The Chatter Box

I was saddened to hear of the death of the Rev. Michael Guido this weekend. I grew up listening to his “Seeds from the Sower” on the television and radio and reading them in various publications. I am sure that his ministry will continue, and the “sower” is now “reaping” his rewards in Heaven. ****** Janet Johnson telephoned me to […]


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“A Black History Tribute”


When the slave ship deposited 20 Negroes in the Virginia Colony in the early 1600s, the Negro began carving out his destiny in America! And the saga yet continues. For all practical purposes, and since this is “Black History” observance month, I thought it refreshing to call to mind some individuals who were, and who are, too unforgettable to not […]


As the fifth week (the 21st Legislative Day) of Georgia’s legislative session comes to an end, numerous pieces of legislation were discussed. Activity has picked up significantly as the budget requirements were made clearer with the addition of $465 million in federal funding for Medicaid. This additional funding has taken some of the pressure off the Medicaid funding parts of […]


The Senate voted on a property tax relief measure last week, approving legislation that would hold down increases in valuation assessments by local tax officials. Under SB 55, tax assessors would be required to consider the impact on property values of home foreclosures and bank sales of comparable real estate, along with the decrease in property values caused by conservation […]

Church News

Bethel Church ‘Healthcare Lunch-and-Learn’ The public is cordially invited to a “Healthcare Lunch-and- Learn” 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Bethel Church on Walnut Street. Discussions will focus on diabetes prevention and management strategies, along with options for Medicare health plans. For more information, contact Wanda Dwight at (478) 982- 1667. Faith Walk Deliverance Church Announcement Faith Walk Deliverance Church […]

In Memoriam

Teri Gay Johnston Feb. 23, 1965 - Sept. 23, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mommy, Emma & Caroline “Be exalted, O God above the heavens, let your glory be above all the earth.” – Psalm 57:5 Teri, you came to us in the beautiful glory of winter. Lovely baby girl, sister, daughter and young woman, Who became devoted wife, mother and treasured friend. True Southern lady wherever you lived, and always a […]


Civil War Reenactment The 10th annual Battles at Manassas Civil War reenactment will be held at “Fort Wallace-Wood” on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22. The fort is located just off U.S. Highway 280, midway between Claxton and Reidsville. Signs and flags will mark the entrance to the site. The gates will open at 9 a.m. each day, with […]

John Willie Grooms of Rocky Ford died Feb. 22

John Willie Grooms, 69, of Rocky Ford passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Believer’s Church in Sylvania with the Rev. Mark Evans and the Rev. Dr. Karen Zeigler officiating. Visitation will be held 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Believer’s Church in […]

Learn how to rid your yard of invasive plants

Got kudzu? Wisteria strangling your trees? Privet and Chinaberries taking over your woods and fence rows? Come to the Jenkins County Agriculture Center 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, to find out what to do about it. The Millen Garden Club Council invites everyone who is interested to hear Dr. David Moorhead speak, beginning at 7 p.m., on “Invasive Plants: Threats […]