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Bulloch NAACP to celebrate national 100th anniversary at banquet Saturday
Dr. Rhonda Owens Williams
    The Bulloch County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is celebrating a national milestone at their annual banquet this Saturday.
    With the theme “100 Years Old: We've Come This Far By Faith,” the event will celebrate the NAACP's founding by a multiracial group of activists in New York City on Feb. 12, 1909.
    The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Rhonda Owens Williams, a board-certified physician in the field of internal medicine who is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Mercer University School of Medicine. Williams is a 1986 graduate of Statesboro High and the daughter of the late Frank and Lucille Owens of Statesboro.
    This year's banquet will be held at Snella's Place on Highway 301 North, Saturday Nov. 7, starting at 6 p.m.
    Pearl Brown, president of the Bulloch County branch of the NAACP, said they are expecting 300 guests at this year's banquet. For ticket or other information, contact Brown at 839-3321.
    Phil Boyum may be reached at (912) 489-9454.
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