2017-10-11 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

The annual Fair-on-the-Square, sponsored by Main Street Millen, held Saturday on the courthouse lawn was another great success!

A large crowd was in attendance with a large group of crafters, food vendors, and entertainment available throughout the day. A highlight of the event is always the annual parade, and this year’s parade did not disappoint. There were a lot of participants and a large crowd to view the procession through downtown Millen.

Well done – again!

Be sure to read Mike Reese's column this week and in the weeks to come as he highlights the achievements of several students who graduated our local school system and have gone on to achieve wonderful careers. The subject of Mike’s column this week is Chester Joyner, who is my nephew. And I have to add that I am very proud of him.

Others chosen by Mike for his columns are as just as deserving of recognition of their achievements. Yes, great things do come from Jenkins County and Millen!

Happy birthday this week to: Jody Bowers, Gail Bassett, Nancy Blanchard, Caroline McTeer, Kristy B. Wallace, Daniel Smith, Viola Baldwin, Jancey Brinson, Paul Felburg, Brittany Sweat, Gail Chance, Danny Mitchem, and Bobby James.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Dana Edenfield, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby James, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie James Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Bennett.

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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