The Chatter Box

This is the last reminder to pick up your Magic of Christmas photographs. We will soon have to dispose of those left here due to limitations on storage space. So, come by and get your photographs as soon as possible. ****** I was delighted to learn that Lance Corporal Adam Lanier, son of Marshall and Elaine Lanier, had the opportunity […]

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On Jan. 12 the 150th legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled open as members of the House of Representatives and members of the Senate were sworn in for our legislative duties. This process repeats itself every two years following the elections, and the winners of the 180 districts in the House and 56 districts in the Senate […]


The 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly got under way Jan. 12 as lawmakers returned to Atlanta knowing that our No. 1 challenge is to balance the new state budget in the toughest economic conditions we have faced in any of our lifetimes. On the third day of the session, Gov. Perdue laid out budget proposals that indicate Georgians […]

Church News

Morrison Grove Baptist Church Black History Observance Morrison Grove Baptist Church will hold a “Black History” observance 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. The speaker will be James Ivery, president of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The public is cordially invited. First McCoy Baptist Church Senior Choir Anniversary First McCoy Baptist Church will celebrate the 37th […]


GED testing The GED examination will be given at Swainsboro Technical College Tuesday, Feb. 10, and Thursday, Feb. 12. Required registration will be held at 9 a.m. in building number 8, and at 6 p.m. in building number 2, room 2402, on Tuesday, Feb.3. Picture identification and social security card must be presented, and a $95 test fee is due […]

Jones, Fordham exchange vows

Susanne Elise Jones and Ernest Keith Fordham were married Dec. 27, 2008, at The Chapel in the Pines at Guido Gardens, Metter. The Reverend Jamie Archer of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Millen officiated. Susanne is the daughter of Jearl and Janice Jones of Augusta. She is the granddaughter of Annie Smith and the late Clyde Smith of Metter and […]

Weathersby couple celebrates 50 years

The children of Horace Jr. and Jeanette Weathersby cordially invite all friends and relatives to celebrate their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Family Life Center of Elam Baptist Church, Millen. Your presence is the only requested gift. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe […]

Ag Line: Cost to Grow Crops Most in History

County Extension Coordinator Row-crop harvest has all but winded down in Georgia. While there still may be a field of cotton here and there, I think it is safe to say we are 99% finished. Farmers still may be uncertain on how they finished this year. However, one thing is certain, this crop was the costliest in history to produce. […]

Mrs. Jeanette R. Bragg, 73, of Millen died Jan. 11

Mrs. Jeanette R. Bragg, 73, of Millen passed away Sunday night, Jan. 11, 2009 at her residence after a long illness. She was under the care of United Hospice of Swainsboro. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Dr. Max Alderman and the Rev. Newman Samples officiating. Burial was in […]