Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Can't have a blog about Georgia without featuring this man who has done so much to educate our youth (adults too) about wild life and the Okeefenokee Swamp. At one time he had a very promising career in the country music business under the name of Dick Flood. I don't know what happened but he ended up in Georgia entertaining us with his humor, knowledge, song writing and singing. Most every Georgia child knows what it means to be "Swamp Wise" thanks to his documentaries that are played on GPTV.
I saw him for the first time live at the Swamp Fest in Waycross, Ga last month. He can still sing and put on a good show!
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On August 21,1995 while on a flight from Atlanta to Biloxi, Atantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashed in a field in the Burwell Community near Carrollton GA. There were 10 fatalities including one who died 4 months after the crash. The people of the Burwell Community errected this monument behind the Shiloh United Methodist Church.. I've always regretted that I didn't take a picture of the church and will probably never be able to go back. This is not my original post. The pictures had vanished for some reason and while trying to redo the post I accidentally deleted it. Since people still come here on a search to see this I am reposting. I hate that I lost the comments .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Southeast_Airlines_Flight_529