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Mornings unPHILtered - A Tea Party at the courthouse
Also, OTC librarian talks about 'geeks'
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    So what's the “Geek Wall”?
    The first guest on Wednesday's “Mornings unPHILtered” show was Lynn Futch, librarian at Ogeechee Technical College, and she explained what the wall is. The Geek Wall is located just inside the main entrance to the OTC Library, and students and faculty are encouraged to come by and write their comments directly onto the wall.
    Futch told host Phil Boyum that the nationwide “Geek” campaign aims to make people aware of the value of libraries in all aspects of their lives. Futch said author Patti Callahan Henry will speak inside the Joe Kennedy auditorium today at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited and she will meet with members of the audience and sign copies of her books after the presentation.
    Henry has written a number of books, including “Driftwood Summer” and “Losing the Moon.” Her appearance is part of the Southern Authors series, with authors who have written books centered in Georgia.
    The next guests on the show were Delia Mobley and Heather Merritt, who are members of the group organizing the Tea Party event that will be held in Statesboro today. They said that Lawton Sack will serve as the unofficial master of ceremonies for the event.
    The event begins at 5:30 pm. in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse. A pre-planning meeting was held Monday.
    Merritt and Mobley said no political party is sponsoring the event in Bulloch County. All Democrats, Republicans and independents are encouraged to attend.
    For more information, go to www.bullochtea.com or call (912) 690-1068. Boyum also invited all Tea Partiers to come over to the Averitt Center and enjoy the Statesboro Film Festival after the Tea Party is over to partake of both the movies to watch and the goodies to eat.
    Merritt and Mobley said a group of people from Bulloch and surrounding counties that believe citizens are Taxed Enough Already (T.E.A.). Instead of just sitting around at home or workplace complaining, Merritt and Mobley say they have decided to provide opportunities for people to have their voice heard about the spending of tax dollars and the national debt.
    Merritt said Major Tom McElwee of the Southeast Bulloch High School ROTC program will be one of the main speakers, but anybody is encouraged to share their feelings on the stage. However, they emphasized that the Tea Party is a family-friendly event and insisted that courtesy must be shown at all times to everyone in attendance..
    
    “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