The Chatter Box

I have received word that the American Red Cross (ARC) is promoting a Heroes campaign in Jenkins County to raise awareness and funds for local disasters. Glenn Campbell, ARC action team coordinator for Jenkins County, is also Hero Captain for this area. The ARC of Augusta serves an 11-county area. It is not a government agency and receives no funding […]


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There was an editorial cartoon in a recent issue of USA Today I considered both pointed and profound. It was a drawing of a very large baseball player that covered the entire space, holding his bat, with the name Hank Aaron. Down in the lower right corner were four very small figures of baseball players with the names of Clemens, […]

Church News

New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church Family and Friend Night New Hurricane Branch Baptist Church will hold a Family and Friend Night service 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The Rev. Harry Baldwin is pastor. Deacon Charlie Walker is chairman and LaQuanta Jackson is secretary. Pastor Joseph Williams will preside. Minister Harry J. Tremble will speak. Musical selections will be presented by […]


Save the Dates

Eagle Rock Café Jenkins County Agriculture Center 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21 Tickets: $5 *Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce Gala Pal Theater; Wayne Ates, comedian 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 Tickets: $10 Millen/Jenkins County Recreation Department Opening Day *Barbecue Cook Off Recreation Complex Details to be announced Saturday, April 4 *Community Easter Egg Hunt Recreation Field on Gray Street 11 […]


JCMS “Muffins for Moms” Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) invites all mothers, grandmothers and female role models to “Muffins for Moms” Monday, March 9. The JCMS PTO will supply refreshments beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the media center. Attendees will then be encouraged to visit students’ classes to discuss their careers and offer encouraging words, until 9:10 a.m. Hospice seeks […]

Geneva Sharpe, 79, of Millen died Feb. 24

Geneva Cochran Sharpe, 79, of Millen died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at Bethany Nursing Center. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 26, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Cochran officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery. Ms. Cochran was born in Jenkins County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her three daughters, Faye […]


Jaylee Alyse Bennett

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bennett of Millen proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Jaylee Alyse, born Jan. 13, 2009 at Doctors Hospital of Augusta. Jaylee weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Don and Susan Godbee and Wayne and Deborah Bennett, all of Millen. Great-grandparents are Lottie Alice Godbee and the late Emory […]

Miss Walker to wed Mr. Morey June 6

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Walker of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Walker, to Joshua Timothy Morey, son of Mr. Joe Morey and Ms. Robin Morey of Thomson. The wedding is planned for June 6, 2009 at Thomson First United Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Echols and the late Mr. Harold L. […]

Williams, Powell to unite in marriage

Terry and Debbie Williams of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Williams, to Jonathan Alan Powell of Dublin, son of Dr. Robert and Nancy Cobb of Dublin and Eddie and Judy Powell of Millen. The wedding will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the home of the bride, 899 Charlie Jones Road, Millen. The […]