2017-05-24 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

This Friday night marks a milestone for graduates of Jenkins County High School as they participate in commencement exercises and receive their diplomas. Congratulations to all!

It is a new beginning as these students face the future full of hope and ambition. Many will continue their education while others will join the workforce. All are no doubt excited about what the future holds for them.

This is also an exciting time for the parents of those graduating. It is an occasion parents have anticipated for many years as they watched their children grow into young men and women. And now it is here!

No doubt, there will be laughter at the commencement ceremony, but also tears. It is a time of letting go of the past and what is familiar and embracing the future and what is unfamiliar, for both the students and parents. It is both a joyous and fearful event.

The chalkboard will be erased this Friday night as a new adventure begins. And that is exciting!

Again, congratulations to all and good luck!

Happy birthday this week to: Velma Bragg, Steve Burke, John T. Herrington Jr., Tracey Herrington, Monica Weathersby, Ashley Powell, David Clifton, Quinnie Lane, Leslie Rowland, Sylvania Zellner, Jonathan Gay and Daniel Mc- Millan.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries are: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Brinson, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Adams.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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