A poem by a local friend of mine:
No arrow of enlightenment fletched with the feathers of truth,
No ruthless predator preying on the slow, pruning the herd
No metaphorical eternal struggle
And nothing like a simile.
No mustachioed Marlin Perkins,
No battered Range Rover,
No tawny lions of the Serengeti,
No howling hyena bitches.
No circle of life.
Just one hawk,
In my front yard.
The dove lost.
—November in my Soul
I have always wanted to see more focus on our little area of South Georgia. November in my Soul also has some great photos and writings about Camden County. You can read about the old bridge over the St. Marys River on Hwy 17 here.
UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained as of Friday evening.
Now there is a fire in my hometown. Right near all of my church members. I covet your prayers.
Fire Burning Near St. Marys, GA
By First Coast News Staff
ST. MARYS, GA — Several crews are working to put out a fire that’s been burning near St. Marys since noon Thursday.
Firefighters from St. Marys, Camden County Fire Rescue, Georgia Forestry, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay are working a fire that has consumed between 8 and 10 acres. It’s burning off of Highway 40 near Dark Entry Creek. Fire officials say it is about 70 – 75 percent contained.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
So far, 30 people have been evacuated. The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Church of God of Prophecy at 101 Pine Street in St. Marys for those who have been forced from their homes.