The Chatter Box

It is official. I am now a member of the “Grandma Club.” Little Jaylee was born safe and healthy last Tuesday to our son Jason and wife Kim, and she is about the closest thing to perfect that I have seen since her daddy was born. Of course, I am just a little bit prejudiced. She looks like a little […]

Political Cartoon


Talk about being out of touch: • The American economy is in collapse mode. • The Georgia budget is running more than $2 billion in the red. • State unemployment has hit a new high, and so have bankruptcies and foreclosures. • We have just inaugurated a president whom we don’t know much about. The alternative was a candidate whom […]

In Memoriam

Richard "Greg" Bolton Aug. 3, 1969 – Jan. 23, 2000 To My Sister – from Heaven I just wanted you to know, That I’ll be with you wherever you go. I’ve gotten my wings and learned how to fly, And I’ll dry your tears whenever you cry. Though I’ve went away and it seems we’re apart, You will forever be […]


Free showing of the movie “Fireproof” Everyone is cordially invited to a free showing of “Fireproof,” the number one inspirational movie of 2008. The movie will be shown 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Old Pal Theatre. Admission is free; concessions will be sold by the West Millen Youth group. Breakfast and Art Workshop offered The Ogeechee River Artists’ […]

Minnie Lou Rabitsch Jenkins, 91, died Jan. 19

Mrs. Minnie Lou Rabitsch Jenkins of Millen, 91, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Her funeral will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Jamie Archer, Dan Zellner and Tommy Pulliam officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins was born in Jenkins County. She was a homemaker and a member […]

Sheriff’s Corner

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting payment for citations online. The website is The website requires your citation number or your name. You will be able to pay the citation with your credit card if the citation is not mandatory court. If you have any questions, please call (478) 982-4211 and speak to Karen Reese Monday- Friday […]

Police Blotter

The Millen Police Department reported the following incidents this week. Friday, Jan. 16 • Deputies investigated a burglary at Two Sisters Hair Salon, Daniel Street. A glass candy jar of quarters and $300 in cash was reported missing. • A burglary was reported at Elegant Sweets, North Gray Street. The owner stated that nothing appeared to be missing. Saturday, Jan. […]

Library News

We’ve got something great coming up! On Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m., Donna Washington will be performing at the library. She is a multiple award-winning author, storyteller and recording artist who enchants audiences young and old. Please help give her a warm Georgia welcome and enjoy a performer that will leave your whole family spellbound! This program is supported […]

Think green when you clean

Everywhere you look someone is coughing, sneezing, hacking or wheezing. When everyone around you is sick, you want to kill all the germs that could infect you next. But think twice before grabbing that store-bought bottle of disinfectant. People spend 90 percent of their time indoors, where pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than the levels outside, […]