2010-12-08 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Next Wednesday at 10 a.m. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will host a ground-breaking ceremony for the Jenkins County Correctional Center to be constructed on Hilltop Road. The general public is invited to attend as well as invited guests.

Guest speakers will include Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Department of Corrections commissioner Brian Owens, as well as local leaders. The ceremony is anticipated to last up to 40 minutes. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at the new school gymnatorium on North Avenue.

As part of the event, those attending are invited to participate in a holiday toy drive for local children. New, unwrapped toys will be collected and presented to the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center for distribution.

All who can are encouraged to attend. Local leaders have worked long and hard with CCA to secure this facility and the jobs it will provide for our county. Let’s show our support with a record attendance.


Happy birthday this week to: Jessica Haley Godbee, Glida Rackley, Anna Renee Godbee, Alex Johnson, Betty Jean Burke, Lovie Jo Roberts, Chris Clifton, Case Burke, Tommy Myers, Jean Skinner and Race Weathersby.


Celebrating wedding anniversaries are Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Black.


Military Active Duty List: Darcelyn M. Kimbro, AE, U.S. Army, Afghanistan; 1LT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, Ft. Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma; PFC E3 Jeremy Johnson, U.S. Army, 59th Quartermaster Company, Ft. Carson, Colorado; Cpl. Adam T. Lanier, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Bt. 6th Marine Regiment, Weapons Co., Scout Sniper Platoon, Afghanistan; E-4 Sr. Airman Roy Davis, U.S. Air Force, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom; Cpl. Patrick Barnette, U.S. Marines, 29 Palms, California; Sgt. Adam Demshar, 44th Signal Battalion, Baghdad, Iraq; Cpl. Lee Ogden, U.S. Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA; E5 Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric B. Kelsey, U.S. Navy, NSA Naples, Italy; Senior Airman Charles F. Woods, Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, GA; Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; SPC 4 Travis D. Motes, 1st Calvary Division, T. Hood, Texas; Capt. Donald Slade Burke, 735th Air Mobility Squadron Detachment 1 Commander, Richmond Royal Australian AFB, Richmond, Australia; Staff Sgt. Gilbert C. Sheppard III, 48th Brigade, 118th Field Artillery, Iraq; Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamie A. Yager, U.S. Navy, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Chief Petty Officer Andy D. Crosby, U.S. Navy, Elroy Destroyer, Norfolk, Va.; Stephanie Crosby, R.N., U.S. Navy, Lafayette Destroyer; Jimmy Cooper, U.S. Army National Guard, 878th Engineering Battalion-Augusta, Persian Gulf ; 1st Lt. J.R. Taylor, 25th Infantry Division, Schafield Barracks, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii; SPC. Daniel Stuart, 18th MEDCOM, 121 General Hospital, Seoul, Korea; Jeffrey Sweat, U.S. Navy, USS Kauffman, MM3 59/E-Division, A-Gang, Norfolk, Va.; Cpl. Larry Lamont Clark, U.S. Marine Corp, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Baghdad, Iraq; Khan Young, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, Persian Gulf; Robert Milton Jr., E-3, U.S. Army, Ft. Stewart, Hinesville, Ga., Mission Kuwait; Arnold R. Mosley, 2nd Lt., U.S. Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas; and Debra A. Mosley, Tech. Sgt., U.S. Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas; and Staff Sgt. Charles “C.J.” Amerson, U.S. Army, Afghanistan.

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