Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I’m just a law abiding citizen, worked to survive. I’m 90 percent attitude and 6 percent circumstance. Just 96 years old with the secret to longevity, worked all my life to stay off public assistance. I remember the Great Depression, called Hoover Day. To those who lost jobs, keep faith and hope, you had a closure, not like […]

Church News

Big Horse Creek Baptist Church As an outreach to the community, Big Horse Creek Baptist Church will hold “October-fest Family Night” Saturday, Oct. 21. The church is located on Buttermilk Road, near the Screven County line. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. The event is for the entire family and is free of charge. There […]


JCES, JCMS B.L.A.S.T. Open House Communities in Schools (CIS,) sponsored by the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center, announces B.L.A.S.T. Open House will be held 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Jenkins County Elementary and Middle schools. Parents and community partners are invited to meet the teachers and staff members that will work with children after school this year. […]

Ag Line: Winterizing trees

County Extension Coordinator As I write this article on a Monday morning, the weather channel has predicted a 70 percent of rain for Tuesday. If we receive rain, it will be the first time in months that any land has experienced measurable precipitation. While rainfall may assist the peanut digging process and possibly maturation, overall it is a day late […]

4-H News

I have some exciting results from the fair to share with you. We had 80 booths entered in the Kiwanis- Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro last week. Of those 80, 49 of them received top honors, 26 placed second and 5 placed third. Two participants received an overall award. Justin Lanier received second overall in the senior division with a booth […]

Mrs. Ceceilia Martin Ginn, 59, died Wednesday

Mrs. Ceceilia “Ceya” Martin Ginn, 59, died Wednesday at Saint Joseph’s Hospital after a brief illness. The native of Jenkins County was a graduate of Jenkins County High School where she was a cheerleader. She attended Abraham Baldwin College and graduated from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Ginn was an Interior Decorator who owned and operated Pinewood Place Interiors and was […]

Christine F. Dailey, 77, of Millen died Oct. 11

Mrs. Christine Frawley Dailey, 77, of Millen died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at her residence. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Scarboro Cemetery with the Revs. Reginald Blakewood and Bill Coggins officiating. Mrs. Dailey was born in Screven County. She was a retired bookkeeper for Kaiser Chemicals and a member of the Scarboro Baptist Church. […]

Mildred B. Martin, 88, of Millen died Oct. 12

Mrs. Mildred Brown Martin, 88, of Millen died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at Ogeechee Hospice in Statesboro. Her funeral was 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Elam Baptist Church with Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Rev. Kevin Farmer officiating. Mrs. Martin was born in Haralson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elam Baptist Church. She […]

James A. Brinson Jr., 61, of Buford died Oct. 12

James A. Brinson Jr., 61, of Buford died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. His funeral was held 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel with Dr. Michael Day officiating. Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Millen Cemetery. Mr. Brinson, a native of Savannah, had lived in Buford the past 10 years. He […]

Dolan Brown Jr., 77, died Oct. 13 in Candler Co.

2006 at Candler County Hospital. His funeral was 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the First Baptist Church in Twin City with Dr. H. William Perry officiating. Burial was in the Brinson Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born Oct. 10, 1929 in Garfield. He was the only son of the late Dolan Edward Brown Sr. and the late Grace Hendry Brown […]