Church News

Fountain Spring Fountain Spring Baptist Church announces that a “Marriage Workshop” will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The speaker will be Sister Francina Capers. The topic of the workshop will be “When Love Hurts.” Some of the issues that will be addressed are: shared prayer; defeating Satan’s attempt to attack your marriage; and much, much more. The workshop […]


SCV to meet The Buckhead-Fort Lawton Brigade camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Cindy’s Café on Cotton. Ray Garvin will bring the program on Civil War weaponry. He will have several authentic rifles and other items from his personal collection on-hand as part of the program. All interested […]

Weed Control in Home Lawns

I think this has been the warmest winter in many years. We have only had a few days of cold weather. If you have not been out in your yard recently, the grass is probably coming out of dormancy. However, I feel like the cold weather is not completely over and this will help our situation. The first line of […]

Mallory Olivia “Lilly” Johnson dies on Feb. 4 in Millen

Miss Mallory Olivia (Lilly) Johnson, 14, of Millen died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. Her funeral was held 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Taylor Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Bennett Family Cemetery. Mallory was born in Richmond County. She was an eighth grade student at Edmund Burke Academy. She […]

Rosalyn Beasley, 84, dies at Candler Hospital

Rosalyn Beasley, 84, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006 at Candler Hospital in Savannah. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home in Reidsville. Burial was in the Reidsville City Cemetery. The Tattnall County native had lived in Atlanta and Tampa, Fla. for many years before moving to Savannah three years ago. […]

Perry L. Hendley Jr. 76, of Garfield dies Feb. 1

Mr. Perry Leon Hendley Jr., 76, of Garfield died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Hebron Cemetery in Garfield. Mr. Hendley was born in Emanuel County. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a retired heavy equipment operator for Union […]

Mrs. Ellene C. Dukes, 85, of Millen dies on Feb. 4

Mrs. Ellene Clifton Dukes, 85, of Millen died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Bay Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Screven County. Mrs. Dukes was a native of Screven County. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the Bay Branch Baptist Church. Survivors […]

Magistrate judge to be an elected office in 2008

The Jenkins County Commissioners took action during their Friday, Feb. 3, meeting that will make the office of Jenkins County Magistrate Judge an elected position in 2008. The commissioners unanimously approved the change of the position from appointment by them to a position elected by local voters. A unanimous vote was required in order to pass the motion. Commissioner J.C. […]

Local teenager dies in accident

Mallory Johnson of Millen died Saturday, Feb. 4, from injuries received in an all terrain vehicle accident that occurred during the celebration of the teen’s 14th birthday, which was Friday, Feb. 3. The accident occurred on Hooks Road, off State Route 121, at a friend’s farm where she was driving a Polaris with two friends aboard. Mallory lost control of […]

Commission plans to relocate polling places

The Jenkins County Commissioners approved by a vote of 4-1 the relocation of the polling places in District #3 and District #5 during the group’s Friday, Feb. 3, meeting. The District #3 polling place, Perkins, will be relocated to the North Jenkins County Volunteer Fire Department, and the District #5 polling place, Four Points, will be relocated to the South […]