The Chatter Box

B-r-r-r! It’s cold. How cold is it? These little jokes seem to sum it up pretty good. “It is so cold that hitchhikers are holding up pictures of thumbs; roosters are rushing into Kentucky Fried Chicken begging to use the pressure cooker; and when I dialed 9-1-1, a recorded message said to phone back in the spring.” “It’s so cold […]

Political Cartoon

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As you know if you ever watch the news, the Fed (slang for The Federal Reserve Bank) is attempting a major power grab these days. The financial crisis is causing people to go crazy. Does anyone out there know anything about the Federal Reserve? It has been around since the first Roosevelt administration, and I doubt that anyone […]

Church News

First McCoy Baptist Church Senior Choir Anniversary First McCoy Baptist Church will celebrate the 37th Anniversary of their Senior Choir 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Area choirs and the public are cordially invited to celebrate this joyful occasion with songs praising the Lord. The Rev. Judson Scott Sr. is pastor. First Baptist Church Pastoral Anniversary First Baptist Church, 307 Old […]

In Memoriam

Mallory Olivia Johnson Feb. 3, 1992 – Feb. 4, 2006 Love lives on forever in each memory and thought of you You shared our lives and all the happiness they brought. Love lives on forever – it will never fade away – for, in our hearts, our love for you is with us every day. Love, Daddy, Marcus and family […]


Relay for Life Teams Needed The American Cancer Society announces that Relay for Life teams are needed for the biggest block party of the year, to be held Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. Each team consists of at least 10 members. Teams raise funds to fight cancer. Each team is asked to […]

Card of Thanks

Rhes, Angela, Rhesa and Sean Reeves and their families thank all of the following for their kindness in regard to their recent fire: Teresa Overstreet and Junior Spencer, for seeking help; Lucille and Clarence Overstreet, for saving Rhes; Wade Ward and NJCV Fire Department; Christy Bandy of the MUMC and Red Cross; the Botsford Baptist Church; the Sunshine Circle of […]

Ag Line: Time to Soil Sample

Why is my grass dying? I have fielded that question many times! If you are having trouble with your yard or even an agricultural crop, taking a soil sample is a good place to start in trying to fix the problem. The results of soil sample(s) will tell us the level of nutrients in the soil. You will know how […]

Miss Crossland to wed Mr. Burke

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crossland of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynn, to Shannon David Burke, son of Hope Burke and the late Jimmie Burke, also of Millen. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Jenkins County High School. She is employed with Jenkins County Farm Bureau. The groom-elect is employed with Delta Pest Control of Waynesboro. […]


Item: 503,000 workers lost their jobs in November, 2008, biggest monthly employment decline in 34 years. Item: Thirty states have nearly exhausted unemployment benefit funds; Indiana and Michigan already have. Item: Unemployment ranged above 7% nationwide, over 12% if discouraged and part-time workers are included. Item: Jenkins County unemployment is above 11%, second in Georgia. Item: 1.2 million jobs have […]