Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The blessing of parenthood brings with it many wonderful experiences. Upon the arrival of my little bundle of joy, my world changed forever. Pleasure took on a new meaning. I never imagined the happiness I could feel from another’s smile. In addition to this pleasure, however, parenthood creates new worries and concerns. Entrusting the safety and wellbeing of […]

Church News

Fountain Spring Baptist Church Fountain Spring Baptist Church announces their Homecoming Celebration Revival is currently in progress with services continuing at 7:30 p.m. each night through Friday, July 21. The guest minister is the Rev. Dr. James E. Thomas Sr. Dr. Thomas, a native of Millen, is a member of Fountain Spring Baptist Church. He graduated from the Sacramento Theological […]


Athletic Booster Club The Jenkins County Athletic Booster Club will hold their monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Planters Electric Membership Corp. office on U.S. Highway 25 North. Please attend, as plans are being made for the new school year! Lady Eagles Softball It’s that time of year! Time for softball try-outs for the Jenkins County High […]

Card of Thanks

A really big “thank you” to everyone who was praying for us during these past couple of months, and also for the visits, the calls, the cards and the help that you so graciously gave. During our stay at Doctors Hospital and then at Shepherd’s Spinal Center, we felt the love of you wonderful people every moment. We are so […]

Ag Line: Cotton Insect Update

As I write this article, scorching hot and bone dry conditions continue across the county. The southern section of the county received a small shower over the weekend, otherwise, everything else is dry. The growing season started off well, but has quickly deteriorated the past month. Persisting drought and heat have pushed the limits of irrigation in most areas and […]

4-H News

We have a lot of exciting events coming up and have been busy getting prepared for them, especially State Congress. State Congress Last February, many 4-Hers competed in what is known as DPA or District Project Achievement. In this activity, the students prepare and are judged on a speech, demonstration materials and a portfolio of their accomplishments. The first place […]

Keep kids safe this summer

With summer upon us, and children out of school, the Department of Human Resources (DHR) urges parents to remain vigilant in order to keep kids safe. The summer can be a time for fun and recreation, but can also pose serious health and safety risks for children of all ages. With children home from school, some parents may find themselves […]

John Adam Fries, 37, of Sylvania died July 9

John A. (Peanut) Fries, 37, of Sylvania died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Hiltonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Bazemore officiating. Mr. Fries, a native of Chatham County, was a truck driver. He was a member of Hiltonia Baptist Church. Survivors […]

In Memoriam

In memory of our beloved wife, mother and nanny, Dorothy “Dot” Fries, who departed this life on July 18, 2004. Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same. We still feel the heartache, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent, the tears that fall. But living our lives without you, Is […]

In Loving Memory of Our Mama and Nanny Dot Fries

Aug. 26, 1938 July 18, 2004 “Our Guardian Angel” Two years have come and gone, it sure was hard to carry on. But God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you fade away. Although we […]