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Local briefs - Kiwanis Fair parade, DA group president
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Applications for fair parade being accepted
    Applications for the 2008 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade are currently being being accepted. Anyone interested in participating in  the parade with a vehicle, float or other entry  can find  applications at Internet web site or  can obtain an  application from Parade chairman Greg Ponder at or by phone at
 912-486-2171 or 912-682-1012 .
    Persons interested in riding horses, leading miniature horses or driving horses and carts in the parade should contact Holli Deal Bragg at 489-9414 or

District Attorneys' group names Currie president
   The District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia named Richard Currie, district attorney of the Waycross Judicial Circuit, as the association's 2008-2009 president. Officers of the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia are elected for a one-year term after being nominated by the Executive Committee and voted on by the membership at the annual spring meeting.
    Currie, son of USAF (retired) Senior Master Sergeant and Mrs. Joseph E. Currie of Statesboro, has  been a criminal prosecutor for 27 years, serving the last 14 years as district attorney.
    “To be allowed to serve as president of the greatest organization of attorneys in the State of Georgia is a tremendous honor, one for which I hope and pray I am capable of handling with distinction and dignity," Currie said.
    Curie was named president of the association Monday, July 28,  at the group's 48th Annual Summer Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council.

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