Bill Shipp

RECRUITING DONKEYS

The Georgia Democratic Party has the same problem as the Falcons, the Yellow Jackets and the Bulldogs. It needs better players. Unlike the footballers, the Democrats can’t draft college kids or make trades to upgrade. They have to recruit the oldfashioned way – find newbies who are mean and hungry and cruising for a fight – candidates tired of being […]

Get a jump start on giving



Don’t wait until the holidays are in full swing. Get a jump start on giving. Donate your used car – running or not – to the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia’s Kidney Cars program, and you may even get a gift in return – a tax deduction. The donation process is simple. All you need to do is call 1-800-488-CARS […]

Church News



Millen Baptist Church The Worship Ministry of Millen Baptist Church will present “One Small Child” as its annual Christmas production 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. The program will feature the choirs of Millen Baptist and Millen Methodist churches along with a guest instrumental ensemble and a stage presentation under the direction of Eugene Burrus, […]

Card of Thanks



The family of the late Elease Sherrod deeply and sincerely appreciates your warm expressions of sympathy on the recent loss of our mother. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. The Sherrod Family The family of Alvin “Pete” Cauley would like to thank everyone for the prayers, visits, cards and flowers received during the illness and death […]

‘O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree’!



County Extension Coordinator If you are anything like me, you do not have your Christmas tree up. However, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is past time to get that beautiful tree shining! The holiday season is a joyful time of generosity and warmth, songs, and family and traditions. It is also, unfortunately, a time when we see […]

4-H News

Fall Forum slated for this weekend

This weekend, eight of your top high school students will be traveling with me to Rock Eagle for Fall Forum!! I think I’m just as excited about it as the students. This is a fun event which is guaranteed to provide education and entertainment. As you get older, these events become more and more fun (this is true for adults […]

Richard Johnson, 62, of Vidette died Dec. 3



Richard Alvin Johnson, 62, of Vidette, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Green Fork Baptist Church in Perkins with Dr. James Ray Freeman Sr. officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. The family received friends at DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home […]

Ramsey, Evans to marry Dec. 16



Trumiller Ramsey of Millen announces the engagement of her daughter, Miranda, to Andre Evans, son of Sallie Evans and Henry Dukes. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Floyde Mosley. The wedding is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at Rocky Ford Baptist Church. No local invitations will be sent. All friends and family are invited […]

Improvements underway at county airport



Numerous improvements are currently underway at the Jenkins County Airport, thanks to a $631,579 federal grant administered through the Georgia Department of Transportation. Improvements at the airport are to include widening of the runway from 4000’x 60′ to 4000′ x 75′, resurfacing of the runway, construction of a partial parallel taxiway and Thanger taxiway and improvements to runway and taxiway […]

Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing



Putting smiles on the faces of local children Christmas Day is the aim of the annual Toys for Tots campaign now underway. The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center is soliciting donations of new unwrapped toys for children 4-17 years of age. Toys and monetary donations may be dropped off at the Resource Center located at 527 Barney Avenue, the former […]