Bill Shipp


If historical Georgia had adopted a law similar to the proposed Cherokee County illegal alien renters’ ordinance, the Peach State would be a far different place. Our population would include fewer Irish boozers, English ne’er-do-wells, Yankee carpetbaggers and Florida refugees. We also might have a paucity of talented tenors, exceptional sailors, inspiring preachers and go-go business leaders. Let me explain: […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read Mrs. Ida Lovett’s letter and my heart went out to her. In today’s society, we find so many people who do not want to work and want the government to take care of them. Mrs. Lovett is to be commended for her work history. She worked during the administration of three sheriffs, three District Attorneys and […]

Church News

Ronny Hinson at Community Worship Center Ronny Hinson, singersongwriter and minister will be guest speaker at Community Worship Center 6 p.m., Nov. 26. This is for one service only. No admission will be charged but a love offering will be received. Ronny has been songwriter of the year for four consecutive years, he sings to sell out crowds. He is […]

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Of Our Precious Granddaughter Anne Marie Conway Sept. 9, 1987-Nov. 27, 2003 “Not one single day goes by that we don’t think of you, some tiny thing you might have said, some things we used to do. But as the days keep passing by While you’re away from us, We still relive the days you lived – […]


Christmas in Millen Planned for Dec. 1 Get in the Christmas spirit with Millen’s annual Christmas celebration 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, on Cotton Avenue. Come out and enjoy street music in the open air performed by the Jenkins County High School Band and Chorus. Santa will be on hand for photographs and to hear children’s Christmas wishes. Millen […]

Card of Thanks

The family of Jimmie L. Burke would like to thank everyone who sent cards and flowers. We appreciate all the phone calls and visits that were made. Sincerely, Hope Burke (wife), Shannon and Winter (children) and Lula Mae (mother) You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Ag Line: Brown Bats

County Extension Coordinator Has anyone ever had any bat problems in their houses or other structures? Bats are not the most attractive creatures on this planet, but they do have a place in the ecosystem. Bats are very beneficial creatures that feed on a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes. However I, or we, do not want them to establish […]

4-H News

FOOD DRIVE: I know many of you have been waiting to see which fifth-grade homeroom won the canned food drive! And the winners are…. Mrs. Swan and Mrs. Oliver!!! They managed to tie with both classes bringing in 214 cans each!! We collected nearly 700 cans for the food pantry from the fifth grade alone!! Great job guys! I have […]

Gene “Buzz” Brannen, 48, of Loganville died

Gene “Buzz” Brannen, 48, of Loganville died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Chaplain Ken Taylor and the Rev. Joe Reid officiating. Burial followed in Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro. A produce manager, Mr. Brannen is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Still […]

Wesley Travis Brown Jr.

Blythe and Travis Brown announce the birth of their son, Wesley Travis Brown Jr., born 1:14 a.m. Sept. 26, 2006 at University Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 3/8″ long. Wesley was welcomed home by his Mommy, Daddy, Gamme, Pa, Aunt Nitny, Uncle JR, MeMe, Papa, Aunt Heather, Uncle Chad, MeMel and PawPaw. You must be […]