CD release will precede a performance by Braz on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater. The performance is entitled "Piano Romantico."
      During the performance, Braz said audience members can pick from a listing of songs to be played for their significant other during the performance. For tickets to this concert, call the Averitt Center.
       The third guest on Friday's show spoke about the Regional Law Enforcement Academy at Ogeechee Technical College, one of six Technical Colleges with an academy. Its director Greg Rabeler said the college started the program in January 2009 and graduated its first class in June.
      There are both day and evening academies. Academy classes are held at the Claxton campus in Evans County. The driving school is located in Hagan, and the firing range is in Statesboro. Rabeler retired as a customs agent, and after teaching at Armstrong for two years, came to start the Law Enforcement Academy at Ogeechee Tech.
      The Law Enforcement Academy actually offers Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified training, which is required to become a police officer. The program offers three basic fields of study, with classes in law enforcement, forensic science and criminal justice.
Statesboro businessman Ellis Wood is primarily responsible for the beginning of the program. Once he was appointed to the Board of Public Safety he began the process of arranging for POST training to be offered through the Technical College System. For more information, go to visit www.ogeecheetech.edu, or call 1-800-646-1316. or call Collins at 871-1692.

       "Mornings unPHILtered" airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on statesboroherald.com and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at BoroLive.com on statesboroherald.com


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