The Chatter Box

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild sometime this month, a little girl to be born to our son Jason and wife Kim. We are doubly blessed. Our son Tyson and wife Lindsey are also expecting a baby, a little boy in April. So, we will have twice the pleasure! I can’t wait to become the newest […]

Political Cartoon

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Did you see the news report about a leading Russian political analyst predicting the breakup of the United States? According to the report in both print and broadcast media, Igor Panarin predicts that by 2010, the United States will break up into six parts as the economic crisis triggers chaos and possibly civil war. This will be caused, he says, […]


I remember when … … Chuck Morgan sat in his shabby fourth-floor office in an aging building on Forsyth Street. Known among reporters as the Bomb-Throwers’ Building, the low-rent edifice housed most of the civil rights organizations in Atlanta. Along about 4 o’clock each day, “Chuck Baby,” as he was called, would haul out the bourbon and begin telling invited […]

Community Worship Center

Community Worship Center will present “Naomi and the Segos” in concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. She is a living legend from the Gaither videos, and she is a member of SGMA Hall of Fame. The music, the ministry, the legend: she is a blessing to all age groups. The church is located at 417 Virginia Ave. Everyone is cordially […]

“Fireproof,” the movie, to be shown downtown

From the creators of “Facing the Giants” comes the number one inspirational movie of 2008, “Fireproof.” West Millen Baptist Church will host a free showing of this family-friendly movie that will strengthen any marriage. This event will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 23, at the Old Pal Theatre in downtown Millen. Admission is free; concessions will be sold. Everyone […]

Needful Baptist Church Pastor’s Anniversary

Needful Baptist Church will celebrate the “Pastor’s Anniversary” of the Rev. and Mrs. James Waltower 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. The master of ceremonies will be Deacon Charlie Taylor, and the mistress of ceremonies will be Minister Sallie Whitehead. The Dickey Grove Choir will present several selections and Rosa Hill will also sing. The Rev. Albert White will deliver the […]

In Memoriam

It’s been one long year, your heart stopped beating and it felt like mine did, too. You were the best friend that I have ever had and the smartest man I ever knew. Through your long illness, we had some rough times and hard times, but our love was so strong, we were only one person. I Still Miss You. […]


Breakfast and Art Workshop offered The Ogeechee River Artists’ Association (ORAA) is hosting a breakfast and art workshop 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the social hall of Millen United Methodist Church. Anyone interested in the arts is welcome to attend the breakfast and participate in the workshop. Attendees should bring their own paint supplies. Prayer Breakfast to commemorate Dr. […]

Ag Line: Milorganite Repellent for Deer

A growing human population is leading to increased land development. Many home- owners maintain gardens and landscapes around their homes. Often wildlife and humans come into contact with each other, resulting in damage to human property. Often in these cases, intensive deer management is needed. White-tailed deer provide aesthetic and economic value, but deer can cause a variety of negative […]